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? 

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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? 

Weekly Meals and Workouts 112 + Possible Half Marathon???

Happy Sunday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. It’s been hot for the past couple of days. I can’t wait for cooler weather to come.

So, like I mentioned yesterday, here’s my workout plan for the rest of the month.

August 2016 Workout Plan

Meals

Breakfasts- egg scramble w/ pico de gallo, avocado, chicken sausage OR English Muffin Pizza

Lunches- pasta, leftovers, or crab cakes

Dinners- rice, veggies, protein

Snacks-  fruits, nuts, chips?

So, I am also debating whether to run the Urban Cow Half Marathon this year. I ran it twice but I didn’t run it last year (though I had planned to.)

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I will start training for it just in case but it doesn’t give me much time to train. I mean, I will be able to run it but not get a PR. I know that if I get back to the weight I was (around 125) when I ran my first half marathon, I can probably get a PR. But, I have gained weight since then (almost 140). I hope to lose weight!

My Running of the Elk Half Marathon earlier this year wasn’t good either but I still ran it in under 2:30. The longest run I did for that was 8 miles (clearly not enough for a half marathon). FYI, terrible idea to run a half marathon without training.

So, I will start training but I am not sure if I will run in it until the end of the month. Wish me luck!

What is your plan for the week? 

Do you have any tips for training? 

Weekly Meals and Workouts 94

Happy Sunday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m not doing so well. I woke up this morning with my lower back hurting and it made running hard. I was suppose to run 7 miles for my training but I only ended up doing 4 miles. I actually ran outside today. It was such a nice day. It was also a bit windy but it was a nice day to run. I was able to run a tank top to run instead of a jacket.

Before anything else, here’s my plan for the week.

Hevil’s Healthy Devil – Meal Plan Template

1-24-16 Meal Plan

Here is how my pasta looks. I just used whole wheat pasta and pasta sauce made with truffle oil. I also added chicken apple sausage that I bought from Sprouts.

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I know it does not look pretty but it actually tastes pretty good.

Workouts

As for my workouts, I am not sure what I will do this week about it. Since my lower back hurts, I am not sure if I want to keep doing strenuous exercise. Doing my ab workout today was hard as is. My ab workout was only 10 minutes. It was also hard running 4 miles today.

I might do yoga tomorrow and see how I feel. This week will be experimental and I’ll see how it goes. I might still run but I am not sure what I will exactly do.

Here is my view from running today. It’s a really nice creek to run by everyday.

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Anyway, that is it for now. Classes start tomorrow and I am so excited. I will make a quick post on Wednesday, when I will have my schedule basically figured out. I really hope it goes the way I want it to.

What’s your plan for the week? 

Any suggestions for my lower back pain?

Weekly Meals and Workouts 92 + Easy Breakfast Burritos

Happy Sunday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. I did not run today but I still worked out. I will be running tomorrow. Before I get more into the post, here is my plan for the week.

Hevil’s Healthy Devil – Meal Plan Template

1-10-16 Meal Plan

My lunches will either be leftovers from dinner or I will be making some sort of pasta dish.

Workouts

Sunday-   2 mile walk + Jillian Michael’s Extreme Shed and Shred

Monday-  5 mile run + abs

Tuesday-   4 mile run + strength

Wednesday- HIIT Yoga

Thursday- 3 mile run + strength

Friday- 4 mile intervals

Saturday- rest

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Example of leftovers: teriyaki chicken (homemade teriyaki sauce), cauliflower, shrimp, rice

My breakfast burritos are so easy to make.

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All you need are:

  • a bag of spinach
  • a bag of the Boca Ground Crumbles (you can use ground meat as well)
  • Southwest Chipotle Seasoning
  • 9 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (you can use as much as you want)
  • 8-9 whole wheat tortillas

You’ll need two pans to cook this.

Directions:

  1. Saute the spinach.
  2. In another nonstick pan, cook the Boca Crumbles. Add the seasoning. Once the crumbles are cooked all the way through, crack the eggs into the mixture and mix and let the eggs cook.
  3. Mix the egg mixture into the spinach. Mix in the cheese.
  4. Add a portion of the mixture onto a tortilla and roll it up into a burrito. Do it until you run out of the filling.
  5. Freeze at least half of the burritos. Take them out the night before to let them defrost and heat up before eating.
  6. I always add avocado and sirarcha/or salsa into the burrito after heating it up.
  7. Enjoy!

I know that it may not look that appetizing but it is really simple and delicious!

What is your plan for the week?

Do you like breakfast burritos?