30 Day Tricep Dip Challenge

 

Tricep Dips – Babie

     A friend of mine wanted to work on her triceps.  This inspired me to start a group and do it together!  So now there is more motivation, support and accountability!  

I am starting on May 20th (so the math is easy)

I will later post the before and after pictures.

If you want to join us- just message me with your email address!  

I will email you the challenge info and add you to my Facebook Private group! 

Can’t wait to meet you!

http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/30-day-tricep-dips-challenge/

Shorts with a Story

Have you ever found a piece of clothing you love?

Something you love but can’t fit into? 

This is how I felt about these Goncho Shorts(picture below) when I found them at the thrift store.

I liked them so much but was so not a size 7 at the time. In fact I honestly never thought I would be a size 7. But, I could not let them go!  So I forced them on my daughter. Justified buying them for “her.”

She hated them so they floated around the house. I finally excepted her dislike for them.  And threw them in my garage sale pile. There they sat for over a year.

I completely forgot about them. Started my journey to health. Then decided I better do something with my growing pile of sale clothes.  It had really grown due to the fact that, I was growing strong and losing my fat.

I found them!!!

“Oh I remember you,” I whispered.

I stood there holding these forbidden shorts- going through all the emotions they brought back.

  • “Sure you’ve been working hard but you’ll never fit in them. 
  • “If you try and can’t, you’ll only feel worse!” 
  • “But what if? I love these. I don’t want someone else to have them. ” 
  • Maybe they’ll just be a little tight and I can use them as a goal?!” 
  • “I rather know than always wonder!”

So after these throughts and 1000’s more. I finally, took a deep breath. Gulped and unbuttoned and unzipped these coveted shorts. I stood in front of my mirror but facing away. I didn’t want to watch but knew I’d want to size up how much work I’d need to get into them.

My first leg slipped in… then the next. Then…

Holy Cow.… they slipped over my hips!  I jumped for joy. Hands trimbling I grabbed the buttons and… WHAT THE HECK!  They buttoned. They flipping buttoned. Wait… wait… look in the mirror. Oh my gosh it is true!!!!  How could they fit?  It honestly felt unreal. Was I dreaming? They where snug- but no muffin top. I didn’t have to lay on the bed. THEY FIT

I was literally on cloud flipping 9

Here they ARE! HeHehehe 

Breakfast Quiches To Go

 Paleo- Healthy- Protein Packed- Portion Controlled- Breakfast 

Our family LOVES these easy to make yummy breakfast quiches.

Recipe Below!

 

Large Muffin Tins

 

Filled with Bell Pepper, Spinach, and Turkey

 

Enjoy

Makes 12 Large Muffin size Quiches / 24 regular muffin size

I make this many for the size of my family.  You can keep the amount and freeze these for quick meal prep breakfasts!

Prep Time: 5-10 Min

Cook Time: 20 min

Recipe:

  •  14 Eggs
  • 1/2- 1 C Raw Organic Spinach
  • 1 Whole red Bell Pepper
  • 4-6 Pieces Turkey Lunch Meat- nitrate and preservative free
  • 1/2 tsp Organic Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • several dashes onion powder
  • 2-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • dash or two of Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Milk (almond milk also works)

Directions:

  • Pre Heat Oven to 350°
  • Whisk Eggs and Milk in bowl
  • Add spices and sauce. Mix well
  • Cut up bell pepper and turkey.  Add to egg mixture. Mix well
  • Add Spinach. Mix well
  • Oil Muffin Tins with Cold Pressed Organic Olive Oil or Cold Pressed Organic Coconut Oil
  • Pour into tins.  Fill only 1/2 to 3/4 full.  I do 1/2
  • Bake for 20 mins or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

This a great base recipe.  Feel free to add- mushrooms, onions or what ever you like!

Day 2- Doubts Set In

Doubts!

Struggling Mentally Today!

And.… doubts set in!

“Did I bite off more than I chew?”

“It’s probably not even possible!”

“Your going to fail”

“Your going to get board”

Etc. etc. etc.

We all have doubts!

I have them often.  What gets me through my doubts?

  • taking measurements
  • before and after pictures
  • making a list of what I have achieved since I began this journey.
  • looking at the timeline of my journey and specific accomplishments
  • knowing that even through failure I grow.  And I am free to fail because I am a child of God- He works all things for my good! Romans 8

?How do you combat your doubts? 

Day 1  Mom of 7 – Abs?

Can a mom who’s had 7 Pregnancies have Visible Abs?

To be honest- I’m not even 100% sure I can do this. 

I would like Abs. Even a defined 2 pack.

I have given birth to 7 beautiful babies!  I’m proud of each and every stretch mark and my stretched stomach skin. It does leave me to wonder,  “can I even achieve this?” I know I will not have the stomach of a fitness model who has never had a baby.  But can I Jennifer mom of 7 have abs you can see or want to see?

 I might not. But I sure am going to try.

I want to know.  

Can Jennifer Gresham 37 years old, after 7 babies (2 of which weighted 9+lbs) and being over 200lbs have a defined stomach?

Well let’s see.…

So here’s to Day 1