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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Week 1 Day 3

Hello everyone!

Here's today's workout if you're following the new challenge with me :)

Here's what I had for lunch today. I must say, it was probably one of the best salads I've made so far. It is romaine lettuce, black olives, grape tomatoes, 2 hard boiled eggs, artificial crab (not the best but it sure is tasty hehe), and hemp hearts. The dressing is just balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a bit of honey. I had a piece of a banana that I had left in the fridge and also a piece of toast with light cream cheese. I was starving and I probably should have waited a few minutes before eating the toast, but oh well! ;)

I've been thinking about creating a facebook page to post things like this and I'm still deciding whether or not I can commit to something like that. Also, big changes happening soon! :) I can't wait!!!

-- Kelsey

Monday, January 28, 2013

Being Organized

Hello! For the last two Sundays I have gotten some of my stuff prepared for the week. I washed and preportioned out my grapes that I have for my morning snack, and I got my celery and carrots cut up for three days. At home I like to have my stuff prewashed so I can just grab it and eat. The green container is an ancient one from Tupperware but it is amazing. My lettuce keeps for days and my celery stays crunchy for over a week. I used to by the prewashed lettuce and spinach from Dole so I have saved up quite a few of the clear plastic containers that I now use to store my carrots and heads of romaine when I don't have room in the green one.

I think having stuff ready is one of the most important things in maintaining your clean diet. A lot of the time people go for the awful processed stuff because it's quick and easy. No excuses! Having stuff ready and prewashed makes it quick and easy too ;)

Last night when packing my lunch I found this container I had bought a few months ago. I don't really get to use it because it's really meant for sandwiches. I have vowed that I'm going to come up with ways to use it because it's cute and saves on containers. Today I brought left over pizza because my dad came over. I lived off my huge pizza all last week so I don't think I could handle another day of pizza haha.

On Saturday I started the new 30 day challenge they have on the BR site. Here's the fit test if you want to join me :) I can definitely feel it today. I'm disappointed in myself for neglecting the HIIT workouts because I feel like I've lost quite a bit of the strength I had gained from them. Here's the link for the 4 minute ab workout for yesterday. And here is today's workout. Here are my results from the fit test:

squat jumps - 32
push ups - 20 (real ones!!!)
burpees - 10
high knees - 124
switch lunges - 36
tuck jumps - 17
tricep dips - 18
surf boards - 26
1/2 burpee & monkey push up - 10
switch jumps (pike jumps) - 30
side lunges and leg lift - 25
frog jumps - 24

Let me know what yours were if you're joining me!! =)

Have a wonderful day and hopefully I'll be writing soon.

-- Kelsey

Friday, January 18, 2013

Switching things up!

Hello! I've been seriously neglecting my blog and I'm sorry for those of you (if any) that actually pay attention to it lol. I've been so busy lately, stressed out as well, sick with pneumonia, and currently consumed by The Vampire Diaries on Netflix :) My gosh are there some gorgeous men on that show. What better motivation to exercise haha.

I took 9 days of rest while sick and it nearly killed me! That is the longest I have gone without working out since I started in June. My body really needed it although my lungs are still healing and I have a dry hacking cough now, which sucks when it attacks during a workout.

The title of this post is referring to my groceries that I bought tonight. I am a creature of habit and can easily live off the same meals and snacks for quite a while. But tonight I was at Costco and decided to try some new things to give myself some variety. My breakfasts and snacks are almost always the same:

Oatmeal with frozen blueberries, half a banana, unsweetened almond milk. I used to use half a scoop of my protein shake but my cousin who finish university in nutrition suggested that I use flax seeds instead. So I guess I started switching things up this morning :) I put a tablespoon of whole flax seeds in this morning and I really enjoyed it.

For my morning snack I have a PC Blue Menu Finesse yogurt cup and a handful of green grapes. Today I bought pears to swap out with the grapes.

I'm also trying something more cost friendly for my salad. I was buying the plastic containers of baby spinach and one of the spring mix or baby romaine. Tonight I bought a pack of romaine hearts and split it with my mom because there were 6! in there. But it makes much more sense because I think it was under $4 for all of them. I also bought some baby zucchini to test out some recipes I have pinned on Pinterest that are just sitting there for me to drool over. I'm going to do some more grocery shopping tomorrow and pick up some more stuff for the recipes :)

My cousin's boyfriend suggested using the romaine leaves as little boats or taco shells in lieu of sandwiches. I plan on posting these creations on my food page. I can't wait!

(I seriously love Costco haha) I bought new shoes tonight too and I'm VERY excited to work out with them tomorrow. I love my Nike Musiques but my arches were getting achy and these new ones feel like they have awesome support. They're Adidas cross trainers. I also got new exercise shorts and for $14.99 they're really nice material too. Much more affordable than Lululemon. Don't get me wrong, I love Lululemon but I can't afford their stuff right now.

Since I was out of commission for a while and I gained some body fat back during the holidays I feel like I'm starting all over again. So I have started the calendar provided by Turbo Fire and I took new starting pictures. I'm excited to see how following their schedule will get me results. I can't wait to share :)

Alright! I'm going to have some tea and then off to bed for this lady. Thanks for all your support my friends. It's very much appreciated. xoxo

-- Kelsey

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

"You gotta get up and try..."

Happy new year every one! Last night I didn't have one drink =D It was definitely weird being sober and observing all the drunken behavior, but it was awesome not being embarrassed about something I did lol.

Today on the ride home I heard P!nk's song, Try. This was the first time I've really listened to the lyrics and they are beautiful. Here is the chorus:

"Where there is desire
There is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame
Someone's bound to get burned
But just because it burns
Doesn't mean you're gonna die
You've gotta get up and try try try
Gotta get up and try try try
You gotta get up and try try try..."

The video is really amazing too: click here to see it on youtube.

I hope you had a wonderful New Year's eve and I wish you all the best in this new year. Please check out my fellow fitness friends' blogs too: and


-- Kelsey