fitness · life

The “C” word

Warning: This one is for the ladies..

Ok, I don’t know about you ladies but I can not stand the “C” word.. How many of you can agree that CELLULITE is the absolute worst?!!!

I remember having a couple little dimples in my butt and thinking well this kinda sucks.. but apparently last year it got worse! A few weeks ago I decided to take a picture of my back side to track my weight loss and when I saw it I almost died!  WTF! When and how did I get Cellulite?? I know I’m not in the best shape of my life..  BUT come on!

Anyways.. now I’m pretty much obsessed with my ass.. Daily you can find me applying coconut oil, coffee scrubs, bio oil, cellulite cream, and I dry brush like twice a day! I’m also back to exercising regularly, I stand at my desk all day and I take collagen every day in my coffee!! Do I just have to wait it out? I feel like it just appeared over night so Im kinda hoping it goes away over night too. LOL

I figure someone reading this must have the secret remedy.. PLEASE HELP ME!!

Anyways, gotta go.. it’s time to dry brush and watch the bachelor..

xoxo – jos

fitness · Food · life

748c90953181fb19e62be0232ecdc071--exercise-memes-funny-workout-memes-funnyGood Morning!

Laying in bed on this rainy Saturday and the last thing I want to do is get my ass to the gym! I will go.. just not yet.. Since I am being a tad lazy I thought now would be a great time to write a quick update on how I have been doing with this whole eating Keto.

I have to say it has actually been pretty easy. The first week was easier because I was at home and had all the time in the world.. This week was a bit of a challenge with being at work.. Meal planning is a must! Work is also a challenge because there is fucking candy and chocolates everywhere! I actually got to work on Monday and there was a delivery waiting for me.. I opened it up and it was a big tin of popcorn and a bunch of other yummy treats! I died a little inside every time I watched one of my coworkers enjoy my treats! I did have a few moments of weakness.. I ate 2 gummy bears and a piece of chocolate but considering I am the sugar monster that wasn’t so bad!

In my first 5 days I lost 3 pounds but the scale has not moved at all in the last 5 days! Its making me a bit frustrated but I’m not going to give up. I feel good.. my stomach hasn’t been bothering me and Im not bloated! Im pretty confident that I will lose those last 7 pounds before my trip and if not oh well.. I feel pretty good and that’s what matters most…

Anyways that’s my update for the week. I need to drink this delicious bulletproof coffee and get my ass to the gym! I’ll be sure to write another update again next week. In the meantime.. check out some of the meals I have been making! So much YUM!

Hope you enjoy….

xoxo – jos



fitness · Food · life


Hey guys! Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had an awesome New Years Eve! I most definitely did and suffered big time yesterday! I decided to end the year BIG because I knew I was about to embark on a new self-care journey, so I totally went a little harder than normal!

Anyways, YES I have decided that for the next lil while I am going to focus on getting healthy! Now before you roll your eyes and think “yeah ok jos, you’re not going to drink wine??” Let me explain.. I’m not saying I won’t have a glass of wine or eat a piece of pizza but I’m really going to make a conscious effort to watch what I eat and drink.

You see, last year I legit gained 10 lbs! 10lbs on my frame is like 20 lbs..  There are a few reasons for this weight gain such as I no longer walk to and from work everyday and haven’t been running as much due to my knees.. but the reality is the most real reason is that I went rogue last year.. Like I said in my last post, I was totally lost and stopped doing a lot of the things I love! So with that being said I am on a mission to get myself feeling good again by doing all the things I love like working out and cooking healthy meals!

Starting tomorrow (after the hockey game tonight) I’m going to be doing a 5 day cleanse.. No sugar, No carbs and No booze! Then from there I’m going to just see how it goes but like I said Im totally going to be cautious of what I’m eating/drinking.. you know, instead of having a glass or two of wine at night while watching TV.. I’m going to have a cup of tea.. or instead of eating a bag of nacho chips.. ill snack on some nuts or celery. LOL

Anyways, I’m definitely going to be writing about how it’s all going.. so please give me a follow.. I’ll post some of the awesome recipes I find and also fill you in on how my work outs are going… About to go to the gym for the first time in weeks! Wish me luck! LOL

PS. if you’re one of my friends or family members please do NOT invite me to do anything that includes carbs or booze for the next 6 weeks.. My ass thanks you in advance! haha.

xo- jos

fitness · life

Love yourself…

Workout because you LOVE yourself, not because you HATE your body.

image1-3I have been in a love-hate relationship with my body for as long as I can possibly remember.

I have always been petite/small but not naturally “thin”. Now don’t get me wrong.. I’m not calling myself overweight but I am super curvy and lets just say this was not a trend in the 90s….  In high school and in my early 20s “THIN was in”.. and it really fucked with my head because I was always comparing myself to other girls..

Fast forward 20 years later.. I am a pretty confident 38-year-old woman but I still have these moments where I “hate” my body..  BUT I have FINALLY come to the realization that… “It’s not about being thin or overweight.. it’s about being healthy, both mentally and physically; its about self-love” .. and I try to remind myself of this every time I go to the gym, or I’m out for a run or I’m on a yoga mat… Yes, I want to look good.. but in order to look good, I have to feel good… and in order to feel good.. I have to LOVE MYSELF!

Self Love ~ Self Growth ~ Self Care

Hope you enjoyed today’s post!

xoxo ~ Jos