It looks pretty gross, but tastes like delicious cheesecake! Greek yogurt, chocolate protein powder and a few raspberries! Skip the ice cream this summer and opt for the delicious “dessert” instead! Happy eating :)
written by Jess
Blaire and I have completely neglected our blog for the last few months, we have several reasons for that, or excuses, but we are back and hopefully for a while.
After months of not living in the same city, injuries, engagements, moves, and settling into new jobs we have finally decided that enough is enough and we want to feel excited about fitness and nutrition again.
I went through a bit of body depression after moving to a new city. I felt so confident and sexy all summer and then all of a sudden I started to feel insecure, unhappy with what I saw in the mirror, and overall just weak and soft. I started to think today “this is it, I’m done with feeling sorry for myself”. Life gets hard and things change, all we can do is roll with the punches and conquer the next obstacle. So, as summer gets closer and I think about all the short shorts I bought myself last summer I feel more motivated than ever to drop the excuses and start focusing on myself and my health.
So anyways… the point of this all is to welcome you all back to Operation Sexy Bod. We want the blog to focus on our ongoing journey of keeping fit, eating health, planning TWO weddings, and just living life to the fullest every second of the day.
I hope you can all tune in and go on this journey with us and keep checking back!
written by Blaire
So there has been a minor change of plans for this fitness show. I have decided not to participate in this one since my back has been so messed up. Since I am unable to train as hard as I want to (and need to) for this show, I am going to focus on getting my back 100% better, then I will start training for the next show.
Basically, I keep re-injuring my back since I haven’t been letting it heal properly from the first time I hurt it 6 months ago. Lame.
For now, I am taking it easy and going to physio. But, this whole “taking it easy” thing is NOT easy. It’s hard and annoying and frustrating to NOT be able to do the things that I want to do.
Oh well….I’m working on it!
I’m not going to lie… I have been wanting to blog for quite some time, but have been struggling with what to discuss.
It dawned on me this morning, when I received a text message at 6:17am from my best friend, fellow fitness-show-goal-setter/OSB blogger, and my go-to person for accountability, Jess, saying “Gym - check”. My response: “Gym - getting ready!”
I’m not going to lie, it was a lot easier when we lived in the same town. It was motivation for us to get up and work out because we knew that the other person was counting on us to be there as a workout buddy and spotter. Now that we live apart, we have opted to text each other every morning to let the other know that we are sticking to our fitness plan.
Accountability doesn’t have to be someone holding your hand while you do everything. Yes, it is easier. But to a certain extent, you have to be accountable to yourself. Don’t let yourself down. Don’t do things for other people. Do it for you, and if you can have someone encourage you through it, more power to you.
I don’t know about you, but i look forward to getting my 6am text messages every morning, encouraging me to get my butt out of bed.
Week 1 of going into training mode and me and Blaire are both sick.. figures right?
Well as I am sitting at home curled up on the couch and watching a million episodes of Degrassi Junior High (yeah that’s right) I’ve been browsing blogs and sites for inspiration and tips.
Blaire showed me a video of a group of women called Girls Gone Strong when I first decided to compete in the show, here’s the link:
When I watched this the first time I was blown away. I thought to myself how amazing it would be to this strong and to be able to do the things these women are able to accomplish.
Since beginning this journey I often hear women say that they don’t want to lift heavy weights because they are scared of becoming “bulky” or “manly” looking. So they stick to there 5 pound weights and cardio machines and eat as little as possible.
And to be honest, I used to think the same thing. Before starting at TTi I would stick to the cardio machines and a few of the weight machines. Nothing major, I hardly ever felt sore. But at least I could tell myself I was going to the gym and “trying”.
When I really started challenging my body and noticing the changes I realized that women can be strong without looking “bulky” or “manly” and we should be able to look in the mirror and feel confident about the way we look and feel.
These women are truly inspiring and holy crap, are they ever strong!
Check out the GGS facebook page for more information about the girls and what they do:
Alright, it’s time…
Time to go super hard core with our training!! I don’t know about you, but I’m super stoked! If you notice Jess and I are MIA for the next few months, it’s because we are working out morning and night, prepping our food, and sleeping…a lot.
Goodbye social life! We’re getting sexy.
Hi everyone, remember me?
So a few months back my entire life changed. I got engaged to the most amazing man, got the best job I could ask for, moved to new city (that I finally don’t get lost in) and started my new life. Everything was going smoothly, until I realized that I allowed myself to fall back with my fitness and nutrition. No, I didn’t give up completely and balloon out. But I did start using excuses for missing the gym and justifying treats here and there. The biggest thing that I noticed was my lack of confidence. I started to feel gross, complained to my very tolerant fiancé about my body and really lacking the motivation I used to have.
I think I have a bit of (undiagnosed) social anxiety and I have these irrational fears surrounding the new box gym I go to (just to use the equipment). Im not sure what I am afraid of or why the whole situation makes me feel nauseous, but it does. And that’s something I have to work at.
Taylor gave me a good pep talk on the weekend and after some reflecting I realized that I am my own worst enemy, I am terrified of failure and I look for other people to motivate me. I need to learn to believe in myself and realize I can’t be perfect but I just need to try my hardest (cheesy, right?)
You might be wondering why in the world I am telling you all this, I just thought I would throw it out there. I could use every excuse not to do this and pretend that I am too busy or have too much going on but I have decided to give that up. This is going to be a HUGE challenge for us, but I think we are both ready to take it to the next level and prove to ourselves that we can do this.
Sooooo, the game plan for me over the next week is:
1. Figure out my meal plan
2. Find all of the equipment I need for my new program at the gym
Wish me luck and I’ll be reporting back.
Operation Sexy Bod is back to being a team!
That’s right, Jess is back!!! She will be doing the fitness show with us in April!
Jess came down this weekend and decided to come to the gym. She cried. She laughed. She sweat. After some soul searching and life coaching from Taylor, Jess decided to put the excuses aside and join her best friend (me) on what is to be one of the most physical, mental, and emotional challenges that we have ever been on together.
So join US as we take the plunge into reaching ultimate sexiness.
It’s gonna be hot.