Posts tagged ‘insanity ‘




Sunday Afternoon.

Hello everyone! I’m recovering from a little cold, which sucks, but you gotta keep on truckin’ 🙂 Yesterday I watched the Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight (so sad Manny lost, but that knockout was intense lol). My younger cousin decided to google “hashtags” about Pacquiao and about an hour later (maybe even less) there were 48,000 memes and such comical things about the knockout. I’ve got to admit, some of them were pretty clever.

Anyhoo, I hope everyone is safe, healthy, & doing well! I know it’s the holidays and it’s hard to stick with working out and eating healthy (which is still kinda hard for me too!), but fit in a little daily activity like walking your dog, dancing like a maniac for 5 minutes (alone of course), or cleaning the house (desperate times call for desperate measures lol). Remember, “A healthy body leads to a healthy mind” 🙂

Lastly, I’m gunna leave you all with this awesome pasta sauce recipe that I happened to stumble upon: Creamy Avocado Pasta

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I made this last night, and it was so delicious! I love avocado and this was such a great pasta sauce, it was creamy, zesty, and just flavorful. I used regular thin spaghetti, and for the amazing piece of salmon there, I heated up some extra virgin olive oil in a pan, placed the thawed filet of salmon in, seasoned it with a little garlic salt, lemon, and pepper. After its halfway cooked, I like to add fresh minced garlic (I don’t add it in the beginning because it ends up being super burned when the salmon is finished). I let the salmon sit with the fresh garlic so that all the flavors are absorbed (Mmm, I’m getting hungry just typing this lol). For additional flavor, you can make a tartar sauce or (what I personally love & prefer) caramelized onions (you can follow these steps: caramelized onions) I also like to add a little soy sauce and garlic to the onions for more flavor. Enjoy with a nice glass of wine & bon appétit!

I hope you all enjoy this awesome recipe! Stay safe & have a great day, Cheers!

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Add a comment December 9, 2012

phew!

Hello everyone! So it’s been a long week already! My computer charger broke (which explains my lack of updating), so luckily a friend let me borrow his for a little. I ordered a new one in the mail, and hopefully I get it by the end of today 🙂

My workout schedule hasn’t been quite what I’d like it to be, but since it’s finals this week and next.. I think I can slide with doing lighter workouts (so I don’t exhaust myself!) I’ve been extremely tired due to my lack of sleep and unawareness of the foods I’ve been grabbing on my spare time. But today is a good day so far because I started it off with quick workout & a delicious mixed berry/pomegranate smoothie.. I’m feeling extra energetic 🙂 

Anyhoo, my laptop is about to die 😦 but I hope everything is going well for all of you & that your day is amazing! Cheers!

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” ~Vince Lombardi

2 comments December 5, 2012

Rain (or Shine).

Hello everyone! So it’s been raining and although I like the rain, I also dislike it because it can make me super lazy. Yesterday was my rest/(lazy) day, which I kinda feel guilty for lol, but I am only human right? I haven’t workout out yet, I’ll probably go walk the dogs after work. Meh, I feel like I’m falling off track here.. it’s just so hard, does anyone feel the same? I guess this is why you have to be strong and find that inner strength to stick with it. Deep breaths, if I can start this journey, YOU can too 🙂

For some of you that have gym memberships or even just a treadmill, I’ve come across some awesome workouts from FitSugar that I’d like to share! (treadmills are also fantastic and “excuse-proof” when it comes to rainy weather)

For beginners this is an awesome 40-minute walking/running workout (I love this because it’s just perfect if I just need a lighter workout): Treadmill Workout for Beginners

If you’re ready to do a longer workout, this 60-minute walk-jog workout is great! (I like this because it’s not too exhausting, but I feel amazing after): Walk/Jog Treadmill Workout

Lastly, if you’re feeling great and want to do a little more, this is an excellent 30-minute interval running workout. (I love interval training, it just gets the heart pumping and is more intense because of the speed changes): Treadmill Pyramid Intervals

Cheers!

Add a comment November 30, 2012

oh my.

Hello everyone! I just finished day 3 of the insanity workout (including the fit test). This program sure does show me how out of shape I’ve gotten! I just need to stay with it, even if it means going at a slower pace. It’s just so hard to keep motivated these days. Anyway if anyone out there has some tips that I should know while doing the insanity workout, please let me know.. I’ll be forever grateful 🙂

Before I go off to continuing my busy day, I wanna share with you all a very inspirational quote, “Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow”-Robert Kiyosaki

Every time I read this, I don’t give myself any excuses to not work out. Even if its just 10 push-ups fit into my busy day, at least it’s something. You have to start somewhere right? Anything you do, and continue to do is good progress in my book 🙂

Have a great day! Cheers!

Add a comment November 27, 2012

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