Thursday, 31 December 2015

What's coming for 2016?



I am ready to welcome 2016!
I have to say that 2015 is ending a little sourly.
Besides dealing with grief and other family crisis, I came down with crud on Christmas night that knocked me down hard.
Needless to say, no matter how much I tried to do a cootie control, hubs caught it too.
Being sick a few times this year, made me realize that this past year I have not been taking care of myself as well as I have in the past.
I am still coughing, blowing my nose, and talking as though I am under water.
Obviously, there has been no gym since Christmas Eve.
Not much eating either, comes with the territory of the funk.

I am dubbing 2016 my year of improving myself.
That's what I really want every year, just to make myself better than the last year.
Added to that, I am hoping to take you along on the journey with me.
I will subject you to my endless rambling, food logs, workout logs, recipes, fun workout clothes, tons of selfies in my chonies. However, I won't be limiting the blog just to fitness.
You will get my crazy, silly posts too.
I am currently working on a third smut novel, and I still play work (I use that term loosely) with other Indie Authors.
Geez, that is just fun, and I will probably never give that up just for our ludicrous conversations alone! Besides, it's amazingly motivating to go through the creative process with other artistic and imaginative individuals.
Oh and there will still be red lips and ass to look forward to as well.

I want to help people when I am able.
I would like to not only improve my outside, but transform my inside into a better being as well.
I also just would like to make people smile and laugh, mainly because I love to smile and laugh.
It's part of me.
So, yeah, spread some joy *points* This is on my list too.
On New Year's Day (tomorrow), I plan on posting a current chonie shot.
Be prepared for cottage cheese, lumps, bumps, and glowing white skin.
Don't say that I didn't warn you.



Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Food-gasm!

In the quest to regain my control and get back on track, it's been food prep and experimentation time. Since I am in the off season, I get to play a little more.
Pulled out the old Clean Eating magazines, some old M&F Hers and have been browsing.
Of course, there's always the vortex of pinterest.
I found this intriguing little number on pinterest.
Now, I wouldn't eat these everyday or anything, but on the weekend or switch things up, oh yeah!
I mean I love my protein pancakes I make with my eggs, oats and cinnamon, but variety is great.
This recipe is from
Amy's Healthy Baking Blog.

I did tweak the recipe to fit my needs, and I mention my changes below.
Banana Breakfast Cheesecakes
I mean, how could you not love that?
I did switch out the honey and used packets of stevia instead.
I also was out of applesauce, so I used 2 T unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
I also added a little cinnamon to my ground oats (I used old fashioned oats, not quick oats)
All in all, they came out yummy.
An added bonus? My serving size was both!
Yeah, because I gets more food than the average Jane.


Banana Breakfast Cheesecakes
Yield: 2 cheesecakes
Serving Size: 1 cheesecake
Banana Breakfast Cheesecakes
These creamy cheesecakes are bursting with banana flavor! The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled too. Store the cheesecakes wrapped tightly in plastic wrap in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Do not reheat.


¼ c instant (quick-cook) oats
2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
6 oz fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp honey
¼ c mashed banana
½ tsp cornstarch
¼ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F, and lightly coat 2 jumbo-sized muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the oats and applesauce. Divide the mixture in half, and press into the bottoms of the prepared muffin cups. Bake at 300°F for 8 minutes. Cool in the pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and honey until smooth. Mix in the banana, cornstarch, and vanilla. Spread the filling on top of the cool crusts. Bake at 300°F for 19-22 minutes, or until the centers still jiggle slightly when the pan is gently shaken. Cool to room temperature in the pan before covering with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.
Note: To make your own instant oats, add the same amount of old-fashioned oats to a food processor and pulse 5-8 times until coarse. Gluten-free oats may be used to create gluten-free cheesecakes.

(as per the stated recipe, not my tweaked version)

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

From our home to yours!
May your day be filled with love, laughter, good food, and fun!

We began our day as we always do.
Hubs made coffee, started the fire, and I made beignets.
Yes, fried dough covered in powdered sugar.


Hubs snapped a picture of me stuffing my face.


I also made a chicken liver pate and some spent grain bread to smear it on.
We have an array of cheeses, smoked salmon, fruit, nuts and crackers.
Later, I will break down the rabbit and make a Cajun rabbit stew for dinner.
Yep, we're eccentric.

Notice, today, yes, I am splurging big time.
There will also be some bottles of cabernet popped later today too.
Enjoy your food and festivities!

Sneak peek at what's coming:
As I've mentioned in the past, I get approached about diet, exercise, and so much more.
Many people cannot splurge on the trainers, meal plans, programs, and even some of the proteins that I would normally eat during competition season.
I have been testing recipes, and am finding fun inexpensive, healthy meals to share.
I have been experimenting with workouts and exercises that you can do at home.
So be on the lookout, I am going to unveil and help you throughout next year to get in shape, maintain, and be healthy when you're on a budget.
I believe everyone should be able to stay fab and not spend a fortune!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Butts, Booty, Bums...Dat Ass


If you have followed for any period of time, you know I am obsessed with asses and abs, on both genders. I strive for both.
I've had both.
I will not lie though, it was a bitch getting there and keeping it.
It's the dietary portion that kills me.

Note: None of these bums are mine, until the end.


You know, even when I was in the best shape, I still had a 'watery' look, or a little jiggle in my rear and thighs. I was able to get rid of my cellulite though.
Dietary = no dairy. no alcohol. no processed sugars. tons & tons of green vegetables. lean proteins. complex carbs. water. water. water.

I won't lie to you. I absolutely LOVED when I was in that shape.
I also love being able to hang with friends in the summer, have a few cocktails, CHEESE, some beans and rice, some fried shrimp, CHEESE, wine, and did I mention CHEESE?
Which probably explains the cheese on mine.



But a huge part of me still wants this.
So, I am striving to find the balance.
I know I probably will never be one of those people who never indulge.
I can do it a year or so, but I miss it.
Then, I go nuts and binge.

This coming year, I am working on balancing it all.
That is my goal: improving myself, in all aspects.
(I plan a full post on that, well, on New Year's, lol.)
I am thinking of skipping competing again this year.
When I calculate the costs, I can do a few fun trips home and to visit other friends for that money I would be spending on competing.

I am thinking of keeping track here: my workouts, my meals, my splurges - being a selfie slut.

Perhaps on New Year's Day, I will grace you with my current situation (i.e. my cellulite and lumps and bumps), my thoughts on how I plan on tackling summer of the bikini, eating plans and recipes, and how to fit in the fun splurges with friends. 

And I plan on keeping up my red, or colored lips, this year too.
Having lipstick on makes me feel fancy - even in my gym wear.
Now I understand why my grandmother never left the house without at least her hair and lips on!

Now, these two are old pics.
Yeah, I no longer look like that.
*shrugs*
Don't worry, I don't think I look like Jabba the Hut yet. I just am a little squishy.
The husband doesn't complain because I can, as he says, make the butt clap with the extra cushion for the pushing.
So, it's all good. I would just rather it be better.

I guess this post is fair warning of some of what is to come in 2016.




Saturday, 19 December 2015

Random: Weird Christmas Ornaments and When I have too much time...


I think I am out of Grinch mode.
Though, I still have a few more cards to make out.
I still have not bought all of the gifts.
Oh well, Extended Christmas!

I pulled out the glass ornaments this year.
S put up our bigger pre-lit fake tree.
I love our random weird ornaments.
We bought these two the last time we both went home to New Orleans together.



I will say that the holiday makes me want to cook and eat all sorts of decadent foods.
And you know what?
I do.
I eat it.
I make it.
I eat more.
It's Christmas, and I just do it.
I enjoy it, and I will not feel guilty about it.

When I have too much time on my hands and I get antsy, I tend to do things to my hair.
Yep, that happened again.
Though, this time it was not as dramatic as other times in the past.
Nope, this time, I don't think it came out horribly.
Scissors and me.


And you get to see my glamorous, flannel froggie pj's.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Throwback Thursday...

I posted this on December 3rd, 2012.

It seems it was on of my more popular posts, in the top 10 being viewed.

I thought I would pull it up and let you new followers read.

Seems I ranted a little, however, I still agree about making time if you really want something. It may mean giving up one thing to replace it with a new activity...but that's just my opinion.



LaPetiteMort (LPM): Squats of Christmas and Calling Folks on their B.S.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

You!


That time of year is coming.
New Year's Resolutions.
So many will vow to get in shape, eat better, change a lifestyle habit.
This is great, but then we get frustrated and just give up if our expectations of change don't happen quick enough. What I am suggesting is showing yourself a little self love along the journey.
Love your curves as they are while you travel to transform.

Appreciate that your body does so much for you.

Think about it this way, if this is one of your goals.
You are deciding to treat your body better.
You are going to give it nutrition to keep it healthy and fight sickness throughout the year.
You will become more active to keep your muscles strong, and lift a few weights to keep your bones dense to support you in later years.
You are giving yourself the gift of a longer life and more energy, better sleep, and even a better sex life. (If you want to read about how fitness increases libido and enhances your sex life click here.)

I can guarantee you that for a woman that you view as perfect, she finds flaws in herself all of the time. 
Isn't that a shame?
And I bet you that there is a woman who sees you and thinks that you are her ideal body type.
Think about that every time that you put yourself down.

I myself strive for an athletic look.
Maybe you want to keep your curves but just want to have more energy and become a little healthier.
I am for everyone being comfortable in their skin.

So where ever you see yourself next year, love you all along the way.

We are all fucking beautiful. 

~~**~~

As a little added portion, I want to link you to a treat recipe that I previously posted. They are easy peasy, and I enjoy them as one of my meals.
For this recipe I used Dymatize Iso-100 protein powder.
Maybe give you a little inspiration for some new meal plan ideas?




Sunday, 13 December 2015

No Nonsense - Freebie



I am often approached for advice and suggestions from many ladies about diet and exercise programs. More often than not, these people do not want to spend tons of money, and I don't blame them. I know what it costs to compete, and those costs tend to go up every year.

Also, I know that these ladies usually are not looking to begin competing either.
They just want to get to a place that makes them comfortable with themselves.
Who doesn't?

I thought that I would begin sharing with you all of the things that I share with them, and where to find free plans, samples, magazines, etc.




I was first introduced to Beverly International products at my old gym in the town we moved from this year. They are a high quality, highly respected source of supplementation.
Granted, I have only used their UMP Protein powder, but it is one of the best ones that I have tasted out there.
Now, this isn't the reason that I give this website to the ladies - which it is also great for men as well.
This is the reason.


(current issue)

Beverly's site is highly informative, containing recipes, articles and so much more.
Even better?
You can sign up for FREE for their No Nonsense magazine, which is issued quarterly.
I've received it for two years now.
It is chock full of athletes, their diet plans, exercise plans, recipes, stories, and of course, information on Beverly.
However, I find it even better in quantity and quality than many mainstream magazines out there selling for $5 and up.

And when you signup, you are given the heads up on private sales of their products as well.
You seriously can't beat that.

And you may even give their UMP a try.
It's in my Top 2 of Protein Powders.




Thursday, 10 December 2015

All over the place post!


This photo made me laugh out loud today.

I have been traveling, unfortunately not for fun.
There wasn't much sleeping, and hardly any eating each day, grabbing whatever was offered, lol.
So needless to say...no workouts either.
But along with the hard, there were even more pleasant experiences.
I was able to visit and reconnect with family I have not seen in forever.

I arrived back in Colorado late Tuesday night.
I was exhausted and starving.
The husband brought me to a nice restaurant.
I ate my fill and was sleepy on the last leg of the ride home.

However, he was a busy little elf.
When we pulled into our property, multi-colored lights beckoned from the front window.
In his own way, he had begun the Christmas decorating in the living room.
All of our stockings, including the pups', were hung.
He had strung some lights along the curtain rods too.
He also bought a big bouquet of flowers and had them waiting in a vase.
Not only that, he had gone grocery shopping stocking up the fridge with all of my proteins and greens. What a welcome back!

I must admit, he poured me a nightcap after I showered and was all comfy in my jammies.
I took a sip and passed out on the sofa.

I have told everyone that Christmas will be late from me. I have not even begun to shop, nor bought cards yet. At least now, though, I am in the spirit.


Yesterday, I got up and started my normal routine again.
I am down in weight, not where I want to be yet, but closer.
I have noticed that I am not as lumpy as I was last month.
So, I say YaY!

I have been implementing HIIT for cardio.
Shorter sessions, but oh my gosh, I can feel it.
I have also been changing some of my constant weight lifting exercises, trying out some that I have not tried before or have not done in years.
I am still aiming for the year of prancing around in a bikini next year.
I have visions of finally peeling off this layers and people being, "DAMN!"
Shallow, but I don't care, lol. 

This is just funny.



As a side note, I am one of those phases questioning my path in life.
But that's life isn't it?
I want to do more for others, be happy in a career.

Let's face it, my books are a fun hobby.
Do I wish that I could make a living just doing that?
Well, of course!
Maybe if I wish on a star, burn some candles, and do a little juju?
It would be nice to be the Queen of Smut Lit!

Heh.

At least I know that I have control over one of my goals...
a killer booty like this!