Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Food is Fuel & Burpee Hell

It's me! I haven't blogged in God knows how long but to be honest, I haven't been able to manage my free time well right now because I literally have zero! It is what it is folks. I get off work, go to the gym, shower, eat dinner, do more work then go to bed. I know I could fit a blog post in there now and then, but when I go to think of what to post, I draw a blank.

I wanted to talk a little about where I'm at, and check in on all my #operationredbikini girls. We're almost there, ladies! How is it going? I've been keeping up with you all on Instagram, so even though I haven't been commenting much here, I'm still watching you! Don't F up! Okay kidding...But seriously, I haven't left the game!

I've talked here before about a million and a half times about how I constantly sabotage myself all weekend long (2+ meals per weekend) where I feel like I can cheat and just be fine. I do perfect all week long, lose weight, then gain it back on the weekends. We've all done this at some point, I just do it all the time. Something had to give, I just had no willpower, so it wasn't givin'.

I contacted Ashley Leahy, who created a custom meal plan for me, based on what macros my body would most optimally lose fat/weight with. I started following my meal plan officially last Monday. Despite a confusing (to the girl who sucks at Math and can barely use a calculator) high carb day, I've lost 3.2 pounds. That's great, but it has taught me something so important. I am finally looking at food as fuel, not pleasure.
 Food is fuel...
I had gotten to a point where I'd eat healthy till I craved something. I always gave in to the cravings. Now, my meals for the day are planned out the night before. I haven't really had any weird cravings since I started with the meal plan. Meals I eat at work are the easiest because I don't even have to figure anything out or log anything because it's all done. I just re-heat and eat.

I also haven't "cheated" since I started because I want to keep seeing these results, I don't want to let Ashley down (or, of course, myself) and because it just isn't worth it. All this hard work would be for what if I ate a cookie and a cheeseburger? Nothin'.

I want to stress...REALLY stress..that this is not a diet. This is not a quick fix. This is not "the new thing that my friend said really works so I'm gonna try it for a few days because I'm going on summer vacation". I finally get that this is a lifestyle. One day I'll get brave and create tons of recipes and figure ALL the macros, not just calories. Just not today. I don't have time right now, which is another reason this works so well. No thinking involved. I feel like Ashley is my cheerleader and her support is priceless to me. Cheeseball.

Plus, she's a Louisiana girl so what's not to love? Contact Ashley HERE and tell her Kassie sent you! 

I've also still been working out with my trainer and I'm feeling so much stronger! Some of the best money I've ever spent. I still stand by the fact that Burpees are the Devil's exercise, though. And they make me feel like an orka or a manatee flapping around on hot sand. It better make me look like a mother effin' mermaid though. A hot one!

(courtesy of my love muffin, Alex)


  1. Congrats on getting on track.

    I am not going to meet my original goal of the 160s but I am proud that I have lost around 20 lbs since mid-December. I may make the 170s though :)

  2. I agree.....I. HATE. BURPEES!!! Whoever came up with them was in a mood to torture someone that day. The only thing I can say is that at least I do feel like I've done a workout when I've done them....but that doesn't mean I like them.

    I'm like you have been. I feel like I sabotage myself with my eating on the weekends and spend all week making up for it....every week. I've got to do something to get consistently on track.

  3. Grumpy cat...I love you my little orka! We will be the foxiest mermaids in the world very very soon. xoxo

  4. haha love the pictures. too funny!

  5. Dang! I could use a meal plan, but I don't! I've missed you, Twin! xo

  6. Love this post! and it's definitely nice to come to the realization that this is a lifestyle. Good for you and don't feel guilty about not posting--blogging should be for your pleasure! Heading to check out some of your skinny girl appetizer recipes now :)

  7. Way to go for making that shift! I'm struggling hardcore right now with my food. I'm still trying to figure out what works for me. And burpees... oh lord. I always say I feel like a fish flopping around on a dock. NOT graceful at all. But those bitches work!

  8. Im so glad you wrote this progress post, Ive been noticing youre getting leaner on IG - quick question though, and obvi email me the response, how much was it for her to custom make your meal plan? Ive been meaning to ask you or leigh ann and keep forgetting - great job!!

  9. I'm definitely interested in learning more about macros...I've been hearing a good bit about it.
    I just don't want to spend the money necessarily.....

  10. yay! I miss you!!!! Congrats on the great loss! Get it girlfriend!!!!

  11. You're so right. Food is fuel and it seems like I can grasp that for awhile and then stress happens and I fall right back into old habits. One of these days that lesson is going to stick around. I hope! ;) Good luck on following your meal plan this week. Sending you good vibes to resist the temptations!

  12. You are awesome!! Miss you! I Keep thinking I will start eating clean and I know this is an excuse but it is so hard with the hubs and kids!

    Congrats on your loss and becoming stronger!! Great feeling!

    Agree totally on burpees!!

  13. I can't stand burpees. They make me want to vomit! And congrats on the weight loss!

  14. I don't even know what a burpee is - but it sounds terrible :)

    Pearls & Paws

  15. Hey! We follow each other on Instagram but I didn't know you had a blog! Awesome! I noticed you and Elle Noel were working with Ashley so I looked into what she offers. I'm starting next week and am so excited! I'm in the same boat as you were with losing a few lbs during the week and then just gaining it back on the weekends... horrible! I want to get past it and teach myself how to just eat for fuel like you said! This post was a little while ago, but how has it been going for you since? Any more weight loss/difference in how things fit?

    p.s. I have a love/hate relationship with burpees!!