Monthly Archives: October 2012

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

You wanna see something scary?  I USED TO LOOK LIKE THIS.

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But now I look like this…

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Tuesday Workout

To compensate for my guilt for taking two days off, I am working out for an extra half hour (aka 2 hours for the next 3 now 2 days).

Yesterday was a weight day so here is what I did as far as I can recall.

  • Upper body: Hammer Curls (3 sets, 8 reps/arm) ¦ Shoulder Shrugs (3 sets, 8 reps/arm)
  • Cardio: 30 Jumping Jacks, 60 High Knees
  • Lower body: Forward Lunges (3 sets, 8 reps/leg) ¦ Wide-legged Squats (3 sets, 8 reps)
  • Cardio: 30 Jumping Jacks, 60 High Knees
  • Core: Medicine Ball Crunches (3 sets, 10 reps) ¦ Medicine Ball Side Crunches (3 sets, 10 reps/side)
  • Cardio: 30 Jumping Jacks, 60 High Knees
  • Upper body: Weight Tricep Pull – sitting on medicine ball – (3 sets, 16 reps) ¦ Weighted Dumbbell Press (3 sets, 8 reps)
  • Cardio: 60 Mountain Climbers, 60 Butt Kicks (while punching out)
  • Lower body: Sideway Lunges (3 sets, 8 reps/leg) ¦ Squats (3 sets, 8 reps/leg)
  • Cardio: 60 Mountain Climbers, 60 Butt Kicks (while punching out)
  • Core: Weighted Crunches – on medicine ball – (3 sets, 10 reps) ¦ Weighted Medicine Ball Crunch Turns <?> (3 sets, 10 reps/side)
  • Cardio: 60 Mountain Climbers, 60 Butt Kicks (while punching out)
  • Upper body: Standing Curls (3 sets, 8 reps/arm) ¦ Shoulders (3 sets, 8 reps/arm) I can’t think of the name but I stood with dumbbells down and raised them up to my chest as if I was pulling a lawnmower (sorry not a gym rat)
  • Cardio: 60 Running Mans, 60-second Football Shuffle (like they do in practices)
  • Lower body: Bent Over Row (3 sets, 8 reps/leg) ¦ Weighted Dumbbell Toss (3 sets, 16 reps)
  • Cardio: 60 Running Mans, 60-second Football Shuffle (like they do in practices)
  • Core: Weighted Long Arm Crunch (3 sets, 10 reps) ¦ Weighted Side Crunch/Twist (3 sets, 10 reps/side) *done in conjunction with each other*
  • Cardio: 60 Running Mans, 60-second Football Shuffle (like they do in practices)
  • Upper body: Tricep Kickbacks (3 sets, 8 reps/arm) ¦ Dumbbell Flys (3 sets, 8 reps)
  • Cardio: 1 minute of Dancing
  • Lower body: Bent Over Row (3 sets, 8 reps): Sitting Toe Raise (3 sets, 8 reps/arm)
  • Cardio: 1 minute of Dancing
  • Core: Standing Weighted Side Crunch (3 sets, 10 reps) ¦ Standing Weighted Side Twist (3 sets, 10 reps/side)
  • Cardio: 1 minute of Dancing
  • Upper body: Reverse Curls (3 sets, 8 reps/arm) ¦ Shoulder Press (3 sets, 8 reps/arm)
  • Cardio: 30 Jumping Jacks, 60 High Knees
  • Lower body: Cable Pull – standing and bending over and simulating the motion of a weight – (3 sets, 8 reps) ¦ Toe Raises (3 sets, 8 reps)
  • Cardio: 60 Mountain Climbers, 60 Butt Kicks (while punching out)
  • Core: Sit Ups (3 sets, 10 reps) ¦ Bicycle Crunch (3 sets, 10 reps/side)
  • Cardio: 60 Running Mans, 60-second Football Shuffle (like they do in practices)

JUICY TUESDAY

Ok there was nothing juicy about today, I just juiced.

Anyway, I started off the morning with juicing 3 beets.  It was meh.

SIDE NOTE: This is the worst thing to have as you’re “morning on the go” drink like I had it.  It stains EVERYTHING (including my skin and I literally had to rub it off WITH soap) and some got on my sweater and I think you have to like do these specific steps to get it out.  Also, it is a really powerful body detox/cleanser…

After I got home, I juiced a lemon and half a cucumber (leftovers from my water drink I am eventually going to post about on here) and then had 2 cups of green tea.  This drink was also so so because there was leftover beet juice that got into it and it just wasn’t a good combo.

After my workout, I juiced a grapefruit, 4 carrots, and added some ginger.

Before I went to bed, I juiced an orange, several of the bok choy stalks I had, and there was some left over beet juice from when I last ran vegetable through the juicer.

Lastly, I stayed up late to particularly have some of my Hershey’s Dark Chocolate (I mean Happy Halloween to me).

Raw Monday

I decided to go into work later today and I need to go to the grocery store so my normal routine was off.  Also, I decided to make this my Raw Day (I am going to try and have at least one Raw Day a week and one Juice Day after my last fast).

I had a banana and about 1.5 glasses of leftover V8 before going to work.  When I got to work, I had a half grapefruit, half a clementine (random), and then I had maybe a handful of almonds.

For lunch, I went to the cafeteria and whipped me up a salad at the salad bar.  It consisted of mainly spinach as the greens (I generally try to avoid iceberg lettuce because it tends to have the least amount of nutritional value in comparison to other greens).  The rest of the salad consisted of broccoli, green bell peppers, mushrooms, red onions, cucumbers, sesame seeds, and flax seeds.  I brought my own dressing to work, because I normally do not like what they have available.  It is a creamy avocado dressing that I got from this site off Pinterest.

Half of my coworkers super intrigued by my salad and were trying to decipher every single thing I had put in it or the dressing (this is actually pretty normal any time I eat around someone I work with why I don’t know).

 

When I got home from work, I had a banana and I did my salad prep for the week.  I like to prep at least my lunch for the rest of the week so that it is something that I don’t have to worry about (out of sight out of mind).

I make a container full of the leaves/greens and then a separate one for the vegetables.

The leaves contain kale, cabbage, and bok choy leaves.

The vegetables contained a few stems from a kale leaf I cut up, carrots, celery, a yellow bell pepper, and some cucumber.

 

From there I had a salad from this combo for dinner.  I just added sesame seeds and used a different dressing that I had made that can be accessed here.

 

Regrettably, I did not work out.  I took 2 rest days (which is okay) but I still felt bad.  I was so demotivated by the weather, and intrigued with all things Sandy that I couldn’t motivate myself to get up to do anything.

It’s ok because I am modifying (aka extending the rest of my workouts this week so that I can compensate).

Last I had a few pieces of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate (which I think might have broken the raw thing), but my roommate and I went to the grocery store when our cable went out and I just really wanted some!

Sunday: Rest Day and INDULGENCE

Ok so Sunday wasn’t that bad but I ordered out twice that day (which I hate ordering out food but it the weather was so ugly outside I literally had no motivation to do anything).

I had what felt was a vat of pasta marinara and fried chicken tenders.

Then I literally watched Netflix all day.  I think in between that I had more than my daily amount of water needed and half a grapefruit.

Around 7pm where I decided that I was hungry again, I ordered a ridiculous amount of Chinese.  After the trip to Fatland earlier that day I decided to tone it down.  I ordered Chinese and got steamed brown rice, vegetables, and shrimp with their brown rice.  I also ordered a tall can of Arizona green tea (I had ran out earlier that day).  I also still wanted something fat so I ordered the crab rangoon (to die for) and got 12 oz. can of Diet Pepsi (I rarely drink pop and diet is even worse than the regular kind healthwise but I was in a “spare myself the calories” mode).

Saturday

On Saturday, I knew I needed to workout but it took me literally 3 hours of internal mental coaxing before I finally had the nerve to do so.  It was supposed to be a weights day, but I wasn’t even in the mood so I just went on another run.

Before my run, I had a banana, tablespoon of peanut butter, and my last bowl of vegetable soup.  I also had several glasses of green tea (green tea is like coffee for me).

Miles: 10

Pace: 9:07 min/mi

Time: 1:31:09

Calories burned: 1156

*Sandy’s wind has really been cutting into my running time.

Afterward, I really wasn’t hungry so I just decided to eat a bowl of carrots, celery, and bok choy with homemade hummus that I had made.  I also had a half a grapefruit and some water as well.

Later that night I had a few slices of my friend’s leftover pizza (which I really didn’t feel bad considering how good I was that entire day).

Friday Workout and Dinner

I had a glass of green tea and a tablespoon of peanut butter before I went on my run.  Mh phone died right when I was saving the time but this is the general information I remember….

Miles: 13.1

Time: 1:57:10

Pace: 8:58/mile

This was a sucky run for me but it was so cold and windy.

After a longgggg hot shower I had another tablespoon of peanut butter, a banana, and a bowl of vegetable soup.