Track Workout and Obnoxious Spandex

Today started off on a sweaty note with a trip to the track to get in a great workout! I fought the boredom of running in circles by breaking it up with various strength training exercises. Let me tell ya, it gets 20 times harder to run after some flying lunges! It was great getting in two sneaky miles and went by in a flash. Let me know if you try it :)

Track Workout

I think someone needs to help me. I have an obsession with bright spandex. Obnoxious is my favorite color!

Blue spandex

After my workout, I made some breakfast. As usual, Pinterest inspired me to try something new and I baked an egg inside an avocado with a pinch of pancetta (Italian bacon) and broiled a grapefruit. I used some of the eggs from the chickens Kyle’s family has and they were delicious! I also had a small orange on the side which was perfectly ripe :). While everything was in the oven, I decided to foam roll a little since I’m still sore from Friday’s workout. Foam rolling is simultaneously the best and worst thing ever.

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Such a cute label!

Such a cute label!

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Torture machine.

IMG_0768 IMG_0772The avocado was so good! Next time I’m going to season the avocado as well as the eggs since it needed a bit more salt and dice up some fresh garlic for some added flavor. The latte on the side was glorious :).

Now I have to rush to get ready to go grab some Hawaiian food for lunch with Kyle! I’ll post again later with some more news since I’m sure all of you are riveted by my exciting life ;).

What new recipe have you tried lately? 

xoxo Christine

 

Things I’m Loving

Today has been great. I drove back home from college with my sister, Kyle, and a friend and got back in only 2 hours! I love not having to waste away my life in traffic :). We left at 9 in the morning and stopped by Starbucks for breakfast. I had a Tall black coffee and their blueberry oatmeal. The oatmeal was a bit small, so I was starving when I got home!

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Such a pretty drive back!

I feasted on sushi and trail mix when I got back. It was glorious! Then I took a 2 hour nap. There really is nothing like sleeping in your old bed :). I’m also pretty sore from yesterday’s killer workout, so I slept like a baby.

As of now, I’m lying outside by my pool working on some online chemistry homework. Not sure if the horribleness of homework cancels out with tanning by the pool, but it sure is better than being kept inside on a beautiful and sunny day!

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Things I’m Loving:

Giraffes, as always!

Giraffes, as always!

Uhh, yes.

Uhh, yes.

Classic beauty!

Classic beauty!

lolz4dayz every time I see this

lolz4dayz every time I see this

Bright spring dresses!

Bright spring dresses!

Cute and inspirational workout clothes

Cute and inspirational workout clothes

precious

precious

Porn for women. I will take two, please.

Porn for women. I will take two, please.

A favorite movie!

A favorite movie!

A reminder.

A reminder.

I WILL have this. I WILL I WILL.

I WILL have this. I WILL I WILL.

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I heart her.

I heart her.

Thai iced tea. Heaven in a cup!

Thai iced tea. Heaven in a cup!

And the new song from the Great Gatsby: “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey. It’s been on repeat on my iTunes! 

And that’s about all I have to say for now!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend :)

xoxo Christine

 

 

 

Things I’m Loving

Today has been great. I drove back home from college with my sister, Kyle, and a friend and got back in only 2 hours! I love not having to waste away my life in traffic :). We left at 9 in the morning and stopped by Starbucks for breakfast. I had a Tall black coffee and their blueberry oatmeal. The oatmeal was a bit small, so I was starving when I got home!

IMG_2141

 

IMG_2143

Such a pretty drive back!

I feasted on sushi and trail mix when I got back. It was glorious! Then I took a 2 hour nap. There really is nothing like sleeping in your old bed :). I’m also pretty sore from yesterday’s killer workout, so I slept like a baby.

As of now, I’m lying outside by my pool working on some online chemistry homework. Not sure if the horribleness of homework cancels out with tanning by the pool, but it sure is better than being kept inside on a beautiful and sunny day!

IMG_2148

 

Things I’m Loving:

Giraffes, as always!

Giraffes, as always!

Uhh, yes.

Uhh, yes.

Classic beauty!

Classic beauty!

lolz4dayz every time I see this

lolz4dayz every time I see this

Bright spring dresses!

Bright spring dresses!

Cute and inspirational workout clothes

Cute and inspirational workout clothes

precious

precious

Porn for women. I will take two, please.

Porn for women. I will take two, please.

A favorite movie!

A favorite movie!

A reminder.

A reminder.

I WILL have this. I WILL I WILL.

I WILL have this. I WILL I WILL.

dfc67057d949ba009fa6d47d192a8546

I heart her.

I heart her.

Thai iced tea. Heaven in a cup!

Thai iced tea. Heaven in a cup!

And the new song from the Great Gatsby: “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey. It’s been on repeat on my iTunes! 

And that’s about all I have to say for now!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend :)

xoxo Christine

 

 

 

Happy to Move!

Today is just one of those days when it feels so good to be alive. I’m in a mood where I just want to move and live vicariously! It’s days like this where I really appreciate what my body lets me do. I’m so incredibly blessed to be healthy and capable of living the active lifestyle that I try to pursue. Anyways, enough sappy talk, here’s what I’ve been up to so far!

Last night I had my last real lab of the year! Those things are the devil so I’m not complaining one bit :). I always love getting a super late night dinner with Kyle at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant after though.

Chiffon Top

Outfit of the Day! {$8 at a thrift shop!}

IMG_2126 IMG_2127 IMG_2128 After I came back, I felt exhausted but wanted to get my math homework out of the way so I would have a completely free Friday. Luckily, Kyle is really good at numbers and is always more than willing to help me out when I get stuck.

I woke up today around 7:30 after a not-so-great sleep, but felt ready to stretch my legs. I found this new app called “RunKeeper” that I think I will develop an obsession to. I’ve been whimpering about not having a Garmin (eek they’re expensive!) and wanting to track my progress as I try to get back into running. The app is awesome! It tracks your pace, splits, incline, etc and I love looking over the data on how my run went. It’s perfect because I don’t have to wear another watch and can simultaneously listen to my workout playlist. Here’s how today went:

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Check out that high heart rate! Raise the roof! Woot Woot!

I know 2.5 miles isn’t a lot to some of you long distance runners, but I was happy with my negative splits and am looking forward to getting back into the running shape I was in when I played club soccer. I used to easily run less than a 7:30 mile pace- now I think I would pass out if I tried that!

Breakfast: Oatmeal with raisins, milk, and some honey, a banana, egg whites with ketchup, and coffee of course! I ended up getting some peanut butter and jelly to dip my banana in. It was SO good.

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After breakfast I ended up hanging out with some friends before hitting up the gym with my bestie and the babesical (Don’t worry, I don’t really call him that… Ok, just sometimes…)

Gym with Kyle Gym with Tiana!

 

I started off by doing my 20 minute elliptical workout:

20 Minute Elliptical Interval Workout

And after, I completed the following strength training exercises:

  • Squat with Press: 3×10 with 45 lbs
  • Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown: 3×10 with 75lbs
  • Bicep Curls: 3×10 with 12.5 lbs
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3×10 with 12.5 lbs
  • Deadlifts: 3×10 with 85 lbs
  • Tricep Dips: 2×20 {bodyweight}
  • Calf Raises: 3×30 with 105 lbs {ouch ouch ouch!}
  • Seated Row: 3×10 with 70 lbs

I think it’s safe to say that I will be decently sore come tomorrow ;). After my great workout, I went back home and had fresh fish with lemon, a huge salad, and some ambrosia salad with some cottage cheese added for a protein kick.

Oh, and on a side note, how cool are these shorts that I snagged off Poshmark for $16? They’re new with tags and were initially $60.

tons of bling!

tons of bling!

If you haven’t heard of Poshmark, it’s an iPhone app that lets its users post and sell their old clothing. I’ve gotten SO many great deals from it and have actually made a good amount of money selling there myself.

Now it’s time to take a nap!

xoxo Christine

 

Happy to Move!

Today is just one of those days when it feels so good to be alive. I’m in a mood where I just want to move and live vicariously! It’s days like this where I really appreciate what my body lets me do. I’m so incredibly blessed to be healthy and capable of living the active lifestyle that I try to pursue. Anyways, enough sappy talk, here’s what I’ve been up to so far!

Last night I had my last real lab of the year! Those things are the devil so I’m not complaining one bit :). I always love getting a super late night dinner with Kyle at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant after though.

Chiffon Top

Outfit of the Day! {$8 at a thrift shop!}

IMG_2126 IMG_2127 IMG_2128 After I came back, I felt exhausted but wanted to get my math homework out of the way so I would have a completely free Friday. Luckily, Kyle is really good at numbers and is always more than willing to help me out when I get stuck.

I woke up today around 7:30 after a not-so-great sleep, but felt ready to stretch my legs. I found this new app called “RunKeeper” that I think I will develop an obsession to. I’ve been whimpering about not having a Garmin (eek they’re expensive!) and wanting to track my progress as I try to get back into running. The app is awesome! It tracks your pace, splits, incline, etc and I love looking over the data on how my run went. It’s perfect because I don’t have to wear another watch and can simultaneously listen to my workout playlist. Here’s how today went:

IMG_2130IMG_2129

IMG_0756

IMG_0757

Check out that high heart rate! Raise the roof! Woot Woot!

I know 2.5 miles isn’t a lot to some of you long distance runners, but I was happy with my negative splits and am looking forward to getting back into the running shape I was in when I played club soccer. I used to easily run less than a 7:30 mile pace- now I think I would pass out if I tried that!

Breakfast: Oatmeal with raisins, milk, and some honey, a banana, egg whites with ketchup, and coffee of course! I ended up getting some peanut butter and jelly to dip my banana in. It was SO good.

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After breakfast I ended up hanging out with some friends before hitting up the gym with my bestie and the babesical (Don’t worry, I don’t really call him that… Ok, just sometimes…)

Gym with Kyle Gym with Tiana!

 

I started off by doing my 20 minute elliptical workout:

20 Minute Elliptical Interval Workout

And after, I completed the following strength training exercises:

  • Squat with Press: 3×10 with 45 lbs
  • Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown: 3×10 with 75lbs
  • Bicep Curls: 3×10 with 12.5 lbs
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3×10 with 12.5 lbs
  • Deadlifts: 3×10 with 85 lbs
  • Tricep Dips: 2×20 {bodyweight}
  • Calf Raises: 3×30 with 105 lbs {ouch ouch ouch!}
  • Seated Row: 3×10 with 70 lbs

I think it’s safe to say that I will be decently sore come tomorrow ;). After my great workout, I went back home and had fresh fish with lemon, a huge salad, and some ambrosia salad with some cottage cheese added for a protein kick.

Oh, and on a side note, how cool are these shorts that I snagged off Poshmark for $16? They’re new with tags and were initially $60.

tons of bling!

tons of bling!

If you haven’t heard of Poshmark, it’s an iPhone app that lets its users post and sell their old clothing. I’ve gotten SO many great deals from it and have actually made a good amount of money selling there myself.

Now it’s time to take a nap!

xoxo Christine