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It’s Naturally Delicious!

Let me start this post of by saying how JEALOUS I am of all the runners who got to run in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon today!!  I only dream of being able to do that when I’m older..I’m already training (eh, somewhat….)

I woke up this morning not in the mood to work out.  I tried convincing myself to “take Sunday off” but before I could do that my bff motivated me to go!  I’m glad she did because I felt 3985723 more better after I worked out!  It’s great to have someone to motivate you, you should totes try it!

Workout

Warm up

I started out this workout a tad bit different than one of my usual trips to the gym.  Rather than doing my usual walk/run combo I warmed up walking for 5 minutes (5.0 incline at 4.0 mph) and ran for about 20 minutes (6.5 mph) and then cooled down by walking for 5 more minutes (same as above)  It was quite a workout since I’m not that great of a runner, but it set a good tone for the rest of my workout!

Weights

Kept it basic this morning, just switched it up a tad from usual…

Hip Abductor (4 sets of 15 at 90 lbs)

Hip Adductor (4 sets of 20 at 100 lbs)

Seated Dip (4 sets of 15 at 60 lbs)—Gotta get muscles!!!  Or at least have some toned arms since I’m going to Puerto Rico this Spring!

Back Machine [Don’t know the name of this, machine said low back 313 whatever that means.  But it is where you have your feet up and then you extend your back.  It strengthens and tones lower back muscles.]  (3 sets of 25 at 160 lbs)

Leg Lifts (3 sets of 20 at bodyweight)

Abbench (3 sets of 40 on each [back, right side, and left side])

And that concludes my workout for the day!

Grocery Shopping!

So recently my favorite aisle of the grocery store has been the healthy, natural, organic food aisle.  So today when I went to the store, I naturally found myself pulled to that section.  I picked up some Bear Naked granola, Kashi Whole Grain Blueberry Waffles, Organic Mac and Cheese (obsession of the moment, even though I’ve only had it twice…), Natural Peanut Butter, Fruit Leathers (DELICIOUS!!), vanilla lite yogurt, Stevia, and a few other things that I can’t remember off the top of my head.  Unfortunately, healthy food is kinda sorta expensive…not looking forward to mom seeing the receipt -____- But boy am I excited for breakfast, lunch, and dinner tomorrow!  I’ve never tried the Kashi Waffles but the ranked a B+ on my fooducate app for my phone so they must be good and healthy!

Stack of yogurts we bought!

Well, I’m off to bed.  School tomorrow and a starbucks trip calling my name!

Katelyn

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To Narnia…?

Today was such a chill day I loved it!  It was our first day back from Thanksgiving Break but my school technically didn’t have classes because we went on a day long trip to a near by university!  It was a ton of fun!  The only bad part?  Needing to go to the bathroom within the first 5 minutes of the bus ride.  Good thing it was a 2 hour drive. UGH. I seriously felt like I was going to explode!!  Any who, we were able to attend a few presentations about the college and we also got a tour around campus.  It was cold, but it was beautiful!  One of the funniest things we saw?

That is a picture of a painted door on the wall with the word “Narnia” next to it.  Oh the things you see in college towns.

Another amusing thing was one of my friends managing to fit 32 goldfish in her mouth at once. Without chewing.  Or swallowing.  32!!!  It was crazy!  I have some great friends(:

Workout

I worked out for about 45 minutes today.  Not the best, but we did do a lot of walking around campus so that counts, right?

Warm Up

Basic stretches — Jumping Jacks, Wrist circles, Shoulder circles, Pogo hops, Reverse Elbow-Shoulder circles, side shuffle, quick feet, trunk rotations, windmills, and forward lunge with outside twist.  I did one set of each of these for 30 seconds.

Strength Training

Push Up 2 sets of 12

Bodyweight King Deadlift 2 sets of 12 on each side

Bodyweight Jump Lunge (short stride) 2 sets of 13 on each side

One-arm Doorframe Row 2 sets of 20 on each side

Knee Hug Crunch 2 sets of 20

Cool Down

Upward dog pose, Doorframe chest stretch, Single-Leg hamstring stretch, Reaching stretch, Hurdler’s stretch, Elbow Across Stretch.  I held each of these for 30 seconds (1 set of each)

Not too difficult of a work out but it was better than nothing!  I found this workout on the website gainfitness.com and it was called a “Full Body Workout” and told me I burned a minimum of 230 calories.  Not too shabby I guess.

Food

Breakfast

I wasn’t able to take a picture because I forgot (whoops!) but I had two pieces of toast (the healthy goodness brand which only has 30 calories per slice..SCORE!!) with apple butter.  Apple butter=delicious.

Lunch

I had to pack a lunch since it was a school day; therefore, it is kind of simple in my opinion.  I made a wrap on a whole wheat tortilla with a slice of turkey and lettuce.  With it I had an orange, a pineapple cup (which ranked a B on my Fooducate app!) and a diet green tea w/ mixed berry flavors.  Yes, I know that drink is not really good for me, but I can’t quit drinking it all at once so gradually I’ve been lowering my intake of it.  (Sorta kinda..)

Looks plain, but it was delicious!

Dinner

My mom made dinner tonight!  We had pork (the white meat kind she said!), potatoes, and green beans.

Have a great Tuesday!!

Katelyn

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Hello world!

Hey everyone out there!!

My name is Katelyn and I’m a girl who loves to live life to its fullest all while trying to fit in exercise and eating right!  I love to cook, read, play sports, hang out with my friends, watch Food Network (who doesn’t?!?) and of course work out!!  I’ve always been into working out and trying to eat my best, but that was usually an on-and-off type thing.  Now, I’m going to commit myself to living a healthy life to the best of my ability.

My goals are…

1) Exercise 6 out of the 7 days of the week

2) Keep meals as healthy as possible!

3) Blog Blog Blog

This blog will follow me on my journey to become a healthier person.  I’ll be posting about foods I eat, recipes I love, different types of workouts, really anything pertaining to a healthy lifestyle.  Not only will I post about that, but I’ll include some random bits of my life too!

I hope you enjoy Health in the Twp!

Katelyn

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