Saturday, January 25, 2014

Depression...

The past few months I worked my a$$ off in the gym. Drank something aside from water maybe 4 times since July, and I have eaten pretty healthy most days
...but guess what...

The scale has barely moved! I see my body change, I see my clothes fitting differently, and yet the scale just reads "fat" to me.

I don't know exactly what made me tick...perhaps an unhappy weigh-in or glance in the mirror...but about 2 weeks ago I gave up. I started eating crap (still only drinking water), my workouts have been basically non-existent, and I just feel...helpless.

But I'm not giving up...

Despite this 2 week depression spell...I'm going to go back to the gym tomorrow. I am going to get back on those machines and keep pushing. I was doing so well! I need my motivation and drive back...

Hope you all are doing well!

When you fall off...dust yourself off and get back on! xo

-Lex



Saturday, November 16, 2013

November Fitness Challenge!

This month I created a fitness challenge to see if I could make it to the gym EVERY day this month. And guess what? It's day 16 and I haven't missed a day! FINALLY I am sticking to my fitness goals. I realize that I still have 14 days to screw this up, but I won't. lol 

Photo: Join me! #November #fitness #changein90 #exercise #health #workout #youcanonlyhideundersweatersforafewmonths lolThe results have been amazing! 

Although it may not look like it, I am in the best shape of my life! I have been to the gym more in the past 3 months than I have my entire life combined. 

I'm really excited for what my fit future holds :) 

Are you all participating in any challenges this month?

Follow me on instagram! @jerevedeparis21





Tuesday, October 29, 2013

React Mobile: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Loved Ones!

In this sick and scary world that we live in, React Mobile is one of THE MOST important applications that you could have on your phone right now! It's free to download, and could save your life!

React Mobile is an application for smartphones that allows you to very easily seek help in an emergency.

Let's say that you are out on an early morning/late night run...and you're being followed...
or you feel unsafe walking to your car after work or an evening class...
or you've been in an accident...
or you have been kidnapped...

or any kind of emergency has taken place...

With the push of a button, this app will send out an SOS alert with your GPS coordinates to your emergency contacts (which you add after installation of the app). It can also post to Facebook and Twitter for you to let your followers know that you are in danger and where you are located.

This app also has a "follow me" feature that allows your selected emergency contacts to see where you are and when you make it to your destination safely! A perfect feature for parents, teachers, friends, and college students!

Please download this app immediately and spread the word! Let's save lives!

 For more information check out the links below:

 React Mobile Web site:

· React Mobile Web site: www.ReactMobile.com
· Google Play Download (available on select smartphones): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.reactmobile.lite 
· React Overview Video: http://vimeo.com/61906781
· React App Demo Video: http://vimeo.com/61927390

Monday, October 28, 2013

My Gym Playlist

I always see posts about people looking for gym music...

Soooo here are a few songs that I listen to while I sweat it out! :) ...


Alex Ferrari- Bara Bara Bere Bere

Benny Benassi feat. John Legend- Dance The Pain Away

Beyonce- Run The World (Girls) 

Fergie - A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All we got)

Robin Skouteris- Stronger Remix (Downloaded from Youtube!)

Kanye West- The New Workout Plan

Pitbull ft. Chris Brown- International Love

Katy Perry- Roar

Katy Perry- Firework

Britney Spears- Work B**ch

Avicii- Wake Me Up

Lady GaGa- The Edge of Glory

Eminem- Til I Collapse 


What do you listen to at the gym?


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Slowly, but surely, falling in love with the gym!

For years I hated going to the gym. I hated feeling like the elephant in the room (quite literally) and just felt like people were judging me.

I joined a gym near my house and have been there 11 times in the 7 days that I have been a member... Here are some things that I have realized...

1. No one gives a **** if you're at the gym or not! Stop looking around to see who is looking at you and DO WORK! lol Seriously...don't make eye contact with people...just get your workout in and leave!

2. I LOVE how I feel after a good workout...even the pain the next day feels great! Pain means change! (although sometimes it means injury....and you should probably see your doc about that...)

3. Working out in the A.M gives me more energy throughout the day...and working out at night helps me sleep like a baby!

4. It's important to set fitness goals...and when you hit them- it feels AMAZING!

5. Even when you don't feel like going....GO! You won't regret it and you'll feel better once you're there.

At some point we have to stop making excuses and start WORKING for the bodies we want.

My October goals:

  • Go to the gym everyday for the rest of this month. 
  • Pay attention to the food I eat.
  • Drink only water (going strong since June 23)...BUT I might have a couple of drinks on the 19th for my birthday ;) 
  • Lose 13.2 pounds.
  • Gain more muscle.


What are your goals?





Saturday, September 21, 2013

90 DAY CHALLENGE...


Photo: New challenge! When complete, reveal your 90 day transformation or post progress with the hashtag #changein90 -- #fitness #health #challenge #weightloss #fit

Hello ladies (and possibly gents)! I created a challenge that is going to be an amazing kick off to a permanent lifestyle change! I am currently on day 3 and feeling good! Although saying "no" to pizza the other night felt like a sin, I know that this is doable and will help me to heal my body. 

If you want to join, that would be WONDERFUL! 
When complete, reveal your 90 day transformation or post progress with the hashtag #changein90 

I PROMISE to post a before and after picture on my blog & my IG (JeReveDeParis21) on day 90...despite how embarrassing it might be...lol

Let me know if any of you start! :) We can do this!!!!!




Thursday, September 5, 2013

Busy me = Fatter me...

It seems like the crazier my schedule gets, the less I feel like coming home and cooking...and the easier it becomes to pull into a drive-thru.

Greasy crap food always sounds fantastic after a stressful day...

and then after, I think about the horrible things that I just put into my body and self-pity ensues.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!

I know this food is awful. & I eat it anyway!?!? 

I was able to start drinking ONLY water...and I have been for well over a month now, but giving up fast food is proving to be extremely difficult!

*le sigh*

So I am setting a small weekly goal. For the next week I will not eat fast food. & If I can do that, I'll go another week...and then another...and hopefully it will get a little easier.

Baby steps.


Hope you all are doing well!