Monday, May 5, 2014

My Herbalife Experience: Big Photo Reveal

Many have asked for my before & after pics, so here they are =)

I shared this on my facebook recently but for those of you who Aren't on my facebook, here is the big photo reveal...

Monday, April 28, 2014

My Herbalife Experience: End of April

The end of April has been a very fun kind of busy for us. Easter was the weekend of the 20th & the following weekend was little man's 3rd birthday. We allowed ourselves some wiggle room both weekends. I will admit that Easter went off much healthier than our little one's birthday but I'm actually okay with that.

My son loves (to a degree practically beyond words) Chuck e Cheese so a pizza party was in order since it was his birthday.  Little K helped me make cake pops & a small batch of cupcakes for everyone.  I'm glad we did cake pops and cupcakes instead of a big cake because it was easier to have small portions for people who didn't want to overindulge. :) The cake pops weren't a happy accident since the cake K and I made turned out too crumbly to frost, so we saved the crumbly cake  by turning it into cake pops. 

Even with the back to back holidays, we kept consistent with our vitamins & most of the week we were good about our shakes. I love the convenience of the shakes for having a healthy meal that doesn't require a ton of prep work.

Monday, April 21, 2014

My Herbalife Experience: Week 4 through today

The past couple of weeks have been kind of busy so this post is getting out later than I would have liked.  Hope everyone had a fantastic Easter. =)

Let me catch you up so far.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

My Herbalife Experience: Week 3

My birthday was this past week!  We celebrated over the weekend with family and friends.  Even so, going out to dinner was to Japanese food instead of something super unhealthy.  My big junk food splurge on my birthday was some candy.  We didn't have cake until a couple of days later.  For cake, we split a personal size "slice" of chocolate cake (the little square kind, which I personally think is like 2 slices of cake anyway).  We slipped up on our shakes a bit over the weekend during all of the birthday stuff but our meals were still pretty healthy and we had healthy snacks.  Still drinking lots of water. 

I'm enjoying our progress so far.  The hubby says he's having to tighten his belt one notch further than before so that's pretty cool for him.  I'm down 5 pounds this week, which is a weight that I haven't been at for Years.  I'm down about an inch and a half around my waist.  I'll be especially excited to watch that number continue to get smaller. 

I'm still loving the mint chocolate shakes.  For part of the week, we were pretty good about having two shakes per day.  Some days we still only had one.  I'm noticing my dependence on coffee is decreasing.  I'm not sure if its because the better overall nutrition has been giving me more energy but whatever it is, I'm definitely loving the energy boost.  I haven't had this much energy in a long time.

Hope you're having an energy filled week!

Monday, March 17, 2014

My Herbalife Experience: Week 2

Week 2 has gone by pretty quickly.  We've been cooking at home more.  We made several different dinners with chicken this week and have been loving that.  A friend taught us a neat trick for cooking chicken ahead for the week so that will speed up meal prep for the next week.

Monday, March 10, 2014

My Herbalife Experience: Week 1

This first week has been a very busy one. Monday we picked up my brother in law & his fiancé from Los Angeles and drove them back to Vegas.

The Mr & I spent a fun day running around LA. We had our morning shake before we played on the beach and then had dinner with a couple of friends. Starting off our first week of our healthier life at the coast was really refreshing.

Overall we had a couple of meals out this week but still had at least one shake per day. We still made better choices in food when we went out so I won't fault us for the occasional meal out or the occasional "yolo treats." For me, being healthier isn't about forsaking all unhealthy food and eating only clean meals all day every day. I will still eat out sometimes and I will still enjoy an occasional chocolate or something. My health goals involve eating More healthy food and Less unhealthy food.  I love that Herbalife makes it easier to do this. Having 2 of my 3 meals replaced with healthy shakes means I only have to plan out one meal each day and we've been snacking on mostly fruits and vegetables between meals. 

So... How did week 1 go?
I feel that this week was more meals out than I would have preferred. My biggest struggle for week 1 is that we pretty much only had 1 shake per day most of the time and only had our 2nd shake part of the time. Not because we ate a lot of "bad" food but because we've always had a lot of trouble eating more than 1-2 actual meals in a day. I'm confident that we will get there. Even with doing only 1 shake each day, I still am down about a pound and almost and inch around the waist.  

Have a great week!