2017 – Fitness Friday 10

Happy Friday everyone! How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. I was so used to the 70 degree sunny weather we had last week. Now, it’s raining! I can’t wait for more spring like weather to come.

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

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I try to mix up my workouts a little bit and not do the same thing everyday. I think that it is good to shock the body and do different workouts everyday. You work different muscle groups doing this. Plus, sometimes doing the same thing over and over again can get a bit boring and repetitive. It’s nice to switch things up at least every once in a while.

In other news, I should really be taking progress pictures. I gained some weight when I broke my foot because I was unable to workout. Also, I ate whatever I wanted. Since I started working out and going to the gym, I still don’t notice the difference in how I look (because I see myself everyday). The pounds have dropped, however. People have said that they notice that I look more toned and lost some weight. It would have been great if I had taken pictures so that I can see it myself.

Well, that is it for now. I hope you guys had a great week and have a great weekend!

How were your workouts this week? 

Social Media, Body Acceptance, Health

All over social media, whether it is Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc., you see some people post about their workouts, foods they eat (or don’t eat), etc. For many young women (especially teenagers), it can be a trigger for disordered eating, or even eating disorders. Most of the time, these people that post about their workouts and what they eat (or don’t eat) are very slim and that is what the young women want to achieve. Just a side note, anyone can develop disordered eating or an eating disorder (including men and older women), however, you see it most commonly in young women.

I still fall into the trap of going through Instagram, do the comparison game, feel bad about how I look, wonder what they do to achieve it, then go through their posts to see what workouts they do and meals they eat so that I can achieve their look. I know better than to do this. But, after all, I am human.

So, I waste about one hour of my day doing this and realize that I wouldn’t be able to eat like this person. I can’t do their workouts either (at least 2-3 hours a day!). I have a life and other stuff to do, after all. Sure, it may work for them. However, I get bored of eating the same thing every day. Hey, I try to meal prep and plan foods out but I tend to like variety. I also like eating my sushi and burgers & fries. To be quite honest, some of the “diets” they follow are also unhealthy. Some of them eliminate some food groups. But during that one hour, all I think about is I want to lose weight and have a nice body. Then, I come back to reality and know that life is all about balance and moderation.

There are a couple of Registered Dietitian (RD) bloggers that I follow and I love their philosophy.  Kylie from the blog ImmaEatThat, Robyn from the Real Life RD, & Anne from FAnnetastic Food have a similar philosophy of intuitive eating and not restricting food. We should love and accept our bodies to way it is supposed to be. You don’t have to be a size zero to be beautiful. Some bodies are naturally skinnier or naturally fuller. As you long as you are doing physical activity (exercising) and eating everything in moderation, that is where your body is naturally supposed to be. This is what these RD’s preach! There are other RDs out there with similar philosophies but these three I follow the most on social media. It’s refreshing to have this compared to things you see like “lose 10 lbs in 7 days” type of thing.

Here are a few links to some of their posts so you can get the idea of what these RDs are all about.

I can go more into detail about this in another post but I just wanted to get this out there. After all, you only live once. Live life to the fullest and enjoy it!

2017 – Fitness Friday 9 (on a Saturday)

Happy Saturday everyone. How are you guys doing today?  I hope that your Saturday is going pretty well. I started off my day with a workout and it was pretty nice. It really does set the mood for the rest of the day. I finally was able to do squats and boy, am I getting stronger!

Anyway, here were my workouts for the week.

Fitness Friday 3-17-17

Starting tomorrow, I plan on running 5 miles. My 10 k (6.2 miles) is coming up at the end of the month and I need to prepare for it.

So, me being so forgetful, forgot to mention that it is National Nutrition Month this month. Happy National Nutrition Month. Also, Ag Day is coming up. I haven’t posted about Ag Day the past few years since it’s been a while since I went to the celebrations at the California State Capitol.  California Ag Day is on March 22 this year. We wouldn’t have any food if it weren’t for agriculture and California is full of agriculture!

So, that is it for this post. My next non Fitness Friday and Weekly Meals and Workouts post will be about things that I have seen and noticed in the health blogging world and what everyday people think about fitness and nutrition. I think that it will be a very insightful post. Feel free to comment on it once I post it.

How were your workouts this week? 

2017 – Weekly Meals and Workouts 5

Happy Monday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. Last week was crazy and I am tired. I ran my 5k this past weekend. The weekend before that, I went to the King’s basketball game. Fun week but tiring!

Anyway, here is my plan for the week.

Hevil’s Healthy Devil – Meal Plan Template

3-12-17 Meal Plan

I know my lunches for Wednesday and Thursday don’t make sense. To be quite honest, I probably will end up eating out and getting Indian Curry (which gives me two meals). However, there is a chance that I will bring leftovers. It depends on how I feel.

I feel like my running has rubbed off on my younger brother (and so does peer pressure). He joined track and field & cross country in middle school and now, high school. I guess seeing his big sister run made him decide to try running.

Workouts

Sunday- pull + 30 min elliptical

Monday- 4 mile run + squats

Tuesday-  stairmaster + ellipical (20 min each) + push

Wednesday- rest

Thursday- 4 mile run + pull

Friday-  push + 30 min elliptical

Saturday- 4 mile run + 20 min elliptical

I kind of wish I took a before photo before I started going to the gym and lifting weights. Since I see myself everyday, I can’t really tell if I toned up or anything. Mi novio randomly mentioned to me today that I look more toned and slimmed down a little. Maybe he’s just being nice but having the before photo would have helped with comparing before and after. It’s been almost two months since I started lifting.

So, what is your plan for the week? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 8 + Shamrock 5k

Happy Saturday everyone! I am so happy because this week’s weather has been perfect! And the weather was perfect for my 5k run today, the Shamrock Run! Considering that I broke my foot in September, I am pretty happy with my time of 31:02. That is about a 10 min mile pace. The funny thing is that I also used my RunKeeper app and it gave me a 9:46 pace.

Anyway, here were my workouts this week.

Fitness Friday 3-10-17

After my 5k Run: 

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So, I have to say, the run was pretty good! The weather was perfect and it warmed up just in time that I didn’t need my running jacket that I brought with me. My legs did feel like jello during the run because I did squats last night (115 lbs) but I managed to run the entire time.

The run started off by leaving Raley Field and crossing the bridge. It was such a pretty view, especially since the river is full from all the rain we had this season. The run went through downtown and then back to Raley Field. It was a great 5k run, which I ran the entire time. After running the 5k, I felt like I could have gone longer and did the 10k. Oh well, next time. I enjoyed a beer after the run. Happy Almost Saint Patrick’s Day!

I know that drinking a beer after a run is not the smartest idea, since it does slow down recovery. It is better to eat food, with a ratio of 3:1 carbohydrates to protein.

How were your workouts this week?

What is your idea of a perfect run?