My Weight Loss

Friday, May 31, 2013

New Items For My Inspiration

I needed some new shoes for work. 
 I have been wearing the same shoes I work out in to work to give massages and there 
just wasn't enough airing out time for my comfort. 
So I got these pretty pair of  Ryka.
 They are designed by women for women. 
This is the bottom. My favorite colors together. 
 And front view.
I am going to give these a try running tomorrow or Monday just to see how they work out.
I am asking for a pair of VIBRAM toe shoes for running for my Birthday. 
Today I was at Ross with Gabby & Faith and found these cute workout/weight gloves. 
I don't want to have callouses on my hands so these are perfect.  
Now you might ask "Why the one pink finger nail?" Well I will tell you.
I see all these ladies/girls that have their nails painted and the one fingernail on each hand is a different color. I have to clip my nails daily because they grow so fast. I think it is due to the lotions and oils I use for massages. So it is really not worth me having all my nails painted so I thought well I will do this one nail on the ring finger of each hand and have the rest clear. 
I am trying to start a new trend. he he 
I took progress pictures, but honestly I am NOT seeing the progress. So I decided to just share the picture of my back pose. No muscle to brag about there but what a great farmers tan I have on my left arm. 
It has been a rough week mentally this past week. I haven't given my all in my workouts and I have been eating with not much thought to it. No planing or preparation so not eating super healthy. Going to bed at a decent time hasn't happened all week and this plays a major part in my mental health and mind set. 
Working my way out of the feelings I am having and getting back on the wagon.
I have come to far to stop now and I WILL NOT slide back to where I was. 
On to bigger and better changes and tweaking things to see progress. 
Healthy living, Bobbi Jo 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This Week So Far

This week so far has been rough for me. 
I haven't felt the greatest.
Workouts have not bee up to a fantastic standard but doing some.
A little disappointed in myself but not beating myself up. 
Beating myself up does NO GOOD whatsoever. I have learned in the past.
I need to rest get better, eat better and take care of myself. 
Hoping to feel back on top of my game enough to get in a good workout and have a productive day.
After the measurement loss last week I have no right to do so now.
Move on and get back on the habits of life that will help me be successful and reach my goals.
Living Healthy, Bobbi Jo

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Inches Update

WOO HOO!!! I am super excited
These are my new fitness toys
The one on the left lets you measure your body in different areas and locks it into place so you don't have to have anyone else to help. 
The second is a fat caliper. Still playing around with this one. 

Just took my measurements I have lost 1/2 inch on chest, 1 inch on arms, 1/2 inch on hips,
1 inch on waist, 1/2 inch on thighs, 1/2 inch on calves and 1 inch on forearms. 
No pictures taken this month. No excuses other than just couldn't do it.
I have gotten myself a personal on line trainer. When I did a boot-camp back in 2009 he was my trainer and I think the world of him. I will be writing more about this training, giving information to you all and
updating my progress as I lose body fat and gain lean muscles. 
As for now I am super surprised I have lost this many inches. YEA!!!
I am thinking that the runnig, lifting, squats, push ups and all the extras are paying off. 
Healthy Living, Bobbi Jo

Saturday, May 4, 2013


I have been doing 100 jumping jacks daily for over a month now along with my workouts
 and so it is time to kick it up a notch. 
These are the challenges I am doing for May.
So far so good! 

My thighs hate me during and after I do the squats but I know how amazing they are for my lower body.

Who wants to join me on these challenges? 
Healthy Living, Bobbi Jo

Head Band & Toxins

I got this head band last week from Disks Sporting Goods it is called a Sweaty Band.
This is an amazing headband. It's stays in place and catches the sweat that my fat is crying. 
When you are done with your workout you wash it by hand, wring it out and let it dry and it is good to go for the next day. LOVE it!! 

It comes in different patterns and colors I just love this one. 
Since I am trying to get toxins out of my life I decided that May will be my greener month .
These are the items I got to make the products I have made so far. 
OOPS forgot the apple cider vinegar in the picture. 

I made deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo or no poo and rinse.
The pink spray bottle is the shampoo and the white spray bottle is the rinse. 
The little bottle on the left is toothpaste and on the right deodorant. 

Deodorant - it is a little dryer but works very good. 
I haven't noticed a difference than when I was using clinical strength deodorant. 
 This is the toothpaste. 
There are many blogs and you tube channels that have a bunch of different recipes for the following, this is just the ones I used and like. 

Recipes are as follows:

1/4 cup Organic virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup Baking soda
1/4 cup Arrow root

In a bowl mix baking soda & arrow root powder with a wisk. Then add the coconut oil and mix till well blended. Put in jar. You could add essential oil if you wanted too but I like the smell of the coconut and after I put it on the smell fades. 
After shower or bath put fingers in jar and run into arm pit. It doesn't take very much either.

1/4 cup Organic virgin coconut oil 
1/2 cup Baking soda
5 Tablespoons of Xylitol- it is a natural sweetener (due to the saltiness of the baking soda you may or may not want to add this.) It also has micro-bacterial killer in it so it is great for the toothpaste.
2 teaspoons of Peppermint oil (this makes it closer to the toothpaste taste most of us are use to) this is optional.
Mix together in a bowl. I like mixing the dry contents first then the wets. Put in jar and just dip toothbrush into jar to brush teeth.
This makes your teeth feel so clean and fresh. I am loving it! 

No-Poo or shampoo
1 Tablespoon Baking soda
1 cup cold water

Mix in spray bottle. Shake up before each use. 
After you wet your hair you spray this on the hair. It doesn't take very much, rub through and rinse.
I like to concentrate on the scalp with a good massage through before rinsing. 


1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water

You can use less vinegar if you don't have dry hair. Mix in a spray bottle and shake before each use.
After you have no-pooed or just rinse your hair in the morning spray this through your hair and rinse.

I also like to rinse my hair with a cheap mouthwash due to I get itchy scalp and this seems to help. I saw this on Dr. Oz show and it works. Rinse with water and fix hair as normal.

You will notice an adjustment period to your hair. This method strips off all the built up chemicals from the shampoos, conditioners, gels and hair sprays. After a week or so the hair grows a custom to it and is beautiful. 

I have more green moves I want to make to get myself and my home toxin free to come. 

If you try it let me know. Healthy Living, Bobbi Jo