Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm Making Myself...

Confession: I am a little bit of a health and fitness nut. For a year now! (Just realized my health and fitness anniversary [when I decided this was going to be my lifestyle for sure] was on the 15th)
I don't eat 100% healthy all of the time, I like to indulge.
I exercise 4-5 times a week, but not when I am sick or exhausted.

I recently bought an exercise bike for when it's snowy or icy outside.
Tonight I will put it to use!

I like to lift weights as well, it makes me feel strong :)
I have an obsession with strength.

They say abs start in the kitchen. Don't treat your stomach like a trash can.
I try to eat as clean as possible (except for this past week when I indulged in a couple donuts and chocolate almonds)
Breakfast for me is always the same Monday-Friday.
1/2 grapefruit, 1egg +whites, squirrelly bread with peanut butter.
I have a second breakfast (I just like to call it that) at work, fruit and a granola bar/cottage cheese/almonds.
Lumch, I have issues with lunch.  I just don't like it.  I never know what to have, but there is always fruit in there.
 I grew those beans myself :)

Dinner, is small.  Usually protein and a vegetable.
Sometimes I have a protein shake instead of lunch or dinner, which is super filling.
My protein shake recipe: 1 scoop of vanilla whey isolate powder, 1 cup of almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter.  Delicious!  About 300-350 calories and something like 40g protein so it for sure keeps me going.
Protein is my best friend.  I aim for 60g a day but usually go well over.

I have a weakness for dill Doritos, cookies and donuts.
I never deny myself, I make sure I indulge in what I'm craving and then I'm usually fine.

I found I can't have too much dairy so I use almond milk for my cereal and don't eat ice cream.
For some reason frozen yogurt agrees with my stomach, and for that I am thankful.

I don't eat below 1200 calories unless I am seriously ill.
I aim for 1500-1800 calories and eat 5-6 times a day.

I don't follow any special rules, I just eat as clean as I can (70% of the time, or so I think) and exercise because I like to.
I don't follow a training plan (although there are some good ones on

After being sick for a week and a half I'm getting back into it again.  Hopefully I can start my running again soon as well (stupid icy roads).  I finally hit 4km and then I got sick.  I'm ready for spring and summer so I can run in the sun!

If you're on a health and fitness journey, good luck to you! You can accomplish your goals :)


Cindy said...

This was actually super inspiring to read! I'm the type of person who really wants to exercise...starting tomorrow. Thanks to you I'm going to get on my bike and just do it :P

S said...

Thank you :)
That's such a huge compliment to me!
Good luck and have fun.