throw back to my belly when my breakfast consisted of froot loops pop tarts and pancakes, and dinner was 5 cups of pasta EVERYDAY! Never had a single vegetable in my life during this picture, and now i eat like a rabbit. I feel so much more healthy!! :)

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies. Not to bad for my first attempt. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients
1 cup of quick oats
2 over ripe bananas

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350. Spray Cookie Sheet with non-cook spray. Add both ingredients to a large bowl. Mash and Mix together until well blended. Place 1 inch spoons of mixture on to the cookie sheet. Slightly press down on Cookie. Bake for 20-30 minutes.


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Happy Fat Tuesday Weigh-In

I’m down 9.1lbs a big plus because if I hadn’t changed some bad eating habits over the past three weeks I would probably be the same or gained more weight. I had some slip-up days after eating some of my trigger foods, but I immediately recognized and didn’t let one or two days keep me off track. I drank 12-16 cups of water a day. I included protein with each meal and I eat a breakfast everyday instead of skipping it like I would normally do. I also used Fitbit (love hate relationship with it because I’m always misplacing it), but it help keeps me accountable along with MFP. I’m also exercising more by walking daily and doing some strength training at least two times a week. So far I’m doing good- still taking it one day at a time. Each day I find myself looking forward to this lifestyle change because my attitude is totally different from the past, it’s finding me within me and believing change is happening, small simple changes equates to big changes that will last a lifetime.

My Resolutions

I realized that I never posted my New Years Resolutions. I’m actually really excited about these, because last year I didn’t make any. Last year I told myself that I was happy and I didn’t care about anything. This year I have goals, ones that will help better an already amazing me! :)

1. Run a 10k

2. Get under 200 pounds. I want to get to my goal weight (160) but I also wanted to make sure I set an achievable goal that wouldn’t stress me out too much. So my goal is to lose another 23 pounds, but hopefully another 62!

3. Walk the dog more. I walk a lot, but at work! I need to do some morning walks with Charlie.

4. Pay off one of our loans, and start building some savings for a house.

5. Stop letting people walk all over me. I want to stand up for myself, and stop being such a pushover. I don’t want to let people get away with their snide, under breath comments. I want to call them out on it, and let them know it’s not okay.

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5 goals. I think they’re all reasonable, and all pretty important. Happy 2014 <3.

So the passed few weeks i’ve weighed the same at ”200.2lbs” and this morning I woke up and I decided to weight myself, and I never thought I’d see the number ”199’ but i did and i feel so amazing! I can not describe to you guys how happy I am knowing that what i’m doing is working for my body and that I’m losing weight and that my body is changing for the better. I allow myself treats but i also eat healthy and don’t binge. I’m so glad that i’ve come this far and I just can’t believe i’m out of the 200s!!! I FEEL SO GOOD:) 

Strawberries & Kiwi for breakfast


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so this is my Transformation Tuesday, which is a bit of a throwback. The beginning photo was taken in May at the Harry Potter studios and the last was at the beginning of September, on the last day of the Matt Smith era of the Doctor Who Experience, in work. I think it’s important to look back and take stock of how well I did through the summer, battling a number of issues that at times did break me but I got back up and fought every time. In the last photo I think I was around 14-18lbs down, and I was so proud but it’s not until looking at this comparison I notice just how much of a difference there is especially in my face.
The past few months have been extremely hard. I fell back into the rut I was in during the summer due to completely unfair circumstances, out of my control and in turn have put on around 10lbs of what I lost. But thanks to my amazing work family, my friends and actual family I took on everything in my stride. Weight loss took a back seat for a while but I’m feeling 100% positive and ready to make some more progress. I’d love to see how much I can achieve over the next four months- so I can have a 12 month before and after shot that I can be proud of, even though it won’t be the end of my journey.

I’m a completely different person than I was in that first photo. And things are only just going to get better.
I’d also like to thank lovehealthlift for the support she’s given me since last year. This lady is one of my biggest sources of inspiration and motivation.

Day three.

It has gone well like the first and second! Im very pleased. I’ve lost 1lb already which im really happy with! I can’t wait to lose all the weight i want to lose. Im going for 60lbs! Maybe more. 

It is a lot but im sure i can do it! :) Here’s to the rest of my life!

Body Image

The other day when I was at the gym, I started to feel self conscious when I was on the treadmill. I began to worry about how much I was sweating, how heavily I was breathing, and what the girl on the elliptical might be thinking about me.

And then I just kept running. And I told myself “you just ran your fastest mile ever!” And I reminded myself to be proud of that.

And to be proud of the body that achieved that.

Honestly, yes I am still big. Yes I still have a long way to go. But my body has been through so much and I am so fucking proud of what I have accomplished with it. I have lost 75 pounds and I have every right to be proud of that! I’ve sweat, cried, struggled, and worked my ass off to create the body I currently have.

And after I thought about that, I realized I didn’t care what the girl might be thinking. If she knew what I’d done, she’d probably be proud of me too!

So I’ve been feeling pretty great about my body this past week. Yes I’m going to have bad body image days, but the point is that I should be proud of what I’ve accomplished and the body that I’ve earned!

I AM SO FRIGGIN’ HAPPY that Mark Sisson, founder of the Primal Lifestyle, created this handy, dandy, easy 21 day challenge. 

 I get many questions on what diet I am on well…I am a flexible grok, a term used to describe someone who doesn’t eat grains, legumes, or sugars in the Primal Lifestyle. I am flexible though, meaning that I do allow myself to eat  grains (mungbean noodles, brown rice, rice cakes, and so on), on some days. I also do eat a lot of fruit! which isn’t really allowed on the lifestyle :/ But, oh well, it works for me :)

I love being on the primal lifestyle because it isn’t so restrictive and is 100% effective. I don’t have to spend hours at the gym on this lifestyle and I get to eat BACON! BACON STRIPS&BACONSTRIPS&BACONSTRIPS

Link: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-primal-blueprint-21-day-challenge-infographic/#axzz2wvZRMJpy