What else did you make for Thanksgiving? Just a vegetable platter? It would be nice to know the other healthy stuff you made!
Hi, I pretty much was busy washing, peeling, cutting the veggies, but we had a bunch of other homemade dishes I just posted below! The turkey, beef stew, and of course the vegetables were very lean. The sticky rice was sooo good, but probably the least healthy thing we had. I liked how we had strawberries and cream puffs instead of pumpkin pie. People ended up eating mostly the strawberries!
SO THANKFUL that my parents didn’t listen to my aunt who ordered a deep-fried turkey from KFC. I would die…from embarrassment.
Thanks to my mom for all her hard work this weekend. Holidays are so stressful for her; she cooks all day and doesn’t even stop to eat herself.
Okay! Done with Thanksgiving posts unless people have more questions. Now the countdown until Christmas!! xoxo
Friday: Rest day, Hatha Yoga, 35 minutes of Power Yoga with Rodney Yee (Gaiam fitness videos)
Saturday: 4 mile run, 20 minutes on elliptical trainer
Sunday: Big Sur Half Marathon! Stay tuned for videos, running/racing recap. 1 hour elliptical trainer.
I’ve been watching videos (okay fine, anime episodes…) while peddling away on this baby. It is SO FUN. My brother was watching with me and turned at said…”Omgod you are so sweaty.” It’s not as challenging as running or the real elliptical, but it works your quads & calves, and is moderate cardio. It’s actually pretty relaxing…if you are just lounging watching TV or a movie, might as well hop on one of these! My roommates do this almost every night (there’s squeeks a lot though). Oh and I got way more into the shows since exercising increases my sense of urgency and this inner passion for life lol. Anyways, I’ve blogged about this elliptical trainer before, but it may be a nice thing to put on your Christmas list! Currently on sale for $90.00 (originally $200 when first released)
Hi, I have alot of trouble letting myself enjoy eating out. When an occasion comes up i absolutely dread it and already start to think about what i'll say when i can't eat certain foods, most of these foods aren't very healthy. I try to think sensibly and tell myself it's ok to at least have a small portion and be done but once i do i feel horrible. Obviously i still have alot of issues with food and can be very extremist and "all or nothing". It's something i know i need to work on. cont..
cont p2. Do you ever feel this way when you eat out ? What have you done to remedy the guilty thought patterns that might’ve come up ? Any advice ?
The only time you should feel guilty is when you have done something to hurt someone else.
On eating out: Unbeknownst to my friends, I analyze the menu of the restaurant we will be going to the night before and choose what I’m going to eat. (okay great, now they all know…but my tumblr is still semi-secret…at least I don’t share it on facebook ha!)
Ways I stay healthy or avoid fattening foods while eating out
Suggest to go to a coffee shop instead of frozen yogurt to catch up with a friend
List what foods actually work for you: i.e. do you actually enjoy airy, sugary cupcakes? For me, I know that cakes do nothing for me, but a chunk of dark chocolate is so satisfying. This way you’ll remember what you actually like and won’t eat foods you would feel guilty about.
Talk a lot to avoid picking at food
Order a lot of water
Be proactive and decide where you all will go to eat (You know how it is…everyone will want to go out, but no one has any idea where to go…)
Ask yourself, is there a compelling (not a wish-wash one) reason why you should not consume such item? If there isn’t, then I usually will have one.
I think of other healthy things I did that day (i.e. worked out, walked during lunch, ate other meals until 80% full, decided against candy, skipped free cookies etc.)
De-stress in general: go for a walk, listen to music
Okay this is weird…but talk to your mom (or someone you trust) about it. Once you describe to them your problem, it will sound so small and insignificant in the grand journey of living healthy and prospering that you will feel silly from stressing so much about it. The other day, I was complaining to my mom (and dad, and entire family since I was on speakerphone) about how I think my work is going so-so and I don’t feel that confident about my results. After debating a lot…the final tidbit came out. i was like “Mom…I have one more issue, and its stupid.” She was like…”What…just tell me.” We went back and forth and I finally was like…”I feel fat. too many continental breakfasts. the designer suit you bought me is getting tight.” And she just scoffed and my dad was like “THAT’s bothering you…you are letting THAT bring you down?” So opening up to someone (it can be me!) helps people put things into perspective.
Funny Story: It was my friend’s birthday back in May 2011 and she wanted to do a Pizookie Night at BJ’s. If you don’t know what a pizookie is, it’s a huge chocolate-chip cookie the size of a pizza with a half gallon of vanilla ice cream on top of it. It’s actually kind of gross. As much as I wanted to see my friends, I did not want to sit there while the birthday girl not only barely eats her pizookie, but urges me to eat more and more. Why the hell are we signing up to eat a giant cookie and ice cream anyways?! WHYYY would you do this to your friends? I do not know. Anyways, this was a terrible scenario because I did not want to be the Debbie Downer who scoffed at the dessert that others wanted to enjoy. Like we didn’t even have dinner…it was DESSERT only. So what did super healthy super balanced surfnrunnr do? I ate my fair share and felt ridiculously guilty afterwards. I honestly don’t know what I did to get over feeling guilty and sick (so lactose-intolerant), all I know is that I got over it quickly and moved on and know that I will never do another pizookie night again. My other friend who was there didn’t want any so she ordered an alcoholic drink to sip on instead. She did endure a lot of “ohh just have some, just a little…its good!”
I am exactly the same way! I love simple vegetable sides! What I like to do is slice up tomatoes and mushrooms and just roast them in the oven. Then once I'm done, I'll let it cool just a little and drizzle olive oil over it.
A great way to fight off nighttime snacking, cravings, or the stress of sticking to a strict diet is to start reading a book you’re really into. I’ve been reading more lately and it helps me bypass urges to eat extra food after dinner or linger at meals to get seconds. This is all because, I just can’t wait to start reading my book again!
Confession: Today I was so into my book that I could only manage to shovel cereal in my mouth before I ran back into my room to read.
Oryx and Crake
The Hunger Games
PS: I was wayyy too obsessed with the Hunger Games series. Just because it’s teen fiction, do not write it off!
I had some medical issues (nothing major) and decided to eat like I used to before they came about. My morals are compromised when I consume chicken or turkey (I rarely eat beef or pork) because I think of the creatures bred only to be eaten. At least wild-caught fish had the chance to survive! .
hi you don't need to publish this but i just wanted to say, your blog is amazing, and i love how positive you are! you've really made me happy and positive about my fitness and health, thank you(:
I have to publish this, because it inspired me to create another post! Thank you so much for reading and please let me know if you have suggestions. I believe staying positive is the key to all success.