Do you ever have cheat meals? If so, what normally do you eat? Just found your blog and girl, you inspire me!!!! I just gotta lose 10 pounds and I am stuck, and you are so inspiring im gonna go get this 10 pounds!!! Haha thanks
Anonymous

Aww thank you!

I have a YOLO meal once a week. Typically it’s Fridays for when dre and I have date night. My favorite is Mexican and I get either a veggie burrito no cheese or veggie fajitas. The YOLO part is all the chips and salsa!! Yummy!!
Or we have frozen yogurt (menchies has vegan frozen yogurt too!) and I get yummy toppings like cherries, crushed almonds, coconut etc. And that is also a YOLO meal.
Sometimes I get french fries or onion rings with a vegan burger on date night .

Are you still doing crossfit? I've been thinking about joining, but I'm really scared to look like a noob.. I know "everyone starts somewhere" but just the thought scares me!
Anonymous

I had to stop attending this quarter because my teaching (fitness classes) schedule didn’t allow it 8(

Crossfit is a great workout! You will feel like a noob but it will go away with practice and regular attendance. Have fun!!

I started using only soymilk, and stop everything with milk. Now i mentally feel better (less panic attacks mostly). i also train twice a week (and bike everyday) and eat healthier, (though i binged a few times but that never affects my weight dramaticly) but my weight has risen 6 pounds, which makes me very sad. Could this come from the soymilk?
Anonymous

Unless you’re consuming 21,000 calories of just soy milk, it’s not from the soy milk.
Weight fluctuates for various reasons: hormones, water weight, muscle soreness etc
I suggest being honest with your eating habits. You say binge occasionally, well binging is not a typical behavior. So I would address that first. You might be overeating because you’re under eating most of the time.
Or you might be in a cycle where you under eat and overeat more often than you think, and that would cause your body to cling to food. And that would show as a weight gain.
Check out my “BMR” page, I talk about this on detail there 8)

I grew up eating processed foods: takeout, frozen foods, sandwiches, soft drinks, etc. I never learned to eat healthy. Now that I'm an adult, I'm struggling to learn to cook and like veggies and healthy foods. (It doesn't help that my husband is a picky eater and despises most veggies.) I work out hard a 3-4 times a week (bootcamp, zumba, run). I can tell I'm stronger, but I'm not seeing any weight loss (my goal is 50lbs). I know my eating is holding me back. Any tips? P.S. I love your page!
Anonymous

My “clean eating 101” page would be perfect for you 8) I have lots of tips and some ideas for healthy swaps. Encourage your husband to join you 8)

happylife-healthywife:

Gpoy
Daily Intake 4/3

9am:
- Smoothie: 2 cups frozen strawberries, raspberry flavoring, 1 cup light vanilla soy milk
- sliced apple
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter

11:45
- 1 cup Kashi Go Lean cereal
- 1 cup soy milk

12-3 (nap time!! Lol)

3:30
- iced Sugar Free vanilla soy latte (16oz)

4:00
- Smoothie: 2 cups frozen strawberries, raspberry flavor, 1 cup vanilla soy milk
- toasted cinnamon raisin English muffin
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter

8:15
- 1 cup vegetarian/vegan chili
- toasted whole wheat English muffin

8:45: Workout Insanity: Pure carido and 50 push-up daily challenge.

10:00
- apple

11:00
- protein pizza: toasted whole wheat English muffin topped with tomato basil pasta sauce and a boca vegan chicken patty
- 1 1/2 cup fresh green beans

total:
Calories 1,850
Fat 36
Sugar 121
Carbs 314
Protein 97

My schedule for this quarter

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my schedule and when I have class and when I workout/work etc. So i thought I would share it help show how I organize my day as best as I can.

Monday:

6 Am: wake up eat breakfast (for my food intake, check out my “daily intake”page)

  • 8:AM-3:PM Practicum in the schools all day shadowing a School Psych
  • 4-6:  Work in the Counseling  Clinic (Part of my Graduate Assistant  work, I was assigned to two professors the Clinic, I work 20 hours a week either grading papers, running research, making copies anything the professors need help with, and working 8 hours in the clinic)
  • 6:15 Total Body Conditioning 
  • 7:15 Zumba (teaching)
  • 11-12;30 start trying to sleep

Tuesdays: 

  • 8am: wake up, eat, get ready for class
  • 9-11: Class
  • 12-3 Class
  • 6:15 Total Body Conditioning (Teaching) 
  • 7:15 either attend Zumba or do insanity at home. 

Wednesday: 

NO class till 12, sleep in day!!!

  • 12-3pm Class
  • 5:15 Abs and Glutes (attend)
  • 6:15 Total Body Conditioning (Teach)
  • 7:15 Total BOdy Conditioning (teach) 

Thursday:

  • 8:am Wakeup, eat, get ready
  • 9am-11am Class
  •  12-3(will probably be nap time)
  • 4pm-8pm Clinic
  • 8:45pm- Insanity 

Friday:

  •  Morning: This will be used as both a make up practicum day, to keep my hours in the schools up, I need 75 hours across 10 weeks of shadowing a school psych. If i am caught up, it will be another sleep in day. 
  • 2pm-4pm Clinic
  • 4:30Pm DRIVE HOME TO DRE <3
  • 7Pm: Workout at the gym with Dre: I have the insanity audio recorded on my ipod, so I just find a place in the gym and get my workout in while he does his gym stuff.
  • 8:30 DATE NIGHT <3 either Menchies frozen yogurt (they have AMAZINg vegan options)  or a restaurant depending on what we want. 

Saturday:

  • Sleep in, gym whenever Dre and I decide to go.

Sunday:

  • Rest day, and I drive back to school (2.5 hours away) to repeat the week all over.

Food:

I eat around 1,800 calories. I have 5 300-400 calorie meals every 2-3 hours. I pack things for school (smoothies and apples slices with peanut butter) for more of snack and meal  idea check out the side pages on my blog. 

 FuneralForMyFat- Getting Started Guide 
So today is the big day, you decided ENOUGH IS ENOUGH IT’S TIME TO GET ON THIS FITNESS MOVEMENT AND GET WORK DONE!
But now what? Where do you start? What exercises do what? Muscle building or cardio? What do I eat? Do I limit bread…can I even eat bread? Carbs good or bad?
No one starts the race knowing all the answers! Most of us in this fitblogger world just showed up one day with the same intentions at you, READY TO GET STUFF DONE AND GET FIT! 
Step 1: Set Goals That Are Both Long Term And Short Term:

Short Term Examples:
Losing 5-10 pounds
Running a mile in under 10 minutes
Buy a piece of clothing 1 or 2 sizes too small and being able to fit into it.
Able to do more push-ups/squats/lunges/jump ropes/ jumping jacks/ burppee’s etc in 1 minute
 
Long Term Examples:
Reaching your goal weight
Running a marathon
Competition in a cross fit challenge
Completing a Spartan run or Warrior Dash
Fitting in your dream size
Wearing that outfit you’ve always wanted to wear that’s been collecting dust in your closet for years!
By setting both long term and short term goals you allow yourself to enjoy the journey and not just stay focused on the far away DREAM. Little successes will help you see that your goals are achievable and you can do ANYTHING you set your mind too. 
Step 2: Understanding Your Eating Habits
Now notice I am not saying “becoming the most nutritional smart person in your life and be able to write a book about the do’s and don’ts of food.” Step 2 is about understanding YOUR eating and how that is either helping or hindering the goals you set for your self in step 1. What types of habits do you have that are preventing you from reaching your goals? Common habits that are goal stoppers:
Living on fast food
Drinking liquid calories (soda, juices, alcohol)
Addicted to the candy aisle
Fried foods all day everyday
The only fruit you eat are smothered in chocolate and stuffed in candy or the fruit flavored frostings and ice-creams.
The only vegetables you have is the occasional piece of lettuce that comes with a burger.
You food choices resemble that of teenage boy’s dream kitchen: pizza pockets, ranch, frozen burritos, French fries, pop tarts, doughnuts, cookies, frozen pizza…you get the idea!
People drink water when they are thirsty?
A salad in your book is basically: fried chicken, cheese, bacon pieces, smothered in ranch with a few pieces of green stuff for colour.
Habits like this will stop you in your tracks before you even have a chance to start! When getting started on your journey, identify your eating habits. Keep a food log for a few days and see what your food habits look like. What time of day are you reaching for sugar? When do you crave heavy cheesy pastas? How many “splurges” are you allowing yourself to have? Understanding your eating habits will help you develop some goals and replacements behaviors. 
Step 3: Cleaning Up Your Eating:
So you figured out where you’re messing up. Now I’m gonna share some tips to help you replace your current goal stoppers with goal reachers. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it should! It’s taken directly from my “Cleaning up your eating in 5 weeks” article. Why re-write something that is already working! This is the way I have found helps with reaching goals without feeling overwhelmed. 
Week 1: Add A Serving Of Fruits Or Veggies To Every Meal
BY adding fruits and veggies to every meal, you will not only fill up faster, but you will learn that veggies and fruits are yummy and not hard to eat.
The nutrients from fruits and veggies are hard to find in processed foods. Your body NEEDS/CRAVES the real stuff.
My Suggestions/tips for Week 1:
If you are making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich use fruit instead of jelly! Strawberry slices are super yummy and fresh! Or the crunch from an apple is my favorite combo with peanut butter! Bananas also work great!
Wraps are a great way to add veggies! Use your favorite salad dressing as the base of the wrap and load up with veggies! You can go raw or cooked veggies: mushrooms, green peppers, cucumbers, carrots, lettuce, spinach, celery, olives, beans, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, broccoli … NO LIMIT, get creative, find a combo you love! Also don’t be shy to add lean meat for protein.
Sub out a a bag of chips, for a cup of grapes or blueberries.
Week 2: No More Fast Food…Ever!
Fast food is damaging. it has nothing real. REGARDLESS of what they say on the T.V. its awful. Think of your favorite fitness idol…or favorite Hollywood Trainer (mine is Chris Powell from Extreme Makeover: Weight loss edition) You do NOT see anyone of those people eating fast food.
EAT FOR THE BODY YOU WANT, NOT THE BODY YOU HAVE.
 Tips For Avoiding Fast Food:
PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE! Do not set yourself up for failure by not packing a lunch! You know you will be hungry at work/school. SO PLAN FOR IT.

Week 3: Switch To Wheat/Brown Bread, Pasta, Rice:
Whole grain is healthy and also more filling for you! Its full of fiber and everything healthy that was sucked out of the white breads/pasta/rice. EAT IT!
Restaurants and cafeterias offer this now, ASK FOR IT. no excuses. 
Week 4: Base Every Snack Starting With A Fruit Or A Veggie:
This will teach you that fruits and veggies have more to offer then just side dishes, they can be eating during the day on the go! Check out these healthy snack options: 
Apples with Peanut butter
Strawberries with cool whip
Veggies and hummus
Peaches with cottage cheese
Yogurt with fruit
Melon balls
Frozen grapes or blueberries
Fresh fruit smoothies
Bananas with peanut butter
Celery sticks with Seasoning salt on them
Celery and Peanut butter
Cucumbers and hummus or pesto
 Week 5: NO MORE REGULAR SODA 
Soda is just AWEFUL and you know it. so stop lying to yourself. I am not asking you to cut everything about soda, just regular soda.

Step 4: Find YOUR fitness:
Not everyone was made to be runners. The thought of runner make me want to never leave my house. But I LOVE Zumba, bootcamp, crossfit, total body conditioning classes. I like being around people and sweating so much I slip in my puddles of sweat. But I cant run to save my life…it’s too boring for me. And that is OKAY! There are tons of fitness options out there! Set yourself up for success by picking an activity you will LEARN to love (it takes time but it will happen) and also pick a time that will work for you. I cant do 5 am…ever. I would fail at reaching my goals if that was the only time I dedicated to my fitness. So pick a time that will work for you and pick a fitness that will work for you! Create the healthy fit life you enjoy. Not a life full of restrictions and constant body bashing. 
Fitness Ideas:
Curves gym for women
Personal trainer
Group training (semi-private personal training)
Find a gym with options you would utilize
Group fitness classes
Cross fit gyms
Build up your running using an app like NIKE+ or couch to 5K programs
Zombie run app
In home programs: Insanity, Asylum, P90X, Tapout XT, Turbo Fire, Beast, Body Pump (my beachbody information will be at the bottom)
Zumba studios
R.I.P.P.E.D classes
Stationary cycling
Join a cycling group

Step 5: Create your Goal Board:
All the hard work you put into creating the perfect plan for goal reaching deserves to be hung up! So create a board with your goals in display, print off your 5 week clean eating and create a calendar to keep you organized. Hang up motivational quotes, transformation pictures. Anything that will help you remain dedicated. Motivation will come and go , dedication is what will get you results. Create your Goal Board and you will be on your way to creating the fit-and-healthy YOU. 
Check Out All Of  My  Social Media Outlets:
Beachbody: beachbodycoach.com/shareehansenIG: @funeral4myfatFacebook: facebook.com/funeral4myfat

 FuneralForMyFat- Getting Started Guide 

So today is the big day, you decided ENOUGH IS ENOUGH IT’S TIME TO GET ON THIS FITNESS MOVEMENT AND GET WORK DONE!

But now what? Where do you start? What exercises do what? Muscle building or cardio? What do I eat? Do I limit bread…can I even eat bread? Carbs good or bad?

No one starts the race knowing all the answers! Most of us in this fitblogger world just showed up one day with the same intentions at you, READY TO GET STUFF DONE AND GET FIT!
 

Step 1: Set Goals That Are Both Long Term And Short Term:

Short Term Examples:

  • Losing 5-10 pounds
  • Running a mile in under 10 minutes
  • Buy a piece of clothing 1 or 2 sizes too small and being able to fit into it.
  • Able to do more push-ups/squats/lunges/jump ropes/ jumping jacks/ burppee’s etc in 1 minute

 

Long Term Examples:

  • Reaching your goal weight
  • Running a marathon
  • Competition in a cross fit challenge
  • Completing a Spartan run or Warrior Dash
  • Fitting in your dream size
  • Wearing that outfit you’ve always wanted to wear that’s been collecting dust in your closet for years!

By setting both long term and short term goals you allow yourself to enjoy the journey and not just stay focused on the far away DREAM. Little successes will help you see that your goals are achievable and you can do ANYTHING you set your mind too.
 

Step 2: Understanding Your Eating Habits

Now notice I am not saying “becoming the most nutritional smart person in your life and be able to write a book about the do’s and don’ts of food.” Step 2 is about understanding YOUR eating and how that is either helping or hindering the goals you set for your self in step 1. What types of habits do you have that are preventing you from reaching your goals? Common habits that are goal stoppers:

  • Living on fast food
  • Drinking liquid calories (soda, juices, alcohol)
  • Addicted to the candy aisle
  • Fried foods all day everyday
  • The only fruit you eat are smothered in chocolate and stuffed in candy or the fruit flavored frostings and ice-creams.
  • The only vegetables you have is the occasional piece of lettuce that comes with a burger.
  • You food choices resemble that of teenage boy’s dream kitchen: pizza pockets, ranch, frozen burritos, French fries, pop tarts, doughnuts, cookies, frozen pizza…you get the idea!
  • People drink water when they are thirsty?
  • A salad in your book is basically: fried chicken, cheese, bacon pieces, smothered in ranch with a few pieces of green stuff for colour.

Habits like this will stop you in your tracks before you even have a chance to start! When getting started on your journey, identify your eating habits. Keep a food log for a few days and see what your food habits look like. What time of day are you reaching for sugar? When do you crave heavy cheesy pastas? How many “splurges” are you allowing yourself to have? Understanding your eating habits will help you develop some goals and replacements behaviors.
 

Step 3: Cleaning Up Your Eating:

So you figured out where you’re messing up. Now I’m gonna share some tips to help you replace your current goal stoppers with goal reachers. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it should! It’s taken directly from my “Cleaning up your eating in 5 weeks” article. Why re-write something that is already working! This is the way I have found helps with reaching goals without feeling overwhelmed.
 

Week 1: Add A Serving Of Fruits Or Veggies To Every Meal

  • BY adding fruits and veggies to every meal, you will not only fill up faster, but you will learn that veggies and fruits are yummy and not hard to eat.
  • The nutrients from fruits and veggies are hard to find in processed foods. Your body NEEDS/CRAVES the real stuff.

My Suggestions/tips for Week 1:

  • If you are making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich use fruit instead of jelly! Strawberry slices are super yummy and fresh! Or the crunch from an apple is my favorite combo with peanut butter! Bananas also work great!
  • Wraps are a great way to add veggies! Use your favorite salad dressing as the base of the wrap and load up with veggies! You can go raw or cooked veggies: mushrooms, green peppers, cucumbers, carrots, lettuce, spinach, celery, olives, beans, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, broccoli … NO LIMIT, get creative, find a combo you love! Also don’t be shy to add lean meat for protein.
  • Sub out a a bag of chips, for a cup of grapes or blueberries.

Week 2: No More Fast Food…Ever!

  • Fast food is damaging. it has nothing real. REGARDLESS of what they say on the T.V. its awful. Think of your favorite fitness idol…or favorite Hollywood Trainer (mine is Chris Powell from Extreme Makeover: Weight loss edition) You do NOT see anyone of those people eating fast food.
  • EAT FOR THE BODY YOU WANT, NOT THE BODY YOU HAVE.

 
Tips For Avoiding Fast Food:

  • PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE! Do not set yourself up for failure by not packing a lunch! You know you will be hungry at work/school. SO PLAN FOR IT.

Week 3: Switch To Wheat/Brown Bread, Pasta, Rice:

  • Whole grain is healthy and also more filling for you! Its full of fiber and everything healthy that was sucked out of the white breads/pasta/rice. EAT IT!

Restaurants and cafeterias offer this now, ASK FOR IT. no excuses.
 

Week 4: Base Every Snack Starting With A Fruit Or A Veggie:

This will teach you that fruits and veggies have more to offer then just side dishes, they can be eating during the day on the go! Check out these healthy snack options:
 

  • Apples with Peanut butter
  • Strawberries with cool whip
  • Veggies and hummus
  • Peaches with cottage cheese
  • Yogurt with fruit
  • Melon balls
  • Frozen grapes or blueberries
  • Fresh fruit smoothies
  • Bananas with peanut butter
  • Celery sticks with Seasoning salt on them
  • Celery and Peanut butter
  • Cucumbers and hummus or pesto

 
Week 5: NO MORE REGULAR SODA 


Soda is just AWEFUL and you know it. so stop lying to yourself. I am not asking you to cut everything about soda, just regular soda.

Step 4: Find YOUR fitness:

Not everyone was made to be runners. The thought of runner make me want to never leave my house. But I LOVE Zumba, bootcamp, crossfit, total body conditioning classes. I like being around people and sweating so much I slip in my puddles of sweat. But I cant run to save my life…it’s too boring for me. And that is OKAY! There are tons of fitness options out there! Set yourself up for success by picking an activity you will LEARN to love (it takes time but it will happen) and also pick a time that will work for you. I cant do 5 am…ever. I would fail at reaching my goals if that was the only time I dedicated to my fitness. So pick a time that will work for you and pick a fitness that will work for you! Create the healthy fit life you enjoy. Not a life full of restrictions and constant body bashing.
 

Fitness Ideas:

  • Curves gym for women
  • Personal trainer
  • Group training (semi-private personal training)
  • Find a gym with options you would utilize
  • Group fitness classes
  • Cross fit gyms
  • Build up your running using an app like NIKE+ or couch to 5K programs
  • Zombie run app
  • In home programs: Insanity, Asylum, P90X, Tapout XT, Turbo Fire, Beast, Body Pump (my beachbody information will be at the bottom)
  • Zumba studios
  • R.I.P.P.E.D classes
  • Stationary cycling
  • Join a cycling group

Step 5: Create your Goal Board:

All the hard work you put into creating the perfect plan for goal reaching deserves to be hung up! So create a board with your goals in display, print off your 5 week clean eating and create a calendar to keep you organized. Hang up motivational quotes, transformation pictures. Anything that will help you remain dedicated. Motivation will come and go , dedication is what will get you results. Create your Goal Board and you will be on your way to creating the fit-and-healthy YOU.
 

Check Out All Of  My  Social Media Outlets:


Beachbodybeachbodycoach.com/shareehansen
IG: @funeral4myfat
Facebookfacebook.com/funeral4myfat

kcar3992:

Day Fifty Three: Happiness is being able to complete two miles around my neighborhood/town. I feel really accomplished, even if it was slow. I’m ready to start looking to the future and make my life better. #funeralformyfat #fitness #100happydays #running #selfie #workingout

kcar3992:

Day Fifty Three: Happiness is being able to complete two miles around my neighborhood/town. I feel really accomplished, even if it was slow. I’m ready to start looking to the future and make my life better. #funeralformyfat #fitness #100happydays #running #selfie #workingout