Author: triciamiller10

Hello 140s

Today, I hit a milestone in my journey.  I got in my 140s! It haven’t been in my 140s since I was in my late 20s–almost 10 years ago.  I’m incredibly proud of myself.  This past year has been an amazing journey in learning about discipline, perseverance, commitment, adaptability, and support.  I am completely a different person a year ago today.  A year ago today, I was indulging on sugar every day in the form of Girlscout cookies, chocolate, tapioca drinks, etc.   Today, my sugar for the day is in the form of grapefruit, apples, and oranges!  What a world of difference!  For those who have struggled with weight issues and other health complications, there is hope!  Don’t give up!

One Year Update: The Road to Healthy

Howdy Folks!  My name is Tricia Miller, I’m a working mom of two boys, age 5, and age 3, from Houston, TX.   A little over a year ago, I casted my struggles out to the world wide web, hoping to net motivation and support in my journey towards a healthier lifestyle.  Going “online” has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in continuing to share my story in hopes of giving encouragement and bringing motivation to people who may need a jumpstart in their life. Here is my 1 year anniversary update! In January 2015, I received a shocking borderline diabetic diagnosis from my general practionioner.  At age 37, I was taken aback!   I thought that only happened to “older” people.  At that time, I was already on my second year of taking blood pressure medication that was brought on from developing severe pre-eclampsia during the third trimester of my second pregnancy in 2013.  For two years, I have been under the care of a cardiologist, who monitored my blood pressure, and conducted regular EKG tests to monitor my heart.   …

The Ultimate List Of 40 High-Protein Foods!

In my Week 5 of Muscle Building Cycle–I’m still struggling in getting more protein in my diet–supposed to be eating 1 gram of protein per body weight–so that’s about 155 grams of protein–and I’m averaging around 120 grams (via MyFitnessPal)…so I found this list…Cheers to more protein–and to gaining muscles…#tmillerproject #muscleupgirl #dietdietdiet Pump up your protein intake, aisle by aisle, at the supermarket with Bodybuilding.com’s top 40 ultimate protein picks! Source: The Ultimate List Of 40 High-Protein Foods! – Bodybuilding.com

I. AM. Feeling. Powerful.

Week 2 of 12  my First Weight Lifting Cycle. 12 Week Goal from Late July  – October 2015 : Get under 150, Gain Muscle. Goals Achieved in 12 Week Cardio Cycle from April – June 2015 : Lost 19 pounds, Cleaned Diet, Increased Self Confidence, Gained Discipline in Fitness and Nutrition I am feeling leaner and even more importantly POWERFUL.  Something in me has changed–my inner fire is stronger and wiser.  I feel such great motivation at this time–perhaps it’s knowing where I began earlier this year weighing in at over 174 plus pounds.  Today I am 156. My body is leaner and definitely stronger….Because I got my weight down, I am no longer obese according to BMI standards!  Yes–accomplishment! This is me at the gym today at 7:45 a.m….I know I get annoyed with people who take gym selfies–but I’m just proud.  My new lifting cycle is structured so I lift 5 times a week, ending with a 15 minute burst of cardio on the stairmaster.  Today I was ambitious and did a 45 minute spinning class at the end …

I’m Baaack!

Hi All!  After what seems like a month vacation, I’m back at ready to begin anew with my training!  My last hard core workout day was Saturday, June 19th–and then I had a week of active rest the week of June 22nd.  Then, I ventured off to the last frontier state of Alaska for two weeks!  Even though, I did not have my workouts at the gym or the indoor cycling studio, I was active by walking, fishing, hiking during my vacation.  Also, I had some awesome sleep too!  I’ve had an incredible time resting and giving my body to actively rest and recuperate from the hard core cardio regiment my body endured since February of this year.  I was doing cardio 6 days a week for 3 to 4 consecutive months. I’m currently at 155.4 pounds–19 pounds down from when I began.  Tomorrow, Monday, July 27th, I start Week 1 of a new workout cycle. Goal: Lose 10 pounds, and increase muscle mass/tone.  That’s it!  So, my workout assigned to me from a well trusted fitness …

Alaskan Adventure

The past two weeks have just flew by here in Ketchikan, Alaska.  I would never believe in a lifetime I would be deep sea fishing in the Pacific Ocean nor camping somewhere in Alaska’s Inside passage.  This city girl was in for a big surprise!  My two little boys are two different boys now.  They are nature lovers, avid explorers, and sea enthusiasts.  My older boy hiked a very difficult landscape in Bell Island, and never once complained!  Every morning he would ask if he was going on the boat that day.  My other little one demanded to go fishing with his older brother, “Me go fishing with Jacob!”  The two of them are even more bonded with their hungry cousin Logan! One of the highlights was the amazing seafood!  Wild, fresh, and abundant!  I’ve had Dungeness crabs, spotted prawns, squid, halibut, king salmon, clam, and cod on a rotational basis!  Cooking our trophies and spending time together as a family enjoying this bounty has been amazing.  The first day we went fishing I caught …

Week 19, 20, and 21 Update – Greetings from Alaska!

Greetings from Alaska! I’ve been behind on my weekly updates due to my work travel schedule and now I’m on vacation with my family for two weeks.  I’ve ranged from 156.0 to 157.2 in the last two weeks.  Here in Ketchikan, Alaska (small town with population 8,600), there is no gym, no scale, no fitness buddies, and no nutritionist here.  So, all my tools are in my head. Everything is all me!   I still want to continue healthy diet and a lifestyle despite being away from my normal routine–which is a challenge–especially when you are surrounded by fellow foodies!   So, in this time of being away, I will allow myself to splurge a little bit, but I will not allow myself to completely lose what I have worked for in these last several months.  Now is the time to not be so crazy strict on reaching a numeric goal, but to embrace the present and live life! Healthy things I need to remember: while I’m on a two week vacation: Spiritual – Nature is absolutely gorgeous here!  …