2017 – Weekly Meals and Workouts 11

It’s Monday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. I ended up not running today (so much for training) but I do plan on running tomorrow. I will let you guys know how it goes this week.

Anyway, before I get into anything else, here is my plan for the week.

Hevil’s Healthy Devil – Meal Plan Template

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Workouts

Sunday- pull + one hour elliptical

Monday- 30 min elliptical + push

Tuesday-  4 mile run + pull

Wednesday- rest

Thursday- push + 6 x 400 m

Friday-  legs + 5k run

Saturday- pull + 20 min stairmaster

I have been feeling really tired lately, which was why I haven’t ran too much. However, I do plan on trying to run in the mornings again. I miss those days of running in the morning. I love the feeling of having your workout done in the beginning of the day so that you can relax after work. We’ll see how that goes. If you guys have any advice to getting up earlier in the morning, be my guest. I used to do that but haven’t lately.

So, that is it for now.

What is your plan for the week? 

Any advice about how to get up early in the morning? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 25 (on a Sunday)

It’s Sunday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. It’s been a hectic week and weekend. I am so glad I was able to relax today.

Anyway, let’s talk about my workouts. My half marathon training plan didn’t go as planned. I could have ran more but I am working on it. See my workouts last week below and you will see what I mean.

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I also ended up not running 4 miles like I planned on doing today. Instead, I went on the elliptical for about an hour. I plan to run my four miles tomorrow though.

Well, that is it for now. I haven’t been eating the healthiest for my training and it is something I do have to work on. For example, I went to the Cheesecake Factory with mi novio yesterday and ordered the lunch size Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta and a slice of the Tuxedo cheesecake. I ate half of each though and they were delicious! The lunch size portion of the pasta was still huge! I also need to be eating more carbs ( I will get into that later  with my sports nutrition posts).

So, that’s it for now.

How were your workouts the past week? 

What’s your favorite dessert? 

2017 – Weekly Meals and Workouts 10 + Half Marathon Training Plan

It’s Monday everyone and the 4th of July is tomorrow! I hope you guys are enjoying the holiday weekend. I worked today but I have tomorrow off. Enjoy time with your family and friends. Also, enjoy all the good food! Don’t restrict yourself. 🙂

Anyway, I wanted this post to be about my training and meals. Here is my half marathon training plan.

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As you can see, I still want to incorporate strength training into my half marathon plan. There are probably better ways to do this (doing my runs and strength training on separate days) but I will see how this works. It worked out with my 10k training. Hopefully, it will work out with the half marathon as well. My goal is to get under 2 hours for this half! As an FYI, this plan will probably change as time goes on. It’ll depend on how I feel.

So, I guess you guys are wondering how my meals will look like. Well, here it is:

Meals:

Breakfasts – some sort of breakfast sandwich w/ coffee

Lunches- kung pao chicken w/ brown rice OR WW Pesto Pasta

Dinners- Brown Rice, veggies, some sort of protein OR out to eat (date nights!)

Snacks – Clif Z Bars, roasted chickpeas, apples, dark chocolate covered almonds, strawberries, etc. (whatever is around the house)

So, that is it for now. I will be posting more about sports nutrition related topics later on. It’ll be helpful to you guys and help me stay on track as well.

What is your plan for the week? 

How do you plan on celebrating the 4th of July?

Any suggestions on how I can improve my training plan? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 24 (on a Saturday)

Happy Saturday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. It’s been quite a busy week for as usual and I haven’t been able to post nutrition stuff as I would have like. I can’t believe it’s already July 1! The year flew by!

Anyway, before I get into everything else, here were my workouts the past week.

Fitness Friday 6-30-17

So, I really need to get back into running. I have signed up for a half marathon that is in October and I haven’t ran in nearly a month! I will post my training plan tomorrow. Along with that, I will post nutrition tips while training for a half marathon.

Well, that’s it for now.  It’s 10 pm on Saturday as I typed this quick post.

How were your workouts this week? 

Any training tips for half marathon training? I want a PR!

Disneyland 2017 Recap

I can’t believe it. It’s been almost five or more years since I went to Disneyland and finally, I went again the past weekend, after five years. I went with mi novio and we had a blast!

So, we decided to fly in Saturday night so that we could have Sunday and Monday free to just go to Disneyland and California Adventure. We flew back home Tuesday afternoon.

Since my sister is going to school in Irvine (in the same county as Disneyland), I visited with her the night we flew in. We went to the Anaheim Packing District for a late dinner (plane landed around 8 pm). The packing district has a lot of food vendors you can buy food from. It’s like a huge food court.

I ordered a beer from the Iron Press and their Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich. My sister got the same. Mi novio also ordered a hotdog from Doggone Good. The beer was pretty good but the food was alright. I was expecting more from it.

The next morning was Disneyland! Our hotel was about a mile and half away and we decided to take a shuttle instead of walking there. It would have been good exercise though to walk.

We arrived at the park half an hour before it opened and a long line had already formed. We didn’t have to wait too long though and then we were let into the park a little early. We decided to hit up the rides first since it was early and there wouldn’t be too many people in line. We hit up the Buzz Light Year ride, which had no wait at all. And we also went on the Star Tours and Space Mountain. We didn’t have to wait too long for the rides and it was pretty fun! It was mi novio’s first time going. We took pictures, I bought a Disney shirt and we got Birthday buttons and my boyfriend got the 1st visit button they give you. You have to ask someone at one of the stores to get the buttons but it’s free!

We hit up other rides too, including Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean. We ended up eating lunch at Hungry Bear restaurant at the park but the food was okay. I ordered the burger while mi novio ordered their chicken sandwich. The food didn’t taste anything special but it did full us up.

We hit up a few more rides after and went back to the hotel to rest for a bit. We went back during dinner time and ate Uva Bar at Downtown Disney for dinner. We went back to the park after and went on a few more rides before watching the Electric Parade and the fireworks show. It was pretty nice.

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The next day was California Adventure. I mistakenly thought the park opened at 8am so we got there around 7:30. It turns out, the park opened at 9! Whoops! It worked out at the end because we didn’t have to wait long at all to go on the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride (it replaced Tower of Terror). My friends went a couple weeks ago and said the wait for the ride was about 3 hours. We barely even waited 10 minutes once we got there. The ride is essentially the same with the drops but has different decorations and of course, a different story line. I really liked the ride. Mi novio was terrified at first from the first drop, but he ended up liking it.

After that, we took some pictures with Spiderman and in front of the obligatory pier picture in front of the Ferris Wheel and California Screamin.

We went on California Screamin and it’s one of my favorite rides! It started to get hot so we bought ice cream. We went other other rides after and then ate lunch at the Cove Bar. I got there Fun Wheel Drink CB Lobster Nachos, and their Quesadilla Rolls. All were delicious! The cocktail was pretty good as well, plus it looked pretty.

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We hit up other rides as well after lunch and then of course, took a little break and went back to the hotel. Toy Story MidWay Mania, Radiator Springs Racer, and Mickey’s Fun Wheel, and Golden Zepher were some of the rides we went on before taking a break. We went back and went on other rides, including Soarin Around the World and Monster’s Inc.

We watched the World Of Color show and it was a great show. We didn’t get the best place to watch it but we were still able to watch it. It was so pretty! After the show, we shopped for souvenirs and went back to the hotel. It was pretty late when we ate dinner and decided to just get Domino’s Pizza delivered.

Tuesday was just getting ready to head back home. We ended up eating at CoCo’s Bakery Restaurant for brunch before leaving (we slept in because we woke up early to go to the parks). The food was actually pretty good. I ordered an omelette with hashbrowns. It came with a coffee cake as well. All were delicious!

So, that was what we did at Disneyland and we had so much fun! I ended up not working out but realistically, I could have. I just didn’t want to stress out about working out and eating healthy. After all, it’s vacation!

Have you guys been to Disneyland before? 

If so, what’s your favorite ride?