Posts tagged healthy living

Posted 2 years ago

I got a myfitnesspal to start logging my food intake.

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  • Aside from the cardio I logged on myfitnesspal I also did full upper body strength training.
Posted 2 years ago

So sore today

And I LOVE it! :) I don’t like to say I’ve started counting calories, but I’m going to start adding an estimate of each meal so I can be a little more aware. Usually I don’t care or think about it.

Food intake :

Breakfast : Kashi go lean with barely any vanilla almond milk (I ran out as soon as I started pouring) - Estimate 205 calories

Lunch : Grilled pepper jack, fried egg sandwich - Estimate 320 calories

Gym : Cardio day. 3 mile intervals; Run, jog, sprint and walked incline - Burned approximately 300 calories

Snack : Protein shake - 80 calories

Dinner : Six inch subway turkey on wheat with provolone, lettuce, pickles and onions - Estimate 450 calories

Snack : 2tbsp of ice cream - Estimate 100 calories? If half a cup is 140 calories then.. Sure.

* I really had to resist the urge to binge tonight. Oh will power..

Calories - estimate 1,155

Also, I got my ukulele today and I have a job interview with Nike soon :) Today is a good day.

Posted 2 years ago
Food :
Breakfast : 2 pieces of whole grain toast with almond butter and honey, half a small coffee cup of sweetened vanilla almond milk
* The 1000 calorie workout
Lunch : Spinach salad with pan cooked chicken breast, fetta cheese, sliced almonds, 1 sliced mushroom and 1 hard boiled egg and artichoke hearts with Asian sesame dressing on the side
Gym : Intense leg day + cardio - Run 1 mile, walk incline .20 of a mile, sprint .30 of a mile = 1.5 miles
Dinner : 2 scramble eggs with spinach and salsa

Food :

Breakfast : 2 pieces of whole grain toast with almond butter and honey, half a small coffee cup of sweetened vanilla almond milk

* The 1000 calorie workout

Lunch : Spinach salad with pan cooked chicken breast, fetta cheese, sliced almonds, 1 sliced mushroom and 1 hard boiled egg and artichoke hearts with Asian sesame dressing on the side

Gym : Intense leg day + cardio - Run 1 mile, walk incline .20 of a mile, sprint .30 of a mile = 1.5 miles

Dinner : 2 scramble eggs with spinach and salsa

Posted 2 years ago

Day 1 of new workout routine and getting back on track with my food log.

Food intake :

Breakfast : 2 tablespoons of strawberry, honey Greek yogurt with 1 sliced banana, cinnamon and sliced almonds with 2 pieces of toast with kiwi and blackberry fruit spread, 1 cup of green tea

• 2 mile run outside (I live in Memphis, TN, where it is alwayyys disgustingly humid so I rarely ever run outside, but I’m really trying to push myself through it in hopes of being a beast in up coming races. Today it is 82 degrees and 72% humidity.

Lunch : Mrs. Dash’s onion & herb seasoned pan cooked chicken breast, 1 sauteed portabella mushroom and half of a red pepper, sliced cucumber to make 2 small lettuce wraps, both with a teaspoon of Asian sesame dressing

Snack : less than a palm full of the Planters NUT-rition bone health mix and 1 small cup of green tea

Gym : Full upper body, incorporating supersets + abs + about 3 minutes of sprint sets till I began experiencing extreme pain in my right hip. I suppose I should chill instead of trying to over-do it.

Snack : Dipped coconut Luna bar

Dinner : Spinach salad with shrimp, crushed peanuts, blueberries, 1 hard boiled egg, feta cheese and a tablespoon of sesame Asian dressing

Posted 2 years ago
Tea contains antioxidants. Antioxidants can help slow down the aging process, and help cells regenerate and repair.  Many studies suggest antioxidants also assist our bodies in preventing cancer.
Tea can lower stress hormone levels. Black tea can reduce the effects of stressful events by lowering the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in the body.
Tea fights cavities and reduces plaque. Compounds in tea are capable of killing or suppressing growth and acid production of cavity causing bacteria in our mouths.
Tea keeps you hydrated. Every cup of tea you drink, especially low or no caffeine varieties, counts as a cup of water with the added bonus of providing antioxidants as well.
Tea may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. Tea can help prevent formation of dangerous blood clots which are often the cause of strokes and heart attacks.
Tea can help lower blood pressure. Drinking green tea daily can reduce your risk of hypertension by up to 50%.
Tea aids your body in digestion. Tea has been used for thousands of years as an after-meal digestive aid.  It can also help relieve stomach cramps.
Tea may help prevent diabetes. There is some evidence to suggest that green tea might help to lower the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
Tea can help beat bacteria. An Egyptian study testing the effects of green tea on antibiotics found the tea to enhance the bacteria killing effects of the drugs.
Tea aids your immune defenses. A study comparing the immune activity levels of coffee drinkers vs. tea drinkers found the tea drinkers to have levels up to five times higher.
  1. Tea contains antioxidants. Antioxidants can help slow down the aging process, and help cells regenerate and repair.  Many studies suggest antioxidants also assist our bodies in preventing cancer.
  2. Tea can lower stress hormone levels. Black tea can reduce the effects of stressful events by lowering the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in the body.
  3. Tea fights cavities and reduces plaque. Compounds in tea are capable of killing or suppressing growth and acid production of cavity causing bacteria in our mouths.
  4. Tea keeps you hydrated. Every cup of tea you drink, especially low or no caffeine varieties, counts as a cup of water with the added bonus of providing antioxidants as well.
  5. Tea may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. Tea can help prevent formation of dangerous blood clots which are often the cause of strokes and heart attacks.
  6. Tea can help lower blood pressure. Drinking green tea daily can reduce your risk of hypertension by up to 50%.
  7. Tea aids your body in digestion. Tea has been used for thousands of years as an after-meal digestive aid.  It can also help relieve stomach cramps.
  8. Tea may help prevent diabetes. There is some evidence to suggest that green tea might help to lower the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
  9. Tea can help beat bacteria. An Egyptian study testing the effects of green tea on antibiotics found the tea to enhance the bacteria killing effects of the drugs.
  10. Tea aids your immune defenses. A study comparing the immune activity levels of coffee drinkers vs. tea drinkers found the tea drinkers to have levels up to five times higher.
Posted 2 years ago

13 hour day

Waitress - 10am - 2pm

Gym - 2:10 - 3pm ( I had a really good workout today :) )

Break ( To go home and shower ) - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Waitress - 5pm - 10:30pm

                                           LONG ASS DAY!


Breakfast - Mixed fruit & Greek yogurt

Lunch - 2 scrambled eggs with salsa

Dinner - Pad Thai with tofu

I’m still having a problem making time to snack. And I haven’t had time to go get any protein powder. *sighs*

Posted 2 years ago

Somehow I magically woke up this morning at 6am wide awake. It’s Saturday.. I wanted to sleep in, but instead I went and had one of the best workouts I’ve had in a long time. Triceps, biceps, chest, back and cardio. I don’t think I’ll even be able to lift my arms tomorrow. I’m celebrating my birthday tonight so It’s a good thing I got this workout in.

After this weekend I’m going to start planning meals in advance and making myself snack, since I hardly ever do. It’s a pain always having to take my invisalign out to eat, and brush my teeth and clean them before putting them back in. Only 4 more months to go!

I got a new dress for my bday shenanigans tonight. It’s super tight. I love my body, but I’m hoping not to bloat after dinner. You’ll be able to see every pudge. Idk. I may post a picture and let you guys tell me if I look like a cow. lol

Daily food intake :

Breakfast : Kashi cereal with vanilla almond milk

Early lunch : 1 hard boiled egg over spinach, mushrooms and artichoke with a big cup of green tea

Snack : Chips, cheese dip and Dos Equis with my mum for Cinco de Mayo

Dinner : Sushi

+ lots of birthday drinks! Suck it!!

Posted 2 years ago

Stopped insanity

If you hadn’t noticed.. Now that I’m working at the gym I’m actually getting great workouts. I trained my first client today. I’m really going to like this job.

ps. I hate the word CAN’T!!!

If I can anyone can…

Posted 2 years ago

I forgot

to post yesterday. Oopz!

Workout : Gym, no Insnity! I worked shoulders, biceps and triceps. After over-doing it on legs the other day I took it slow with arms yesterday and today I’m the perfect amount of sore. I can’t wait to get to the gym :)

Food :

Breakfast : 2tsp of Strawberry honey Greek yogurt and small bowl of kashi honey toasted oat cereal with vanilla almond milk

Snack : 1 small cup of cucumber and tofu soup

Lunch : Chicken and eggs

Snack : Blackberries

Dinner : 1 chicken tender before the Grizzlies game

Snack : Another small bowl of cereal

Posted 2 years ago

Insanity Day 3 : Cardio Power & Resistance

Workout : My right calf has a knot in it the size of a baseball, but I pushed through today’s workout even though I just wanted to fall down and cry.

Food diary :

Breakfast : 1 bowl of island vanilla kashi cereal with unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Lunch : Sleep, because I was super lazy today

Dinner : Mushroom ravioli & crab cakes

Snack : Girl scout cookies (my weakness)

Conclusion : Once again I need to eat more times a day, cleaner foods and less girl scout cookies.

Posted 2 years ago

Insanity. Day 1 : Fit Test

Switch kicks : 89

Power jacks : 47

Power knees : 71

Power jumps : 26

Globe jumps : 9

Suicide jumps : 14

Push-up jacks : 23

Alternating knees : 59

Food diary :

Breakfast : 2tbsp of honey Greek yogurt with half of a banana, half a cup of coffee with a tbsp of vanilla almond milk and a splash of vanilla creamer.

Lunch : Grilled chicken (ranch) wrap & sweet potato bites.

Dinner : Spaghetti (strictly noodles, ragu and a pinch of garlic powder), 1 piece of garlic bread, 4 meatballs, 1 samoas girl scout cookie. (My mom’s cooking. Had to jump in before she started adding a bunch of random things.)

Conclusion : I need to focus on eating much cleaner and six times a day. For whatever reason I haven’t had much of an appetite lately. We all know abs are made in the kitchen…