Two Meatballs: Resolutions Check In!

I love a new year and more than anything this year I love Spring! As long as we can avoid the Easter candy!!!


Spring always feels like a rebirth or an awakening!


It’s time for shorts!!!!


I chopped my hair off for the occasion!


I spent this winter pretending to be a bear who desperately needed to get fat to survive the cold! #check


So now that it is warm outside I thought it would be a good idea to check and see how these bold New Years Resolutions were going!  Here is what I chose to do this year:



1. Be kind and grateful every single day

2. Fight less

3. Use your smarts for good not evil

4. Stay strong and focused

5. Reach my weight goal of 160

6. Keep cooking and stay active

7. Be open to sharing my life with someone

8. Find better coping mechanisms for when I’m overwhelmed

9. Throw yourself into juicing

10. Read at least one book a month…this is my first book recommended by my fab sis Kelly from a fellow blogger…Momastery’s Glennon Melton! #pumped #inspirationfordays


Check in:

1. Ok so I think I am killing it on the kindness front.  I didn’t like the way I was being perceived and as we all know perception is reality so being kind and loving feels a million percent better.  My misplaced passion comes across as aggressive anger and that is not my intention! Yay…starting off on a good foot! All of this makes me feel super grateful! Check #2!


2.  I am def fighting less!  I am really trying not to bicker or engage in fights for fun!  #2 check!


3.  This one cracks me up!!!  When I reread it I thought good lord…what were you doing up until now?!  But I think I’ve succeeded on that front as well.  Changing my perspective to wanting to help and being open, loving and empathetic makes it almost impossible to tap into my middle school mean girl! Well, this feels great!


4. Ooooph, well I have been working very diligently on focusing and organizing!  That is a plus!


5.  Ugh!  I have officially gained 20 pounds.  I need to get my mind back in the game…not driving back from the Grand Canyon!



6.  Jenny and I have started cooking again and the gym is no longer a dusty stranger in my life!  Thank God!


7. I’m exploring possibilities 😉


8. Well, this one has been a struggle.  Food has been my coping mechanism and most recently Edible Art strawberry lemonade cupcakes, so this one still needs some major work! #evenbeyahasbaddays


9.  I officially own a real juicer thanks to my client Ruth!!!  It’s go time with this one!  Also, I just ordered a juice cleanse to get myself started from Humdinger!!!  #excited


10. I finished reading Carry On, Warrior and it was so inspirational and amazing.  Now I’m reading a gift from my bestie…Amy Poehler’s Yes Please and it is wonderful, funny and empowering.  Next in line is Lena Dunham’s book!  Can’t wait!!!


Ok so the check in was about 70/100.  I love a grade, I love to know where I stand but honestly folks  its a big fat D and not the kind I like #ayohhhhh. There are some things that def need to change.  I don’t commit to anything unless my mind is right.  As Joelle coined it, it’s the Kinda Sorta mentality.  When I check back in I’m in until I’m not and unfortunately there have been more off days than on days this month.  Whenever I talk about this in real life everyone always tells me to give myself a break. But I think I might be better off clocking back in from break and getting back into the swing of life.  See that’s the thing with a lifestyle change.  You aren’t getting back on your diet, you are actually getting back to your life….which seems way less overwhelming and more motivating.  And right now normal sounds delightful. Jenny and I had a great pow wow yesterday.  We were headed to Edible Art to eat cupcakes and talking about why we were so fat and unmotivated…do you see the irony here!?  Well we got so pumped up to move on that we turned around, she went to the gym and I went to the grocery store!!!  We said no to ourselves.  We are tired of being fat…


We’re tired of being sad about it!


We are happy girls and we know how to do this!


No more bullshit start stops!



Our great pal and fitness guru gave us a hell of a pep talk yesterday! He said just remember how good it felt to be committed! Get yourself back there! Thanks Michael!


So in closing, I thought I would pour on the inspiration…I know I need it and hopefully you will find something in it as well.


Love y’all!  Can’t wait to feel this good again!



Two Meatballs: Guess What I Did You Guys!?

Heyyyyyyyyy!  It’s Sara!!!!  So, you guys have been following us for awhile now and over the last 7 months Jenny and I have drastically changed our lives in an effort to find our way to a healthy life .  Together we have lost 121 pounds and we truly look and feel like different people!


The gym, cooking healthy meals at home and digging deep and finding out why we ate poorly in the first place are all a part of this success and a part of our daily lives now.


We have hit many challenges along the way…like what to do when you are out with friends and tempted (hello steak frites!)


But the progress has been amazing!!!


Soooooo, guess what I did!?!  With all this progress and knowledge, this month I decided to reward myself for losing 73 pounds by….gaining 3 pounds!!!


You guys…I have been doing whatever the fuck I wanted allllllllll month long and now it’s the 18th!!! I’m not going to lie…it has been so fun and temporarily freeing…but it is also something I know how to do really well and not somewhere I want to stay.  Which means at best I can maybe lose the weight I gained…hopefully!  My new nightmare is that my chalkboard has a plus sign on it!  I got cocky…like really cocky!!! I mean I’ve been buying all these adorable outfits which makes me think that there is no wayyyy I gained weight…look at this leather circle skirt!!!


But my body is starting to feel lumpy again and I don’t feel as beast like at the gym and I’m stuffy and not sleeping as well so I knowwwwww it’s def time to get back on track!!! But I  just kept thinking…it will be fine!!!  Silly rabbit…a lot of sex doesn’t burn enough calories to keep up with all those fries and the 3 batches of cookies you made in 3 weeks! (I finally found one that is healthier and amazing!!!)


But I digress…so getting back in the kitchen with Jenny and cooking felt amazing and tasted great and my body felt so much better.


Having healthier dates with Zan have been great and I’ve actually been learning how to cook sans recipe…


I am leaving Sunday for 2 weeks at the beach which could be an even slippery-er slope, but I’m not going to fold!  I know that this is not new information coming from me but it has further solidified for me that this will always be a battle that sometimes I will be on top of and sometimes I will be underneath!!!  It’s time to get back on top!  I got myself some healthy snacks!!!


And am ready to recommit to Paleo and the gym!!!  I do not want to go back here…this picture was one of the happiest days of my professional life.  I was working backstage at New York Fashion Week at the Skaist-Taylor show and I was 356 puounds…my heaviest ever.  I will not go back, this is a bump in the road.  I ate a piece…or three pieces of pizza the other night and thought…oh shit, this is rock bottom!!!  So I’m back!!!!  And fucking serious!!! My mind is strong and I just have to lead it in the right direction…my body doesn’t neeeeed cookies but my mind sure did!!!  I want to keep pushing through!


Thanks for letting me vent and supporting me!!!  Love you all…somebody push the weigh in date back please!!!  Haha time to bust ass!!!

Two Meatballs: Confessions of a Cheating Meatball!!!

You guysssssss….it’s Sara!  I have really been flirting with the boundaries of my paleo and exercise lifestyle lately!!!!  I don’t know if it is because I feel sooooooooooo amazing that it’s making me feel cocky and I’m forgetting that it took being super diligent,  focused and disciplined to get me here or if I’m just bored!!!  But between never being home anymore #heyohhhhhh #newrelationship and just not cooking as much and traveling a lot, room service and eating out all the time and skipping some gym visits…I feel like I REALLLLLLLY need to reign it in. #outofcontrol  I feel sooooo much better talking about it bc then it doesn’t feel like  it’s a dirty little secret!  Everyone hits bumps in the road but this bump has been like a good month.  Swaying from my routine is always a bad trigger for me but I’m excited about everything that is happening right now so I just need to remap this plan and not just say fuck it. Luckily I haven’t gained any weight but I certainly haven’t lost any either.  I have to refocus…stop eating gd steak frites every other day…stop eating out so much and recommit to my gym schedule and I don’t know…maybe get some sleep!?!  I feel soooo committed to my end goal!  This is hard work and it’s not going to get easier annnnnnd it’s a lifestyle change!!!!!  Gosh this feels really good to get it out!!!!  Jenny is oooooh sooooo great about letting me vent but we made a commitment to be super honest with you guys so I needed to get this off my chest! Ok so Jenny is headed over right now to do a cooking segment which means we will eat healthy this week!  I already have my gym bag packed for the morning since I skipped it ALLLLL  weekend long!  No more eating out while I’m at work!  I went to Trader Joe’s today and stocked up for the week!  I am feeling super empowered and refocused.  I am capable of starting new things without derailing myself.  Tonight I’m going to get an epic night of sleep and stick to my budget this week.  My breakfast and lunch are laid out for tomorrow!


I have a plan so I’m going to plan to succeed not fail.  The next weigh in is around the corner and I am going to keep on marching towards my ultimate goal of being healthy!  This is a total rant…thank you for letting me get it out and thanks so much for going through all the ups and downs of this with us!!!!  We love you!!!!!  I’m going to do a montage to keep myself motivated!!! This is my new facebook profile pic and I feel amazing!!!  Look at those little arms…they will not stay little or get smaller if I keep straying from this path!  Next to it is a profile pic from the year before! This segment is called…what a difference a year (or several months) makes!


My latest date with Chase vs a year ago…


My latest sleepover with Wyatt vs a year ago!



The three of us recently and a year ago!


Our first weigh in until now!!!



One of our first workouts with Sandra vs now!






The differences are awesome and we’ve worked so hard!


And it’s worth celebrating even a year later! #lovethatwatch



Our  bff necklaces that we used to wear as  bracelets bc they were toooooo tight!



Look at how far we have come…I’m not turning back from the Grand Canyon!


Here are some final images that I really love and some that always really inspire me or just make me laugh…



When we first started talking about who we saw the other as in our fittest selves.. I saw her as Mila Kunis and she saw me as Julianne Hough! So I found these images in my phone from when we first started this little adventure!



I’m feeling super pumped!!!  Onto the rest of our lives!  Love you guys!