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Month: November 2015

Marathon Monday #5

Marathon Monday #5

Marathon Update: This week marks the first week of the 18 week marathon training plan I found through Pinterest. In my earlier post — I had mentioned how I was using this plan but due to life, I had to realign my calendar for the later April marathon instead of the earlier March one.   I feel like I’ve been basically piddling around since actually training hadn’t started yet. ENOUGH PIDDLING!  Things are getting real up in here. Last week…

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Just for Fun Friday #4

Just for Fun Friday #4

Happy Thanksgiving! This week — Just for Fun & in honor of Thanksgiving– I’m listing all the things I’m grateful for. My loving husband — I’m blown away each day but all the joy and love he brings to my life. My amazing family — even though we’re crazy and quirky, we have a great time My friends — for having my back and loving me even though they know I’m just as crazy as the rest of my family…

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Thirsty Thursday #4

Thirsty Thursday #4

Coconut Water For this week’s Thirsty Thursday, I decided to explore the hype around Coconut Water.  What is coconut water?  It’s the clear liquid in the center of a coconut — usually young green coconuts.  It has a sweet and almost nutty taste (supposedly) and contains electrolytes, sugars, some sodium and a good serving of potassium. It’s being hailed at the Holy Grail in the world of sports drinks since it is (1) all natural, (2) full of the good…

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What to Eat Wednesday #4

What to Eat Wednesday #4

Sugar? For this What to Eat Wednesday — I’m doing things a little differently.  Instead of listing what to eat, I’m posing the question: Should we be eating Sugar? I recently watched the film Fed Up — a documentary on Netflix about the U.S.’s obesity epidemic.  The 2014 film argues the following: Obesity is an epidemic that affect the whole world, not just the U.S. Obesity is coming for our kids Obesity has been caused by the increased sugar consumption…

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Tuesday Treat Day #4

Tuesday Treat Day #4

This week’s Treat At home manicure and pedicure! Color Choices Essie “Dressed to Kilt” — Deep Red for toes   Essie “Merino Cool” — Light Grey for fingers Why? For the past few weeks, I’ve gone to a nail salon and have gotten my nails professional manicured.  I decided that this week, I would give it a go myself and save a little money.  After indulging in some new makeup purchases at Ulta and Rite Aid — I decided that…

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Marathon Monday #4

Marathon Monday #4

Week of Training Planned//Actual Monday — Foam Roll // Rested Tuesday — 2 Miles // Rained out — Weight Lifted Instead Wednesday — Yoga // OFF Thursday — 2 Miles // Rained out — stretched instead Friday — Prehab and Stretch// Weight Lifted & Stretched Saturday — 3 miles // 3 miles Sunday — OFF// OFF Torrential downpours this week, left me washed out.  Stiff/sore muscles left me stretching and resting instead of pushing it too much. How it felt The weight lifting workouts I included…

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Just for Fun Friday #3

Just for Fun Friday #3

Making Mandu! This week, hubby and I made homemade Mandu!  This is the recipe we used…. Thank you Maangchi! This is something new we tried for the very first time — and we think it’ll become one of our family traditions! What’s Mandu?  Little Pockets of heaven!  They are dumplings made with a seasoned meat and vegetable stuffing that are then steamed, added to soups, or in my case pan fried.  (It’s basically a Korean Pierogi with a thinner skin…

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Thirsty Thursday #3

Thirsty Thursday #3

The Diet Coke Conundrum… For today’s Thirsty Thursday, I’ve researched why diet coke (or all diet sodas) are bad for you. Let me start by saying that I LOVE DIET COKE!  I really do…  There were days, not long ago, where I could have a can for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner!  Something about a nice cold can of diet Coke just hits the right spot and perks me up… probably the caffeine and fake sugar… I was recently reminded…

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What to eat Wednesday #3

What to eat Wednesday #3

What to eat this week — Energy Foods! I have been SOOO TIRED this last week!!!  Decided it was because of too much junk (too much junk food, junk activity, and junk entertainment — not enough quality stuff).  Did some research and found this article from Shape that lists foods that can boost your energy levels. Here are the 10 energy boosting foods Salmon Citrus Eggs Beans Walnuts Leafy Greens Bran Cereal Dark Chocolate Coffee Water Food Facts Salmon —…

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Tuesday Treat Day #3

Tuesday Treat Day #3

This week’s Treat Dry Skin Brushing!!!! Why??? You might be thinking — how is this a treat??  Taking time out of our busy lives to pamper/care for ourselves shouldn’t be reserved just for treat days, but like many of you — I get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget to take care of myself! I have to remind myself, with Treat Days, that I’m important!  If I’m not well taken care of, then I…

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