Saturday, April 02, 2011

GET FIT and Selfie Saturday

Oh boy, I've been bad, really bad.  Really, really bad.  No exercise for weeks, eating food I probably shouldn't (like pizza, lots of pizza).   I think my weight is about the same as the last time, maybe a pound more, not sure.  Too afraid to go to the gym and weigh myself.  I would weigh myself at home but the scale lies to me, it says I'm a few pounds lighter than I really am (which in theory sounds awesome but pretty devastating when I land on a real scale).
  
I could blame the crappy cold weather for not exercising but really there is no one to blame but myself and my lazy butt (which is in desperate need of some squats right now). 


So this is my check-in, a promise to make it to the gym, hop on the elliptical, do squats, weights, somersaults...etc., eat healthy and log in my cals again, it was working out great before.  Oh, and if anybody has any cost efficient recipes that are also healthy please send them my way, money is real tight right now, which is why I've been eating pizza.  My husband works at a pizza shop and can bring pizza home for free, quite non-expensive but not very good to my waistline. 


Self-Portrait:   Focus and Bokeh


Ok, still don't have a tripod or wireless remote yet, but that's okay, just had to prop my camera on my coat, use the self-timer, and run!
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Different View/Perspective









I must have looked crazy running back and forth trying to get a shot I liked.  My daughter, however, thought I was being hilarious and playing some sort of silly game of running back and forth, so she decided to join in and be "just like mommy".  Such a little monkey.
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22 comments:

  1. I just bought a tripod today on Amazon for like $30. It had to be done!!!

    Loving your selfie!!! You look hot mama!!!

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  2. hahahahha, I'm still laughing about your daughter!
    I love your selfie. You're so gorgeous and that BOKEH!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!

    As far as get fit challenge, you really need to get back there. if you can't eat well, you need to at least exercise, even if it's at home.
    My advice on cheap healthy meals is this: make your portions smaller if you're eating bad stuff like pizza. If pizza is free, make sure you get veggie ONLY pizza ( NEVER MEAT) and possibly whole grain thin crust ( veggie because they have fewer calories than meat and are much healthier, especially considering the type of meat that goes onto pizzas). Also skip cheese.
    As far as other food, try to go heavy on canned beans ( those are cheap) and canned vegetables paired up with whole grain pasta and brown rice ( more veggies, less pasta/rice).
    Go back to the last week's GET FIT post of mine, I posted some healthy recipes there.
    Another tip, have more salads. Buy romaine and throw into it anything you might have in the fridge or pantry. I make romaine, canned chickpeas,garlic dressing and hot pickles salad all the time, it's soooo tasty and super cheap.

    Good luck and I hope the money situation gets better, but please still come in and check in. Exercising doesn't cost a thing!

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  3. Oh and forgot to say I cannot believe you took this without a tripod! :) YOU ROCK!

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  4. I think your selfie is absolutely gorgeous - and I love pizza....we did switch to really thin crust though and I go to the gym because of all the junk food I eat. Not the same, but I'm trying to maintain where I am right now.

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  5. Great job on the selfie! You are absolutely adorable and I love the hair lift that you're doing in the pic... very nice!

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  6. perfect shot. Way to go love your pose. so model like.

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  7. That is an amazing self portrait..gorgeous!
    I am doing Get Fit as well..I would love to find some economical recipes also!

    Checking you out from your link at Angel's!

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  8. What a great self portrait. I've just gotten brave enough to get pics with my littles with the self-timer. I think a tripod is the next step. I've been propping too.

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  9. Love the self portrait and love your daughter copying you even more!

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  10. Gorgeous selfie - that's a smokin' pose!

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  11. Nice selfie! And of course, your daughter is always adorable. :)

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  12. HOLY COW! No tripod or remote and you got this!!! Great job, and you look great (despite your diet and exercise cheating;) Good luck with that!:)

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  13. Hi there, new follower here, visiting from Angel's blog hop! I have so much to learn in the photography arena but I'm inspired by so many great photography blogs right here at my fingertips. I'm looking forward to reading along and seeing more of your photos! Your self-portrait is stunning, as is that sweet little girl of yours!

    Nice to meet you...hope you're enjoying your weekend!

    Aloha,
    Angie

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  14. WOW nice selfie! I love that daughter was copying you :) Too Cute

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  15. Your bokeh is PERFECT! How on earth did you do that. I use the self timer too- no tripod- but I couldn't get it right this week :) You look gorgeous!!!!!!

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  16. Gorgeous selfie ahot and your daughter is so cute!!! Love it. Thanks for linking up.

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  17. Don't give up! It's ok to take breaks. I could use some squats myself. Looking forward to using the gym at the apt we're moving in to. :)

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  18. The photos of your daughter are so cute! Nice self portrait, too.

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  19. I love your selfie!!! you're so beautiful!!!!!! Your daughter is sooo cute! As far as excerise...you can do it girlfrienddd!!!!! Because when we start to manage our time, we realize that slot of extra time laying around there somewhere - even if it's a little - it's something! you got this!

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  20. You got a really great shot of yourself!
    Cutest little monkey I've ever seen:)

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