Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wow look at me

I have never been able to wear something showing me stomach area. I was bold to try this on and I actually bought it !!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hi My GG followers!!!

Hope everybody!!! Hope everyone is doing well. The weeks are flying by I must say with less than 3 weeks left to go the pressure is adding up now.  I'm nowhere near where I need to be to win the competition. A contestant by the name of Steve has blown us all away..... BY ALOT!!!!
I keep telling myself, I must stay positive. At the end of the day it was not about winning the 10,000 dollars, it's about taking the leap into a healthier lifestyle and sticking to it until the end and then some. Genghis has definitely been that motivation for me to start what I have been wanting to do for 2 years now.  I hear a lot of other contestants wanting to give up because of this Steve person and how we don't  have a chance in catching up to him . To win this,  we would need to loose like over an additional 70 pounds to get close that the amount of percentage weight that he has lost.  Alot of them are saying comments like, he must of cheated someway... I say, congrats Steve for kicking ass.. Obviously your motivation was way better than mine, your drive and determination was stronger than everyone's else so far in this competition. As for me, I started the competition weighing in at 183 pounds and currently weighing 166. Weight is now coming off really slow and its getting frustrated. It has been hard for me to go to the gym consistently because I have a 2 year old that I must attend to after work. I can only really go to the gym like every other weekend when he is with his dad.  So, some frustration has been kicking in lately because the days are flying by and not seeing the results I was anticipating.   I'm hoping that by the end of the 60 days, I will weigh in at 150 pounds. I think this is an obtainable goal to bestow on myself.    Well guys, pleasure chatting with you all like always, be safe !


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pump up the JAM!

HI Everybody!! 

Just finished coming back from the gym ... My favorite exercise is the eppilitical machine. At the beginning, I was only able to endure 20-30 mins, struggling. Now I'm able to last 45-60 minutes and with less struggle I might add :-)  During my gym time and while I'm exercising, I always listen to my some of my favorite jams. 

Here is a list of my favorite 10 Jams that I listen to while working out:

1) - Scream & Shout ft. Britney Spears
2) The Black Eyed Peas - Rock That Body
3) Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull
4) Nelly Furtado- Say It Right
5) The Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha ft. Busta Rhymes
6) Sean Paul- Temperature
7) Shakira- Waka Waka 
8) Nelly Furtado-- Promiscuous ft. Timbaland
9) Beyonce Check On It  
10) Justin Timberlake- Cry Me a River

Stay active my peeps, be well and enjoy each each day to the fullest. We only live once!

Would like to give a shout out to Genghis Grill, make sure to visit their website

Love ya,

Friday, March 15, 2013

Who Do I Admire

Today I interviewed someone really dear to my heart today. This person has a lot of wisdom and has always is there for through the good, the bad through everything.

I have approach this special person in regards to My healthkwest journey and ask hi, some questions. I told him that him that I'm not too happy with my results especially after the midpoint weight in and asked him for some advice, insight and inspiration for the remaining days of my Health Kwest journey. His advice was, child as long as you are giving it all you have that's all that matters. I also asked him to give me some inspirational quotes that he has lived upon throughout his life and some life experiences. Here are some of my questions and his replies:

1. What is a quote you live by? Live life with no regrets . Live the moment don't dwell on yesterday.

2. When given a life challenge, how do you face it? Head on, do not hesitate and go with your 1st gut instinct and you'll be just fine.

3. How do you make sure you stick to the "goal"? He replies honey take it one day at a time. Write down your goals and make sure they are obtainable and don't go setting crazy goals which will lead you down a road of rapid weight loss which will not be healthy for you in the long run. He tells me I'm beautiful just the way I am and it doesn't matter if I dont win the competition because I am already a winner!
I gave him a great big hug kissed him and said..... Love you DAD!!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Day 29 of 60 Opinion Matters

Hi everybody!

Its been really toough for me this week. I seem to have it a wall or plateau as other call it. I have been really good all last week going to the gym more frequent but not loosing the weight as I was in week 1

My Genghis Grill assignment today was to ask my manager what is new or what is the limited time only ingredients in Khan’s Kitchen. Try one of the new/limited time only items and write a blog about what you tried and your opinion on it.

Well after asking Levy who is one of the managers, I found out that my Pembroke Pines Genghis has pulled Pork as an limited time only item in their Khan’s Kitchen. I have seen the pulled pork many times but have never decided to get it before today. I usually stick to my fish or shrimp and/or the turkey. I must say the pulled pork was not bad at all! I enjoyed it alot and would hate to see it leave the menu. Even though I might not have it again during the competition I wouldn't mind haven't it from time to time. 

I wanted to tell Genghis Grill that I love coming to eat here! Your selection of food is amazing. I love coming here and so does my 14 year old son. All my friends love it too! Everyone I have told about Genghis and have made it into the restaurant for a bite, they absolutely love it and you have made them repeat visitors.  Keep up the great work Genghis Grill! Looking forward to my next 30 days! 


Your Genghis Grill Healthwest Khantestant 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tea Anyone?

Today lets talk about the benefits of drinking tea . Why drink tea? Allow me to tell you some reasons why you should .

Tea contains the antioxidant polyphenol, which can reduce the risk of gastric and skin cancer if you consume more than four cups daily. Even consuming just one cup daily, though, significantly decreases a woman's risk of ovarian cancer. Essentially, antioxidants protect our bodies against age-related diseases.

-Loose weight
Tea, specifically green tea, combats the absorption of fat in our bodies. Drinking tea helps move digestion along quicker, and it increases your metabolism. Tea also contains caffeine which has been known to aid in weight loss. Try replacing all of your coffee and other beverages with green tea for one week (you can still drink water). I guarantee you'll drop a few pounds.

-Tea boosts your immunity
With cold and flu season never seeming to come to an end, it's important to get our immunities in gear so we avoid falling victim to these illnesses. Tea can do just that. Drink up, though — as studies show you need about six cups per day to really improve your body's virus-fighting capabilities.

-Good for your teeth
We all want good dental hygiene and a sparkling white smile, and when toothpaste's not enough, it's time to turn to tea. Tea contains fluoride which strengthens the enamel of the teeth. Again, try not to add any milk or sugar to your tea as it can reduce the effects of the fluoride.
I'm Glad that I was always to share these tea drinking benefit with you. I'm a coffee drinking in the morning but I will try replacing my coffee with tea instead and can't wait to see results . I would like to thank Red Diamond Tea company for the tea gift and make sure you pay them a visit at:

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Day 21 of 60: Benefits of whole grains

For some years now I have become more health conscious when it comes to eating healthier foods. One of the first things that come to mind that I have changed when it comes to eating healthier is eating more whole grains. Most people know that whole grains are good for the diet. However, they may not be sure what constitutes whole grain foods, or why whole grains are beneficial to the body.

Whole grains contain magnesium, iron, fiber and B Vitamins and other antioxidants.
More and more studies show that returning to whole grains and other unprocessed carbohydrates can improve our health in many ways.
Whole grains help to prevent constipation,
Reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease, offers protection against some forms of cancer, helps protect you from developing type 2 diabetes and eating more whole grains helps you to live longer.
Whole grain foods don't contain just one magical ingredient that can fight disease and improve your health. It's the entire wholesome package working together that gives you all these valuable whole grain benefits. Some of my favorites whole grains foods are whole wheat grain rice, whole wheat breads and whole wheat pastas to name a few even whole wheat pancakes too :-)
Next time you are in the supermarket or in a restaurant substitute something in your plate or add to your shopping list any of my personal favorites and see and compare the nutritional values. You'll be surprise what a big difference it can make in you diet.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

How do I handle stress?

I have been asked "How do I handle stress"? That's a very good question. I'm a worrier.. Always worrying about everyone else but myself. In the past when I have undergone a very drastic life changing event, I cope with it my maintaining myself very busy. For a period of time, going back to School has been somewhat of an escape goat for me. Some may find going back to school as added stress but I find it takes me away from my everyday hustle and bustle. As of recent I have also been introduced to cycling. Even though I'm new to the cycling world I see it as a stress reliever. When I'm on the that bicycle nothing else matter. All the worries are gone. All that matters is me on the bike, everything else disappears. When I started riding, my first few rides where 15miles. I would of never guessed I could do 15 miles on a bike. My most challenging ride was riding from downtown to over the Rickenbacker causeway down to the end of the lighthouse and back to downtown. That was a 30 mile ride!!!! I would see people go over the bridge in my car and would say to myself wow wish I could do that one day. I can now proudly scratch if off from my to do list. Can't wait for my next bike ride. What to conquer next?? Hmmmm the possibilities are endless .. Everyone handles stress differently, as long as you find a stress reliever that works for you anything is possible. We all need to have a positive outlook in life. No matter how bad you think you have it there's are people out in there that have it 10x worse than you. Live . Love. Be happy.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Benefits of drinking wine

Today I'm at day 17 of 60! While having my lunch Yesterday I had a glass of One Hope red wine. Let me say it complimented my fish very well. I come to find out that there are alot of benefits to drinking red wine. Through studies, it has been determined that wine reduces cholesterol, heart disease and you even can loose weight from it. I want to thank @onehopewine for the complimentary bottle of wine I received at the beginning of the contest! It was magnificent. Next time you drink some red wine remember the benefits :)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Day 11 of 60- My Top 3 Goals

Hi Everybody!! As you already know I've always struggled with my weight for pretty much my whole life. For as long as I can remember I have always been a chubby wubby .lol.. But a cute one ! I sometimes look back at my pictures when I was a child and also as a teenager years and always say to myself .. Was I really that overweight?? I think we sometimes don't realize how overweight we can be until you look at yourself in pictures. I mean we know we somewhat have an idea that we are a little bit over the overweight side. We keep saying to ourselves I need to get on a diet and we keep saying we will change but for most of us it's really hard to start it. Anyone can start it, to me the hardest part has been finishing it. With Genghis grill my 3 goals are:
1) finally finish my goal on obtaining that desire weight that I have been wanting to accomplish for several years now.
2) become an active and healthier human being to be able to enjoy life to its fullest
3) feeling good about myself inside and out.
When I lost the 95 pounds two years ago, friends that had not seem me for a while would compliment me on how well I looked. I felt I was walking on cloud 9! The more I lost the more my self esteem flourished and the better I felt about myself. People would ask me what is your secret Chris?? Alot of my friends were expecting to hear of some kind of miracle diet. Once I explained how I changed my eating habits and also how I was going to the gym 4 days a week, the reply always was...oh wow that sounds like alot of work. I guess the point I'm trying to explain is, there is no easy way out. Again, I ask you guys that want to loose weight, how bad do you really want it and are you ready to throw the excuses out the window?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Day 10 of 60.. I have a dream..

I have a dream.......
That one day I will look in the mirror and see that Christy that I have always wanted to be and look like. A person that looks normal or average as far as there weight proportioned with there height is concerned, Just want to be average. Going on 37 years I have yet to wake up to that Christy. Being an overweight person through jr high and high school was tough on me. I wanted so bad to hang out with the popular crowd, be a cheer leader. As I grew into adulthood I maintained the weight. Years have now flown by, and I really didnt get to start loosing weight until when I turned 30 which was 7 years ago. When I turned 30 years of age I said to myself. How bad do I really want to loose the weight???? and started to realize if I don't something it now its never going to happen. i started to change my eating habits and started to attend a gym almost everyday. I was weighing 245 pounds. For the next year and a half after turning 30 I lost 95 pounds. I slimmed down all the way to 155 pounds. With only 30 more pounds to go to be supposedly considered average weight by the BMi index.. I got pregnant with my 2nd child. . I gained most the weight back, after baby was born I was back to 210 pounds. I was able to drop 20 pounds after the baby and slowly been dropping the weight. My baby is now 3 years old. I have been for the last 2 years trying to get back to loosing the weight of my original goal of 135. I have been loosing the weight very very slow. Right before the competition I weighed in at 183. As you can see its been a roller coaster ride for me. Genghis has come into my life and will help me achieve my goal. By the end of this competition my goal will be to have dropped to 120 pounds. Yes! Finally I will wake up and fulfill my life -long dream. To be able to say , hey you on the mirror , you are looking good and healthy and be able to keep it that way for the rest of my life! This is my... I have a dream speech

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Top 5 reasons why I LOVE Genghis

Happy Valentine's Day everybody❤
Top 5 reasons why I love Genghis Grill
1- YOU get to make your own
2- The food is healthy and YUMMYLISOUS
3- The staff always puts a smile on your face
4- The price is affordable
5- Genghis is unique . I haven't been to another restaurant like this before. It caters to everyone. Whether you are a vegetarian, carnivore, or just love good tasting food you can't go wrong here.
If I were to rate it from 1 to 10 I will give them a 10 and I'm not just saying this because I'm in the contest, in being honest. Give it a try and you'll see you will agree with me.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Day 3 of 60

Hi everybody ! Today is day 3 of this 60 day weight loss journey with Genghis Grill! Everyday the bowl I make for myself tastes better and better. Today's bowl had a mixture of Fish, Turkey, sausage and broccoli, squash and Zuccini. I added the honey soy sauce today and let me say this... yum, yum YUM. I got it with brown rice but I only nibble on the rice and try to keep it on a high protein low carb ratio. I haven't been able to hit the gym yet. I have been really sick and plus with my arm laceration I haven't been all my best. Soon I will hit the gym and dominate this Khantest! I have the will and desire in me to win this . I picture it and see myself as the winner . I can do this .. More to come . Please follow me on Facebook Instagram : speedychristy Twitter @ speedychristy
I can loose the weight but I need your likes and comments on all my social media please follow me. Love ya guys!

Day 2 of 60 Feb 12,2013

My second day at Genghis grill I decided to get the Mongo BBQ bowl. All I have to say is YUMMY! I added marinated steak . Chicken , mushrooms and just a tiny bit of potatoes . I have a cold and had a bicycle accident on Sunday. Not feeling to good. I've had the chills and shakes throughout the day. I want to thank although friends for showing their support through my journey. Today I took a picture with most of the Pembroke Pines staff.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Day One

Today was a great day! I started the Genghis Grill Khantest today . I got weighed in today at a 183 pounds. I had my very first bowl which comprised of shrimp, turkey and broccoli. I got the large bowl and only managed to eat half of it. I got into a really bad bicycle accident today so I will be skipping the gym tonigh and I'm not too happy. I have fever, chills and the shakes right now. I got 20 stitches on my left forearm and the anesthesia started to wear off this morning. The emergency room did not prescribe any pain medication .. So I'm a little cranky right now. Hope to heal fast so I can kick butt and loose the 60 pounds weight goal I have set for myself. Looking forward for tomorrow. Peace out!