Monday Inspiration

17 Sep

Hey all!

I just wanted to share with you all one of my absolute favorite people to follow for inspiration. Her name is Amanda Leigh Tyson. She is a beautiful young girl who tried out to be a contestant on the Biggest Loser and sadly didn’t make it. She didn’t let that hinder her success and continued to lose a total of 65 lbs- so far. She is such an inspiration to me and i absolutely love to follow her progress and inspiration.

Her facebook like page is: http://www.facebook.com/amandaleightyson .

Her instagram is: amandatyson.

Her blog: http://amandaleightyson.wordpress.com/

Follow her!! You won’t regret it! She is such an inspiration.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday! Enjoy the rest of your day! xoxo, H!

A Day in the Journey 09/11/12

12 Sep

Workout:

No workout 😦

Food:

  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks
  • Healthy Choice Sweet pineapple chicken
  • Plantain chips
  • More plantain chips with hummus
  • Whole Foods Salad bar: lettuce, quinoa, Brussels sprouts, balsamic dressing, pineapple spear
  • Dark chocolate 100 calorie bar
  • 1 egg, 1 egg white, breast chicken, ¼ avocado

 

Calories: 1271 Fat: 49 Carbs: 185 Protein: 40

I’m exhausted! Seriously so tired, so good night all!

xoxo, H

A Day in the Journey 09/10/12

11 Sep

Workout:

No workout (lame excuse: just getting back to work and trying to figure out my routine; I know, lame!)

Food:

  • Coffee, w/ creamer
  • Readypak- veggies, hummus, sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 slices turkey, Babybel light cheese
  • Unsweetened Green tea
  • Zico chocolate coconut milk
  • Less than a ¼ chipotle bowl (the rest was lost in a tragic accident)
  • One Bar-apple
  • Toasted Oatmeal Bar

Calories: 1010 Fat: 39 Carbs: 141 Protein:30

Forgot to plan today so I ended up having to buy snacks for lunch at work, I also ended up buying Chipotle for dinner. But about ¾ of it fell all over the ground at the coffee shop that I was doing work at. It was a sad moment, and then I had to clean it all up, and there is still corn all over the ground haha. So I just grabbed something from the coffee shop and that sort of made up for it. Not really, but I wasn’t going to spend another ten dollars on another bowl. So that was my day, work was good, and now I’m off to bed to do it all over again.

xoxo, H

“Ain’t Nobody Got Time Fo Dat” Quick tip #1

11 Sep

When I can, I like to make my coffee at home. It’s because I make it with almond milk (most coffee shops don’t have it), I like it a certain way, AND it saves money. If I leave my house without my necessary caffeine in the morning, when I go to the coffee shop I always try to limit what goes into my coffee. I don’t order pre-mixed drinks and I try my absolute bestest to avoid the syrups. I love green tea so usually when I wake up too late for coffee at home that is what I get.  I also always keep Truvia packets in my car, in my purse, pretty much everywhere; this way I can sweeten my drinks with a non-aspartame sweetener. However, if I do get a coffee drink I usually will get two shots of espresso, with soymilk or nonfat milk. When at the coffee shop, avoid the ever so tempting pastry display and opt for a Kind bar; some coffee shops also carry Chobani Greek yogurts which would make a perfect breakfast on the go or an awesome snack!

Don’t forget, it is still your best bet to plan and prepare all your meals ahead of time so you aren’t stuck in this situation but if you are, just remember this tip to survive the coffee shop.

xoxo, H

Easy Protein Pancakes Take #1

11 Sep

Hey all,

There are literally hundreds of recipes out there for protein pancakes, so I am just going to give you a “base” recipes to which you can add any flavors and topping to achieve whatever taste you want.

You will need:

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder of your choice
  • 1 egg white
  • truvia (optional)

Nutrition Facts*: Calories:237 Fat:1 Carbs:33 Protein:20.5

Mix all ingredients together and cook like pancakes. You can add anything to this mixture like cocoa powder, vanilla, fruit, chocolate chips, really anything. I also always like to add some sort of topping; I add strawberries, or agave nectar, or syrup. *Nutrition facts depend on what protein powder you use and what you add inside or on top.*

I do this on a weekend, when I have a little bit more time on my hands, and when I can enjoy eating it.

Let me know if you try this, or if you have a variation of the ‘protein pancake’ you would like me to try out.

Enjoy! xoxo, H

 

 

Time to get serious!

3 Sep

Hey everyone! Happy Labor Day!

So I don’t really know what happened, but with a combination of my birthday and other things I slipped up a little bit, but its now time to get serious! I started on Sept. 1st with this new system I put in place for myself and I like it so far. So here goes!

Things I am doing:

  • eating six small meals a day; every three hours
  • tracking calories, carbs, fat and protien
  • measuring portions so that i am not overeating

Changes I need to make:

  • smaller portions
  • measuring portions (no more guesstimating)
  • scheduling workouts, and showing up
  • stretching

Things I need:

  • food scale
  • food log diary
  • a gym
  • will to go to the gym

Ok so some of these things I already have, but I need to get my hands on a food scale so I can start measuring out my food portions. The reason for this is I feel like sometimes even though I eat well, I am eating way too much. I will still be posting my daily food on here if you guys want that, but I want to log not only the food but the calories and all that. I started this on the 1st like I said but have yet to post because I’ve been so lazy! So starting today I will log everyday for accountability.

Thanks again everyone who is following and commenting, it means a lot! xoxo, H!

Weigh-In #1

27 Aug

So an entire week has gone by and it’s been tough but gratifying! This week I lost 6.6 lbs!! Wooohooo!! Not too shabby for a first week. I love seeing results because it gives me strength and motivation to move on to the next week.  With next week comes new changes and I will let you know about them as soon as possible! Keep calm and work out! xoxo, H.

A Day in the Journey 08/24/12

25 Aug

 

Workout:

Evening: C25K running workout

 

Food:

Breakfast: Peach; Babybel light cheese; coffee

Snack: Kashi oatmeal cookie

Lunch: Homemade burger patty w/ cheese and 1 egg; quinoa salad

Snack: homemade banana protein ice cream with almond butter

Post-workout/Dinner: gluten free cracklebreds; roast beef slices; hummus; mini veggie tray

 

It’s late tonight because I just got home from work. I did my first day of Couch 2 5k running program, and I really like it so far. And I ate pretty well granted today was supposed to be a cheat day; that didn’t happen, which I am taking as a good thing. Nothing exciting happened but I’m not really craving anything anymore which is also good!

xoxo, H.

 

 

 

hananlikes: C25K App

25 Aug

Hey all!

Today I am going to be doing a “review” of an app that I started using to aid me in the running portion of my journey. It is called the C25K (couch to 5K) Run for Pink. I downloaded it on my iPhone for free but they have the pro version for $2.99. I don’t think it is necessary to purchase the pro, so far the free version does enough.

So, let me just say, I love this app. It gives you a running workout for each day. During your workout, it gives you prompts over your music, while also giving you visual prompts. And at the end of your workout it gives you an option to tweet about your workout or post it on facebook, which we all love haha. All in all, I would give this app a 5/5 because I have yet to find a problem with it. It is great for those of you who are just starting your running journey or any kind of workout regimen because it tells you exactly what you need to do for a full half hour workout. So download it, if you need a push or just need to start somewhere.

xoxo,H.

A Day in the Journey 08/23/12

24 Aug

 

Workout:

A.M.: Sprints; 50 pushups, 50 squats

 

Food:

Pre-workout: Good n’ Natural peanut butter bar

Post-workout/Breakfast: Omelette w/ spinach, tomatoes, cheese, and salsa; two slices of turkey bacon

Snack: watermelon; pineapple; Babybel light cheese

Lunch: Quinoa salad; flaxseed cracker; Kashi oatmeal cookie

Snack: Bolthouse 50/50 juice; Special K cheddar cheese cracker crisps

Dinner: Tuna lettuce wraps

Treat: Chocolate covered espresso beans

 

I struggled with food today; I just craved chocolate and cheese all day!! Ughhh. But I tried my best to keep on track and that is why I am posting this so I can still be accountable. So now I’m going to sleep with a throbbing headache and a crazy craving for chocolate, good night!(: xoxo,H.

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