Friday, February 21, 2014

Fitness Friday {week 3}

 This week has gone as planned.  I didn't eat junk, even though there were times I really wanted chocolate.  I found a few healthy alternatives to my sweet cravings while browsing pinterest.  For my sweet cravings I found healthy carrot cake bites and for those chocolate cravings healthy almond joy bites. I definitely recommend trying these recipes.  They don't taste "healthy." Corey and Corbin (2 almost 3 years old)  love these. So here is this weeks breakdown.

  • Diet: Still following the same diet plans that you can read here.  I did add in more fresh fruit like I wanted and also have replaced my occasional sweet tea with green tea.  I actually tried this recipe for Dr. Oz Weight-orade. (Thank you Pinterest)  I left out the mint because I didn't have any on hand.  Even though it doesn't really satisfy my sweet tea cravings it is delicious.
  • Activity:  Still riding the bike.  I did do 3 times a day on a couple of days this week, just because there was a few shows I wanted to watch so I put the bike in front of the T.V. and the 30 minutes flew by.   Instead of the resistance bands that I have been doing I changed things up a little this week and did push ups, sit ups, squats, lunges, wall sit, and jumping jacks.  Check out this work out I found on Pinterest. It was definitely more of a challenge than the resistance bands have been. 
  • Weight/inches lost:  I am still at 125.  My waist this week is 31 inches so no inches lost this week. 
Next weeks goals:
  • Diet: I am not changing anything with my diet this week.  I will continue to look for healthy alternatives to some of my cravings.
  • Activity:  This will probably stay the same as well this coming week since I am feeling sore after doing the additional workout. (push ups, sit ups etc.)
  • Weight/inches lost: I would love to see another inch, heck I would take a half inch since I understand losing inches is generally a slower process. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

{Never} wordless Wednesday

A few weeks ago Corbin built a lego car all on his own.  Let me tell you, he couldn't have been more proud of himself. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fitness Friday

I have been really busy lately.  We had Gavin's birthday then my birthday over the past few weeks so needless to say I have missed a few weeks of fitness Friday.  I am back this week and trying to get back on track!

This week:  This week has been all about getting back on track.  The past few weeks I have been exercising but it has not been very consistent. 

Activity : This week consisted of riding the exercise bike every day twice a day for 30 minutes each.  I also have been using the resistance bands to try to do some toning.  I also have been trying to add in push ups, and sit ups into my routine.

Diet:  I still have been doing the two eggs, two pieces of toast for my breakfast and you cant forget my one cup of coffee to start my day.  We still are doing the large meal as lunch and salads for dinner.  We still stick to mostly wild game and fish as our meats.  We have been trying to add in more fresh fruit for our snacks if we need one between meals.  I do use smoothies for snacks at times or if I am just not that hungry at lunch or dinner I will drink a smoothie that I make from scratch.  I also drink tons of water throughout the day.

Weight:  I started at 125 and I am still at 125 which is fine since my goal is to tone not necessarily lose any weight.  Losing weight at this point is just an added bonus.  I started with my waist measuring 33.5 inches and it is now measuring 31 inches.  That 1.5 inch loss is enough to keep me motivated to continue on.

Next weeks goals:

Diet: The goal is to stay on track!  No matter what.  I will continue to eat as I have previously stated.  I know it will work I just need to stick with it.  I do miss my sweet tea every now and then so I am thinking of adding in iced green tea periodically when I get that sweet tea craving.

Activity: I hope to continue my twice daily workouts, I am also going to continue the resistance bands, push ups and sit ups.

Weight: I would like to lose another inch but I am not sure if that is possible in a week but hey, I will try for it any ways.

If you would like to join in on fitness Fridays you can link up over at We Don't Have It All and while your there check out her fitness Friday post and show some love. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Fitness Friday 2014!

Welcome to Fitness Friday 2014!

Fitness Friday will be a weekly post where we can all write an update on how our week went concerning diet changes, exercise, weight loss or inches lost, our achievements for the week and our failures. It will also include our goals for the following week.

Join Us!

Each Fitness Friday post will include a linky at We don't have it all.  Everyone is welcome to join, just write a post and share anything you are comfortable sharing. Feel free to add your link to the linky, that way we can all stop by your blog and show you some love and encouragement. If you are not a blogger, feel free share your progress in the comment section below the post and we will still show you the same love and encouragement by replying to your comment.

I have decided to participate in Fitness Friday not necessarily to lose weight but to tone and get into shape.

This Week:

•Diet: We try to eat chicken, pheasant, pork, or fish as our protiens. We try not to eat beef as our red meat, instead since we do hunt we eat venison since it is leaner than beef. As far as how we eat our meals may seem odd to some. I eat a pretty normal breakfast, 2 eggs, a meat, and 2 pieces of toast, for lunch we try to make that our big meal, then dinner is just a salad. We do that so that our big meal is during the time that we can burn the most calories. I also try to drink as much water as I can during the day. I find the easiest way for me to do this is to use the big water cup that I had from the hospital from delivering my last son. I just fill with water and ice and I am good to go just refilling as needed.

Activity: My exercise routine, I try to ride the exercise bike twice a day.

Next Weeks Goals:

Diet: I am going to continue my diet as stated above since it really does work for me.

Activity: I am going to continue to ride the exercise bike twice a day. I would like to work on a plan to do pilates and resistance bands on certain days of the week as well.

Weight: Right now I am at 125 and I am happy with that. Like I said earlier I really want to tone more than any thing so right now my waist measures 33.5 inches. I know losing inches is a slow process and I am likely to see my weight increase as I tone since muscle does weigh more than fat. So, I will continue with what I have been doing and try to add in different exercises to work on the areas that need toned the most.

Friday, November 30, 2012

While Corey deer hunts...

Last night as we were processing a deer that a friend shot and gave us, I was thinking to myself "what can I write a post about?" I know random what goes through my head. I thought maybe people would like to read what I do while the hubby aka Corey is out hunting. Well here it is... I would really love to be out with Corey hunting but, at 31 weeks pregnant that just really isn't an option for many reasons. Corey has been bow hunting for the past month or so which means early Saturday mornings. He gets up I see him off, let the dogs out for a quick potty, let them in and give them there breakfast, then I lay down on the couch for a bit or just get my day started. Then as I am doing stuff around the house I wait for the text. You know the one that says something to the effect of I got a deer come over to my parents with Corbin. Here is a picture of Corey's deer this year from bow season after I recieved one of the above text messages.
I know Corbin looks really freaked out in the picture but he didnt look that way at first. That look appeared after Corey tried to get him to touch the deer's head to feel how soft the hair is. Now while I wait for these text messages to come and I am doing the normal household chores and such I do like to do something fun....crafts! So here are a few of the crafts I have been working on that will be Christmas gifts or part of goodie baskets that we will be making to give to family and friends for Christmas. So if your our family or one of our friends please act suprised :) Thank you!
The stocking ornaments that I crocheted
My first quilt top that I made for our nephew So as I write this post I am waiting for the text message and now you know all the excitement that goes on at the Hilton household while Corey hunts. Exciting right???

Friday, September 21, 2012

I Love Giveaways!

I absolutely love entering giveaways. I think in some ways I may be addicted to them at times. With the Christmas season quickly approaching I have been looking for giveaways that would work as great Christmas gifts for my 18 month old son and let me tell you my friend over at The Happenings of the Harper Household came through for me! Mama Harper aka Danielle has quite a few great giveaways for the little ones in your life and since she has a newborn in the house again she has giveaways for the new little ones that may be in your lives or if your like me expecting to enter into your life in the next few months! Thats right folks Mama Hilton is expecting again. This new little one is due to make his or her debut at the end of January. So let me tell you what there is available for you over there. There are: The Travel Boppy, John deere Monster Treads Vehicles(2 winners),baby genious sing- along school bus, contours classique 3 in 1 bassinet, Rubik's stack and build block set, Tiny love take along mobile, Thirsties Duo AIO cloth diaper, and blooming bath. She even has a few more giveaways that I didn't list for the little girls in your life. So what are you waiting for head on over and check out what Mama Harper has reviewed for you!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 is sponsoring a $200 amazon gift card over at Happenings of the Harper Household.
Go check out the giveaway and while your at it go over to and thank them for the generous giveaway.