Snack Time

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista I had a craving for something salty and sweet, and then I wanted something sweet and creamy of all the options I decided to pair these to. I am going to do a review about this popcorn because I don’t think I will ever, ever buy it again; I guess it can be considered a meal/ snack since I will have a veggie or a fruit later before dinner. I am so busy with work and school that my blog posts keep showing up later in the day, I guess I should manage my time in the morning better than I do. Trying to keep up with my morning workouts, then it’s time to go to work, and by the time work is over it is time for my lecture and labs; I guess I can say I am actually very busy something I thought was never possible. I really have much love for science majors because I am about to pull my hair out, and it’s been about three weeks labs or a major killer. Then trying to maintain a healthy life style makes it more challenging. I am committed so I can do this I can do this!

Meal Plan Fun

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista Lunch today was a sandwich I also had pop chips that disappeared before I could photographed them (oops). I am trying the five meals a day plan and I think it is easier than I thought it would be, I know I am not that dedicated like most people are to the plan, but I make do with what I have and work with what I got. I am not the type of girl who likes to plan my meals ahead of time; I do create a weekly dinner menu but other than that I work on a whim. I see a lot of people who eat five meals and they plan all five on Sunday and eat the meals for the whole week. I think it is very time consuming for me on weekends but maybe someday.
What I realized however that a banana and yogurt can be consider a meal, popcorn, celery, and an orange can be consider a meal; also tuna, corn tortillas, and egg whites make a great meal right before dinner. If I now realized how easy the meals can be and I am rarely hungry then if I just eat three meals a day and one snack. I don’t know if I will keep this up but I am in enjoying the benefits. My energy levels have been up, I stay focus all the time, and weekends are not as difficult as they use to be. So far so good and I haven’t even thought about my cheat meal.

New Year Challenges

Savy Naturalista, Naturalista I know I wrote about staying on track with one of my goals for the New Year yesterday, and so far so good. I know most of us give up by the 3rd week on are resolutions that’s why if we make them goals we will defiantly achieve one if not all. I also realized that I did not write my 7th goal so I will talk about that goal apparently I forgot. I am trying to stay on track but sometimes I have a slip up every now and then. It is easy to just give up, but I believe that if I made it through the holidays I can make it through the rest of the year in one peace. Spring is almost here and I am thinking about doing another smoothie challenge, since the cravings for comfort food will disappear and we need a jump start to get us prepared for summer. We have 143 days to summer let’s throw away the spandex so we can wear all the lovely clothing that we have always wanted to wear.

Yoga Goal In Full Effect

savynaturalista, naturalista I am sorry I was a way for the whole weekend but I got super sick and good barely move, it didn’t help that it rain the whole weekend either. The rain took it a little longer for me to try and get better but I am almost there. I have been slacking off with one of my goals to do more yoga because I was having a hard time finding workouts online that would let me watch more than 10 minute previews. I am happy that I found Hulu not only do they have my Korean dramas but I can do yoga as well, and thank heavens for those commercial breaks because when going into plank mold I felt like I was going to die. I realized that my core is essential to performing my workouts better and even though I am proud of myself for doing a 40 second plank, the shaking while going through the yoga poses made me realize that it is time for me to focus on my core for strength. I so relieved for the yoga videos that I can afford to watch (free) yay!!! Now I have no excuses as to why I am not completing one of my goals for the year.

Workout Slipp Up

savynaturalista, naturalista I guess I have stalled most of my strength training for the next few days; I slipped of my bike yesterday and bruised my leg it swelled up so I had to wrap it this morning. I guess when it’s raining you should not try to ride a bike while standing but it was fun I got pretty wet and learned a valuable lesson. I have a lot of studying to do this weekend school is really kicking my butt. I really need to get on a better schedule so I am going to try and write the meals I want to prepare for the next week. I guess I can officially say good bye to all my Korean dramas and hello to the radio. Although I do have one more rant about My Lovely Sammy Soon I half to tell you guys about. I need to study so I am having a light snack before and before I head to work I am going to make a quick smoothie.

Have a good Weekend

Cheat meals

savynaturalista, naturalista Hello everyone one more day to the weekend, and now I am planning my cheat meal so excited! I have no clue what it will be (keep you updated) I have been thinking about it since Tuesday but I am just too excited. I am just going to have one meal when I first started I use to have a cheat weekend which I realized was not helping me loose pounds; I then went down to a cheat day I would eat whatever I wanted for the whole day, and that did not help my fat so now I am down to just one cheat meal. Cheat meals have been keeping me from eating unhealthy foods during the week or binging. It has been working out great because I get to think about it the whole week. I have no clue what it will be but I am excited I get to eat a yummy meal.

Five Meals A Day Rant

savynaturalista, naturalista One thing I learn in lab yesterday you cannot eat at all, which should be expected because we are working with chemicals but of course I had to learn the hard way. I hope I have no more blunders for the rest of the school year. I would like to know what you guys think about five meals a day or eating every three hours rule. I know a lot of people think that five meals a day are hard and I am one of those people; I can barely come up with three meals how do you expect me to eat five. The solution would be to split up your three meals in to smaller meals, but then that can get complicated as well. How will I split my sandwich in half, and what about my morning ½ cup of oatmeal how can I split that in half? I know mathematically it sounds possible but I don’t think ¼ cup of oatmeal will keep me full for three hours. I am thinking am about three meals and maybe two snacks and try to stay away from seconds at dinner (again). I think I can do that if I add snack, portion control is much easier for me than it was when I first started. I now have a better understanding of nutrition after the class I took so we will see how it goes…

First Lab Day

savynaturalista, naturalista I am feeling much better today after being oh so sick from the flu I think I am finally better. I also did not gain a pound and I did not even work out yay!!! Monday I did a lot of prepping for my labs classes that I forgot to write a post. I have never taken lab classes before so I am scared and excited at the same time. I will keep you updated since today is my first day. I have no clue where I would like to go with my education I wanted to be a teacher and I am almost done, but then I decided that I wanted to do something in the healthcare field. I may half to start all over if I go into health care but I really do not know which way I would like to go. I did a lot of prep for snacks yesterday I am going to be home late, so I gotta make sure I am not hungry and want to eat the whole kitchen when I get home.

School Blues

savynaturalista, naturalista Getting ready for the weekend I am so excited to sleep until I can’t anymore, I am also excited that school is finally starting for me next week. It is so weird you’re happy when school is over but then you cannot wait to go back; I have such a love and hate relationship with school. My courses will be difficult this year I decided to take a few science classes which I am not looking forward to the work load seems difficult with lots of studying; I am thinking about a major in nutrition so I guess we will see if I can make it out of the class without crying. I always talk about being a big emotional eater and I am a huge one especially in scenarios like this; I am hoping that the spring semester does not balloon my weight from all the anxiety. I think I am going to stalk the fridge with lots of celery so when I have a panic attack I can run to the fridge and start crunching. I am going to start writing my meals for the week so I can be prepared in advance, especially since I have a lot of science labs this year which will call for extra late nights. What keeps me focus for now is remembering that my bio and chem classes are only 16 weeks and it will go so fast summer will be here before we know it…

Big Bowl of Vitamins

savynaturalista, Naturalista I feel much better today I guess a day of just resting will do that for you; I was going to try to work out today but I was feeling so weak I decided not to. I am so frustrated every time I get in the grove of working out I get really sick or the flu, I think it is my new job I have never been this sick until I started working there. I guess working around kids can get you sick at least four times a year, no matter how much you try to prevent getting sick you will sick no matter what if they are sick you will get it. I guess my coworkers did not want me to get them sick since the odds were already against them. I really do not have much of an appetite but I have been craving fresh fruit so I guess my body wants and needs more vitamins then I am giving to it, so today I am going to eat a big bowl of fruit with some leafy greens time to fruit up.