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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

 

Day 2! Plyometric cardio & yummy Chipotle dindin

ImageSo to the left would be pre-work out and to the right would be post-workout lol… Man, I was DRIPPING IN SWEAT.

So last night I had the overnight Ambulance shift and had NO SLEEEEP 😦 It was terrible. I got home around 730am and passed out. I officially got off my bed at 4pm. I wasted my whole day!! AHHH, but it’s alright… Got up, got my work out clothes on and did INSANITY!

I burned 460 calories ! I thought it would be more with how hard I worked but oh well.

After that I was hungry so I ran to Chipotle, was really craving it.  I got the bowl, brown rice, black beans, tomatoes, lettuce and some cheese.. or and (don’t judge) sour cream.. haha, its so good!!! lol and then I had sparkling blackberry juice.

Photo on 5-21-13 at 6.04 PMI couldn’t even finish that massive bowl, but it was so good and the drink was too. Now if i was following my 8 hour feast schedule like normal, I wouldn’t have gotten all that… would be like a small taco but since it’s already past 6pm and i’m not supposed to be eating anymore, I went a little more than usual on my meal. I’m satisfied =] and it worth totally worth it, haha.

Well, that was pretty much my boring, boring day. Sleep, work out, eat and now i’m just gonna chill and watch TV in my room. I have to up at 4:15 AM tomorrow for work 😦 ugh… So early bedtime for me! Hope you all had a great day ;]

been a while! new goals, FITNESS, HEALTHY, HAPPY & KILLER CONFIDENCE.

It’s been since March 1st, that I’ve written a post… I’m SORRY!.. I will say I fell off the wagon.. AGAIN. But it wasn’t all a fail.. I was keeping active and eating healthy. I started INSANITY and then after a month fell off because life happened and emotionally I was destroyed. Last week was the WORST week of my life.. Monday, I didn’t pass my last nursing exam which meant I couldn’t move forward in the program. I have to wait til NEXT SPRING. Which I cried my eyes out when I found out, Tuesday was a family problem that left me crying a lot also, Wednesday, my boyfriend who I fell in love with, so damn hard for… turned out to still be in love with his ex-girlfriend and so left me… do I even need to tell you how I felt? Then Friday I was let go from my job because they didn’t need me anymore due to lack of clientele… SOOOOOOOOOO that was just terrible. i skipped Insanity for the week, didn’t sleep, didn’t eat….been an emotional wreck but TODAY I woke up fantastical :] I have an interview this week for a full time job ;], I’m getting back to my goal as a fitness model, I feel fantastic. So here is to new goals, FITNESS, HEALTHY, HAPPY & KILLER CONFIDENCE. I hope my followers are still out there and you continue to support me. I’m back ;]

progressss ;]

progressss ;]

day 35! down 4 pounds!

Lost 4 pounds!! LOL, but I had gained like 5 pounds from the beginning of this blog… but still!! I was very happy to see that.. means what I’m doing is working!

Today I went on a sushi date with Emily! I love this girl, we only hang out once in awhile when she’s home from school and we do is go out to eat and we ALWAYS call them dates. Usually we go all out at Olive Garden but today, we treated ourselves to Sushi. She showed me a place in her town called Ocean Sushi.. really good!
I had:

Miso Soup –   70 calories
Shrimp Roll- 240 calories
Tuna Roll-    184 calories
Total-            494 calories

Each roll was 8 pieces so I was very content at the en of my meal… wasn’t stuffed. And it was cheap! 10 bux! a lunch special lol

I haven’t hit the gym yet, I’m planning to do a class at 5:30 called bodypump… its strength training and then following that class at 6:30 is Zumba!!  So, i’m going to be getting a good 2 hours in the gym later. Then tonight I’m thinking just staying in with some tea and watch Disney movies or something lol. low key day.

ciao for noww ;]

day 34 — zummbaa, fun… and shin pain??

Woke up today feeling sore!!! awesome lol, and i had a bad right shin pain.. ugh.. i went to zumba and i was planning to do bodycombat afterword also.. 2 hours a cardio!! but my shin was killing me!! i don’t know if it is from the exercise or previous but i didn’t want to push it.

at least i did an hour of zumba! it was a lot of fun… after that i went to the super market to shop for dinner ingredients.

So every Thursday from 7-11pm, I’m on Ambulance Duty! And we’ve made themes for every thursday evening. Tonight is Pasta Southwestern… or something like that… doesn’t make sense really… italian.. southwestern… but whatever, i didn’t think of it…. however I MADE IT WORK. with THIS LOVELY DISH!! called :

Southwest Meatball Skillet!
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I got this recipe from cleaneatingmag.com
I LOVE THIS SITE! They have awesomeeeeeeeee recipes that are healthy and delicious!!!

Here is the recipe for this dish…. try it!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen yellow or white corn
  • 1 15-oz BPA-free can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 2 cups diced vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg whites, bread crumbs, salt and pepper and mix well. Shape into 16 meatballs, each about the size of a golf ball.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Add meatballs and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, turning frequently, until browned on all sides. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, broth, lime juice and cumin and mix well. Reduce heat to medium, partially cover and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through. Stir in cilantro and serve.
Nutrients per serving (4 meatballs and 1 cup corn-bean mixture): Calories: 320, Total Fat: 4.5 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 32 g, Fiber: 7 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 37 g, Sodium: 340 mg, Cholesterol: 55 mg

AND LOOOKKKK ^^^^^ nutritional facts! amazing. lol

So I made that for my dinner crew tonight… they are also gonna have pasta and veggie meatballs and peppers… YUM YUM. I have to be careful! With my portions…everything is gonna look so so good!

i’m scared…lol

Anyway… after I made dinner I actually ate lunch. I had :

2 slices of whole wheat toast –   200 calories
2 tablespoons of peanut butter- 190 calories
1 cup of watermelon-                   46 calories
total:                                           436 calories

Not too bad I must say… i was filled!
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So … I wrote this blog over several hours so now i’m at the ambulance building! 15 minutes to food.. i’m really hungry… i was on emergency calls bleghhh.. i didn’t have a snack buts okay.. means i can eat a little bit more for dinner..

anyway, that’s it for today! I’ll post a picture of my feast too ;]

good luck everyone!!

i hate pictures… jogging anyone?

So… I took Christmas photos today, and I was soooo not happy seeing them :[
I swear, pictures DEFINITELY add 10 pounds… ughhh

So..me by the tree…
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ew, ew, ew… i mean.. i know i’m not ugly but i hate my body! I wish i had some old christmas pictures from years ago. I remember searching for clothes and I couldn’t fit in any of them!! that’s the hardest part for… putting on clothes and not being able to button them, or zip something up. It’s horrible!

I break into tears like… every single time.

For tomorrow, I asked my sister’s boyfriend to make me run with him tomorrow. LOL, I was planning the gym but at least if i have him also running, at least I’ll make sure THAT happens. He’s a very good, long distance runner… and he has been “training” my sister. She’s getting better! I have to do the same. He told me that he’ll drag me out (perfect!) lol

well, we’ll see.. hopefully though I’m not coughing like today or else I’m gonna have trouble running around the block.

When I felt myself getting sick, I used to make myself work out extra, extra hard because I believed sweating out the sickness would help me get better. I think it worked too! Back when I was fit &&  eating a lot of vitamin C… I hardly was sick!

Diet and Exercise does wonders. I gotta keep reminding myself that!

Anyway, from the site: http://weightloss.allwomenstalk.com/reasons-water-helps-kick-start-weight-loss/

This site is awesome, has a lot of ideas not just in dieting but in fashion, activities, makeup, etc! I admit, it’s for women but whatever!

7 Ways Jogging Helps Lose Weight!

1. IT GETS YOU MOVING!

It’s simple. Anything, anything that gets you off the couch and moving is going to help you burn calories and lose weight. This includes dancing, skipping rope, jumping on the trampoline, and jogging. Jogging for 45 minutes burns about 500 calories… that’s amazing!

2. IT’S A GREAT SOURCE OF CARDIO

Like I mentioned above, one of the ways jogging helps lose weight is by burning calories… but it also gets your heart thumping — it’s great cardio! And doing regular cardio exercise, like jogging, will strengthen your heart, so you’ll burn calories more efficiently. Bonus!

3. IT’S MARVELOUS WEIGHT-BEARING EXERCISE

Every compete fitness plan includes weight-bearing exercise, along with non weight-bearing exercise, cardio, stretching, and weight training. Jogging meets two of these requirements, because along with cardio, it also provides weight-bearing exercise… and this complete fitness regimen, including jogging, will help you lose weight.

4. IT IMPROVES ENDURANCE

Another of the ways jogging helps lose weight is by increasing your stamina and endurance. You’ll notice that, after a few weeks, you’ll be able to go further, and faster, and that at the end of a jog, you’re not as winded or tired. That’s you, building endurance! Way to go!

5. IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR CORE

My personal trainer once told me that the secret to toned abs is a strong core, and he’s right. And how do you get a strong core? Well, one way is by jogging! It’s true… so not only can jogging help you lose weight, it can also help you tone, too.

6. IT’S EASY!

I’m all for easy, and this is another way jogging helps lose weight: it’s simple. There’s no special equipment required (aside from shoes). There’s no complicated training involved (we already know how to jog). You just lace up your trainers and go!

7. YOU DON’T NEED A GYM MEMBERSHIP

Who says weight loss has to cost money? In this way jogging helps lose weight and keep your pocketbook in good shape, too! Jogging doesn’t cost anything (again, aside from the cost of shoes), so you won’t have to sacrifice something else to do it, or budget for it. Sweet!

I love jogging, and how you know why! These are all the ways jogging helps lose weight that I know of… and I especially love the last two! Which of these are the most important to you? Or do you know another way jogging helps lose weight I didn’t have on my list? Do tell!

Again– this is from the site.. and everything said is so true! I’m definitely going to get into it

Well Everyone… Good Night!!!

day 20 and 21– and a little diet history

sorry i didn’t write anything yesterday! Not a great day…at all. lol

My diet yesterday was like nonexistent til late at night when my ladies and I had girl’s night.

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well, we ate a lot of pizza, and cheese sticks, and drank. oh boy… and i think it was becase I hardly ate through out the day. I was sort of bummed out and lost my appetite all day, til our little party came up and next thing I knew I WAS STARVING. and just eating… pretty sure I was eating, past the point of being full.

I felt like TOTAL SHIT, omg. I felt like my stomach was going to explode. I really, really was pissed at myself. I had to go make myself throw up in the bathroom because i felt soooo disgusted and I didn’t even get to work out earlier in the day. I was cursing myself out in the bathroom :/

Now, I have a history of anorexia/bulimia. I wasn’t a serious case, but in high school specifically sophmore and junior year… i didn’t eat..Everyday I remember I would skip breakfast, get to school and walk with my lunch buddies to a pizzeria or something, and all I would get everyday was a blue powerade, or gatorade… not sure. and then I had my friend make sure I did sit ups… like 100 i think everyday. Then I had soccer practice after school, go home and whatever my mom made for dinner and I go back outside for a run. That was pretty much the routine everyday and I went from  130 pounds to 115pounds and kept it there til junior year.

Junior year came along and I guess I started to eat normal so I went back up to constant 125-130 pounds. But I was making myself throw up after dinner. it was bad… I always regretted putting any food in my mouth.  I did that for all of junior year and then senior year I started seeing a therapist specifically for my eating habits… it was at school and no one knew and I was able to just be normal with my diet my senior year… I gained another 5 pounds.. so I was pretty much 130-135 pounds senior year.

After all that… college is here! and from the day I started college which could have been maybe pushing 140…. I am now the 180 pound girl.

bizzare… I used to starve myself to maintain a low weight… and almost 3 years… I’ve managed to binge and gained almost 45 pounds since high school. I stopped exercising, stopped caring about calories, didn’t care about sugar or any of that. I just wanted the pleasure of eating all this food that I stopped myself from eating in high school.

I am so disappointed in myself, but what can I do? What’s done is done…
To make these changes are so so hard for me, and i’m sure for so many others… It’s a lifestyle change and I am just HOORRRIIBBLLE with change. I get comfortable and stay there… I don’t move with the change. no bueno, lol.

But I’m working on it… slowly and have so much support from my friends.

Today, around 12:30, I had a grapefruit… that’s it so far..I don’t even want to eat after last night… but I know I should especially since I have a holiday party to go to tonight, where there will be.. lots and lots of food. uughhhhh i hate the holidays so much!!

Wish me luck guys… and good luck to you!