Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Week in Review

My weight isn't going down so I need to re-evaluate what I'm doing.  Benny says I'm eating more so that's the problem. Yes, I'm eating more but I don't think it's enough to tip the scales so much. I want to lift heavier, but not like bodybuilders, so I've been trying to eat more protein. It's been suggested that I drink protein shakes. This doesn't seem like the best option to me since none I've tried kept me satiated. For how long does your favorite protein shake keep you full?

Fellow girls who lift, how did you tweak your diet so that you could go heavier?

Mind Dimensions Omnibus Review

Have you ever read anything that you HAVE to put down as opposed to continue reading because it is in your head so much? This is Mind Dimensions Omnibus for me. I received the eBook for free in exchange for my honest review.

Mind Dimensions is a freaky series to me.  So far I've only been able to get through 13% needing breaks between reading.  It reminds me a lot of the cross-genre themes of dreams I've had over the years. With that intensity it makes me wonder...Are the authors shifting into my mind?

Visit Amazon to download Mind Dimensions Omnibus or grab an excerpt for free.

Workouts & Studies

WEDNESDAY I managed to read chapters 12 & 13 of Motivational Interviewing during lunch. I realized I'm ready for heavier weights to do the 21 Day Fix lower body workout. I've been using 10s. Should I up the weight plates to 15s or 20s?

I read chapters 14 & 15.

FRIDAY I did Pilates and read chapter 16. My CPR/AED card arrived in the mail.

SATURDAY I only got to do Dirty 30. The rain held back my gardening plans this weekend. I'm also going to have to weed again.

SUNDAY Austin surprised me with a Mother's Day sign.

MONDAY was time for cardio and chapter 18.

I submitted a press release announcing the launch of the Brand New Me Wellness Coaching Programs. Later I emailed a picture of the CPR/AED card to NETA so they can send my Group Exercise Instructor Certificate.  I also ordered Lifestyle Wellness Coaching and the Wellness Coach practice exam since I'm about done with MI.

YESTERDAY I worked my upper body and read Chapter 20.

TODAY I had a yoga session in the morning and walked 1.99 miles during lunch. I would've had more mileage but the two guys in front of me were having issues with the ATM. I picked up some kale and an organic spice mix for meats at the farmer's market.

How is your week going?

Linking up with

#MotivateMe Monday with Fitness Cheerleader, Running Rachel, & Run Mommy Run
Sunday Fitness & Food Linkup with Marathons & Motivation & IlkasBlog


  1. Since I'm a runner, I have the opposite problem--keeping weight on! But since I started lifting, I've added more protein to my diet. I don't really do protein shakes. I try to get it from food. I eat a lot of eggs!

  2. I am not really a protein shake person for many of the same reasons. Thanks for reminding me I need to renew my CPR

  3. Protein shakes rarely keep me going. I only drink them for funzies

  4. Adding slow oats to protein shakes gives them total staying power for me.

  5. If I just mix protien powder and almond milk, I don't find it super filling, but if I add in some frozen fruit and fats it'll keep me full all morning.

  6. More protein and healthy fats definitely help!

  7. I have done lots and lots of experimenting with protein powders and I have found that the ones made from veggie proteins (pea, brown rice, hemp, and mixed versions) keep me full a LOT longer than whey proteins, which are made from milk. I don't do soy so cannot comment on them. Some good brands... NuZest, Vega, North Coast Naturals... look around and read the labels.

    1. I agree! I find that the veggie proteins are a lot gentler on my stomach as well. Good luck with experimenting, Cassi!

  8. I add a bit of peanut butter, almond butter or oats to a shake to help keep me full longer. Your sons mothersday card is beautiful!

  9. You are a busy lady. Very cool about the press release.

    Thanks for sharing with the Fitness Health & Happiness community!

  10. I love protein shakes. They really keep me going. The Mother's Day Card is super sweet and so creative!

  11. Sounds like you had a full week!

  12. Congrats on submitting your press release!

  13. That Mother's Day sign is absolutely precious! On the food front, I used to be really concerned with getting protein in, but found when I was consuming tons of protein my digestive system was really unhappy. I took a step back and now really try to listen to my body when it comes to what to eat, and when lifting I focus on form and fatigue and sometimes it varies depending on the day/week. Keep up the great work!

  14. That sign is so adorable!! I love home made crafts from kids, they're the best. My advice is if you can lift heavier than go for it! With eating I need to work on training myself not to crave the sweets that I've conditioned myself to crave... Thanks for linking up!

  15. What a sweet sign your son made! I haven't tried any protein shakes or powders yet. But, I do try and get extra protein in my diet (eggs, tuna, cheese, greek yogurt, etc.). It's very nice they sent you an actual CPR/AED card. I only received an online certificate. Thanks for linking with us Cassi!

  16. I can't do a lot of protein shakes that contain whey protein. It upsets my stomach. I do like smoothies with almond milk, fruit, honey, and wheat germ. I find an 8-12 oz smoothie to be pretty filling. That was a sweet sign your son made for Mother's Day. Congrats on submitting your press release.