Day 4: Bikini Series

Day 4 already! Why is time going by way too fast? It’s going to be ridiculous once finals start which will be in the next upcoming two weeks. I’m pretty nervous about them especially since I will try to keep up with the series.

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For today’s workout I did the HITT It! Wild Engine Revver and it was incredible. I started to sweat after the second rep but unfortunately my ankle got the best of me so I decided to walk until I had to get off.

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I wanted something quick and easy for breakfast so of course I had to make oatmeal! I added blueberries, granola, banana, cinnamon, chia seeds and vanilla almond butter. It was great post workout filling breakfast because I paired it with my Meta-D.

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I had to study for my Chemistry quiz so I didn’t have time to eat my grapefruit as my M2 but my oatmeal was very satisfying that I didn’t need a snack.

I ended up drinking some of my lemon infused water and eating a apple cinnamon Chobani Greek yogurt for my M3 in class. I’m usually uncomfortable with eating in class because everyone stares but I don’t care anymore I’m eating healthy 🙂

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I was satisfied for an two hours and then I had blue diamond’s almond crackers with vanilla almond butter (I love almonds). So delicious and I was in my math class as I was eating and my professor was intrigued so I offered him one and he love it! Yay points for converting him 🙂

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For dinner I had a small amount of my leftover pasta and wanted something cold so I made a smoothie. I added:

1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1 banana
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

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Delicious! Delicious! I was so satisfied and full that I will definitely make smoothies more often as a meal. For my evening workout I completed the 8 toning moves from SELF Magazine. I put my new dumbbells to use.

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I will be sore tomorrow and that’s a promise. I hope you all have had a great day!

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Day 3: Bikini Series

Today we had a Bikini Series Workout which was amazing. It’s ridiculous how much I sweat after it, pretty embarrassing since it only took 20 mins to complete :p

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Here’s the video if you want to do it, which I suggest you do 😉

My meals for M1-M4 were the same as yesterday’s. My dinner was amazing! I am really proud of myself and how I was able to whip this up quickly.

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I made a very Lean, Clean and Green dinner that was filling, delicious and healthy!

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Here’s the recipe:

1 chicken breast steamed

3-4 cups of baby spinach

2 cups of broccoli florets

3-5 tsp of extra virgin olive oil

4-5 cloves of garlic

2 cups of whole wheat penne

3 sprinkles of mozzarella cheese

1-3 grinds of McCormick’s Italian Medley seasoning

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My afternoon/evening workout was a treadmill run using Nike+GPS. This was also the first real run I had since my sprained ankle.

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I’m not too sure if I accurately trust the app but it’s pretty amazing the way it works.

Enjoy! 🙂

Day 2: Bikini Series

So for today’s challenge we had to create a vision board

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which I completed mine on pinterest:

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For today’s workout we had to do the 8 Toning Moves and the ‘Plateau Buster’ from the SELF Magazine Drop 10 workouts.

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It felt really good to get back on the treadmill and give my ankle some exercise. I also felt super energized after this workout.

For my first meal I had my Overnight Oats and I added mango, unsweetened coconut flakes and vanilla almond butter.

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It was delicious when I paired it with my Meta-D!

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For my second meal I had 1/2 a grapefruit with 1 packet of truvia. Nothing like a good fat burning fruit as a snack. For my third meal I had Katrina’s Meadows Kale Salad from the Beach Babe Nutrition Plan.

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For my fourth meal I had the Chocolate Dipped Coconut LUNA bar. Delicious and it totally hit the spot.

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And lastly for my fifth meal I made a delicious dinner consisting of steamed chicken, sweet potato fries and asparagus squirted with fresh lemon and lime juice.

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Have a great day! 🙂

Day 1: Bikini Series

I’m nervous for this challenge since I’ve never done it before but I am up for it! So for the first day of the challenge we were ordered to write out our goals.

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I had so many goals and aspirations but decided to keep it short; like the 8 weeks that will fly on by!

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We also had to pack our healthy meals for Monday and plan our workout.

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Not too shabby for the first day 🙂

2nd annual Bikini Series Challenge!

Hi! I am super excited for this challenge! It started Sunday April 15th and it lasts for 8 weeks. My lovely trainers Karina and Katrina came up with the challenge again this year. Here are some details about it and a super cute video!

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I am so excited for this challenge, I will be updating you guys every day every step of the way! 🙂 My official start date is Sunday April 15th and the end date is Sunday June 10th. So join me on this journey!

You can sign up here for the Bikini Challenge and it is also totally free!

The Color Run

Hello everyone!

I am over-joyous to participate in The Color Run this summer! Now for all of you who do not know what The Color Run is here is a simple, quick video describing the run 😉

What is the Color Run?
The Color Run is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. Our events, are all about people of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of the Color Run course will be the most enjoyable real estate you’ve traveled in a VERY long time.  You will love this Color Dash of fun!

How does it work?
The Color Run pretty much has 2 SIMPLE rules. 1. White shirts (any mostly white T will work great) mandatory at the start line and 2. Color plastered EVERYTHING at the finish!  Runner/walkers begin the 5k at the start line like a brand new pristine coloring book, they end looking like they fell into a Willy Wonka… tie dyed… vat of colored goodness.

What is the Color?
Each kilometer of the event is associated with a designated color.  1k is yellow, 2k is blue, 3k is green, 4k is pink, and the 5k finish is a “Color Extravaganza.”  As the runners/walkers hit the Kilometer COLOR RUNZones, they will be blitzed by our volunteers, sponsors, and staff with COLOR.  The color is a special “elf made” recipe of magical color dust.  All products are 100% natural and safe.  You can eat the stuff if you’d like (we have tried it and don’t suggest it, it is surprisingly high in calories and leaves a chalky aftertaste).  See the diagram below for the COLOR RUN ZONE specifics:

 

I am really excited for this 5k over the summer! They have a tour in the US you can take a look at The Color Run. I will be participating in the location in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 5th, 2012. I can’t wait!!

I hope you guys will join also! Happy day! 🙂

 

My First 5K

Hello everyone, I’m really sorry I haven’t been posting! I’ve been busy with school work and working out. My last post was about my ambitions and one of them was to run a 5K.

Now a lot of people that know me know how much I detest running! I’m always out of breath, I always stop and take breaks and I end up quitting. It is true, I am not a runner but this is why it is one of my ambitions to become a runner. Believe it or not I actually like running now, I have learned how to control my breathing and pace myself so it’s not so much of a chore anymore.

I’ve been researching many areas near me for 5ks and unfortunately some are soon! As in April 15th soon, now I still want to complete it and push myself to do it but it will be tough and I will remind myself that it is ok not to achieve my goals of getting a good time.

-Sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union All proceeds from the Race for the Place 5K benefit MSU Safe Place, MSU's on-campus domestic violence shelter and advocacy services provider.

MSU Safe Place Race for the Place 5K

Race for the Place, MSU Safe Place’s annual 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Sunday, April 15, 2012 and is the kickoff race for the Playmakers Greater Lansing 2012 Race Series! The Race for the Place is the largest annual fundraiser for MSU Safe Place and allows our program to continue to provide vital services to the members of the MSU and greater Lansing communities who experience relationship violence and stalking.

This 5K course on Michigan State University’s campus begins and ends at Jenison Fieldhouse.

To register online, visit: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2013190

For printable registration forms or pledge forms, visit: http://www.msufcu.org/safeplace

Entry Fee
On or before April 4, 2012: $25.00
After April 4, and Race Day: $30.00
MSU students with valid ID or under age 18: $20.00
Group discount (up to 4 individuals) must register together in person or by mail: $60.00

 

Spartan Splatter 5K (East Lansing, MI) Engineers Without Borders MSU

Spartan Splatter 5K (East Lansing, MI)

Sunday, April 15 2012, 02:00pm Hits : 336
race distance: 3.1-mile run/walk

starting time: 2 p.m.

race location: MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI

race fee: $20 by 3/27, $25 on race day

Enjoy color? We do, too. Join us Sunday, April 15 at 2 pm, in front of The Rock at MSU for some color fun. After each kilometer, runners will be sprayed with a (safe, nontoxic, edible) color paint! If that’s not enough for you, at the finish line, tie-dye stations will be available for dying your event t-shirt (included in registration)! All proceeds will benefit MSU’s Engineers Without Borders.

Pre-registration available until March 27. Registration will continue until the race begins at an increased price of $25/person.

 

These two races are on the same day and I think it would be fantastic to be a part of one of these! So be on the lookout for which ever race I choose to participate in 😉 Have a great day!

Drop 10 with Tone it Up & Self Magazine!

Hello everyone! It gets so hard to post almost everyday when you’re a full time student taking 16 credits, yikes!

 

I have been following Self Magazine since freshmen year in high school, I always loved their inspirational posts, meals and workouts. I am especially excited because my trainers, Karina and Katrina, are hosting Self’s Drop 10 Challenge!

 

 They teamed up with SELF to design…

  • 10 weeks of fun workouts!
  • Fitness videos with your trainers 🙂
  • HIIT workouts & your Cardio Calendar
  • Online tools to keep you on track
  • Daily motivation & messages
  • Weekly hosting on SELF’s facebook!

The Drop 10 challenge also includes recipes and a fool proof plan to make sure you reach all of your goals for Summer ’12!

The best thing about this also is that Karina and Katrina are still coming out with their 2nd annual Bikini Challenge after the 10 weeks of Drop 10! So in all it will be 12 weeks of non-stop working hard to drop pounds and get toned!

I am beyond excited to start this journey with the rest of my TIU sisters!

 

So please join me and everyone else who wants to tone up and drop 10 just in time for bikini season! 🙂

Like my trainers say, “You’ll never regret a workout… so get movin!!”