Day 2.

December 6th, 2008

Day 2 back on track. Finished Level 2 on 30DS. Moving on to Level 3 tomorrow :). My run was way better today too. I ran longer and faster.

Not so good things: I ate more shanghai lumpias yesterday. But it’s okay because it was the last of it.

Election Night.

November 5th, 2008

After all the excitement from last night’s election, I didn’t get to bed til almost 6 in the morning. Seriously. It’s a good thing I don’t have work or go to school so I got to sleep in. Got up after lunch, did the 30DS and went out for a 30 minute run. I had a very yummy breakfast of yogurt + granola + bananas and one egg + slice of cheddar + whole wheat english muffin. Last night I was hyper and decided to experiment with oatmeal. I learned how to cook Irish Oats (aka Steel Cut Oats)! Soooo goood. The first batch was a fail. I tried to make a pumpkin pie-ish oatmeal, and all I could taste was the damn pumpkin. Gross. I made the second batch much simpler and added just cinnamon, brown sugar, blueberries, and some granola. OMG.. best oatmeal ever! The texture and sweetness was just right. The Irish Oats does take quite a while to cook, about 30 minutes, but it was well worth the wait. I guess I’ll just make a big batch for the week and reheat it.

Good things: The run was so good today. I felt so strong and free. My legs felt so light and I think I’m finding the right stride for me. I’m also slowly but surely getting through the 2nd cardio set in 30DS. It’s still hard, but I’m trying to push it a little at a time.

Not so good things: Ate 4 slices of pizza last night. At least it was homemade and it was a spinach + garlic + mushroom pizza. Plus I ate it with carrot sticks so how bad could it be right?

Goals and Candy.

November 1st, 2008

Halloween. Ahhh. What can I say? I had one bar of Hershey’s Cookies and Cream today. Afterward, I decided to work out. I thought the sugar would give me a little boost. I was wrong. It gave me a high in the beginning and then towards the middle, I crashed. It was bad. I could barely get through the workout and I felt sick too. I still feel kinda lightheaded right now. :(

In other news, it’s officially November and I have just one teensy tiny goal. TO FIT MY SIZE 10s COMFORTABLY. That is all. I can fit them now, but major muffin top going on.

Planning for the worst.

October 31st, 2008

There will be quite a few obstacles I’m going to face in the month of November that have the potential to sabbotage my efforts thus far. I have to be realistic about it and not set myself up for failure. I’m just going to take it as it comes and try to squeeze in a workout anyway I can. The whole “everything in moderation” mantra is not going to cut it either. The mantra is now going to be “eat slowly and savor every bite”. Here are the coming events and potential problems that may come with it.

  • Halloween Night: I’m going to the Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios. We’re probably going to leave pretty early and stay out late so I’m going to have to work out early, which sucks because I like working out at night. I’m just going to have suck it up. There’s also the candy issue. It’s Halloween! How can I NOT have candy? Srsly.
  • Vegas Trip: I’m meeting my family in Vegas next weekend and they are an unhealthy bunch indeed. It’s going to be buffet, buffet, buffet, restaurant, food courts, midnight snacks, vending machines. Yeeshk. I’m going to counter it by walking, walking, walking. Oh and also shopping :D
  • Bay Area Trip: I’m spending Thanksgiving in the Bay and my cousins are binge eaters… srsly. They can eat whole chickens and boxes of cereals and pop tarts in one sitting. I’m not kidding. When I’m with them, we have the best time gossiping and eating. It’s an issue really. Hopefully we’ll burn off some calories walking around San Francisco. Oh and also shopping :D
  • Hawaii Trip: Christmas in Hawaii for a whole 3 weeks. That’s going to be DANGEROUS. I grew up there so local food is the one of the things I miss the most. Plate lunches, Matsumotos, Zippys, Candy… AHHH! The list goes on. It’s going to be hard, but hopefully my Mom will cook some good veggie filled Filipino food. I’ll eat a lot of fruit too. I’ll bring along my workout DVDs and try to keep up with my running. Oh and also Christmas shopping :D

It’s going to be hard until the end of the year. Food, parties, cold weather. All recipes for disaster for someone who is trying to adapt healthier habits.

Good things: My boyfriend told me my form is much much better for my guy push-ups. Woo hoo! I’m ready to take Jillian on. Also, My arms and legs are rock hard. I don’t even have to flex to feel the muscle. My abs are taking shape too, but there’s still a layer of fat over it. That’s the first place I gain so it’s going to be the last place to lose. It’s genetics. My whole family is that way. :(

Grocery List.

October 30th, 2008

Yay I finally have money to by food again! I’ve been planning out my menu next week and decided to try a whole new mealplan and try some new foods. New foods I want to try:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Steel cut oats
  • Granola
  • Basmati rice
  • Canned pumpkin

Hopefully, I’ll find a new favorite food in the process.

In other news, I did my workout for today :) Ahhh… Like yesterday, it was a good and sweaty one.

Not so good things: I’m feeling really bloated. I have no idea why. It’s getting near to that time of the month so maybe that could be it.

Weak.

October 28th, 2008

I felt weak today. I tried to push through on the lunges, but I could barely lift my legs up. Methinks OneRepublic wasn’t the best choice for working out. It made me sad and made me think about someone. I did get through all the leg lifts and did 25 man push-ups today. I didn’t do the push-ups all at once. I did 3, then 3 more, then another 3, then 4, then 6, then 6 more.

Ate pretty healthy today. Haven’t had any sugar at all. Ate a not so healthy veggie - corn. Trying to make up for that with tonight’s dinner.

Not much good things today. I felt pretty down today, due in part that I found out about things and talking to my mother. She can drain me emotionally with just one call.