Currently…. Saturday Edition

Hello. I’ve recently seen on Instagram a few of what I’m calling “currently” posts in which people lists what they’re currently watching, doing, listening to, et cetera. So I’ve decided to incorporate that idea here. Every now and then I’ll make a “currently’ post and list a few of my currents. I think there may be a link up for this also and if so I would love to be get linked up. If you know of it, or are involved with it let a sista know.

 

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Listening to: The thunderstorm outside

Just finished: My health homework

Weather: Disgustingly humid with on and off thunderstorms.

Anticipating: The first day of school. My oldest starts high school, and the middle child begins middle school. I will be a ball of emotions Monday morning.

Entertained by: Baby Squish is trying to crawl. He gets up on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth until he tires himself out. My baby is trying so hard.

Want to cook: I want to try a cauliflower alfredo sauce recipe I came across. I’ll be sure to post it here once I do.

Feeling: Anxious! I had an important meeting yesterday and am dying to receive feedback.

Watching: Hannibal season 1. I am finally getting around to watching this and I’m so excited. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a horror/suspense fan.

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There you have them a few of my currents. I may add a few more categories in future posts.

 

What are you currently doing? Tell me about your current TV shows, things you’re looking forward to, anything you’re currently excited about or looking forward to.

Desiree

Getting Into the Swing of Things

So as I talked about before I am back at work and it’s been taking awhile to adjust. Well here we are week 3 and I’m still finding myself not being able to juggle everything I would like. Therefore I’ve been unable to post here even though I have been working out and trying out recipes. However this week seems to be going better and it’s just a matter of tweeking my schedule a bit to make time to blog.

With that being said I’m just going to throw a few time saving tips out there. I’m sure some of you may have heard of some of these, but I’ll put them up cause sometimes we forget.

Prepackage Your Meat
Whenever I go grocery shopping once I get home I open up any meat products I have bought, season it and divide up in ziplock bags in appropriate portions. That way I can just grab a bag in the morning and set out to thaw. It’s quick, easy and I always have the right amount of meat needed.

Frozen/Packaged Vegetables
While I prefer my vegetables to be fresh I do pick up pre-packaged or frozen vegetables also. Many times I’ve been running late from work or forgot to prep lunch and a bag of veggies has come in handy. Just toss them in the microwave for a few minutes and that’s that. I also love the sweet potatoes that in plastic wrap, again a few minutes in the microwave and you have a yummy addition to your meal.

Prep Your Smoothies
I have a smoothie for breakfast most mornings. I have begun prepping for my smoothies too. I grab my ingredients for my smoothies, strawberries, bananas, kale, spinach, et cetera and ziplock bags. I then divide into bags the combinations of fruits and vegetables I want to use in my shakes each day. Then during the morning I toss my ice, almond milk, protein, and anything else I want along with the contents from a bag. It saves me the time of going through my fridge, pulling out my ingredients, washing them and cutting them up. Believe every minute counts in the morning.

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I hope these tips can help you like they help me. Most of us are busy and on the run. It can be chaotic at times, so why not do little things that can help make things run smooth.

What are some of your time saving tips? I would love to hear them. Comment or send me an email with them.

Desiree

PS: Since this is Geeky Glam Fit I will be posting non health/fitness related topics in the future. Stay tune for game/movie reviews, a look into some of my obsessions, and my trip to New York Comic Com in the fall.

Welcome

Why am I blogging?

Well there are many reasons but the main one is I want to share with you my story and part of my life. So let’s get into the real details of why.

Like many people I have struggled with my weight and self-esteem for years. Growing up I was a very petite (5’1), and barely weighed 110 lbs at the most. After having my first son I gained weight, however I was comfortable with the gain. Over the next few years between 2 more pregnancies, bad reactions to certain medications, and depression I really packed on the pounds. That’s when the cycle began, one I’m sure many of you may be familiar with to a certain extent. I would get motivated and begin dieting, working out, but failing miserably. I would get discouraged when the weight wouldn’t come off fast enough, or I was in a bad mood because I felt hungry from dieting, and I would give up. That then lead to being depressed, And then I would start all over again a few months later. I did this for years, my highest weight reached 190 lbs.

In the summer of 2013 I decided enough was enough. I began to do some research and realizing that I was going about it completely wrong. Instead of “dieting” I needed to change my lifestyle and make it a permanent change. And so I began. However not long after I was pleasantly surprised with the news that I was pregnant with my 4th son. So while I stayed fairly active and continued to stick to a somewhat healthy eating routine, I didn’t workout the way I would’ve liked to. I then ended up having gestational diabetes which made my pregnancy high risk. On March 23 2014¬† I went in to the hospital to be induced, at which point I had several complications, but thankfully I was blessed with a beautiful, healthy baby boy in the end.

Now because of the gestational diabetes, and family history I was told I was at risk to have Type 2 diabetes. I decided then I would really get to work to lose all the extra weight, which on the day of my delivery I weighed 193 lbs. I wish I could say it was smooth sailing from there out. Nope, of course not. A few weeks later I started experiencing horrible chest pains. They would come out of no where, and would make me horribly sick. I would sweat, feel nauseous, and eventually vomit. After a few episodes I ended up in the ER on my birthday, womp womp. I was then told I would need my gallbladder removed. So a month after having my baby on April 25th I had gallbladder surgery. I wish I could say that was the end of my health complications.

When I went in for my follow-up I was told my cholesterol was high, my triglycerides were high, I needed to continuing monitoring my blood sugar randomly because of the risk of diabetes, and I needed to lose weight of course. I remember going home feeling like complete poo. Here I was just turned 33 and failing to pieces. Just when I thought I was in the clear, nope more was going on. I was down and upset for the next few days.

Then after a few days I decided that I wasn’t going to give up. That while I’ve been facing health complication after complication I could still fix it. I was still young and knew I could turn things around. I refused to continue to let it escalate and be put on all types of medications. Enough is enough!! It was then and there when I decided I would work towards becoming the best version of me possible.

So here I am on my journey to becoming a better me. Now don’t get me wrong I’m pretty awesome already, but I want to be able to do and enjoy certain things the way I use to. I want to set goals and achieve them. I want to be able to play with my sons and keep up with them. But above all I just want to be healthy and enjoy life.

This is my journey, I’m sharing it with you in hopes that it may inspire some of you to start your own journeys. Let’s share our ups and downs, inspire each other, and support one and other while we work towards our goals. It’s never too late, and in the end you’ll be happy you started.

 

Let’s conquer these obstacles placed before us and be the fabulous, fit people we can be.

Desiree