Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

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pre-workout log 8/29/15

From now on, I want to log my workout(s) like HIIT or running. I was planning on doing three circuits each repeated twice but things didn’t work out since I ended up going shopping and eventually got lazy and distracted. SO, tomorrow morning, first thing I do when I wake up is drink warm lemon water, eat a nutritious and fueling breakfast of grapefruit, toast w/ almond butter, and banana. then I will go ahead and GET MY ASS TO WORK!!

Tomorrow’s workout:

warm up: 10-15 minutes jumprope

workout: circuit(s) logged on phone!! includes burpees, (jump) lunges, thrust jumps, x-jumps, planks, push-ups, bunny hops.

cool down: stretching!

~7:45 to 8Am I WILL START THE WORKOUT!! Either do jumpropes outside and come in room to workout OR JUST GO TO THE PARK AND DO IT!! GOGOGO!!

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Not working out part #1

7/16/15

This morning, I woke up at 5:39Am.. then slept until 6AM and got up, ready to work out. For breakfast, I ate a cup of oatmeal with chia seeds, raw fit powder, cinnamon, a small plum, and 1/2 a peach. And you can’t forget the almond milk!

I’m currently eating watermelon and listening to “Barista Blend” playlist on my spotify.

I was supposed to go workout with my brother today but he threw up and didn’t feel well so we didn’t end up going. At first, I felt rather weird this morning. I felt negative. Once again, I got tempted and weighed myself. I’m so sorry to myself for judging myself and day by the way I react to my weight on the scale. It’s so sad that a part of me still does this, but remember, progress not perfection. Progress takes time so be patient..

At first, I was like “omg I’m gonna get so fat, I’m going to gain weight, omg… my metabolism…” but then now that I think about it, it’ll be OK. It’s important to give my body rest, especially after having run nearly 5 miles non-stop yesterday which is actually a really big step/improvement! I don’t want to tire out my body too often, and I don’t want to work out if my reason behind working out is so that I can lose more weight or be skinny or skinnier than someone else. No. I need to set my intentions straight. Now I’m going to work on my SPCH assignment and look up healthy recipes, and enjoy this freaking day even though I didn’t get to exercise or workout because life is too short to waste on focusing on those stupid things. I’m going to be productive and have an awesome day, and then go to work.

Buckwheat Banana Tea Bread

Greetings all, how are you doing?

I haven’t been on wordpress lately even though I really want to. I really want to keep track of all my progress, accomplishments, hardships, and memories but lately I’m taking classes at a nearby community college and working at a Japanese Sushi Restaurant. I’ve been getting a lot of tip, but I keep spending it.. Especially on whole foods/holistic nutritious food, super foods, enzymes/probiotics/medicine…. It’s okay, I’m getting my paycheck soon anyway!

I’m trying to make daily exercise a habit and routine, so I can continue to stay healthy and fit. I honestly LOVE exercising early in the morning, whether it may be a short or long run, or some HIIT! I love know the fact that I can wake up and start my day with exercise, wake my body and soul and mind using the gym Mother Nature has provided for me… And eating great breakfast food. My go-to and must-have food is oatmeal. I realized breakfast is so important to me personally, and my day feels a little off if I don’t have my daily grapefruit/citrus fruit with oatmeal and banana and other toppings.

Whenever my brother goes to the gym in the morning.. or more like when I drag him there, I just do some Way of Gray or Kayla Itsines at a park right next to the gym. I also warm up by doing around 10-15 minutes of jumprope. I honestly LOVE it because it challenges me mentally and physically, and I love knowing how strong I really am.

I love the runs too. Lately I’ve been increasing my miles weekly… daily.. little by little. I’m learning to be more appreciative and patient, and respectful and loving to my body. It does so much for me and it hurts to know that I don’t always treat it well. It’s all progress though, isn’t it?

Lately I have been weighing relatively low.. around 88.2-89 pounds, but maybe this is how my body was meant to be. I am a relatively small person so… and my mom is really skinny too. And since at work I have to carry stuff around often like plates/food/etc, I’ve been gaining a lot of strength and arm muscle. Yay!!

Anyways, I have my math midterm tomorrow for Math 1B (second part of calc) and I am just going to go with the flow. I tried and I know I will do well.

I’m currently eating the carrot banana bread I made a few nights ago. I won’t share the recipe just yet, since I still have to fix some things around a lot, but honestly, it’s so yummy! I honestly do fear eating foods that I don’t know the calories or nutritional values of, but I know this bread is so super duper healthy that it doesn’t matter. I just need to eat one serving, which is around 1-2 pieces from the total 10 pieces that can be made. It’s gluten free, salt-free, sugar-free… so wonderful! It contains buckwheat flour, walnuts, banana, coconut oil, coconut shreds, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla powder, and grated carrots. Maybe next time, I’ll use vanilla extract instead of the vanilla powder, I’ll put in some nutmeg, test around with applesauce to make it slightly more moist?, play around with chia seeds, and maybe some dried fruit like raisins!

I’m thankful I am able to provide my body with so much nutritious food, and I will not fear it. It keeps me alive and thriving. Time to drink more green tea 🙂

Here’s a very terrible, quick picture of how it looks when cut. Featuring the mango seed and plum that I ate on the side for my post-workout snack heh

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7/14/15

{Monday Motivation} She’s Running

Fit Girl. Happy Girl.

I don’t know why but I loved this graphic when I saw it on Pinterest – for some reason it really resonated with me.  I can be unapologetically lazy sometimes. I can also be very Type A. A weird combination, I know. I try to train by the book but sometimes, life gets in the way. I try to “X” off all of my training runs but some days the motivation is just not there. This happened to me yesterday when I skipped out on my long run because the weather was just unbearable. Maybe this wasn’t really lazy of me. Maybe it was the smart thing to do. But the Type A Hannah was reeling inside, worrying that missing a long run would mean my training would suffer. Truth is, we’re only three weeks into Chicago training and there’s plenty of time left until race day. My fitness won’t suffer…

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May 16th, 2014

This morning, I woke up naturally by the beautiful sun shine at 5:43 AM. I was so relieved to know I woke up early. Then I went back to sleep for another 30 minutes or so and woke up at 6:15 AM. For breakfast, I had my overnight oatmeal with cacao powder, chia seeds, and almond milk alongside a banana and half a grapefruit. It was so yummy! 

For a snack, I ate an apple and almonds. I wasn’t very hungry for some reason, but I’m still thankful i wasn’t hungry. But to increase my metabolism, I had to eat so I ate. I’m still super thankful I got to eat.

I remember how last night, I felt the rush of endorphins fill my body as I ran. It was an amazing feeling, and I want to experience that feeling again. So, I’m going to go on a short run again at night after dinner, perhaps 8PM. The sun is setting at around that time so it should be fine. Plus the weather is so nice!

For lunch, I’m going to eat my ‘rice” bowl of red leaf lettuce, half an avocado, 3 oz tofu, kabocha squash, and MAYBE a side of strawberries if I’m still hungry. Yumyum! I love kabocha squash so much..

In the afternoon at around 3PM-dinner time, my friend and i are planning to watch spiderman! I haven’t watched it yet, so i’m excited! it’s a break from all this stress and schoolwork… speaking of break from school, monday is senior ditch day. I’m probably going to ditch for the first three periods and just come for 4th period, and then go back home for 5th period. I honestly do not give a crap anymore, but I’m scared I might have a test in spanish class so I must show up, heh.

I have way too many things coming up these next few days… ugh so stressful.

Oh and my weigh-in: 100.4 pounds..

When I get back home, I have quite a few things I have to do. First, I will go fill up gas, go grocery shopping for my veggies, eat lunch. I will then do a bible QT, read a bit of my korean good words book that my mom gave me, work on the screenplay, sort all things for my physio final which is in a week from today, go out to watch spiderman with my friend, come back home and eat dinner. For dinner, I will eat a quinoa bowl with broccoli, carrots, green leaves, and falafel! Or something like that… heh do you guys ever get excited about eating food? I sure do! especially healthy food. ❤

After dinner, I’m planning to go running at around 7:45PM or 8PM. It’ll just be around 4 miles, maybe. a little less or more. still exercise!

Then I will start studying for my AP Government final and then go to sleep! 

Thanks for reading.

Sincerely,

Me.