Monday, April 27, 2015

eat clean, train dirty!!

      If you have not already seen, or guessed that this August, I will be competing in my first fitness competition. Im defiantly excited and anxious to see how good I do at the same time. I hope many of you follow as I train hard the next 3 months to walk across the stage. And of coarse I will be sharing my training experiences with you all.

       Being a type one diabetic can make this sport a bit more challenging. As all my workouts are getting more intense and my diet changing up a bit, it also makes my insulin have to change a bit as well. Causing me to have to check my sugars a lot more than usual.

      Me unlike a lot of others competing in these contest, has not only a job outside of this that does not involve fitness, but I also have two kids and a husband that I like to spend a lot of my time with. Not to mention I am the one who fixes their meals which look nothing like my meals.

       Just a little glimpse of what my day looks like

8:00 a.m.
check blood sugar
take shot
drink a glass of water and a v8 energy diet drink
morning fasting cardio (mon, wed, friday I run 27 sprints =3 miles.. tuesday, thursday I jog a 5k)
kids go of to daycare and I get ready for work

10:30
drink a protein shake

1:30
eat a low carb high protein lunch with less than 200 calories.
usually eggs, tuna, or chicken with a side of veggies

3:30
drink protein shake #2

5:30
get kids, come home and have some mommy and kid time
with meal #5 being another low carb high protein meal for under 200 calories

6:00
workout the body part of the day
(sunday:back and shoulders, monday:legs, tuesday: arm, wednesday:butt, thursday:abs, fridays and saturdays I'm usually on the road with My husband and kids for I am a rodeo wife.)

7:30
last meal of the day meal #6

I never eat past 8:00 and I drink a glass of water with each meal, even the protein.

Monday, April 20, 2015

310 shake helping me get to where I want to be!!!

      If you have not discovered yet, I'm a lover of fitness, health, and 310 nutrition:). I will be competing in my first fitness show this upcoming August and having a lean muscular body and dropping fat is my ultimate goal. Yes us fitness models work very hard to get to where we want to be, but we do use supplements to help.

     Along with working out on the daily, eating right, and taking on the challenge of having the best body I can have, through this journey of preparing myself to walk across the stage, I have found and discovered and yes I drink twice daily 310 nutrition shakes. It is not something to ADD to my meals. It is strictly a "meal replacement". Before you buy a product you should know what your buying. So let me tell you WHY I love 310.

      310 is known to be made of the worlds finest natural ingredients. It gives you the perfect balance of proteins, fibers, and nutrients your body needs each day to maintain a healthy weight. Each of the proteins in these shakes play a specific role in absorption, satiety and your overall balanced nutrition. These shakes are designed to decrease the hunger-causing hormone, gherlin, this hormone signals the brain that the body is hungry. The proteins in 310 also works to stabilize insulin levels that turn calories into fat. Reasons why this is not only good for everyone, but great for us suffering diabetics:). How does this work? you ask. The secret of it all is the unique blend in this shake that slows digest, creating a longer lasting feeling. Keeping you full and focused throughout your day. This shake is known to be formulated with a patented prebiotic fiber that 20 years of clinical studies have shown can improve weight loss.

      With all that being said you now know why I love my 310 shakes. I personally hate the feeling of being hungry and or feeling weak. I eat very small meals every 2 hours in my day. It all totals up to be 6 meals. Two of those meals are 310 shakes. Throwing these  in my day have caused less hunger and kept me going, especially in my daily workouts. Im seeing the results I have been wanting to see and I believe you would too. You can check them out at www.310nutrition.com and get YOURS today. I hope you all keep following my fitness journey and learn with me.





Monday, April 13, 2015

Make yourself happy, not miserable

      The most important part about life is how you live it. I always think of myself when I'm an old lady and how I'm going to look back at my life. If you've ever sat and talked to an old person, they love to sit and talk about there past. You look at them and have no clue who they use to be they just seem so cute, old, and innocent. UNTIL THEY OPEN THEIR MOUTH... Some will tell you stories like "when I was young, I was a very hard working, fun, good looking person. I was outgoing and broke 4 school records in the sport I played. I woke up every morning working on what I love and became the best,.... so on and so on." Then you get those who will say stuff like "Please don't live like I did. I wish I could go back in time and become something. I was lazy, I did people wrong, I could have been talented but never chased my dream.... SO ON". So this is why I think of myself as an old lady and think of what I could tell people about MY past. Did I chase my dream, did I become the best ME I can be, did I love as much as I could???? Its all your choice and no one else's.

      This is why I'm pushing to become the best me I can be. Sit back and think of what you love, what you are good at, and who you want to become. Don't ask HOW its going to happen, just MAKE it happen. Tell yourself you can, believe in yourself, and your half way there. I see myself becoming something HUGE in the fitness industry. I wanna reach out and inspire people. I want to help them become more healthy and fit themselves. One day I want to become a fitness model and make and sell my own fitness, workout, and diet videos. That is a big dream and yes I thought about it for years and years before I realized that sitting and thinking about it is not going to get me there. It just seems so impossible and out there. But I took the first step and believed in myself. I then took the second step and took action. Everyone big started somewhere small. I have took action and every month I see improvement in my journey. Am I there yet? nope, as a matter of fact I have a LONGGGGG ways to go. But I'm further today than I was yesterday, and that is how you reach the top.:)

       Some days I want to just give up. Then I think of that little old lady in my future looking back at her life. I don't want to look back and say " I could have, but I chose to give up"

      You can do anything you set your mind to. Make yourself a happy person and become the best YOU that YOU can be. Don't give up and don't ignore chasing a dream because it seems to far out there. Believe in yourself and make it happen. What will your story be when your old??? :)

       

Monday, April 6, 2015

How becoming a mother saved my life

            As many of you know I became a mother at a very young age. Was this my plan? No, but it happened. If I could go back in time and tell myself anything, I would have told myself to respect myself more and tell my boyfriend I'm waiting tell marriage. And that is the best advice I could give you as well. Sometimes it takes people who learned things the hard way or even the wrong way to give others the best advice. And through my life experience that would be my advice to all young girls. PLEASE RESPECT YOURSELF AND WAIT TELL MARRIAGE. It will save you a whole lot of stress, heart ache, trouble, and the way people view you. 

      At the age 11 I was diagnosed with something that forever changed my life. Type one diabetes. For the rest of my entire life I will have sick days, have to take 3-6 shots a day to even stay alive, check my blood sugar 5-8 times a day and so on. WHAT? I remember thinking that day. I have diabetes. Cool As long as Im alive.... My whole middle school years were a blur and full of a lot of sickness. I didn't care to take care of myself and it was a miracle if my sugars were under 400. 500 was my normal and I learned to live with it. I have little memory of sitting at the doctor MULTIPLE times and him telling me, "your just killing yourself". But since my sugar was 500 at the time, how was I supposed to understand what he was saying? I walked out rolling my eyes. I notice my eyes would sting a lot and I was losing my eye sight. I noticed I went from being the best in the gym to someone who was too weak to do a cartwheel. This wasn't me but my mind was functioning so improperly I couldn't stop it. I lost my brother who had downs syndrome in the eight grade and my way of handling it was to let my blood sugars go as high as possible so my mind would be too dumb to think about it. You know how that works, some people handle it by drinking, doing drugs.. It was my high. It was my new way of handling life. 

    I continued this for years and one day met this ornery, but cute man. And yes shortly after meeting we found out we were having a baby at the ages of 16 and 17. My sugars still running high I will never forget the doctors telling me at my first app. "If you continue this life your living, this baby of yours will die, and soon you will too. You will go blind, and start losing limbs, feet, legs, hands, than your life". The next room a lady doctor told me it might be ideal if I just go ahead and get an abortion. That would have been the LAST thing I would have done. The part about myself wasn't so scary but killing someone else... Like... MY OWN CHILD, was terrifying. Not only was I about to become a mom at 16, I had to completely change my way of living and watch my every move of what I stick in my mouth. Not to mention if you've ever been pregnant you know chocolate and carbs in general become a lot more appealing than they were before. It was a hard time in my life. Josh didn't know how to grow up just yet and I was working, going to high school, and cosmetology school at the same time. I would check my sugars every two hours and my last hour of school was an athletic hour so I would run a mile everyday tell five and a half months pregnant than I would power walk. This was a way to keep my sugars under control. I couldn't believe how well I could focus in life. I couldn't believe how good I felt and how I had more energy being pregnant than I did not being pregnant. I thought when your pregnant you become more tired, more non focused, more miserable.  Long story short I watched my sugars like a hawk and on September 9th had a beautiful baby boy and named him Gannon Dewayne McKee. Yes it was a high risk pregnancy and he was born almost 5 weeks early weighing 9 pounds 7 ounces. BIG BABY. but he was alive and healthy. 

        I remember nursing my baby boy one night shortly after he was born and starring down at him and instantly start bursting into tears. I had realized that all though I was only sixteen and having an unplanned baby at this age was very frowned upon, but this little boy saved me from death. How was I ever going to learn how to take care of myself and why it is so important. Yes I took very good care of myself while he was still in my belly to keep him alive, but now he is here, I am his mother, and I must take very good care of myself to stay alive for him. He truly changed and saved my life. 

      My baby Gannon is 3 years of age now and since then me and his daddy got married and had a baby girl who is now 1. I will never go back to the awful and careless way I was once living. I will always do my best to take care of myself. There are days when my hormones are changing, my body is preparing to get sick, or my blood sugars just don't wanna behave that day, but I always strive to keep a good blood sugar. Having this disease has defiantly been a rough ride,  but has made me who I am today. This is the reason I strive day in and day out to live a healthy life style and help others to.