Haven’t done a food post in a while, so I thought I’d update you guys on the health and fitness routine. I know you guys are just dying to hear all about it (they really need to come up with a “sarcastic” font btw).
Something you may not know about me, is I enjoy grocery shopping. While it can be lonely sometimes, it’s also very liberating. I get most of my products at Trad’r Joe’s, then buy the rest at Lucky’s. I love how my fridge looks when it’s all stocked up. Some purchases include: Skinless chicken breast, shirataki noodles, brown rice, 2% milk, fruits, lots of veggies, hummus, Greek yogurt, and shrimp. A post-work out staple for me are Odwalla chocolate super protein shakes, which you can see right next to the Hennessy lol.
More pics below!
Here are some meals I cooked with last week’s purchases. I found this shirataki noodle recipe on the homie Mike’s site that he runs with his girlfriend Mimi. I’m a noodle freak, but we all know they’re carb central so I’ve attempted healthier alternatives; brown rice, wheat, you name it! Shiratki proves to be my favorite, and this recipe is so simple and delicious. All I used were noodles, kale, chicken, soy sauce, and sesame chili oil.
Stiry-fry shrimp and veggies with brown rice sprinkled with a little furikake. Trad’r Joe’s had roasted seaweed on sale for $1.00 a box so I bought some to much on as well.
Mike also text me an easy, but delicious recipe for salad dressing that consists of 3 tbsp Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp Dijon mistard, 1 tbsp natural honey, and 1 tbsp lemon juice. It also called for a pinch of dried parsley but I didn’t have any. I paired it with grilled chicken breast, spinach, grape tomatoes, and red onions.
This isn’t my picture, but when I’m in a rush I make a shake out of blueberries, strawberries, bananas, spinach, and a little bit of milk. You don’t even taste the spinach!
I had friends in town from NY so I ate out a lot over the weekend. While everything was delicious (Boiling Crab, AsiaSF, Cha-Cha-Cha’s) I’m glad to have a home cooked and healthy meal finally. This is just grilled chicken breast, brown rice, and roasted brussel sprouts with garlic, EVOO, and a little salt and pepper.
Like I said, I had friends in town so I haven’t been to the gym in almost a week and now I’m sick. But since December I’ve been pretty diligent about working out and running, going three times a week. It feels great! Soon as I get rid of this icky feeling I’ll be back at it. Depending on the mood I’m in, I’ll run between 2-3 miles on the treadmill but never less than two. I usually run in intervals between sprints and then slow walks on a high incline. Then I spend half an hour on target areas, but try to include abs everyday. If I’m doing a beach run I usually run 3-4 miles, and get in some lunges at the beach.
I’m not a hardcore gym freak, nor do I eat healthy all the time. But if I can help it, and especially when I’m alone I eat as healthy as I can. It makes me feel good and gives me room to splurge a little. I just do what makes me feel good and happy. It’s simple as that. I won’t lie, since the New Year I’ve been partying more often than usual in an attempt to spend as much time with my girls as possible. With them leaving tomorrow, I’ll go back to my Red Box and hot chocolate weekends (thank God lol). I’m also minimizing my alcohol intake drastically, I love drunken debauchery but it makes me so unproductive the next day. I gave it up for almost two months prior to the Giants Run I did, so it should be no biggie to do it again.
If anyone has some healthy, yummy recipes they can suggest please feel free to comment on it below!