Get Down & Break a Sweat

How is everyone coming along with your goals/resolutions for the year?? I am quite surprised with myself for being so dedicated to mine this year. Very out of character for me, but I sure do feel better about myself.

At the beginning of the year, I made it my goal to try and make an effort to eat healthy at least one meal a day and to get back into my running and regular exercise. After a month of recording my actions in my Erin Condren planner, I started using MyFitnessPal to keep track of calories. Ladies (and gentlemen??)... this works!! For real. And it is really not that hard. Seriously.

I have found that it just makes me conscious of what I'm eating and makes me really think about what goes in my mouth. It becomes a game of sorts to be below your calorie goal at the end of the day. I have now been doing it almost 40 days and exercising 4-ish days a week and have seen major results. I usually gain weight when I work out regularly(probably bc I ate more), but not this time. I am by no means trying to lose major weight, just trying to get in great shape and it's working. I highly recommend using this app on your phone/computer. I get so excited to see myself and all of my friends on the app be successful! It is so great.

If you don't use the app, it is still a great idea to try and write down what you are eating. I am also still writing down my exercise and my "healthy" meal for the day in my planner. This is all a mind game. If I don't have anything to write/enter in the calorie counter, I get mad at myself, which is an awesome motivator.

I have even gotten some new running shoes, and am about to participate in my second 5K of the year, with the Warrior Dash coming up soon after that.

I know this is a boring post, but I just wanted to document my progress and hopefully encourage someone out there to try it!

Need a Little Motivation... No problem. The girls of "Hot Sundae" are here to help!!!

1, 2, 3, Bend!
1, 2, 3, Stretch!
1, 2, 3, Bend!
1, 2, 3, Stretch!
Here's a message that I'm sendin' to you,
You can do what you want to do.
A little work never hurt no one,
It's the only way to get things done.
Put your mind to it, go for it,
Get down and break a sweat.
Rock and roll, you ain't seen nothing yet.

In addition to Hot Sundae, I have all of the motivation I need: BEACH IN 9 DAYS!!!!


  1. good job lady!!! I am so proud! I have been keeping up my goals as well. Just keeping thinking....bikini!!!


  2. Soooo jealous of your dedication right now!! I need some of your motivation in all areas of my life!!

  3. I am so impressed by you! I am close to sticking to my 3 X's a week workout regimen (which is huge for me)! :)

  4. you go girl! im using that app to record like carrie underwood. haha! how much have you lost?

  5. Warrior Dash?! Hardcore, Callie! I passed along a blog award to you this morning :) I hope you have a great day!

  6. I have been using that App as well but have found myself neglecting it for a few days because I forget to enter things or can't find what I'm eating in their lists! I really need to get better at it.. thanks for the motivator :)

  7. Good for you! I am two months out from a trip to NOLA and i hear you Southerners get some serious humidity. We have NO humidity in SoCal so I need to get into shape so I can wear little clothing lol.

    I only started yesterday (super late!!) but hopefully I can stick to it. I need to download that app. I hear great things!

  8. I started using myfitnesspal and dropped 6 lbs in a month because it made me think before I ate. first time I have ever been able to lose weight easily! Good for you girl~!

    PS Dont forget to stop by and enter my giveaway!

  9. I use fitness pal and love it!


  10. I have to get this. Fabulous post, love. Thanks for sharing. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit post. xo


  11. I downloaded that app a few weeks ago and have yet to put one meal in it. FAIL. I'm getting caught up on reading - finally!