Tuesday, March 8, 2016

What I Ate This Week Vegan & My Workouts

I decided to really focus on eating healthy and up my workouts to see and feel better results. I have been keeping track of my food and workouts. This picture is from the beginning and end of the week. Im excited to keep this up. 
(I have a video at the bottom if you'd rather watch what I ate, than read it.)

Monday February 29th:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with blueberries
Snack: Snap peas, baby carrots, and hummus
Lunch: Leftover rice and veggies (sautéed onions, mushrooms, garlic, spinach, broccoli, carrots)
Snack: 3 Mandarins
Dinner:More rice and veggies
Workout: 30 Sit-ups, variation of crunches to one song, 5 push-ups/20 second plank/15 mountain climbers (3x)

Tuesday March 1st:
Breakfast: Smoothie and Avocado Toast
Lunch: Small Bowl of Pasta Salad
Snack: Apples and Peanut Butter
Dinner: Pasta Salad on top of spinach
Workout: yoga & ran 1 mile
Feeling good today. I want to do all the workouts and eat all the food I just got from the grocery store. Im excited for the meals I have planned. I am a little sore from my workout yesterday, but in a good way. haha. 

Wednesday March 2nd:
Breakfast: Baked Sweet Potato
Lunch: Pasta Salad with Spinach
Snack: Snap peas, baby carrots, and hummus
Snack: Nature’s Bakery Blueberry Brownie 
Dinner: Little red potatoes with nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper
Workout: 10 minute morning Yoga. 8 pound weights. squats. sit-ups. push-ups, booty workout…
I just did my morning yoga and I feel great. I really do notice a difference in not only my body/energy, but also my attitude when I start the day out with yoga! Felt a little tired before my night workout but ok after and feeling strong!

Thursday March 3rd:
Breakfast: Smoothie
Lunch: Rice Broccoli and Spinach with sesame dressing
Snack: Popcorn with nutritional yeast
Workout: Morning yoga. 1 mile run
I felt really good today, stronger. I also wasn't hungry at all today. I just ate when I was hungry. Maybe it was because I did have a big smoothie and lunch.

Friday March 4th:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with almond milk and banana & a coffee 
Lunch: Homemade veggie pizza
Snack: Apple and peanut butter 
Dinner: Rest of pizza
Workout:20 min yoga video. Medicine ball workout.

Saturday March 5th:
Breakfast: Banana and baked sweet potato
Lunch: Spring rolls and zucchini 
Snack: Lenny and Larry Complete Cookie
Dinner:Veggie Sushi
Workout: rest day!
A little sore today from yesterday’s yoga workout (it focused on arms and abs) also a bit tired. I think I have allergies. 

Sunday March 6th:
Breakfast: Banana and apples and peanut butter 
Lunch: Zucchini and rice
Snack: popcorn
Dinner: Black bean burger from Wendy's (No cheese or ranch)
Workout: Yoga and Abs/Arms workout & squats.
It rained/snowed today so I wasn’t able to run, so I did abs and arms workouts and squats.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

My Workout Motivation

So I've had a bit of a burn out and am in need of a some motivation. I hate starting over with running or working out.

The last post I wrote was about me falling while on a run. It took a toll on my body and I didn't really want to run. I guess I was afraid of falling again. I've moved from Los Angeles to Salt Lake and that whole process took a lot away from healthy eating and working out. Im all settled in my new home now and ready to get back to business!

I remember doing Whole30 or training for and running my half marathons or different health/fitness challenges that were really hard at the time, but once they are over I forget what I did or even how tough it was to go through, so I have decided to track what Im eating, my workouts, how Im feeling and share it on here. I hope that it will motivate me to keep going and not stop once I've reached one goal. So maybe I should also set a goal for each week/month.

My goal for now is to stick to a work out routine I've made for myself.
Yoga every morning
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: Some type of strength training, dance video, weights (really anything to get my body moving)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays: Get out and run!
Saturdays: Rest day

My husband and I were looking into getting an elliptical/bike maybe we will get one this month. I can't wait to start adding different equipment to my home to build an at home gym area! I would also like to get a bike to go around salt lake with my hubby. We only have one bike, that is actually a bike I got when I was like ten (I was a full grown adult at 10 haha). Until then we have our legs to get us some exercise!

Also Salt Lake has a 1/2 marathon sometime in April which would also help me stick to my routine. I love races to help keep me motivated!

What keeps you motivated to eat healthy and or workout?

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