Day 8

breakfast

black coffee with sugar: 30                               

Lunch

Paneras broccoli cheddar soup: cup 200

paneras asian sesame chicken salad: half 200

iced green tea: 130

Dinner

Sonic grilled chicken sandwich: just the chicken 200

strawberry limeade: 200

= 960

at the gym

power walked on the treadmill at incline 9.0 at 4.5 = 330

abs: pilates breathing exercise 3 sets of 1. Crunches 3 sets of 20. Plank: 3 sets of 20 seconds each.

today was a good day for me :) a busy day at work and got a short work out before class began. i haven’t gone on my scale but i m going to wait till i see a size drop before i step on that bad boy!!

i really need to do better with my food log huh???!! yesterday I basically went above my max calories intake…but i did work out!

interval running for 20 and 10 min cool down= 300 calories

lower back/legs/abs: 3 sets of 15s, tried to do at least two different workouts for each body part.

today im very very sore…but i absolutely love this kind of soreness.

also i highly recommend if you wanna do at home ab workouts, just youtube pilates core work outs, they’re awesome! u don’t need any equipments or anything! i do this every night and my abs feel it every morning lol

have a good rest of the hump day!

Because Valentine's Day is coming up soon, and I'm feeling silly and romantic right now.
  • A: Who do you like and Why?
  • I like/love my boyfriend because he is one of the greatest person i know : )
  • B: Have you ever been in love? If yes, how many times, and how do you know it was love?
  • I've been in love once, Im currently in love with the person I'm with. I know its love because I want to be selfless with this person. nothing is a waste when it comes to my friends, family and this person.
  • C: Longest relationship you've ever been in, and why did it end?
  • This relationship i m in is one and only and its been 4 years and almost 8 months
  • D: Have you ever changed for someone, if yes, how?
  • I believe I changed alot, I'm constantly trying to be less selfish when it comes to our relationship.
  • E: Pretend I'm you ex, what do you want to say to me?
  • hope you're doing well
  • F: Have you ever been cheated on?
  • nope
  • G: Have you ever cheated?
  • nope
  • H: Would you date someone who's know for cheating, if yes why?
  • no
  • I: What's the most important part of a relationship?
  • trust
  • J: Do you like to be in serious relationships or just flings?
  • serious relationship
  • K: When you are dating someone do you believe in going on "breaks"?
  • yes, we've taken breaks but we found it very hard
  • L: How many people have you ever hooked up with?
  • just my boyfriend
  • M: What's one thing you regret saying or not saying, doing or not doing in a previous relationship?
  • hmmmm
  • N: What age do you think is appropriate for kids to start having sex?
  • kids?! i believe when they're old enough to know what the consequences are for having sex
  • O: Do you believe in the phrase, "Age is just a number?" Why or why not?
  • I don't solely believe in this phrase but to an extent. my boyfriend is younger than me by less than a year but i think at times he is as mature as someone who's older. so i guess age is just a number, it's just how fast you grow with your numbers that matter.
  • P: What about "Love at first sight"? Why or why not?
  • i have no opinion on this, if you found your love by first sight great, if not its just as great!
  • Q: Turn on's?
  • good with kids or dogs
  • R: Turn off's?
  • chewing with mouth open or talking with food in their mouth ugh!
  • S: What do you consider a deal breaker?
  • another person
  • T: How do you know it's time to end a relationship?
  • i don't know yet
  • U: Are you currently in a relationship? If yes, for how long? If no, how long have you been single?
  • i m in a relationship for 4 years and this month will be 8 months
  • V: Do you think people who have dated can stay friends?
  • i believe so but my guyfriend doesn't think so lol
  • W: Do you think people should date their friends?
  • if there is an attraction, who can stop them?
  • X: How many relationships have you had?
  • just this one i m currently in
  • Y: Do you think love can last forever?
  • i think it can
  • Z: Do you believe love can conquer all things?
  • no, but i think two people in love can conquer many things, that's why people get married no?
  • 1: Would you break up with someone your parents didn't approve of?
  • if they really really didn't approve, then yes
  • 2: If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice about dating what would it be?
  • don't date too young. i started my current relationship right out of high school, i don't regret any of the moments or my relationship, but if i can go back and tell my 18 year old self one thing, it would be don't date too young.
  • 3: Do you think long distance relationships can work? Why or why not?
  • yes. i've seen people do it around me, i've seen the disappointments from it but some that worked out are in a great place for their relationship right now so sometimes "out of sight out of mind" doesn't apply to everyone.
  • 4: What do you notice first about another person?
  • their smile. in a guy i notice their hands first...lol
  • 5: Do gay, lesbians, bisexuals or transgender people bother you?
  • nope, they're just the same just like us. I m a christian but i don't believe in all of those crazy Jesus freaks who like to protest.
blah blah blah

Alright so here’s my little story of before and after. The sad part of this story is that I gained back all the weight that I had lost. This was about 2 years ago when I was a commuter to my school in which I took train everyday and often times I would walk to my train station and back. On my way back home is my gym so more than 2 times a week I would stop at the gym for an hour and then walk home. This was the beginning of spring into summer so the weather was very nice. When I m at the gym I would usually go on the arc trainer which makes you have wider strides and you can have the resistance very high for more intense workout. In the beginning 20 min would be my max on this machine, so then I  would switch over to elliptical for 20 and then finish off with some stretches. But about a month into my workout, I stopped eating as much because I was in class most of the day and I would lose all my appetite after class and workout. At this point im in the gym on the arc trainer till I have lost about 700 calories. I went from 135 pounds to 115 in about 2 and half months. I saw the weight loss about 3 weeks in to my workout, but once I started seeing it I couldn’t stop and I realized I was addicted to counting calories, losing the intake calories and just my weight. But this didn’t stop me because summer was about 3 weeks away by the time I realized. I couldn’t go lower than 115 pounds, I guess that’s my plateau for my height (5ft 6in). I maintained this weight for about a year, but during that year I went back to dorming and I hated my gym at my school. I stopped working out, late night studies, drinking all came back and put those pounds back on me. So here I am a little bit lighter than my old weight tryin to get back to 115 but this time I want to lose my weight by being healthy. Some people might read this and say that’s not TOO bad or that’s not a bad way but honestly from experiencing the lows and the highs of dieting, it sucks. You really need consistency and need to watch what you eat, not just for your weight but for your future body when its 50 or 60 years old. You are what you eat, and I m slowly learning it and trying to apply it to my daily life now. I hope that whoever come across this post even if it maybe one person, be inspired to eat healthy, live healthy and just be healthy for our summer bodies but most of all for our future selves.

Day 6

I missed those two days so I’m going to start at today as day 6.

Breakfast

Black coffee with sugar: 30

Lunch

Turkey sandwich: 1/2 of it 230

Dinner

Homemade California roll self made: 2 rolls 400

Snack

Fiber one brownie: 90
Gummy worms: 5 pieces?? 50

Workout

Interval running for 30 min: 310
Shoulders/biceps/abs
Pilates 20 min core workout

Day 5

Breakfast

Coffee black with sugar: 30

Lunch

Panera bread broccoli and cheddar soup: cup size 200
Asian sesame chicken salad: half was 200

Dinner

Starbucks iced cafe americano with vanilla: 15

yoga download!

I just tried this website out yesterday reading the article on greatist.com and I like it very much. I didn’t have time to go to the gym so instead I downloaded a 30 min clip to do it at home. Like I said in my other posts I miss yoga very much very very much. I love yoga because you get the best sleep after you have done yoga. For me even if it’s a short period of time I do it or full 90 min in 105 degrees room, if I do certain positions in that time it gives me the best sleep. I tend to toss and turn all night mostly every night waking up all groggy and tired but damn that feeling of freshness the next morning…it’s been a while that I slept this well so I have to brag somewhere right? Haha anyways I think whoever comes across this website, should definitely give it a try at home! I’ll keep you posted on whether I continue to do this or actually find a yoga studio!! Good day :) 

Day 4

I feel like im falling behind already!!

my day was relaxing and hectic at the same time so i didn’t have time to log my intake or upload but let’s just say I had a big dinner at a diner with good girlfriends of mine and yesterday definitely was my cheat day ::sigh::

being at work makes me wanna snack all day long so I decided to bring in alot of fruits like some blueberries, apple slices and my faaveeerrite korean pear. if anyone has had a korean pear, it is the most juiciest pears that’s out there (in my opinion hehe) so hopefully my snack binging won’t turn into making 3 trips to the vending machine!! also I read in women’s health magazine a while ago how to get some small stretches and exercises you can do at your desk. I just remember a couple of moves but i’ll try to find it for those of us who sit at work in front of a computer all day long!

hope everyone has a good day and im very much looking forward to this superbowl weekend!!


chasefear:

1.) As long as I exercise, I can eat anything I want. Exercise doesn’t constitute a free pass to excessively binge on unhealthy foods. You’ll be undoing all of the hard work that you put into your workout. Just encase you haven’t gotten the message yet; abs are also made in the kitchen. Think of your body as a car. You need to put fuel into your body just as you’d put fuel into a car. You wouldn’t put mud, garbage, and other yucky things into your car’s gas tank, would you? No, it wouldn’t run. So, don’t fill your body’s tank with poor food choices. Treat your body with the respect it deserves.

2.) Salads are always the safest choice. Just because it has lettuce and vegetables doesn’t make it healthy! As long as you make the right choices, then yes, salads can be very nutritional. But, if you’re loading your salads with fried chicken, high fat cheeses and dressings, and mountains of croutons, then you might as well go for the burger and fries instead. In fact, some salads pack more calories than a burger and fries. Read about “The Worst Salads in America.” I rest my case.

3.) Eating several mini meals is always better than eating a few larger meals. For some people, this is true, but everyone is different. The more meals you have, the more opportunities you have to lose self-control. Choose a plan that fits your needs and lifestyle. If you choose to have 3 meals per day, choose a small, healthy snack in between each meal to sufficiently hold you over. Try fruit and Greek yogurt, a small bowl of whole grain cereal, or carrots with a serving of hummus and whole grain crackers.

4.) As long as it’s healthy, I can eat as much of it as I want. Calories still count no matter what you eat. Regardless, your caloric consumption should come from healthy foods, but this doesn’t constitute the excuse to eat larger quantities of these foods. A serving size is a serving size for a reason. For some people, they may need more, but we should all still be aware of what we’re putting into our bodies. For instance, all-natural nut butters are healthy, but it’s also a food that is high in fat (good fats) and calories. Therefore, you shouldn’t grab a spoon and eat the entire jar within one sitting or day.

5.) Eating late at night will cause weight gain. A calorie is a calorie. It really doesn’t matter what time you consume them. What matters is how many calories you take in for the entire day. Just be careful because people tend to have snack attacks while watching prime time TV shows or a late night movie. Avoid mindless eating and portion your snack before you sit down.

6.) Skipping meals is beneficial. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason. It jump starts your metabolism and provides your body with sustained energy. So if you skip meals, you’re going to slow down your metabolism, feel sluggish, and more than likely, you may binge on more food later on in the day. And, if you begin the day with a healthy choices, you’ll probably want to continuously make healthy choices for each subsequent meal.

7.) Carbohydrates are fattening. They will be if your carbohydrates primarily come from donuts, cake, white bread, mountains of pasta, and so forth. Carbs give us energy, but it’s all about choosing the best carbs available (ie. whole grains and fruit) and consuming the appropriate amount. Carbs should come from whole grains, beans, fruit, and veggies. With good carbs comes fiber and fiber has been known to aid in weight loss. Benefits of carbs.

8.) Fast food and dining out should be avoided. Yes, this is true if you have the willpower of an ant, but all you really have to do is make the right choices. If you want success badly enough, you’ll make better choices. Plain and simple. Just plan ahead. Many restaurants post nutritional information and display healthier options on their websites. Don’t arrive overly hungry, nor skip every meal that day until you head out. That’s a recipe for disaster. Skip the fries and opt for fruit or veggies instead. Portions are typically huge, so split a meal or take half home to have for lunch the next day.

9.) The sooner the success, the better. Of course it sounds great, but it’s not healthy. Answer this. Have you have gained all of your excess weight in 1 night? Chances are, your answer is no. Rome wasn’t built in a day. If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Besides, most quick fixes are nearly impossible to stick with for your entire life. You’ll gain back the 10 lbs faster than you can say “10 lbs” once you begin eating normal again. Make sensible changes that you’ll be able to stick with from now until forever. Take it from me. I’ve tried taking the easy-way-out, but it completely backfired. It’s not worth the cost or miserableness of cutting out too much at once.