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Saturday July 21st & Sunday July 22nd Daily

FITspiration When in doubt, work it out. Saturday Still taking it one day at a time for now. Woke up semi-early today and had this really bad craving for biscuits and sausage/gravy. So I went to the store after having looked up ‘healthy’ alternatives and found that by using whole grain/whole wheat rolls as well […]

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Fighting those Killer Cravings…

Hey All!!

Happy Friday!

Hope all of you have great plans in line for this coming weekend. I don’t know about all of you, but my week has dragged along and I’m really looking forward to enjoying these few days!

I woke up this morning with some killer cravings: Sweet Tooth Alert!

I went to bed not ‘stuffed’ so in my mind that means ‘I’m hungry’ and this is just an ongoing battle that I’ve been fighting since day one. So, as the usual routine goes, I’ll go get an ice cold glass of water or two and just try and satisfy that urge that way instead of shoveling unnecessary crap in my mouth. And it worked.. Or so I thought.

As soon as I dragged myself out of bed and started packing my lunch for the day I got this sudden urge to have something sweet. I’m envisioning everything from cheesecake to chocolate cake, tapioca pudding, a red velvet cupcake with creamy, cheesecake frosting, hot chocolate, cookies, etc. You name it and I wanted it! lol

I grabbed a Fit & Active 100 calorie Chocolate Chip Crisps snack out of the cabinet as I left. When I got to work I just sat it on my desk and it was like taunting me. I didn’t want to eat it unless I absolutely couldn’t stand not eating it. So then an hour went by and I opened it and then decided to only have a few. And they were good, somewhat satisfying, but they weren’t a freaking gooey, delicious cupcake…


Hadn’t had my coffee because I was craving hot chocolate too on top of everything else.. So my only other solution was to go on Pinterest and waste my time distracting myself. Well, that didn’t work either because we all know what’s on there… Yummy Foods. I saw a recipe that was creating something from Starbucks and it made something click..

Starbucks + Sweet Tooth Cravings = Danger?!

In all actuality, it was the best idea. Starbucks is practically a sweet treat/dessert in a cup. I looked up their low fat/skinny options and decided to get a  Tall, Non-Fat (skim milk), Mocha (only 2 pumps of chocolate syrup). Only 100 or so calories and the funny thing is that I didn’t even drink the whole thing! It’s 12 ounces and I couldn’t even get more than half of it down… Coffee and Chocolate. Girls best friend?  Perhaps.

 

Problem Solved.

 

 

 

July 20th Friday up in flames…

FITspiration

Friday

When in doubt, work it out, and I did. Today was rough..

Thought today was going to be a great day. Started off pretty well, day flew by for the most part, I was in a great mood, and I had a review with my peers/superiors about how I’ve been doing so far at my internship.

Well, needless to say I thought I had been modest when explaining how I thought I had been doing. Turns out that I was wrong, on a few accounts, at how ‘not’ stellar I thought I had been doing. It’s honestly fine, constructive criticism in my field is what makes the world go ’round, but at the same time some of the stuff was hard to hear and no one likes to be told to change or pick it up unless it’s coming from yourself?

This was at the end of the day right before I left to go home, so I was ultimately in a very sour mood for the rest of the night. I got home and being at my Dad’s house there was a lot of food that I wouldn’t necessarily eat or even look at. So I grabbed the chips out of the cabinet, bad idea to begin with, and I didn’t put them in a bowl, just ate out of the bag, another bad omen… And before you knew it I was two servings deep in that bad boy with a lot more remorse on my shoulders than I’d like.

I ended up going running and it was a decent run, nice weather so I can’t complain and then I ended up going to see Batman. Good news is that I resisted any ice cream or popcorn or any sweets for that matter. That’s a plus?

Workout

Had a bad day, lots of doubts and took it all out of my system on a good run! I used Map My Run for the info below!

41 Minute Run

 

 

 

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,987 calories and consumed 1,280 for the day.

Breakfast

Coffee with the works, banana, no sugar added applesauce, strawberries, old fashioned quaker oats

Lunch

Baby carrots, little bit of light ranch/reduced fat, extra sharp cheddar with TLC crackers, half of a cucumber, some tomatoes, and turkey with a bit of mayo

Dinner

Grabbed a snack before the restaurant so I wouldn’t over eat. Pasta with some broccoli and mushrooms. Lunch portion of a salad from Max & Erma’s; hard boiled egg, tomatoes, chicken, light ranch, and mixed greens/lettuce and a breadstick.  Shared some french onion soup too.

 

July 19th Thursday Daily

FITspiration

Thursday

When in doubt, work it out. This is still a trying process..

For some reason, I was really, really motivated today to get moving. I did a lot of walking this morning, with the dog since I’m dog/house sitting for my Dad. I had a decent day at work, nothing too thrilling.

Went home, let the doggie out and had a quick snack (leftover pasta) so I didn’t eat my face off at the restaurant. After work I met up with my Mimi and we went to Max & Erma’s for dinner. I definitely watched what I got to eat/portions. I ordered a lunch portion of a normal salad. The only semi-bad thing was the chicken (it was fried) and it was totally pathetic. Like a little chicken strip. Anyway, I split some french onion soup, figured that would be better than eating the whole thing myself.

Felt like going for a run afterwards. The weather was perfect too! It was a sign. The sun was hiding, a little overcast, cool breeze.

So off I went, best run and new time mile marker! I was hurting a little bit, so I’m going to have to be weary of that and start to hit up a yoga class again perhaps? Definitely don’t want to re-injure myself again.

 

Workout

Started off the day with walking the pup for 30 minutes. Supposedly it kick starts your metabolism, etc. Last night’s run was a little rougher than I thought it was going to be. I think it was a bit hillier than what I usually run, but the ‘terrain’ is going to be different wherever you go, so I can’t complain. I didn’t stop at all which I was impressed with and proud of. I accomplished another milestone in my summer and all-time running with having gone for 54 minutes! Then took out the pup for a cool down/walk. My legs felt shot afterwards. Used Map My Run for the info below!

Morning Walk 30 minutes

 

54 Minutes Straight!! 

24 Minute Cool Down Walk with the pup.

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,270 calories and consumed 1,325 for the day.

Breakfast

Coffee with the works, banana, no sugar added applesauce, strawberries, old fashioned quaker oats

Lunch

Baby carrots, little bit of light ranch/reduced fat, extra sharp cheddar with TLC crackers, half of a cucumber, some tomatoes, and turkey with a bit of mayo

Dinner

Grabbed a snack before the restaurant so I wouldn’t over eat. Pasta with some broccoli and mushrooms. Lunch portion of a salad from Max & Erma’s; hard boiled egg, tomatoes, chicken, light ranch, and mixed greens/lettuce and a breadstick.  Shared some french onion soup too.

A Bit Angry, Eh?

Nothing like finding a few articles to light a bit of a fire under your bum.

Found this little gem surfing online yesterday and it definitely made me angry, angry enough to tell you  about it..

Kate Upton Defends Her Curves

This ‘blog’ the article above talks about is called Skinny Gossip and it’s the biggest piece of shit I’ve ever read. It gives girls advice or ‘thinspiration’ on anorexia, depression, eating disorders, self harm, etc. You name it, and this a-hole thinks they’ve got the answers.

I personally do not judge those around me, I was raised and taught better than that. Everyone you meet is dealing with their own personal battle. And I find this to be true. I know I’ve had many of my own personal battles, maybe just little issues comparatively speaking to those around me, but to each their own.

I understand she is in the spotlight and that’s what comes with her fame. I understand that everyone is entitled to their own opinions etc. That being said, I do not believe that justifies any of what this person says.

That’s why this little ditty blows my mind. This person needs to re-evaluate their life and should be stripped of their ‘freedom of speech’ because it more or less is garbage. I don’t think any human being should or has the right to talk about another person the way they do. Kate Upton is a beautiful woman, I do not think she is a cow or a pig, a squishy brick, etc. or whatever this creep described her as.

All I have to say is that Karma is a b*tch and these people should watch their P’s and Q’s.

 

 

July 18th Margarita Mayhem

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Wednesday

When in doubt, work it out, did not happen today.

Oh Lordy.

People. I don’t know exactly what happened to my logic when I planned on taking today as a R&R (rest and recovery) day  or what I did tonight that was the problem. I went to get some margs with my girlfriend at our usual spot.. The only problem was in my buzzed-ness I thought it’d be a good idea to get some soup.

DUMB. IDEA.

A cold, very alcohol infused (too strong) Margarita and hot, spicy tortilla soup after already having shoveled chips and salsa down my pie-hole was too much for my body to handle. Needless to say, I got home and threw up (all of it). I don’t know if my body wasn’t used to the amount of liquid in my body, if the marg was too strong, or I’m all of a sudden a lightweight and I was genuinely feeling sick?

After my stomach settled down, I managed to eat some pasta and a bowl of cereal, trying to soak up the alcohol. Don’t know if it worked out, but we’ll see how my head and body feel tomorrow!

Workout

Aside from walking, and having some puking Olympics, I did not workout. Today was supposed to be a ‘rest’ day or a day off, but it was not the kind of ‘R&R’ I was hoping for…

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,536 calories and consumed 1,222+ for the day.

Breakfast:

Clementine, Iced Coffee with the works

Lunch:

Greek yogurt, strawberries, grilled asparagus, squash and mushrooms, mini salad with spinach and mixed greens, carrots, red onion slices, feta, a bit of ranch, some grilled chicken, and a bite or two of pasta/meat sauce.

Dinner/Snack:

Margarita, Chips & Salsa, Tortilla Soup, Rice, Broccoli & Chicken Pasta, and a bowl of Cheerios.

July 17th .. New Motto?

FITspiration

Tuesday

Seems like I’ve found a new motto for these coming weeks.

When in doubt, work it out, eh?

Had a pretty rough day today, not for any particular reason but things just seemed to keep piling up against me and sometimes your foundation just crack a little bit…

Busy day at work, had a lot going on non-stop which was great and it made the day go by pretty quickly, but it was tedious trying to stay on top of everything that was going on. After work running errands, well things didn’t work out how they should’ve so that was taxing as well. I just went home, chilled out and then planned a remedy run that would hopefully make it ‘all better’.

Workout

 

Went on a very necessary long run. It was amazing, made me feel like a new person afterwards and I accomplished another milestone in my summer and all-time running! Used Map My Run for the info below!

52 Minutes Straight!! 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,199 calories and consumed 1,020 for the day. Started off the day with some iced coffee with the works, fresh blueberries, a clementine and a Greek yogurt. Lunch was a salad from the little market up the street from work; spinach, cucumber, some red onion, feta cheese, little bit of ranch, sunflower seeds, and mixed greens, also had some watermelon and then some leftover couscous. Dinner was DeeeeLicious. I had a sweet potato, broccoli, leftovers from my Grandpa’s house the other night; baked chicken dish, cream of chicken, corn, carrots, and some green beans and obviously chicken. Had a small cup of vanilla custard for dessert too.

July 16th Daily – Week 7 Begins!

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Monday

First day of a new week! Time is crunching down towards the end of summer and I’m starting to get discouraged with the results I’m seeing. I know through and through that this is a process and it takes time, but it’s torturous. I’m busting my ass in the gym, during my circuits, outside on my runs, in spinning class, cutting out calories in my diet, eating healthy, you name it, and I’m stuck. I’ve been stuck at the same weight for a few weeks now. And this is week 7… Ugh! I’ve been thinking about how at the beginning of summer all I wanted to do was whip my ass back into shape, and that feeling hasn’t gone away but it’s definitely more of a fight now than ever.

Monday’s are a good refresher from the weekend, whatever my workout regimen or routine was and the foods I ate. This day was particularly refreshing with all the activity I had planned and actually did.

I took out my frustrations with not losing any weight/not seeing results in the mirror/feeling cruddy .. out on the gym. The frustration and hard work paid off. I killed spinning, the circuit, abs, and a walk afterwards. Granted, I didn’t lose any major poundage or magically have abs appear afterwards, but I felt better about the whole situation.

When in doubt, work it out, eh?

 

Workout

Killer spinning class at Fitworks today. The instructor wasn’t completely on her game today, and I felt like the class was a bit of a joke/waste of time, but I made it count for what it was worth. Afterwards I did a 50+ minute circuit workout. My legs were literally shaking by the time I was done, and I loved the feeling! After I got home I took a decent 42+ minute walk around the neighborhood to cool down and just try and get my legs a little less jittery.

  

 

 

 

 

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,105 calories and consumed 1,195 for the day. Started off the day with some iced coffee with the works, fresh blueberries, a clementine and a Greek yogurt. Lunch was a salad from the little market up the street from work; spinach, cucumber, some red onion, feta cheese, little bit of ranch, sunflower seeds, and mixed greens, also had some watermelon and then some leftover couscous. Dinner was DeeeeLicious. I had a sweet potato, broccoli, leftovers from my Grandpa’s house the other night; baked chicken dish, cream of chicken, corn, carrots, and some green beans and obviously chicken. Had a small cup of vanilla custard for dessert too.

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