Fuck what my stomach looks like in a bikini or what my thighs look like in shorts. I want my plate to be colorful for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I want to run a mile and feel like running 10 more afterwards. I want to feel like I’m filled to the brim with energy all day long. I just want to be healthy.
Indian-d out for the Boyfs sisters wedding . Lololol
DIY Princess running shoes.
So as you guys know I am in the middle of training for a half marathon. Which means logging many miles. Many miles which means my current running shoes literally fell apart on my last run. They were way overdue but finances after quitting were a little tight so I had to make it work(don’t recommended this). Anyways I picked up these grey nikes yesterday and had to decorate them. I waned black but I got them at the outlet so it is what it is so I decided to make them more fabulous.
All you need is a thick glitter nail polish. Apply the nail polish with a thin paintbrush to any part of the shoe you would like to princess 👑💎out. I did it on the logos and on the heel of the sneakers. It will take about three coats and if the nail polish is textured add a coat of clear nail polish. It’s supper easy and honestly I love them and it makes me excited to wear them! Good luck and have fun!!
Half marathon training week 8 day 1:
Last nights run sucked. A lot. Angad and I did a late night run on the Seaside boardwalk. There was suppose to be fireworks illuminating our run but they got cancelled due to a fire marshal thing -_- . Our pace was two minutes slower but I think it might be because of a)wind storm b) longer intervals of 14 minutes . I’m just happy we finished the training without stopping because it was literally so brutal but hey good runs and bad runs.
Half marathon training week 7 day 3
I just finished the week 7 training. I ran on the treadmill this time,not so much the weather but it was late at night. Running on the treadmill is honestly a test of determination. It is so easy to hit the stop button at any time. Finish early or take a break. Especially when following an interval plan, it’s so easy to just stop. The plan this time was :
5 minute warm up
5 minute cool down
It wasn’t that hard but I was running a lot faster than normal which made it more challenging. I really need to focus on completing the plan rather than racing through it. Speed runs have their place on the track and I need to remember that
A breakfast story
Cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread with peanut butter and berries. A banana,pineapple,blueberry smoothie and coffee:)
Smoothies and afternoon naps.
First day at the new job today! Working 7pm-2am. I don’t know if ill ever get used to this!! I am such a morning person, but hey what ever pays for tuition and rent!
Just a friendly reminder for your fitness journey: Your muscles do not grow during exercise. Exercise is only the stimulus. The body strengthens the muscles while you are resting.
So make sure that you give 100% with rest, just like you would give 100% exercising.
damn eye opening
Appreciate your bad runs.7 miles today
I decided I wanted to add an educational feature on my blog to educate you little bundles of joy about nutrition Specifically nutrition for those of us that don’t live at home, are broke, spend most of the day studying or in class, and tend to have alcohol take up most of your days calories. First let me tell you I am not a nutritionist, but I did study it when studying personal training and I took it in college. Oh and I got an A so that must count for something;) In all seriousness, I have struggled metabolically with PCOS and have finally come to terms with a lifestyle that will help me. I hope that sharing some basic nutrition knowledge will help all my fitties reach and maintain their goals!
Today lets talk about the ever exciting complete protein. (Vegetarians and vegans listen up!!)
You might be thinking isn’t all protein complete? What makes in incomplete. My protein powder completes me and that’s all I’ll ever need. Well, a complete protein is a protein that contains and adequate proportion of all 9 essential amino acids. In order to be considered a complete protein there cant even be one amino acid group missing.
Complete Protein examples:
Incomplete proteins examples:
But but beans are protein and so are seeds. Yes, grasshopper this is true. However most seeds, nuts, and beans alone are not complete proteins. But if you find a special friend for these incomplete proteins they can become complete:)
Rice and beans= Great success!!! Complete protein
Hummas and Pitta= Celebrate! Love at first sight! Complete protein
Here are some basic rules for finding friends for you incomplete proteins.
- Grains with Legumes
- Nuts with Legumes
- Grains with Dairy
- Dairy with Seeds
- Legumes with Seeds
Now lets get to the whole broke college kid aspect of this.
Even if you are not a vegetarian you can admit that meat is expensive. Going grocery shopping can be the worst part of your week paying up to $100 on food. ( sure do miss that meal plan now don’t you). If you compare prices to vegetarian complete proteins to that of meat you will be amazed! 11 servings of rice and beans cost only 4 doll hairs!!!! 11 servings! I am not trying to tell you to give up meat, but rather supplement your meat based diet with more vegetarian protein options. You will be amazed at how much money you save!
Photos from Fridays hike!