From Aspirin to Vitamin

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

Day 20 →

So, following Day 19’s hike fall, I can’t (and really shouldn’t) go to the gym for the next few days (at least until Wednesday is what I think). The doctor said something about too many germs and a horrible environment for healing. So, in place of going to the gym, I decided that I’d do some workouts at home and really just stick to a good diet the next few days. Over the summer, my friend introduced me to something called Blogilates. It’s this fitness chick/guru that teaches something called POP Pilates. She’s very fun to follow and her website is full of awesome workouts and meal plans! Check it out! I know I will be the next few days. These scratches better heal fast, everyone and their mom knows how mad I am I can’t hit the gym or go kickboxing. 

— 1 day ago
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Day 18 & 19

Day 18, I decided to bake these chocolate chip lava cups (super yummy and easy recipe btw) and I cheated like no other. I’m having a hard time balancing my diet. Other than the cookie cheat, I did well in terms of keeping my strict diet day 18, but again, like I said, I have to focus on balancing my diet, not keeping a strict diet. I definitely was NOT practicing moderation with those cookie cups. It was also my cousin’s birthday and she invited me to her birthday dinner. I opted for 1 beer, and ordered some bacon wrapped dates. Afterwards, hung out and was still hungry and was taken to this place that is known for their jalapeno ham and cheese croissants (Seaside Bakery). Horrible cheat day, but I’m working on it. At least I practiced the moderation of my diet with the birthday dinner and late night croissant stop. Day 19, I went hiking at this local park called Peters Canyon. The hike was going fine, up until I ate it in dirt while going downhill. It went from a walk to a jog to a full on run where I couldn’t stop. Not cool, ended up with some gnarly scratches on my left back and arm. Decided to end the night with a nice warm, well-deserved bowl of pho. Gosh, seriously, last August was so much easier when there was nothing going on, no big events. This is going to take more than 30 days. 

— 1 day ago
#fit2014  #30daychallenge  #smarteating 
Day 16 & 17

I’ve been slacking on the blogposts, but went to kickbox on day 16 and really focused on eating when my body craved it not because I wanted to eat for the sake of eating. I really don’t remember it being this hard last time around. I won’t lie, it’s been a struggle this time. Maybe because it’s not august, a month that has no events or things going on, but still, it’s been difficult to hit my target this 30 day challenge. I’m seeing results and day 17 was shocking results, but even then, I’m not seeing the rapid progress I saw last time. Regardless, I just have to keep moving on and accept the fact that it will be baby steps this time and more about moderation and balancing my diet, exercise, and something called “life”.

— 4 days ago
#fit2014  #fitspiration  #30daychallenge 
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! 

— 6 days 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. 

— 6 days ago
#fit2014  #fitspiration  #30daychallenge  #mealprep  #smarteating