What does 200 calories look like?

http://m.vod.io/tknYb/

I really liked the way this video was done so thought I would share.
It is great for people who don’t know much about calories and food.

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Yoga Tuesday

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So today I decided to do some yoga after my run and weights yesterday. I followed this youtube video below; its yoga for runners. I actually quite liked it. It is funny cause just the other day I was saying how when i stretch my quads I don’t feel like im getting that good of a stretch because I don’t have that tight feeling but I figured its just cause they aren’t really tight…. well around 20 mins into that video there was a pose to stretch your quads and boy did I feel it!! I am going to incorporate that pose into my stretches after my run now.

Oh and the whole time I was doing the video my cat was also trying to participate by rubbing herself over me. I would be in downward dog and then she would walk under me and her tail would end up in my mouth or all over my face lol. I just didn’t have the heart to kick her out of the room so I let her stay.

Monday Run and Juicing

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So my phone decided to crap out on me a couple days ago. So right now I am stuck with a basic phone until the company gets back to me on whether they are going to give me a new phone. So that means no apps and no data (ugh). So I had no idea what week 3 of the 10k program I was doing was going to be… so I made it up on what I thought it would be. So I did 2 min jog then 2 min speed walk for 30 mins. I had a harder time running today…I think I was going to have to go to the bathroom and so I was getting some cramps. I also had the feeling in my chest like the air was too cold but i was running on my treadmill … I think it was cause I had the fan on and it was bothering me. Which is odd cause i generally always have the fan on when i am running. Then I started to get all itchy from the sweating I think ahhh it was just and annoying run but I did. I walked at a speed of 4 and jogged at 6.5 (9:14/mile). After that I did some weights for my upper body. I am super excited about the difference I can see in my arms. When I flex I can really feel the difference 🙂

I also decided to pull out this juice that I have had for a while but never used. So I went shopping to make juices. I made a nice blend with apples, oranges, spinach, cucumber, and carrots. If my phone was working I would take a pic of the amazing green colour the juice is. I got one of those glass Voss water bottles to keep the juice in cause it is quite an ordeal to clean the juicer so I made a big bottle and kept it in the fridge. There was so much pulp left from the juice so I decided to use it in a soup. I made butternut squash soup and added the pulp left from the juice and it is delicious!!

Now that I have gotten my started on a good note its time for work!

Healthy New Stuff to Try

Healthy New Stuff to Try

So yesterday I went to costco for some shopping and I got a few new things to try. A rice and beans pilaf (I usually get the wild rice from this band but they didnt have it; the wild rice is amazing btw), quinoa flakes ( I am getting sick of oatmeal so I wanted something else to try) and a pasta made from brown rice, quinoa and amaranth. I do usually only eat brown rice pasta so I thought Id try this out. I am quite excited to try them out!
Has anyone had any of these?

Also has anyone ever had amaranth?? I was reading that is is high in lysine, calcium, iron and magnesium. I am curious to learn more and see if I can actually find it.

Week 2 Day 2

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So today was the same routine as day 1 for the 10k app. 5 min warm up then alternate 90 sec jog with 2 min walk then 5 min cool down for a total of 31 mins. I increased my speed a bit more on my jogs than my last run. So last time i finished with a distance of 2.37 miles and today I did 2.42. So a little bit of an increase 🙂 I did my jogs at a speed of 6.8 which is a 8:45/mile place or so… I must say that near the end of each 90 second bout I was quite tired…. and I know that speed isn’t even that fast haha as people run at that speed when they do long distances but for me right now it is pretty fast. Just something I know I will get better at with time 🙂 I got one more run this week at the same intervals then next week it is something different.

Happy humpday!

Monday Run- Week 2 Day 1

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Today ^

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Sept 2013 and Summer of 2012 ^

So today was day 1 of week #2 in the 10k app from Zen Labs I am following. I woke up and immediately could feel the soreness in my legs and arms from my workout yesterday. I stretched a good deal before and after my run. I know I am going to be quite sore are the day goes on… I kind of like the soreness because it is a reminder of the hard work I put in. The run was the usual 5 min warm up and cool down with intervals of 90 sec jogging and 2 min walking for a total of 31 mins. I finished with a distance of 2.37 miles. I felt good during the run except for one point where my hair was bothering me and I had to stop and fix it. I also wore my new workout shirt I got for the run today. I posted it next the progress pics I uploaded from Sept. There isn’t much weight difference between the pic from today and from september but I think I have increased my muscle and toned up a bit more. I feel good and energetic. I do have to go to work soon and it is mighty cold outside right now (-11 but feels like -20!). I need to get ready and bundled up!

Happy Monday everyone!

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