WIAW !

You know those days where you have the SAME schedule so you eat the SAME things because it just works? Well, apparently Tuesday is one of those days. My WIAW’s are getting very repetitive but I promise I eat more than what I blog about for WIAW’s.

Next week I will photograph another day so it gets switched up around here! Lets get started:D

(6:15 am)

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Overnight oats topped with Love Grown Granola and a bit of PB.

(11 am)

Unpictured half a bagel with almond butter and 1/2 banana before Bikram. It was the easiest thing to take on the go and not too heavy before yoga!

(2:45 pm)

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Chocolate-y protein smoothie topped with more Love Grown of course.

In the mix:

  • 5 Ice Cubes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Mini spoonful cherry preserves (I’d say about 2 tsp. maybe?)
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 C. Original Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 C. unsweetened chocolate almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder

(7:30 pm)

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Extra-lean pork chop, green beans, potato!

What was the best thing you ate yesterday?

Do you tend to eat the same things on certain days?

Yoga, Eats, and Fashion

Hey everyone!

I feel like I haven’t posted in years but it has only been since yesterday morning. I’ll use today’s post to catch up on what I haven’t shared with you all the past couple of days.

Tuesday night I did something new to me. Bikram Yoga. For those of you who have no idea what it is, basically it is yoga that goes through 26 “bikram poses” in a HOT room. I mean hot people, as in over 100 degrees hot. You can read more about it here.

I’ve been dying to try it and have heard of all the benefits and how great it is. I have seen it on Clare’s blog many times and it has sparked my interest.

Turns out there is a studio near my house so I went and they had a great beginners special. I paid for my first class and then ended up deciding that it was worth it to buy the special. Two weeks unlimited yoga for only $50. Not to shabby!

I am going to take bikram about 3 times a week for the next two weeks. I know they say you need to take it a lot more in order to get the “full benefits” but for now that is fine with me. In between days, I am going to do my usual weights + a bit of cardio session. I love my longer runs on Tues and Thurs normally, but I want a change and a challenge! So I will get back to that in two weeks!!

I don’t want to go too into detail because I want to write a recap post about my final thoughts on the class. In that post I will go into detail about how I felt, if I love it or hate it, etc.

I’ll give you guys a hint though: I survived and have gone more than once so far 🙂

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This is post first bikram session. I honestly felt a little drunk and probably look it in this picture. That’s all for now I just wanted to give you all a sneak peak;)

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Here are a few of my eats from the past couple of days. Honestly, very repetitive but some of you may want to see so here ya go.

012 Oats concoction #1: Peaches, prunes, cottage cheese, banana, PB. Simple enough.

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Oats concoction #2: Chia seeds, pumpkin, banana, PB. Lighting from my desk lamp is no bueno. That’s what happens when you have to wake up at the butt crack of dawn.

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Tomatoes and goat cheese = win. I could’ve had like 7x that broccoli but I had to share :/

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What a pretty color 🙂 Mango, raspberries, pineapple, protein.

That’s it! On another note, someone mentioned if I ever though about posting fashion and what I am wearing.

I won’t go as far into making a whole page right now but it definitely is something I have thought about. I figured for now I can show you all stuff I am wearing if I am not in my usual gym attire 😉 Hey, sometimes you just need to scrub and be comfy. But trust me, I’m all about getting dressed up and looking halfway decent cute.

So… here is an outfit from this week! Nothing special.

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Top is a bit see through from Forever 21, I wore a bando underneath, jeans, shoes from payless I think! They have some cute stuff in there sometimes:) Watch from NY & Company, rings, and bag from Nordstrom.

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My hair is all nat-ur-al. Way too lazy to straighten it. This picture is SO much better than the first one. Ha! Crazy what make-up can do for us girls Winking smile

 

Have you ever tried Bikram? Love it or hate it?

If you had to pick ONE, would you dress for comfort or style?

This is really random but:

Does anyone watch America’s Next Top Model?

 

WIAWW

Probably wondering if I made a typo, huh?

Well I didn’t! What I Ate Wordless Wednesday.

Yes there may be words right now, but this is what happens when you are super busy and running late for school but still care about your blog more 🙂

Here it goes!

Breakfast

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Made with :

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Lunch

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Very similar to Courtney’s with a little modification. Check hers out for a recipe and do what you’d like to it!

*Insert workout here*

Post-Sweat Sesh

Dinner

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Mexican style salad monster topped with cottage cheese & turkey, beans, corn, and a crap ton of veggies.

Probably un-pictured dessert I can’t remember.

Gotta run! Have an AMAZING Wednesday ❤

What was the best thing you ate?

Favorite salad topping?

Proud and Productive

After a relaxing morning, I finally got my lazy ass butt up and went to the gym!

As I was walking to my car, the clouds started rolling in. They were pitch black and actually looked scary!

I knew it was good weather to be in the gym but the last time I was there and it was raining, the power shut off twice. Whilst on the treadmill. During a run.

It didn’t last long but it was still pretty weird being in the gym with no power!

I didn’t go in with a plan of what I wanted my workout to be.

I knew I had to get some strength training in so I based my workout around that.

I ended up doing a mix switching from cardio, strength, cardio, strength, cardio, stretch.

Here’s what I ended up completing:

  • 2 mi run
  • Row/Rear Deltoid – 3 sets, 15 reps, 30 lbs. (works deltoid, biceps, back)
  • Vertical Press – 3 set, 15 reps, 30 lbs. (works pectorals, anterior deltoids, triceps)
  • Hip Abduction – 2 sets, 20 reps, 55 lbs. (works outer thighs)
  • Hip Adduction – 2 sets, 20 reps, 55 lbs. (works inner thighs)
  • Mountain Climb / Plank
  • 1 mi run
  • Shoulder Press – 3 sets, 15 reps, 30 lbs.
  • Assisted Chin Up / Dip – 2 sets chin up / 2 sets dip (up works mostly back, shoulders, biceps. dip works mostly triceps, biceps)
  • Seated Leg Press – 3 sets, 15 reps, 110 lbs. (works quads, glutes)
  • Girly push ups – 3 sets, 15 reps, bodyweight
  • Side Plank – 30 seconds each side
  • Lower Back
  • 1 mi run

I did about 30 seconds in between sets, and also did some calf work between the assisted chin ups and dips.

This is a great way to workout because time flies! Especially if you’re not into cardio as much, it’s good to break it up.

Thankfully the rain let up by the time I was done with my workout.

I came home and only had a smoothie on my mind.

I whipped out the blender and here’s what went in:

  • Ice
  • 1 C. Water (I had no almond milk)
  • 1 banana
  • Handful of fresh blueberries
  • Handful of frozen berries (mix of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries)
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/2 packet of Jay Robb Strawberry Whey Protein as seen HERE.

 

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Literally one of the best smoothies I’ve made. I’m so proud! Winking smile

How was everyone’s Friday?

What is something you’re proud of today?

If you like Piña Colada’s, and Getting Caught in the Rain

Okay, so I didn’t have any pina colada’s today but unfortunately I did get caught in a monsoon! I decided to go for a short run this afternoon and did 2 easy miles and actually ended up walking the last .2 or so. Although, I did have to sprint back home because of the weather. Once I got home I only had one thing on my mind, and that was a smoothie. I whipped out my blender and decided to make something a little different than usual. I only have a chocolate protein powder right now so all my smoothies have been chocolate, which was fine with me today. Into the blender went :

5 ice cubes
3/4 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 Tablespoon unsweet cocoa powder
1 frozen banana
2 teaspoon dried cherries
2 teaspoon cherry preserves
enough unsweet vanilla almond milk
tsp. xanthan gum

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May not look too great, but it tasted good. It was more chocolate-y than cherry so you can use a little more cherry! But the combo was really good and creamy.

 

 

 

 

 

Afterwards I sat around like a lazy bum got a few things done around the house and then decided that I wanted to do a little more of a workout. I usually go to the gym later on Tuesday’s so I met my mom over at LA Fitness. I took two workouts one from Courtney and one from Fitnessista. I really don’t know why, but I ended up mixing the two workouts together and ended up with my own little spin. Honestly, it was really random and all over the place but it worked Smile 

TIME

SPEED

INCLINE

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4.0

5.0

5-7

6.0

2.0

7-9

6.0

3.0

9-11

6.0

4.0

11-16

5.8

6.0

16-21

6.5

3.0

21-21:20

7.8

2.0

21:20-22:20

6.0

2.0

22:20-22:40

8.0

1.5

22:40-23:40

6.0

2.5

23:40-24

8.0

1.5

24-25

6.0

2.5

25-25:20

8.0

1.5

25:20-26:20

6.0

2.5

26:20-26:40

8.0

1.5

26:40-27:40

6.0

2.5

27:40-28

8.0

1.5

28-29

6.0

2.5

29-29:20

8.0

1.5

29:20-30

6.0

1.5

30-31

4.5

5.0

31-32

4.5

7.0

32-33

4.5

9.0

33-34

4.5

11.0

34-35

4.5

13.0

35-36

4.0

2.0

36-40

6.0

2.0

40-43

6.2

2.0

43-46

6.5

2.0

46-50

6.0

2.0

50-55

4.0

1.0

I ended up covering 5.30 miles with this workout. My legs actually felt heavy today but I was walking really fast and it didn’t feel too fast which was weird. On the other hand, it was a great treadmill workout and made time fly by! Love when that happens. Now I’m on #Fitblog which is hosted by Katelyn, and then I’m going to prep coffee for the morning and read The Help before getting to bed! I have a great recipe to share tomorrow, so stay tuned Smile

 

Question:

Do you feel like you have to switch it up on the treadmill?

Do you like hills or sprints better?

Like or dislike the rain?