Too Much of Good Stuff

I eat pretty healthy for the most part. I make sure I get my nutrients. Eat my vegetables, avoid fried food.

But there are certain things that are good for you in moderation.

For example, cereal. My little secret enemy.

It’s fine if I have ONE bowl per day. And it’s healthy too! (Kashi or just granola) BUT having more than 10 bowls a day (no hyperbole there) is NOT okay.

Dear self, I know it’s yummy and healthy, but in moderation. I should know when my limit is and when I get addicted.

So here’s to continuing my health journey and changing habits such as too many bowls of cereal. (plus who likes farting too much? Not me!)

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Sun-kissed and Toned

Last time I worked out was like a week and a half ago.

Sigh.

I NEED to workout. When I workout, I feel motivated to eat better. Today I stayed inside all day and ate 150% of my calories before 12pm. So I’m going to challenge myself starting tomorrow to run 3x a week, go to the gym at least 3x a week as well, and stay active!

They say at least 30 minutes of activity each day, but I want to lose weight! So I’m going to try to even incorporate some tabata and other interval training to burn some fat.

Family Dynamics

Let’s get a little personal here.

I come from a family of very active people. Not even just my immediate family. It’s my aunts, my cousins, even my grandpa of 79 years old goes for a swim everyday. Each person in my family is active, eats right (for the most part) and is not overweight. Some are more fit than others, but all of them are in healthy ranges of weights except for me.

I finally realized that I don’t have to eat everything on my plate. That I don’t have to have dessert everyday. That I don’t have to have seconds. And that I don’t have to eat when I am bored. I also realized that I need to prioritize staying active and exercising into my daily lives. Now that I don’t have sports, I have to create time to work on my endurance and strength.

A big shocker came to be last night that made me really- I mean really- rethink my lifestyle.

My dad who is 5 inches taller than I am and 30 years older than me weighs only 5 pounds heavier than me.

Sure he runs triathlons and has been starting eat healthier, but that’s not the point. Your short daughter is not supposed to be practically the same weight as you!!!!!

So I am beginning my healthy journey. My goal is to gain lean muscle and lose body fat, not exactly lose weight. Here we go!

Day 1: Start Strong. Stay Strong

Let’s do this.

For breakfast I made this delicious Grapefruit Avocado Detox Smoothie

My version:

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Merry and Bright Smoothie Recipe

I altered a few ingredients… and it was still freaking delicious!!!! 🙂

Ingredients:
1/3 Avocado
1/2 Grapefruit (Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice)
1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries
1/2 Banana
1/3 Cup Ice

Directions:
Put it in the blender and mix till desired texture!

Close your eyes. Take a sip.

I dare you not to smile after your first sip. I dare you.

Yeah. I know. Frowning is not an option.

Everything is pretty much an estimate. There is no certain measurement… it’s all about what you desire! Have fun with it and comment below!

Lunch:
Salad with avocado
1/2 Banana

Exercise:
High School Soccer game

Dinner:
Steamed chicken (with ginger sauce)
Butternut squash (honey, cinnamon, nutmeg…butter)
Brussels sprouts (olive oil and salt and pepper)

Ugh. Procrastination on an English essay about William Blake. Must… leave… now…