From Aspirin to Vitamin

Ask me anything   life's goal: to strive to be a vitamin and not an aspirin

Day 15
Today was a special day for me, so I had to take a break, so no gym and I had to break my dinner diet. Went to a food truck thing and got dogzilla hot dogs, yummy. I have to keep reminding myself that the scale doesn’t mean anything and it’s more about how I feel in my own skin and body. Although the numbers on the scale still matter quite a bit to me, I need to move away from the mindset that numbers is all that matters. Throughout the day, I was pretty good. I had about less than 1/4 cup of pistachios, my usual toast and peanut butter for breakfast. I cheated a bit with a coffee. After all that food, I wasn’t that hungry, so I opted to just get coconut juice and eat an orange for lunch. I was fortunate enough to also get 3 half spring rolls from my supervisor. Regardless, back onto the grind the rest of this week! More determined than ever now to get back to my August shape and more! 

Day 15

Today was a special day for me, so I had to take a break, so no gym and I had to break my dinner diet. Went to a food truck thing and got dogzilla hot dogs, yummy. I have to keep reminding myself that the scale doesn’t mean anything and it’s more about how I feel in my own skin and body. Although the numbers on the scale still matter quite a bit to me, I need to move away from the mindset that numbers is all that matters. Throughout the day, I was pretty good. I had about less than 1/4 cup of pistachios, my usual toast and peanut butter for breakfast. I cheated a bit with a coffee. After all that food, I wasn’t that hungry, so I opted to just get coconut juice and eat an orange for lunch. I was fortunate enough to also get 3 half spring rolls from my supervisor. Regardless, back onto the grind the rest of this week! More determined than ever now to get back to my August shape and more! 

— 7 hours ago
#fit2014  #fitspiration  #cheatday 
Benefits of Weekly Meal Prepping →

Day 13 and 14

I’ve been sick the past few days, so I haven’t been good about updating the blog, but progress is still there, granted it’s been wavering a bit because of this disgusting wannabe cold. Progress has been slow, but it’s there. I’ve been able to at least keep it up this time around vs. just giving up and gorging. But I came across this article about meal prepping. It points out all the kinds of problems I have. It stresses the importance of having a well balanced meal to remove any desire to gorge eat or snack (I have major gorge snacking problems - working on cutting out that habit). Not only does food prepping force you to eat a balanced meal, but it also helps save time for busy bodies like me. It’s nice to be able to just come home and know I have 5 packed ready lunches for the week or dinner. 

So, the past 2 days, I really shouldn’t have gone to the gym, but I did anyway. I should’ve rested but I just felt like I needed to work out. Monday did a combination of 50 minutes on the treadmill then circuit training and that’s been resulting in a weird bowel movements. Same with yesterday, although yesterday I really did take it easy at the gym. 

— 1 day ago
#fit2014  #fitspiration  #30daychallenge  #mealprep  #smarteating 

Day 11 and 12

Major slacking off yesterday and today, but I feel good about my progress and this upcoming new week! Yesterday I didn’t have control over what to eat and was made a spam seaweed egg sandwich with a salad. Topped it with an apple crisp and vanilla ice cream. So I woke up late today and just started munching on bad things but had to stop and settle with a blueberry banana kale smoothie. I also meal prepped today and will make sure I stick to my routine and diet this upcoming week. No excuses, no more distractions. Can’t let this positive progress go to waste! Excited!

— 3 days ago
#fit2014  #30daychallenge  #fitspiration 
Why Drink More Water? See 6 Health Benefits of Water →

Today, I went back on my diet and exercise grind. Slacked off yesterday and went back to my low carb/minimal snacking fooding, and gyming. So nothing really to update on that front. Now, in this 30 day challenge, I’ve realized I have some major bad habits. Shopping is one, but another I’ve noticed is drinking enough water throughout the day. I have this 24 oz bottle I carry around and I used to be really good about drinking at least one bottle a day, but lately, I haven’t been keeping that up. I feel like it’s really messing up my skin and my bowels, especially with all this exercising and low carb eating. In any case, I was reading through some articles on the benefits of drinking more water, and I thought I’d share. Drink more water folks! Here’s another article with 20 ways to make plain old water tastier (i.e. squeezing lemon into it, adding fresh berries, mint, etc.)

— 5 days ago
#fit2014  #30daychallenge  #water  #health 
Day 9

Cheat day!! Unfortunately today had to be a cheat day. I had dimsum for lunch and went out for dinner. I opted to have a portobello burger, but where I went wrong was the fries and cider beer. Empty calories!!! I should’ve ordered a salad but i made a bad choice. I was a little bummed I had to go out especially since I was doing so well in getting back on track with my diet, but what’s done is done. I’m feeling sore and my body is taking a toll but must continue! New day new grind!

Day 9

Cheat day!! Unfortunately today had to be a cheat day. I had dimsum for lunch and went out for dinner. I opted to have a portobello burger, but where I went wrong was the fries and cider beer. Empty calories!!! I should’ve ordered a salad but i made a bad choice. I was a little bummed I had to go out especially since I was doing so well in getting back on track with my diet, but what’s done is done. I’m feeling sore and my body is taking a toll but must continue! New day new grind!

— 5 days ago
#fit2014  #fitspiration  #​30daychallenge