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Day 3 ! Early Rise & Grind

44c7b99f-a3da-41dd-8721-5bd3dbc9e286wallpaperHelllooo everyone, today was an EARLY day. I’m currently at work just waiting for the next transport. I was up around 4:30AM, got to work 5:15AM and now it’s 8:20AM lol… BORING, but hey… we gotta do, what we gotta doooo!

photo-3Well, after our first transport I ordered an Ice Coffee with Cream & Sugar (yikes!). I was too afraid to go black because I wasn’t sure if i’d like it or not. I like hot black coffee though. Eh whatever, I can’t wait for breakfast though, i’m starving! I’m thinking egg whites with tomato, lettuce and mozzarella on multigrain toast. ahhh excited!

So today is, I believe Cardio & Resistance training for INSANITY. I’m going straight to doing that afterwork. Woop woop! Then I’m feeling sushi later with my sister and her boyfriend. Ah man, can NEVER go wrong with sushi… and then dinner is just gonna be a protein shake.

proteinThis is what I have, it’s actually pretty tasty. If I use it as a meal replacement like I will today, than I add 8oz of low fat milk and 1 scoop of protein powder, if it’s a snack/post-workout drink then I just use water with 2 scoops of protein powder. And my favorite bottle ever! The Blender Bottle! Best investment ever! :]

Well, I really have nothing else to talk about… Today is just an early day. Oh, but I do have a healthy recipe to share! I think I’m going to make a batch tonight to eat tomorrow and friday for lunch :] Try it out!
Quinoa Turkey With Feta and Sundried Tomatoes
Cook quinoa as per packet instructions. Make turkey burgers with turkey minced, diced onions and garlic, freshly chopped parsley and coriander, cumin, salt and pepper. Drizzle the olive oil from marinated feta and olive jars over the quinoa and break up the turkey burgers, combining them with the quinoa. Add lemon juice and combine sundried tomatoes and olives.

*I got this off instagram, i follow healthy eats or something like that. It sounds good, but we’ll see.

Have a great day everyone! and if you got awesome recipes, PLEASE PLEASE SHARE

 

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day 1 ! INSANITY FIT TEST & zummbaa

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So I know I have already started a day 1… well, we’re DOING IT AGAIN! lol, Since my last post, i said I had started the INSANITY workout, and was definitely seeing results until my week EXPLODED and i was thrown off completely.

I decided to start insanity all over again. I also decided to create a schedule for my life. I’ve learned that if I just create a daily routine for myself, I’ll get the MAX results and my body will be used to it and eventually crave it!

So last night, I was asleep by 11pm and woke up today 7am. (i got those 8 hours ;] ) but then i fell asleep again, until 8. My alarm went off, i got up, dressed into work out gear and downstairs. Did my measurements and weight and pressed play for the INSANITY fit test. THE RESULTS:

photoNot too bad, The results were better on my 2nd fit test the first round, but hey… this is what happens after 1 week of doing nothing but mope. SO.. you have my reps… AND my measurements. I’m an open book folks. Every 2 weeks I take this test and we will both see the amazing results!

Next thing: I bought a heart rate monitor 😀 It’s called, DUO 1010 from sports line (dual-use heart rate monitor) It’s decent and pretty accurate [sometimes]. After the fit test and 20 minutes of zumba i burned = 365 calories. I think I burned a bit more because sometimes it stops monitoring the HR due to whatever and so.. stops calculating. BUT I LOVE IT! Totally worth getting one. It motivates you to work harder and burn more!

So, as I mentioned earlier, I’ve created a schedule, and I’m going to share it with you! Here is it:

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

0000 Sleep
0100 Sleep
0200 Sleep
0300 Sleep
0400 Sleep
0500 Sleep
0600 Sleep
0700 Wake up (8 hours of sleep)
0800 Workout
0900
1000 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, ¼ cup granola oats, 1 cup strawberries, halved
1100
1200 1 cup of Fruit
1300
1400 Protein, Vegetables, Salad
1500
1600 1 cup of Fruit
1700
1800 Protein, Vegetables, Salad
1900
2000
2100
2200 Get ready for bed
2300 Sleep

So.. to explain. it’s written in military time.. cause i’m just used to it. So this is ideal, but already i have to change it for mon, wed and friday because of work but overall, this is my ideal day. My goal is to have 8 hours of sleep every night [we’ll see how well that goes, lol] . The times bolded is my eating window. Ever heard of intermittent fasting? My ex boyfriend swears by it, and i’m like uhhh fasting!? no way. BUT I tried it and it works! What it is you fast 16hours and feast 8 hours, so from 10am to 7pm i’m eating every 2 hours, but after 7pm until 10am I am fasting. I even noted what kind of food to eat at what time.

I hung this schedule in my room and I truly feel like it’s fool proof. i’ll keep you all posted daily on my daily activity! I’m excited.

Well, it’s 10AM! time for breakfast:
1 cup plain fat-free greek yogurt (i’m eating oikios)
1/4 cup of gluten free granola
1 cup of grapes
YUMMMMY
Photo on 5-20-13 at 9.59 AMHAHA, i look ridiculous. I have tons of chores to do today so i’m off to do that after I eat my yogurt. WHICH BTW IS A GREAT POST WORKOUT MEAL. I’ll be eating again in two hours lol, something light.. probably a mango or something. Tonight I have ambulance which ALREADY messes up my sleeping schedule lol, but like I said, I have a plan and that’s so much better than winging it.

I hope today’s blog motivates you to create a plan and get healthy!