Monday, December 20, 2010


Hello blog friends!

Just a quick reminder that I HAVE MOVED! Please update your reader subscriptions and bookmarks to continue to follow my journey :) I promise I won't ever move again!

New Website :
Twitter: @FitTwitEmily <-- still the same!

Thank you so much. I really appriciate your love and support!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Playing Catch-Up!

A girl sits down at computer. Baby cries. Feeds baby. Girl sits back down at computer. Phone rings. Girl talks for an excessivly long time to no one worth talking an excessivly long time too. Girl realizes she has to be at work in 5 hours. Sleeps. Girl gets up, works, goes home. Rinse and Repeat

This has totally been my life as of late. Especially with the holidays just around the corner, there just aren't enough hours in the day. My "real job" as been a bit slow this week (thank goodness) so I decided it was about dang time I updated my lovely friends and readers! What have I been up to? I'm so glad you asked!!

   Fit and Free Emily : my new site is really coming along nicely. I'm waiting on some illustrations from an amasing artist, Meghan Murphy, to really pump up the awesome factor. I can't wait to see what she comes up with! Think Megahn's work looks familiar? Check out Skinny Emmie's site! Emily is not only a huge inspiration for my weight loss, but a very kind person who gave me Meghan's contact info.

Also, it is impertive that you understand how AMAZING Rita from Fitblogger is. Seriously. One day I single handedly crashed my own site. Another day I was freaking out about a color I couldn't change. Who's always there to lend a helping hand? My forever bff Rita. Go show her and the other fitblogger people some love today <3

*    Calorie Counting : yup, back on the bandwagon with some help from Spark People, I've been staying on target for the past few weeks.

   Making lots and lots and LOTS of Green Monsters. Feeling fabulous as a result!

*    Sticking to a work out plan . Um, nope. My "get up and go to the gym before work 3x a week" plan has completely fallen off the face of th earth. Did I also mention the gym is FREE? I have no excuse other than my fiance is a really good snuggler.

*    I've been actively participating in the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog group. It's teaching me so much about blogging and developing my own voice. I really hope to show off these skills at the new site! Although I'm not wanting to make money blogging, it doesn't mean I can't have amazing content for all of you to read. Again, SO excited for things to come :)

So, that's the gist of it. My posts for the next few weeks will be breif and pretty plain-Jane, as I continue prepping for the new site. Thanks for all your love! Hope to see you all at Fitblog tonight!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

4 Steps to Beat the Blues!

For the past few weeks, I've been feeling a little overwhelmed. Stressed. Irritated. It's the typical "I'm not losing weight fast enough" coupled with the season getting darker and more depressing. I'm also feeling a bit forgotten these days by my "in real life" friends. People not following through on promises, blowing me off when I call, and filling my life with their drama.

Is it just a coincidence that I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks? Probably not.

At any rate - I took my blues to the Twitter streets yesterday and got the pep talk ass kicking that I needed. :) Thank you to all of you that told me to STOP feeling sorry for myself and make it different! So, if you're ever feeling defeated, look me up. I know how that goes!

4 Steps to Beat the Blues GETTING OVER IT

1. Identify the problem and do something about it: for me, stress from friends' drama and unreliable friends.
I reminded myself of this quote. I am in control of who I surround myself with and who I rely on. Solution? I'm going off the grid - facebook wise. I've already downloaded everything off of it, and made my profile basically non-existent. I'll be making a facebook page for my new website, but only adding friends from this community. Surrounded my health, support, and love. Sounds good, right?

2. Make a New Healthy Choice: this will empower you more than you think! One step in the right directions can lead to a whole new path

I took inspiration from Skinny Emmie and dived into my first Spaghetti Squash adventure. Result? SUCCESS. I added grilled chicken, mushrooms, and a little garlic alfredo sauce! Top it on some squash and you have a super filling dinner for about 250 calories.The even better part? All of this food in the picture made enough for four meals. They are portioned out in my fridge for easy grab-n-go lunches. One step = a week of success!

3. Do something that brings you pure joy: Anything that makes you feel like YOU. My best advice : take something that is stressing you and turn it into something enjoyable!

Sometimes I get lonely and a little sad at night, since my fiance heads out the door the second I get home. So instead of dwelling in boredom, my beautiful daughter and I had some fun making faces in the mirror and giggling hysterically. There's just something about a baby's laugh that makes everything better! My mind was totally in a better place by the time she went to bed that instead of sitting on the couch and binging, I headed to the kitchen and whipped up that spaghetti squash delight!

4. SLEEP ON IT: The best possible thing you can do for your mind and body is be well-rested.

There is nothing better than waking up with a fresh outlook on life. I woke up this morning inspired to continue my positive path. I wasn't groggy or cranky - just awake and ready. I meditated, made an amazing Green Monster, grabbed my already made lunch, and headed out the door.

What steps do you take to get rid of a bad attitude/mood?
Do you find that not blogging triggers bad habits?