Food Porn – Tuesday Lunch Edition

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Grilled Italian Chicken with shaved fresh Parmesan & fresh basil on 100% Whole Wheat Toast (420 Calories)

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Cardio Playlist September

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Cardio…becoming an obsession #GOALis105

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If you’re anything like me, music will push your workout to the next level.  In a single week, I pushed myself faster and farther in both cardio and strength training.  Here’s a few of the tracks that I’m loving right now.  I don’t usually listen to Country on the treadmill, but wowza, the new Clare Dunn is killer.  Click the link to preview/buy them on iTunes.

This Is How We Do (feat. Riff Raff) – Single – Katy Perry
Bang Bang – Single – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
Timber (feat. Ke$ha) – Global Warming: Meltdown (Deluxe Version)
Cowboy Side of You – Cowboy Side of You – Single
Black and Yellow – Rolling Papers (Deluxe Version)
All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross) – All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross) – Single
Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) – The Heist (Deluxe Edition)
We Can’t Stop – Bangerz (Deluxe Version)

Week 1: Treadmills, Coffee and an iPhone 6.

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Post cardio ass-kicking #GOALis105 #fitness #cardio #cleaneating

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Consistency, Passion and the luxury of a schedule change have been on my side this week.  My first full week back at the gym and clean eating and I’m already seeing some great results.  I may seem a bit obsessive about workouts, eating, journaling and more, but it’s what is keeping me going.

I started the week late for a session, no diary written down and just a mess.  I had the desire, but apparently not the organization.  After 6 pages of “this is not how you succeed” in text messeges from my trainer, and a rearrangement of my schedule I was finally set up for success.  Now it was totally in my court.

I weighed in on Monday and by my Thursday session, I weighed in at a 2.6 lb loss.  This is great, now just to keep it off, if not make that number larger for a full week weigh-in this monday.  I’m still arguing with my trainer about coffee with creamer and the carbs that follow suit.  Still sippin’ my joe. but looking for a good creamer alternative.

My iPhone 4s took a total dump when I updated to ios 8.0..which i think in the long run became a blessing in disguise.  The iPhone 6 with My Fitness Pal is the best ever.  I really like this app. It connects with my trainer and other friends that use it  Plus, the camera on the iPhone 6 is the bomb dot com. You can quote me on that.

 

1/2 of today's prep #cleaneating #syntha-6 #eattrainlose

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Help, Please. The Toughest Phrase in the English Language.

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IMG_4481I’ve been spiraling downward for months now.  Deluding myself into thinking that i’m just fine. I’m just happy. I’m in control of my weight, of my eating, of my thinking.

Nope.

Not so much.

I made the call.

It was a sunny day.  A Friday.  I was driving with the windows down, the radio up and a strange feeling of ambition.

Sitting at a stoplight, I picked up my phone and dialed.

It rang. Three times it rang.

“Hey Brook!” Ben, my trainer, answered with a smile.

I took a deep breath, let all the pride, anger, hurt and self-loathing free.  I was ready to admit it.

“I need help.”

 

And so a new journey begins….