2017 – Fitness Friday 14

So, I should really stop calling this post Fitness Friday. I should really be calling it “Workouts of the Week”. However, I like the sound of Fitness Friday. I’ll decide later on how I want to proceed with naming this post.

Anyway, I have been busy lately that I haven’t posted. I really do want to start posting more nutrition related posts and I will do my best to do it.

Before I get into what I have been up to, here were my workouts last week.

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I really need to start training for my 10k that is coming up in early June. I don’t think it’ll be too much of an issue but I at least I did work on some speed work. I did one mile sprints today as well. Hopefully, it’ll help with my speed.

In other news, I have been busy. This past weekend, I worked out and went shopping at the mall with mi novio. I also met up with some friends, played video games, drank beer and had fun. It was pretty nice. I even had time to do some grocery shopping. I bought the Trader Joe’s marinated Pollo Asado and it tastes pretty good. I am eating that along with brown rice and fajita veggies I made for lunches this week.

So, as I have mentioned in a previous post, I have been reading and following dietitians that have a realist approach to nutrition as well as focusing more on being more body positive. Below are two links to two blog posts that I enjoyed reading.

Hummusapien – Alexis writes about how ridiculous articles are about how the new Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino can kill you (seriously, it won’t kill you). Mainly, it’s about food shaming and how it shouldn’t happen.

Immeatthat – Kylie posts a few random thoughts in regards to nutrition, weight, and “meal prepping” (cooking).

I hope you guys enjoy reading their posts. I love the work that they are doing!

So, how was your weekend? 

Have you tried the Unicorn Frappuccino yet? 

 

2017 – Fitness Friday 13 (on a Sunday)

Happy Sunday everyone! And for those who celebrate Easter, Happy Easter! I have been extremely busy the past couple days and finally, I am able to post here! So, before I get into anything else, here were my workouts last week.

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This morning, I did legs, elliptical, and 1 mile sprints on the treadmill. I was doing squats  and almost hurt my back because I was already getting tired from my workout. I’ll definitely listen to my body next time if I am feeling tired. I do not want to injure myself!

I went bowling with mi novio yesterday. We played two games. He won by points. However, I got a lot more strikes than him. (4 strikes vs his zero). I guess I can say I won. 🙂

So, I do have a question for you guys. How many rest days do you guys take a week? I have only been taking one rest day a week but I am wondering if that is overworking my body. Let me know what your thoughts are!

How were your workouts the past week? 

2017 – Weekly Meals and Workouts 8

It’s Monday everyone! I like using Mondays as a planning and prepping day. I have Mondays off from work, so it makes sense for me to prep on Monday. I am also happy because I finally ran today. 3.1 miles. I haven’t ran in over a week and it was nice to run again. However, it was on a treadmill at the gym and there was no a/c on. My run would have gone nicer if it was on but that’s okay.

Anyway, here is my plan for the week. I’m not going to use my fancy meal plan template this time. However, it is here in case you guys want to use it.

Hevil’s Healthy Devil – Meal Plan Template

Breakfasts – roasted potatoes, eggs, turkey sausage, avocado, salsa

Lunches- leftovers OR shrimp lo mein (made w/ WW Spaghetti Noodles)

Dinners- Brown Rice, veggies, some sort of protein

Snacks – apples, trail mix, or dark chocolate covered almonds

Workouts

Sunday- push + 20 min elliptical + 20 min stairmaster

Monday- 3.1 mile run + 30 min elliptical + legs

Tuesday-  pull + elliptical

Wednesday- rest

Thursday- push + 3.1 mile run

Friday-  pull + 3.1 mile run

Saturday- 20 min stairmaster + 30 elliptical + legs

I will see how it goes with following this plan. I am trying to get stronger and more toned.

In other news, I recently started listening to some podcasts. Meaning, I started listening to one podcast so far and will be looking for more that interests me. Mi novio suggested that I should since he has his own podcasts he listens to.

So, since I studied nutrition in college and have a degree in it and that I am passionate about healthy eating (in the balanced and intuitive way), I started listening to a podcast by Christy Harrison, a Registered Dietitian. 

Her podcast is called FoodPsych. She basically talks about intuitive eating and having a healthy relationship with food and our bodies. It’s something you guys should check if you get the chance!

That’s it for now.

What is your plan for the week?

What podcasts do you listen to? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 12 (on a Saturday)

It’s raining. It’s pouring. Yea, that is the weather right now where I live. I was so used to the sunny and warm So-Cal weather last week. Now, I’m back to rain. I’m hoping for sunny warm weather soon! The weather has been crazy, alternating between 70 degree weather and rain every week here.

Anyway, before I get into anything else, here were my workouts this past week.

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I finally did squats on Thursday after not doing squats for a week and boy, was I sore the next day. You really do lose some strength and endurance if you stop working out. Even if it is just for a few days. It is good to have rest days but taking too many in a row will reduce your fitness level.

Well, that is it for now. I really have to stick to eating healthy and not eating out so much. My workouts are fine and I do plan on running a half marathon in October and continuing strength training. However, My results will be slow unless I eat right.

I admit that even though I have a degree in nutrition, I am still human. I do eat at home but I also make healthier choices when I do eat out.

That’s it for now!

How were your workouts this week? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 11 + SoCal Trip (Universal Studios!!)

Sooo, it’s Thursday. I haven’t posted here in over a week. I have been so busy! I hope things have been going well for you guys. So, my family went to SoCal this past weekend. We drove there late Friday afternoon and got there around midnight! We left Sunday, late afternoon. So, it was literally just for the weekend. Oh, the 6-7 hour drive there and 6-7 hour drive back.

Anyway, I ended up not working out Friday-Sunday. I did walk a lot though!

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Saturday was Universal Studios. 

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Universal Studios was really fun. Plus, I have the season pass. My season pass is the Harry Potter World picture, which I am happy about. My siblings were given a Minion one and the Studio Tour one. We were able to get a fast pass for the Studio Tour because we were season pass holders and took a survey. We skipped the hour long wait!

The main reason why I wanted to go there was because of Harry Potter World. It opened up last year but I was finally able to go check it out. The rides were pretty cool, I tried butter beer (which was way to sweet for me), and I bought an EXPENSIVE interactive Hermione wand. I was able to perform “magic” with the interactive wand and it was pretty cool.

Food in the park is so expensive so we went out of the park to eat lunch. My siblings and I ate at Blaze Pizza, a make your own pizza place. It’s like Chipotle, but with pizza. We also got Starbucks.

The other sweets pictured are from 85 C Bakery Cafe at Irvine that we bought Sunday afternoon. Their matcha red bean sponge roll was delicious! Their mocha bun (the stripped one) was okay. I was hoping it would have tasted better.

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Sunday: The Getty Center & The Griffith Observatory

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There isn’t really much to say about the Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. For the Getty Center, we had to take a tram up a hill to get to there. It was pretty scary because it’s so high up. However, their garden was really pretty. We didn’t have much time to explore both places because we didn’t want to get back home too late. I really wanted to look at the sculptures they had. Next time!

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The Griffith Observatory is also on top of a hill but we had to drive up the hill. It was so scary! There wasn’t too much to the observatory. It’s just like a museum where you learn more about the solar system and universe. We also weren’t able to look through the telescope because we went during the day. We did get to look at how the telescope looks. We had to leave by late afternoon for our long drive back home and telescope viewing hours were at night.

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After visiting the Getty Center and the Griffith Observatory, we went back to Monterey Park and ate at a popular Chinese restaurant. We ate at MaMa Lu’s Dumpling House. They have two locations and both were really busy. One of them had at least an hour wait! The food was delicious, however. You can see the food we ate pictured above. I highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the area.

Well, that is it for now. I didn’t want to make this post too long and wordy.

How were your workouts last week? 

Have you been to Universal Studios? 

Who’s your favorite Harry Potter character? 

Do you workout while on vacation?