new blog.

Since I am clearly not using Cars & Carbs anymore, come check me out at my (much better) new blog, Bake Eat And Grow!

 

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first post of the new year!

haaaay everyone. i hope 2011 has been good so far!

my body hasn’t really figured out that it’s not the holidays anymore, so i’ve been eating sweets like a crazy woman, simply because they’re there.
it’s a big pain in the butt, especially since i leave for mexico this friday.
i froze the contents of the cookie jar and am ignoring the massive candy and chocolate stash we acquired from christmas, hopefully a week with a little less sweetness will make my body feel a little better.

it’s been about 10 days since i’ve posted my resolutions, so i’m going to do a quick review. :)

1. Finish a duathlon or a 10K race.
Honestly, after reading Caitlin‘s post about an obstacle race, I realized THAT is the kind of race I would love what I love doing. I only run because it’s an easier, convenient form of cardio, although it makes me feel pretty accomplished. But I rarely get runner’s high, I get super bored on the treadmill, I’m never really excited about running.
After that revelation, I’m not sure I want to run a 10K anymore. I probably will, just to say I did it, but I’m definitely going to do some research about obstacle races/courses in my city. It sounds like a total blast!

2. Do a beautiful, clean and controlled double barrel roll on fabric.

3. Gain flexibility.
I’ve been stretching like a maniac, and believe it or not, I already see a difference. Better oversplit, lower straddle, hands are closer to my feet in a backbend. :)

4. Save 10% of my paycheck, at the very least.

5. Cook dinner once a week.
Yeah! :D i’m doing good, so far. i made chicken parmesan, and a chicken tortilla bake. both turned out really well!

6. Make a layered, filled, frosted cake, decorated using fondant.
Cake Boss, here i come!

7. Feel totally comfortable in my own skin.
… I’m working on it.


Resolutions I’m adding now:

1. Do chin-ups! I came SOOOOOOOO close the other day, I’m for sure going to do it this year.
2. Don’t kill the constantly screaming child next door.

That’s all for now. Toodles. :)

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resolutions!

haaay everyone!

sorry, i’m not posting about my diet anymore.
i don’t consider myself a quitter, but after two weeks of feeling deprived, stressed and surrounded by goodies, i decided that being on a diet during the holidays is setting yourself up to fail. so i put dieting aside for now.

although, as i said in my last rant-y post, i am pretty sick of diets.
maybe they’ll take a permanent hiatus from my life.

my current goals are to maintain my weight, keep my fitness levels up, and don’t waste calories on drinks or treats i don’t even like.
if i’m gonna be eating a 1000 calorie meal, it better be goddamn delicious.

Speaking of goals, it’s almost the new year! Time to make some resolutions. :D

i love making resolutions, especially since i vowed to never set ‘i will lose 15 lbs this year!’ as a resolution again.

i’ll revisit my resolutions monthly on the blog. the main reason people don’t follow through with resolutions is because they lose motivation, or they forget about them. monthly reminders will definitely help me stay focused on getting ‘er done.

Here’s what i’ve come up with so far:

1. Finish a duathlon or a 10K race. Sign up when i start training (about 2 months before the race), so i’m much less likely to poop out at the last minute.

2. Do a beautiful, clean and controlled double barrel roll on fabric.
The only way i’ll accomplish this is to develop lots of upper body strength and CONTROL.
If i consistently show my instructor that i’m focused and controlled, i’ll relearn skills faster, and could be double barrelling it up by this time next year.

3. Gain flexibility.
i am super duper bendy already, but i want to be sickeningly flexible.
i’m doing 1/2 hour of stretching at work daily, and will work in 20 mins of assisted (a.k.a. harder and more painful) flexibility training twice a week.

4. Save 10% of my paycheck, at the very least.

5. Cook dinner once a week.
Jordan does pretty much all the cooking in our household, because i’m “not good at it”. which could be balogna, i cook so rarely i can’t really tell if i’m no good at it.
Find some fun recipes, do some research, get cookin’!

6. Make a layered, filled, frosted cake, decorated using fondant.
Cake Boss, here i come!

7. Feel totally comfortable in my own skin.
There’s no guarantee i can accomplish this lofty goal this year, but i can do my best to cut back on fat talk, do a double take and yell out “daaaaayyyummm!” when i walk past my own reflection, and accept who i am.

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brain ramblings.

i want to be thinner.
i want to be healthy.
i want to be super muscly, and at the top of my dance class, whipping off chin-ups like they’re no big deal.

i want to eat real food.
i want sweets.
i want to try new foods.
i want to be balanced.
i want to care less about what I’m eating. a lot less.

i want to stick to a diet.
i don’t want to diet at all.

i want to be powerful.
i want to be successful.
i want to be serene, calm and focused.
i want to be confident, and totally secure with my body.

i want to do yoga and pilates.
i want to run a marathon.
i want to finish a triathlon.
i want to stretch like a contortionist.
i want to do double barrel rolls on fabric again.

i never want to look in the mirror and think anything other than “i’m gorgeous!” again.

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brain ramblings.

i want to be thinner.
i want to be healthy.
i want to be super muscly, and at the top of my dance class, whipping off chin-ups like they’re no big deal.

i want to eat clean.
i want sweets.
i want to try new foods.
i want to be balanced.
i want to care less about what I’m eating. a lot less.

i want to stick to a diet.
i don’t want to diet at all.

i want to be powerful.
i want to be successful.
i want to be serene, calm and focused.
i want to be confident, and totally secure with my body.

i want to do yoga.
i want to run a marathon.
i want to finish a triathlon.
i want to do double barrel rolls and helicopters on fabric again.

i never want to look in the mirror and think anything other than “i’m gorgeous!” again.

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week 3 & a lululemon love/hate rant.

Haaaay everyone.
i’m sorry i was so uninvolved last week. it did nottt go well, diet-wise, and I’m just trying to get back on track.

What went wrong:
. i forgot i want to lose weight instead of maintaining.
. i ate tons of sweets on wednesday night, friday night, saturday night, andddd sunday night.
. i didn’t tell myself that i’m beautiful every single day, which i need to do, because I’m very forgetful.

What i will be doing right this week:

. keeping track of my sweet intake.
. doing my regular workouts.
. some positive self-talk and reviewing my weight loss plan everyyyydaayyyuuhhh.
. not eating any baking during the week. On the weekend, i’ll pick one or two treats to indulge in, have my fill, then stop.
. add in as much extra exercise as i can. for example, this morning i did a few minutes of pilates, used the foam roller on my legs and stretched while my coffee was making itself, instead of staring mindlessly at my phone. Little things add up!

i think that’s all i can do, at this point.

i started off today with a tasty, boring, not-sugary breakfast to counter my high fat, high sugar weekend.


Two pieces sprouted grain toast w/ cream cheese and some jam. Please excuse the crap picture, trying to take a picture without my glasses is pretty much pointless.


i also had a mug of coffee and a cup of milk.

snacks were also very basic, low-added sugar foods.

an apple and some turkey on the side.
and unpictured plain greek yogurt with a tiny squirt of caramel sauce.

lunch was a new spicy veggie-y lentilly soup and some leftover roasted chicken.


delicious and nutritious.

i also had a nice gym sesh after work. another 20 minute interval run, followed by 10 minutes on the elliptical.
i wore my beaaautifullll new (on sale) Lululemon crops and $19 tank top, which i’m pretty sure made me run faster.


i really wish i didn’t love Lulu.

if you haven’t gotten on that train yet, don’t. save yourself.

because once you wear a pair of Lulu Groove pants or a Scuba hoodie, you’re toast.
you are condemned to buying 120 dollar spandex pants and hoodies for the rest of your life, because no 12 dollar spandex pants or hoodies will have the same “je ne sais quoi”.
not even joking.

on the bright side, my big sister Alicia and i are going to Lululemon’s free yoga class this Sunday! I’m excited. i hope its not boring as hell, but i’ll let you know how it goes.

have a good night!

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week 2.

haaay all!
i hope you had a great weekend.

on to week 2 of mah diet.
i was very successful last week, but on the weekend i treated myself a littttttle too much and didn’t lose the pound i wanted to.

friday night: decided to have my cheat meal of chocolate, while lying in bed watching true blood. it made me feel like a diva.
saturday: dad’s company christmas party. ate 3 or 4 chocolate covered blueberries and 7-10 christmas jelly bells. i frickin’ love those things and i have no idea why.
sunday: had a horrible day and got in a big fight with jordan, so my mama came over with a movie, white cheddar popcorn and Nibs to cheer me up. <3 my mama.

a fewwww too many treats.
its very frustrating to know if i had stayed away from the jelly bells and popcorn i would probably be 132 lbs and on my way down to 131 right now. but i enjoyed every bite, so i'll live with it.

It means i'm going to need to work extra hard this week, though.

Workout schedule is pretty much the same as last week. Cardio today, friday and saturday, and lots of strengthwork in between.

i'm definitely noticing a difference in my body from all the dance and strengthwork! my arms and stomach are more toned, and my legs are leaner.

wohoooo. i am ready to kick this plateau's ass!

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