Monday, April 11, 2016

uh Hi

Soooooo my name is Sonya. I used to pretend to blog here, but then I went to law school. Today is April 11th, 2016 and I turn 30 October 10th! 6 months from yesterday :)

I am up about 10 pounds from my "normal" highest weight. Not OK. Law school, health issues, life, laziness... does not help you when it comes to losing weight. I know I'm not the only one dealing with those and it is up to me in how I choose to overcome these obstacles. I know I am capable of whatever I put my mind to. I just need to do it.

My plan is to do weigh in posts on Wednesdays and weekly review posts on Mondays. For my own records and to try and hold myself accountable.

My first goal I will publicly set is to do the 21 day fix workouts. 21 days of doing the videos consistently. Frankly I've never completed more than like 4 workouts in a row from a plan. But I have done most of the videos, I like them and I know its doable.  I do not plan on following the containers. That is not a system that works for me. I will be logging my food on myfitnesspal (healthysew)

I know I've written probably 30 times how I'm "starting over" so here is the 31st.

I hope to document this here & Instagram (healthysew) so follow along if there is still anyone out there :P

And as always email me at healthysew at gmail

Lets go !

Saturday, June 13, 2015


I just realized I never really shared the Keurig I received from Influenster a couple months back! Influenster is a great program, basically you take surveys, they send you complimentary products and you provide reviews.   We all know I am not a fancy popular blogger, and actually I don't think I ever have mentioned one on here, but I have received at least 5 boxes from them! Makeup, hair stuff & fun products but this time I got a Keurig! If you haven't already heard of Influenster and are interested there should be a widget on the side of my blog, or leave me an email and I'll send you an invite.

This particular product was a Keurig 2.0 !! If you know anything about me, you should know I love my coffee. I had a Mr Coffee machine that used the K Cups in my kitchen, and a Keurig mini at my office.

Along with the machine, once I registered I received 2 free boxes of Kcups in the mail from Keurig !

After using it for a couple months I can say I really like the machine. 

My pros.  Easy to use, it is quick to turn on and heat the water.  I like the different cup sizes and you can pick strong if you want it to be strong or if you're making hot chocolate or something you can make it less strong.  I also think it is really sleek looking on the counter.  It looks fancy I think, not just a coffee pot.  

My Cons. I wish the reserve was bigger.  My other Keurig machines have a bigger reserve and i like not having to fill it every couple days #firstworldproblems.  I also wish it had a setting to automatically come on a certain time, my parents can set theirs to come on at like 7am every day.  Finally a con I could see for others but hasn't affected me, is that is designed to only use Keurgi brand  K Cups.  There is a code on the top of the K Cups, and if it doesn't have the right code it may not wor.  I have heard there are hacks, but this hasn't affected me.

Anyway, any questions let me know!
And thank you to Influenster & Keurig for the machine.  

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Finally June !

April and May were full of highs and lows.

My grandma went back into the nursing home in April and then passed away on April 28th. That was and still is very hard for me. We were very close and is just hard to not be able to call her or see her but I know she is no longer sick and in pain so I am working on dealing with it.  I keep trying to describe her and I just cant. She was an amazing grandma, wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend.  If I can be even half as great as she was I will consider myself accomplished.

My grandparents and me on graduation day
I also found out late April that I was accepted into Law School! So that is awesome, I can't wait to see where this adventure takes me.

Still dealing with hip/back pain. Went to the doctor and was initially told it was arthritis and referred to physical therapy. The physical therapist thinks it is a bulging disk, which makes more sense to me. Working on exercises to help heal that.

I also signed up for a race! Three actually. a 8k on June 27th, 10k in August & Half Marathon in September. And in case your wondering no I still cant run longer than 2 minutes but I paid the money, so I better figure it out :P

And of course I made my June goals. Hoping June is a great month for me!

1. Track my damm food!
2. Workout 20/30 days of the month
3. Follow my running plan
4. Get 8+ hours sleep a night

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Weigh in Wednesday

I know, two Weigh in Wednesday posts in a row? #progress

Pretty Strong Medicine

Erin, Heather & Winter !

Not much to report this week but I am trying to hold myself accountable. Still dealing with some residual back/hip/leg pain which makes walking difficult much less actual exercise. And as always I have trouble keeping my food intake under control...

I missed my Weight Watcher's meetings so no weigh in.  

Saturday afternoon I got a nice walk and a mini circuit which felt really good! And now it is 4 days alter and I am pretty sure I'm paying for it still. I am getting a decent water intake in still so that's good and I have a followup next Monday with my doctor. I am putting off any intentional workouts until then.

Still loving my fitbit! It is fun to do challenges on their and see how my fellow friends are doing. Come be my friend!----->

That is mostly what I have, hope you're having a good day/week!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Weigh in Wednesday: Beachbody & Weight Watchers

Two posts in one day?? Breaking my streak!

I know it is Thursday but I wanted to participate in Weigh Wednesday with my girls and keep documenting this journey of mine.

  Weigh In Wednesday
(couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong with the button but it is Erin, Heather & Winter !

My last WIW post, which was over a month ago!  I was 242.8. Yesterday morning I was 240.6 so that is progress :)

So I started Weight Watchers two weeks ago. On this blog I have talked about My Fitness Pal and IIFYM, I like those forms of tracking, but the problem is I am just not tracking.. I did pay for the weight Watchers weekly meetings for three months. My mother is doing it with me. I am hoping these meetings will help with my accountability. I don't honestly love the point system and the way Weight Watchers has you track but right now I am doing a hybrid of points and calorie counting.  I have only been to two meetings but I will definitely share my thoughts.  

I also became a Beachbody Coach! To be completely honest my main goal is the discount but I would love to talk to anyone who is interested in any products or has any questions.  Please feel free to email me healthysew (at) gmail or comment below!

Here is my link if you're interested in checking it out

My history with Beachbody, I think about 3 years ago, I purchased Insanity and did it for a couple weeks, we all know finishing tasks isn't my strong suit :P, and really enjoyed the program.  I still go to Insanity classes at my Y.  In the past year I have bought T25, Piyo and most recently 21 Day Fix!
Although I haven't fully finished any of these programs, my goal is to complete each one this year. 

T25 makes me feel like I am getting a killer workout, love the modifier and just a great workout in only 25 minutes.  

Piyo is great for days where I need to workout but don't want to *feel* like a killer burn. While working out i can breath and i enjoy getting the yoga experience without being too slow. At the end of the workouts I am always pleasantly surprised with the calorie burn. Probably my favorite that I own.

21 Day Fix is my newest, I only have done 4 days to be honest, then I was hit with more kidney stone issues. But I really enjoyed it! I am planning to restart the workouts next week. Doing 21 Day Fix I definitely feel like I am getting a workout but it doesn't seem too overwhelming while doing it. Great calorie burn for me and definitely feels like a workout.

I have also used Shakeology on and off for over three years now. It always makes me feel better when I am using it consistently.  I typically either use it for my breakfast and add some fruit or for my dinner when I don't feel like I want an entire meal.

Whew that is a lot to take in, thanks for reading :)


Clearly I am a once a month blogger.

This has been an eventful month and I am ready for some normalness.

The day before St Patrick's day I started having severe back pain.  I assumed it was just my body being stubborn and reminding me that I do not take the care I should and appreciate it.  I have had back pain off and on my whole life but this was different.

The next day (freaking St Patricks Day!),  I went to urgent care because I could not get into my normal doctor and someone had suggested I maybe had a UTI, and they diagnosed it as possible kidney stones and UTI. Fun! that evening I woke up around 3 am in the most pain I have experienced in my life...

I have a fairly high pain tolerance, dealt with PCOS (PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome) since I was 11.  This was totally different, I could not even physically get out of bed.  Luckily i had stayed at my parents and my mom was able to roll me out bed.  We went to the emergency room and eventually got the cat scan and morphine! It was kidney stone, only a 2 mm,  and i was given ALL the medicine and told take it easy. These stones laid me up for a week, met with an urologist. I slowly felt like I was getting better.  Even got to start the 21 Day Fix (more on that later)

Last Friday, around 2 am I woke up in the same overwhelming pain, ended up back in the ER. Given more pain medication. Since the stone is only 2 mm. (which sounds so small! but according to my urologist the size doesn't determine the pain) he believes it is better to let it pass naturally on my own. I am feeling much better today. Still have some residual back pain and stiffness but definitely more manageable.

Recap. 24ish days later, 2 ER Visits, 4 doctors visits, over 11 medications, 7 days of missed work equals? well i haven't gotten the medical bills yet

I didn't know whether to stand up, sit down, lie down, or die.-Gail Savitz, author

disclosure: yes i am well aware many, many people deal with this chronically and many have serious medical conditions and i am grateful and appreciate of my overall health. but this shiz hurt!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Monday Recap

Just wanted to post some things about my weekend.

Saturday in the AM I had to go to the dreaded BMV and deal with adult stuff but then mom & I hit up this fun restaurant that we had never been to, "fancier" spot. I got a yummy egg sandwich & home fries. 

Then I worked my part time job at the Y and headed home to get some cleaning done. Took my dog, Belle for a little walk and she got covered in mud & grime! But it was fun.Then started some You Tube watching and wine drinking :P I am obsessed with watching daily vlogs on Youtube! I think it is from my old reality TV phase. 

Sunday I drug myself out of bed (damm DST) to go to church with my mom, brother and grandparents.  Such a good feeling, my grandma has had some health issues lately so it makes me cherish that time so much more.  She has this digital picture frame which we spent several hours watching the pictures which went from my grandma's childhood to present day. Love listening to her describe the people and seeing my family in the past.  Warm & fuzzy feelings :)

Then we had a yummy dinner at my mothers and hung out as a family.

This morning I got up and did the first day of T25.

I definitely followed the girl modifying and still took extra breaks but I liked it. It moved quickly and I did not feel like it was too extreme.  I lost another diet bet this weekend by 3 pounds! I really need to kick my ass in gear. 

Have a happy Monday and I'll be back to check in Wednesday!