Sunday, September 30, 2012

First Fall Hike

Greetings from Socal,  hoping everyone had a lovely week and ya'll are having a great weekend :)

I had a good week. I did the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred Level 3 everyday but decided to break the monotony on Friday by going on a hike. SoCal is finally starting to cool down, thank goodness, the heat was starting to get old pretty fast. I woke up bright and early and hit my fave trail. It's 2 1/4 miles one way totaling 4.5 miles in an hour. And the trail ends at a beautiful waterfall which is a plus. It was very refreshing and rejuvenating to be outdoors hiking after mostly indoor workouts all summer long. I'm looking forward to more frequent hikes as Fall fully kicks in!!!

I've been super bloated lately and so has the S.O. So I switched things up a little this week, for breakfast I had my unloaded oatmeal version with almond vanilla milk and brown sugar. Lunch, was my biggest meal of the day which consisted of Tilapia and steamed cabbage over a bed of white basmati rice. For dinner I opted to do a big bowl of fruit salad consisting of green grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple and avocado. I found the fruit to be very light (as the last meal of the day) yet very filling. It also doubled as dessert :) I think I will continue to do the fruit bowl for dinner this coming week until we can figure out this whole bloating business.

I'm thrilled to report my water chugging has remarkably improved. All I catch myself drinking is water and more water. And of course my cuppa teas :) I'm totally English ya'll HAHA

This week's achievement? I can NOW do a push up!!! Very exciting news for me. Rewarding baby steps is all its about :)

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Weekly Update

TGIF, I hope everyone had a lovely week. Yay to Friday!!!

My week was good, super hot and humid in SoCal. Where is Fall already? I'm kinda starting to get impatient here what with my boots and blazers all lined up and ready to go haha

All week I've done Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred Level 3. Its been kinda brutal BUT in a nice BRING IT ON way. In Level 3 you even do jumping jacks with your dumbbells in tow. I'm loving this. My arms!?!not so much. But I see muscle coming in and cellulite doing the disappearing act and nothing could make this girl happier :) Every morning I wake up am sore in places I didn't know existed let alone could get so sore. Good stuff. 

This weekend I plan on taking it easy by doing a power walk/jog.

Food-wise? I did a lot of veggiez, fruits and seafood. I kinda cut back on the carbs this week because I have been awfully bloated lately. I haven't changed my diet so I have no clue what's bringing it on. What's you home remedy for bloating???

I'm glad to report I've been chugging more and more water. No soda. But an occasional glass of Cranberry juice. And of course given that I'm a friggin wino, a glass of red with dinner is a given.

I hope ya'll have a beautiful weekend. The boy and I have plans lined up all weekend, hopefully they all pan out. Either way just the two of us together is plenty of fun :)

On that note am off to the local farmer's market to see what I can score!!!

P.S. I hope you enjoy my new blog look. Some links still don't work but they should over time. I've been working on it all week.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

No one Said It'd Be Easy

I know I haven't been doing blog posts as often as I have in the past. But please let that not be a reflection of how I am doing on working to be healthier and fit. I'm not slacking off on my workouts. I've just been busy doing a lot of nothing to be honest. What's even more embarrassing? remember that lil out of town trip I took? for a family wedding. Yes, that one. I had my suitcase sitting in a corner in my bedroom unpacked for over a week. I finally got to it on Sunday and only because it was laundry day. So see what I mean? you must pardon me. Now if I could only get to unpacking my accessories from those jewelry bags. Nothing worse than trying to untangle a necklace *facepalm*

Anyway, I digress. I did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred Level 2 all of last week. And I gotta say is it doesn't get better with time. At least not for me. I mean of course I feel stronger and I already see some muscle coming in :) but it still kicks me BUTT IN!!! And I love it but holy molly did I struggle last week? I wasn't falling behind or anything but EVERY single day last week felt like I had NEVER done it before. But I pushed myself. And am so grateful I didn't sit it out, that I kept going despite all that.

I'm doing a tad better at chugging my water. I've been eating tons of fresh sea food (mostly Tilapia & Salmon) with steamed veggiez on a bed of Basmati rice or any other carb of my liking. Not to forget the scrumptious side of Avocado :)

Breakfast-wise I've been eating an unloaded Oatmeal version with just a tsp of brown sugar and Almond vanilla milk which is absofrigginlutely omnomnomnom

And since its Mango and Pineapple season I have been eating at least a mango a day if not two.

How have your days been lately? what are you eating more of? and what are you cutting back on? what about your work outs?

I'm thrilled starting tomorrow I move on to Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 3. Pray me luck!!!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Falling off the face of earth

So I haven't written for a week nor read your blogs. But am back and will be doing my blog rounds. I had a crazy week last week getting ready for a family wedding out of town. Packing drives me absolutely nuts. The planning of the outfits and the getting everything to fit in the damn suitcase. Ugh just kill me already. Especially because as soon as I touched down I had to meet one of my besties for breakfast then proceed to run wedding errands with the fam bam. So not only did I need to ensure my travel outfit was cute and comfy but most importantly warm for the flight. I go for comfort when travelling. Airplane a/c does not quite agree with me so I gotta bring at least two scarves and a jacket/coat to layer up once I board for comfort. But this time I also needed to be able to pull off the outfit the next morning haha. So much pressure, right?

Anyway, I had a really fun trip. I didn't workout much given been gone most of last week but my eating/drinking was in check. I did oatmeal for all breakfasts, indulged in some delish thai style pizza, tilapia (you know I had to throw it in there) and lots of yummy avocado. I could eat avocado with anything mmmmhhhh. Don't you just love that its in season? I had a venti chai tea latte with two extra pumps just because the whole morning shenanigans am so not cut out for. 

This week its back to business. I think I will do like 3 more days of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 2 then move up to Level 3. I try to do at least10 days of each level before moving on to the next!!! 

On a not so sunny note, the summer hustle and bustle is finally starting to die off and I cannot for the life of me wait to start hiking again!!! I also cannot wait to burst out my fall boots and scarves. I'm such a fall junkie. I need to do a whole post on just that :)

I'm still thrilled that I can now FINALLY do sit ups!!! Such a huuuuge milestone for me :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend and that ya'll have a great week.

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