It’s been a long journey. My highest was around 140lbs, and now I’m around 110-113lbs. Healthy diet, lots of lifting, and lots of yoga. Still working too :)
from flat ass to dat ass.
Things are going amazing! For those of you who don’t know, I gave up sugar (focusing on the treats on my two jobs: gelato and froyo) for “lent” (quotes because I’m not catholic, it’s just a challenge!).
So far things have been great! I haven’t had any refined sugar since besides niblets of dark chocolate here and there. I honestly don’t even crave sugar anymore. At my gelato job the other day it didn’t even phase me when my coworkers were shoveling gelato in their mouths and I was eating carrots sticks and a protein bar. I feel so good. So energized, so healthy.
I haven’t felt hungry in days. I haven’t felt full in days. I’ve gotten into a good habit of eating when I’m supposed to and not over eating. I just had quinoa with mushrooms and talapia with baked veggies (broccoli, green beans, and asparagus) on the side. Super healthy and delicious. Got plenty of calories without feeling too full and tons of healthy fatty acids in the olive oil and fish.
I just feel so good. I love not craving sugar. I still crave chocolate, but literally a bite of 64% dark chocolate is totally satisfying. To keep myself from craving sugar I’ve been eating granola bars that taste sweet (but have low sugar) and tonnsss of fruit. I have half a mango for breakfast, 1/4 of it in a smoothie today, and the other 1/4 with dinner.
So that’s my little update! Between my much improved diet and doing more yoga lately, I’m definitely seeing improvements!
Hope you all are well xx
My six “secrets” to weight loss and health!
so rambly sorry!
Thought I’d share all the yumminess I got a Trader Joe’s tonight!
- Vanilla Almond Milk (unsweetened)
- Vanilla Soy Milk
- Body Wash (B&BW shower gels irritate my skin)
- Mango honey shaving cream (in a tube, smells SO good! can’t wait to try!)
- Granola bars
- frozen strawberries
- 5 bananas (5 for 95¢!)
- 6 eggs
- fresh strawberries
- 2 mangos
- 4 avocados
- 2 lbs of nectarines
- baby carrots
- a large Fage Greek yogurt
- an enormous bag of clementines
All for a total of $43.58. I <3 Trader Joe’s!
1/2 cup oats
1 cup of half vanilla soymilk and half almond milk
a dash of salt
a tiny bit of vanilla extract
cinnamon that shit up!
brb dying in heaven
So I guess you can say I’ve made progress. :)
Before: 118.5 lbs, strict cardio and 1200 calorie diet
After: 112 lbs, heavy lifting (and squatting), yoga, minimal cardio, 1500-2000 calorie diet.
No words can describe my hatred for the term “clean eating.”
Here is my first Dorm Bites videos! They will be a series of yummy, simple recipes any college student can make in their dorm room or dorm’s kitchen; or just for anyone who wants quick and easy recipes for on the go!
Sorry for my sickness in this video. I feel horrible today and not even makeup could cover that up.
Dorm Room Floor Breakfast Wrap
I call this the Dorm Room Floor wrap because I literally made the entire thing sitting on the floor of my dorm room and using nothing but a microwave!
Ingredients (feel free to add/subtract!)
-1 or 2 eggs
-smoked gouda cheese (my preference for the smokey flavor: reduces need for a meat!)
-sriracha for heat!
Eggs: take a dab of olive oil and grease your bowl or mug. Crack the eggs into the bowl/mug and whisk them with a fork. Add a pinch of salt (optional) and a tbs of milk (I used soy milk and it tasted fine!). Microwave on high in 30 second intervals until eggs are as wet or dry as you like. Use your fork to cut them up into bits.
Wrap: On your tortilla add your cheese. Microwave until cheese is melty. Add your eggs and sriracha, then your slices of avocado. Wrap everything together into yummy, breakfast goodness!
Nutrition can be adjusted based on how many eggs you use and if you add cheese and avocado. But remember breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don’t skimp :) I felt full through two classes and a workout with just this wrap and half a mango in my stomach!
If you’re a fitness/healthy food/recipe blog like this! My dash is DEEAAADDD.
(And I DO like blogs with personal posts too, so don’t be afraid to like this is if you do a lot of personal blogging!)
What’s your favorite/biggest weakness holiday food/dessert?
I can’t pick just one! Ugh! I have a huge weakness for caramel corn. But every year my family and my cousins get together and spend all day baking loads of cinnamon rolls from scratch and they are absolute heaven.
So did Manduka just read my POP Pilates rant or?
Perfect timing. I love this.
About an hour ago I had plain greek yogurt with a some pure vanilla extract, triple berry granola, and chia seeds and now I’m having some cinnamon vanilla tea with almond milk. This is what makes doing homework bearable and yummy!
(literally everything in this post is from Trader Joe’s. I need an intervention.)
So I’ve been meaning to start this for months now, but I honestly forgot about it. It’s probably the simplest, least time consuming fitness challenge you can do, but you will get insane results from it.
Until New Year’s Day I’m going to start doing 50 squats a day in November and then up to a wild 100 squats a day in December. These are simple bodyweight squats.
I started doing this while I was home for the summer and it gave me awesome results. But because of school I’ve been sitting on my ass more than working it, so it’s time to kick it again.
I hope you guys will all do it with me! C’mon, it’s easy! 50 a day. Break it up if you want to even. 25 in the morning, 25 at night. Whatever floats your butt.