2017 – Fitness Friday 39 (on a Saturday)

Happy Saturday everyone! How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. The holidays are coming up and I have been very busy. It’ll just get busier as it gets closer to the holiday season!

Fitness Friday 11-10-17

Week of 11/5/2017

Fitness Friday 11-17-17

Week of  11/12/2017

So, the reason why I did not really workout that much this week is that I have been busy just living life. I went to Disneyland last weekend with my sister and it was so much fun! I also hung out with friends and was just busy doing things. My eating hasn’t been the greatest either but hey, I am trying to do the best that I can. Sometimes, you just have to live life!

Anyway, you guys may be confused about what “everything” means when I say that or what PIIT is. When I say “everything”, I mean the entire upper body. Legs is the lower body. PIIT is Pilates Intense Interval Training created by Cassey Ho of Blogilates. I usually do 2 videos (8 rounds) for PIIT but this week, I only did one round. Cassey Ho also developed this great Fit Planner that I purchased for 2018. It is on her popflex website (her brand of fitness clothing and accessories). I am hoping it will help me reach my goals, having this planner.

Anyway, that is it for this post. My next post will be about my Disneyland trip and the post after that will be about eating during the holidays.

How were your workouts this week?

Have you been to Disneyland? If so, what is your favorite ride? 

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2017 – Fitness Friday 38 (on a Saturday)

Happy Saturday everyone! How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright. The weather has been weird. Last week, it was almost 90 degrees and now, it rained today! I so miss the summer/spring weather. I’m not a fall/winter person.

Anyway, here were my workouts this week.

Fitness FRiday 11-3-17

I do plan on running again starting next week. I am looking to buy new running shoes. Once I do buy a new pair, I am going to start running again. I do miss it! It has just been hard to run in the morning since it’s still dark and I do not like running on the treadmill much. At this point though, it is something I have to deal with during the work week (due to work). At least I have the weekend to run outside.

Anyway, that’s it for now.

How were your workouts this week?

Do you like running on the treadmill?

2017 – Fitness Friday 37 (on a Saturday)

Happy Saturday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I hope you guys are doing well! Anyway, this week has been crazy busy for me and I didn’t have a chance to write a post not is not about my workouts. I really want to start writing more nutrition posts. My goal is to post one once a week. We’ll see how that goes!

Anyway, my workouts was pretty much the same as last week’s workouts. The only thing different about this week was that I upped the intensity of the elliptical and lifted heavier this week. I’m getting stronger!

Fitness Friday 10-27-17

Lifting weights was something that I thought I would never do when I was younger since I thought it was a “guy” thing. However, that is not that case. It is something that is good for your body! If anything, body weight exercises is the least you can do for weight training. You need to maintain your muscle mass if you want to keep your metabolism running. I used to be the cardio queen but now, I try to balance weight lifting and cardio.

So, that’s it for this post. What type of general nutrition posts would you guys like to read about?

How were your workouts this week? 

Urban Cow Half Marathon 2017

I think the Urban Cow Half Marathon is the 5th half marathon I’ve ran so far. It’s crazy! I never thought of myself as a runner, especially during high school.

Anyway, like I mentioned in my other post, I ran this half in 2:17:56. Not my best time but not my worst. I ran this with a few of my friends and my uncle. It was pretty much a perfect day for a run, until the breeze picked up a couple miles in.

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The morning was a bit chilly. I met up with my friends and uncle and then the race was about to start! I probably should have started more up in the front because the first half mile, I was just trying to squeeze in between people just to get ahead. It was so crowded! I was going at a pretty good pace the first 6 miles. I was pretty much going the same pace as my 10k back in June.

I’ve ran the course twice before, so I knew what to expect.

The first 6 miles were mainly throughout the neighborhoods in Sacramento and then it started going towards the main street to downtown Sac. It was a pretty nice route and I really liked the shade. The breeze picked up around mile 4 but it didn’t bother me too much until I reached the part of the run where the river was.

I saw my friend Katy at the relay point (she was doing the relay and did the first half). It was nice to have someone cheer me on! All my other friends were either behind or ahead of me. That’s when I hit the wall. My expected PR when I first started the race turned into me having to stop to walk many times. It didn’t help that it was a bit windy.

Part of the run goes on a trail along the river and was very sunny, which was the 2nd half the run. The breeze really picked up there. Plus, my legs were starting to get tired. Normally, I don’t drink Gatorade or any energy drinks/gels. However, I felt like my body needed some energy to get through the rest of the run. So, I drank some Gatorade around mile 8. Don’t worry. I knew my body could handle it as I sometimes drank a few sips of Gatorade during training. However, I always drank a few sips before my run, not during.

By mile 12, I was so tired. I was still running and walking (well, more of the walking). But I pushed through. I did run the last half mile of the race without walking. I was so proud of myself! I immediately ate the strawberries that they had at the end of the run. And, I drank some chocolate milk. I really needed the energy! Finally met up with my friends, talked, took pictures, and drank beer at the beer garden with them. By the way, drinking beer after a run is one of the worst things to after a run. It’s dehydrating. You’re supposed to recover with carbohydrates, protein, and fluid! The beer is just the social aspect of running but if you are a hard-core runner who is competitive, drinking beer is not the best thing to do after a run. We chatted and hung out for a bit, then we headed back home.

Well, that’s it! I ate two slices of BBQ Chicken pizza when I got home. It was delicious!! Well, anything you eat after a long run is delicious, especially when you’re starving!

2017 – Fitness Friday 36 (on a Sunday)

It’s Sunday everyone! Happy Sunday. The past week has been crazy and I know I keep saying I will be posting more. I just haven’t felt the need to post anything. Plus, I’ve been busy.  I wish I had the motivation to post more but we’ll see what happens. I really do want my blog to be a healthy living (balanced) blog. We’ll see how things go.

Anyway, here were my workouts last week.

Fitness Friday 10-20-17

When I say everything, I mean upper body. There’s something called “push” and “pull”, which means that it works different types of muscles. For example, triceps and biceps. They would be worked on two separate days if I separated them. Instead, I do it together. I do legs once a week since I feel like the elliptical does give a leg workout.

Well, that’s it for now. I haven’t really had the chance to finish typing up my Urban Cow Half Marathon Post but it will be up soon!

How were your workouts the past week?