i am an athlete.
i am a pescatarian.
(i eat 90% vegetarian and vegan meals but have not made the full plunge. time will tell)
i am passionate about/and love food.
i am on a journey to be healthy and fit.
and i am constantly learning how to balance these two into a healthy and complete lifestyle.
wow. it has been way too long. SO much has happened since my last blog.
although i haven’t been on tumblr i have been very busy. i started going to a bootcamp 3 days a week - an am planning continuing! i am so motivated and so happy.
i have my half marathon coming up. sunday, september 25th. i haven’t been running as much as i would have liked. i really wanted to train well and improve on my time from my first half but what can you do?
i am hoping that i will surprise myself because i’ve already seen some drastic changes in my strength from all the bootcamp classes.
i feel like i’ve finally got some serious direction in my life and it’s not difficult to be “good”. i’ve been eating well and working out a lot! i haven’t seen any significant weight-loss. but i know that it will come. i feel tighter and that’s what really matters.
AND at my bootcamp i have met some absolutely amazing people. one being a physical therapist. there is SO much i can do. i can’t get involved the healthcare/nutritional/fitness industries if i want to. yes it takes money. but if i love what i do - that is a good investment. game on.
i’m going to try and be better. i get inspired and learn so many new things - thanks tumblr.
first and foremost i need to thank coco. from ramen to raw.
i could not have made this recipe without her tasty blog. i followed the same steps for the raw cheez. improvised a bit on some of the ingredients. romaine lettuce instead of spinach. had to improvise with what i had in the fridge.
and for the raw no-oil pesto i used a recipe from gone raw.
thank you coco!
so i’ve finally gotten myself back into it. i’m running. not far. 3 miles a day. but i’m going to up it on sunday to 4 and keep going from there. i have my 10k on august 21st. only 6.4 miles. it won’t be a problem. i’d just like to have a decent average mile.
september 25th is my 1/2 marathon. yay! i’m super excited.
it’s kind of funny though. i feel like i haven’t been eating quite as well as i was while i wasn’t running. why is that? luckily it’s the weekend. and i actually do better on the weekends because i’m able to be active and go out. and not think about food all the time. which i suppose isn’t bad. as long as i can control myself. ha ha.
sunday is my grocery shopping day. and i’m going to focus on raw food. which i have been doing. i just went out too much this week - work lunches. so no lunches out next week. i’m going all raw. except. yogurt and cottage cheese. mmm… on sunday when i make my gorcery list. i’m also going to make a “food” list. all rood food is acceptable. plus specific exceptions. and then i am going to stick to it.
ready. set. go.
ok. i’ve definitely been mia lately. and. that is because i feel off the band wagon. i know. awful. am not feeling good about it.
i can’t change what i haven’t done up to this point. all i can do is move forward and get it done!
today was a 60% good day and 40% needs improvement. i did well at work. oatmeal for breakfast, tasty fiesta salad from chipotle, banana for snack (it was suppose to be a pre-running snack. oops.)
then i got home. and instead of drinking water - because i was “starving”. i decided to mow down on some peanut butter puffins. if you haven’t had those. you should at least try them. but i do warn you, they are amazingly delicious and highly addicting. not exactly part of a raw diet. so. those are GONE. just need to cut them out.
so i had WAY too many of those. like we’re talking just about half the box. ugh. bad. moving forward…
i made zucchini noodles with my new julienne/spirooli slicer - check out this youtube demo. the guy doing the demonstration is a crack up. but yes. AMAZING. probably one of the best purchases i’ve made in awhile. and i also made a delicious raw no oil pesto. thanks to goneraw.com.
so. not the best day. but not my worst day. goal is to start fresh tomorrow. i’ve got leftovers ready to go and i added some cherry tomatoes. strawberries for a snack. another banana. almonds and dried cranberries. probably oatmeal again for breakfast. i am set up for success. now i just need to come home. push through my mid-day low (i get SO tired on my way from work - traffic! hate it.) and then i’m exhausted by the time i get home.
i’m going to eat my almonds and dried cranberries about a half hour before i leave for work. then get home and RUN! like walk in the door. change. and go! i feel like i’m going to have a great day tomorrow. done and done.
official update to come. wish me luck.