26 March 2013


Twinkies! What the heck is up with our Houston Weather!? Not complaining, we will soon melt in the summer heat. #donthateonmyugglies

I'm feeling hung over from last nights 10pm hot yoga class. #morewater #bigyoga @iheartbueno #fbf #hydratefool

You know. #morningswithalisenbe @iheartbueno #breakfastintheshower

My Wake Up and Go Shake: almond milk, almond butter, spinach, protein powder, blueberries, cran- raisins, coffee beans and ice. Now I'm ready for @washingtongym !!! #day18 #30daychallenge #30daybcichallenge #workingonmyfitness #vitamix

The most challenging thing in the world for me is to "be present" or "relax" so do I enjoy yoga? ... not yet. @iheartbueno @jess_n_jude #bigyoga #ladiesofwashingtongym #yoga #workingonmyfitness #sistersister #hotmess

I'm in day 5 of my #BCICHALLENGE this is meal 2 out of 5. Eggs, arugula, onions, yellow peppers, tad bit of tony chacheres and green pepper sauce. The 2 handfuls of arugula is under the egg @jess_n_jude !!! @washingtongym #workingonmyfitness #30daychallen

Or Maybe my favorite part of the day was riding down the street to the post office to pick up packages:) loving my new @suda_nyc tee! #sudanyc

Day 17 Progress photo.

Hello friends! Just wanted to give y'all an update with how I am doing with my 30 Day Challenge.
Since I last wrote Kelly has joined me. She isn't going to Washington Gym, but she's eating healthy and joining me for late night Hot Yoga sessions. It's been a lot of fun having her and Jacob be a part of this.

1. Jacob does the shopping & healthy cooking but since he just got back in town I went with him.
2. Kelly and I got the New student deal $40 for 30 days at Big Yoga (8 & 10pm are our favorite)
3. Most days I have to drink my breakfast and coffee in the shower.
4. Just loving our Vitamix! I make a shake everyday!
5. I love taking classes with Kelly and our friends.
6. Typical Breakfast by my wonderful Husband Chef.
7. I just want to wear workout clothes all the time now especially my Suda NYC shirt!!! I just need Kelly's Sweatshirt now!
8. This was photographed last Monday //Day 17 in dressing room when I was texting my friend Andie photo's of which suit I should get.

So some of you have asked me in emails and on instagram (Lisenbesquared) How many times I am working out a week? I will start with Day 1 // March 2.

Saturday- Ran 4.32 miles
Monday- Gym (Abs)
Tuesday- Ran 4.50 miles // walked 4 miles
Wednesday- Gym (vertical push/ pull)
Thursday- Gym (HIT/ conditioning)

Sunday- Hot Yoga
Monday- Gym (legs)
Tuesday- Gym (core)
Wednesday- Gym (Arms) then Late Night Hot Yoga
Thursday- Late Night Hot Yoga
Friday- Gym (core density)

Sunday- Hot Yoga
Tuesday- Gym (legs)
Wednesday- (arms)
Thursday- Late night Hot Yoga
Friday- Gym (vertical push /pull)

Monday- Ran 4.25 miles // Late Night Hot Yoga
Tuesday- Gym (HIT/ conditioning)

My eating schedule looks something like this:
8 am -My wake up and Go Shake (Almond Butter, Almond Milk, Blueberries, Spirullina, Protein Powder, Cacao, Spinach, Date, Ice)
11am- 2 eggs with yolk, spinach, veggies, hot sauce, & black coffee
2 pm- Marigold Bar and Veggies
5pm- Loaded salad with Fish
8pm- Mahi Burger with Lettuce as Bun, or Ground turkey madness with lots and lots of Greens.

*It varies everyday, I need explosions of flavor so Jacob does a good job at changing up my meals so I don't get bored. He was out of town last week so I had to do it on my own. Lets just say I appreciate him even more now. My friend Ashley Feeds me a lot when he is gone as well. 

I'm feeling pretty awesome, lots of energy, happier, inspired, tighter, stronger, confident, and excited.
My days are more productive, my thoughts are clear, I'm getting a lot of rest, and I've never felt better.

As for my physical results... this is just a bonus not the most important factor. I want to be very clear with everyone that I am doing this as a healthy lifestyle change for myself // to be the best version of myself. And I am just sharing with the people who are interested.
God gave me a healthy body and I want to take care of it the best I can so I live a long healthy life.

I am noticing a big difference, my clothes fit looser than they did before, my mid section has never looked like what it looks like now, and my arms and legs are getting definition. I am slimming down a lot. I will post pictures soon.

WORKING ON MY FITNESS- The one where I share other fun activities for working out.
Working On My Fitness: Before Photos

I want to thank those of you who have really been supportive of this feature. It really means a lot to us!

*Kelly is a vegetarian so she will be sharing her meals and her progress with you soon. 


Courtneyvk said...

I definitely agree with you that God has blessed each of us with a body to take care of, I love seeing people take initiative and changing the way they live as well as inspiring others along the way to do the same.

At the end of the day, I believe if you are changing the small things and putting an effort to it- your life will progress.

Thanks for sharing!

AlexandriaNolan said...

I am so proud of you! I am glad that you included your workout schedule too, because I feel like maybe I am over-doing it lately and in the process hitting a plateau. (Tired body=not motivated Alex) You continue to inpsire my health and fitness lovely girl! xx

imelda said...

I'm really proud of you Brandi for making the commitment to be healthy and also documenting this all while encouraging others! Very inspiring!

that girl named andie said...

Not gonna lie, I'll be excited to drink wine again with you, but I'm so proud of you for sticking with it and without inspiring friends like you, I wouldn't get my big butt off the couch to go exercise! Especially if we are going to hit the beach together in our new suits! Love ya girl xoxo

April Onebane said...

I'm starting a 30 day yoga challenge tomorrow and am so excited. Can't wait to get myself back in shape and feeling better and more motivated. Love seeing your process. Keep it up! Looks like you're doing so well :)


Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I'm so happy for both of you - and thank you for being a healthy and well rounded inspiration!

I think I would LOVE an 8 pm - 10 pm yoga class time. I am alway so relaxed after doing yoga I think I'd sleep like a baby.

Jenna said...

This is so rad! I visit your blog every day and I'm super inspired by this post. :) I love feeling healthy and it makes SUCH a difference when i'm planning my meals and workouts vs when i just wing it and end up making bad decisions! lol

BTW, I fell in love with and bought the Suda sweatshirt after you guys featured it on the blog. It is the softest and most comfy thing evarr! Too bad it's starting to get hot... I may need to crank my ac just so I can keep wearing the sweatshirt!

Kerri // TenThings said...

You are beautiful!

Love that you're doing this! Eating healthy and taking the best care of yourself is so important. Like Kelly, I am a vegetarian, too, I eat as healthy as I can and exercise every day. it's great for the body, it's great for the mind. Yoga, meditation and running are part of my weekly routine, too.

Keep it up! So proud of you!

Love the sweatshirt, too!

Lacey said...

Girl, I've been reading this blog for quite a while and you have inspired me to partake in my own journey of getting healthy. Reading your blog has helped to give me that extra kick in the butt that I need sometimes, so thank you mucho mucho!

BuenoBueno said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for everyone for your support! You guys are the best!!!

Imelda & Courtney- just what I needed to hear! You guys are so encouraging!

Alex- you go girl! Keep it up your abs are inspiring! Ha!!!

Andie- I look forward to wine nights with you!! And hanging at the beach!
Thank you for being so good to me!

April- Good luck with your challenge! I believe in you!!!!

Kelly- I have a weird burst of energy after late night yoga! I went to bed at 1:30 am last night haha!

Jenna- Yay!!! I am so glad you like these posts! and the sweatshirt is so rad!I hate winging the whole meal thing! Planning is making me organized all around!

Kerri- you are an inspiration! You are living the life and you look amazing!

Lacey- I am so happy to hear that. We all help each other out! It's just contagious!

Meshell said...

Love these posts! It's definitely an inspiration to see you be accountable to yourself and your body. And I really appreciate Brandi's today (gonna go comment her ass up in a minute).

Right now I got some sugar obsessions going on which makes me think I need to take a look at candida up in my body. Time to toss those fermented veggies into the salads :)

Smtih said...

I need explosions of flavor so Jacob does a good job at changing up my meals so I don't get bored. He was out of town last week so I had to do it on my own. Lets just say I appreciate him even more now. My friend Ashley Feeds me a lot when he is gone as well. Workout Clothes