[ Sunday Funday Favorites ]

Happy Sunday! Just finished up this post on my car ride between writing papers for school, so hopefully there aren’t too many car bump-instigated typos. šŸ™‚

This was going to be posted as a “Friday Faves” post, but I had a horrible internet connection during my trip to North Carolina. So I present to you my “faves”Ā from the past week.


My new Pyle Bluetooth headphones. Oh my gosh! I waited sooo long to get myself a pair of these and they make such a huge difference for my workouts! I put up with wiredĀ over-ear headphones for my cardio, but dangling wires+a spin bike was never a good idea.
These have been fantastic!!!! And they are waterproof, so no worries when I drip copious amounts of sweat everywhere.

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Friday Randomness, My Views on “Diet”

Life got a bit busy yesterday and i tried to go to bed early due to some horrible insomnia I’veĀ  been struggling with.. so I waited to post today, sorry!

Currently I am:

Reading : Predatory Game by Christine Feehan

Looking forward to:Ā The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival this weekend! Jeremy and i went the past two years (thanks to my dad) and love it!Atl Food&Wine Fest 2014Ā My brother, our friend Paul, Jeremy & I at the Atlanta Food & Wine Fest 2014

Workouts:

Wednesdays workout was front squats (95 lbx10reps, 105 lbx7, 115lbx7 reps, 135lbx5 reps, 145×5,135×3) followed by 3 quick rounds of
5 burpees+sled push+5 burpees+sled push
6 toes to bar+10 jump lunges per leg (20 total) until partner completed the burpee+sled push round
Perfect for a quick sweat and I especially love anything involving sprints.

Yesterday was a cardio/active rest morning, with a quick pullup+Turkish get up superset last night before grabbing pizza at Uncle Maddios . šŸ™‚ Today I was off work, so I woke my body up with 10 minutes on the lateral elliptical followed by some body weight exercises. I’ll see how I feel to decide whether or not I want to lift later (still behind on sleep and don’t want to push it too much). Since I’m off 20150509_133914 (2)today, I will get some pool and reading in for about 30 minutes! šŸ™‚

Body&Nutrition: I also wanted to touch real quick on my outlook on diet and nutrition. I get asked all of the time how “strict” I am with food because I enjoy working out. The answer is… I’m not at all! My basic approach to nutrition is to eat a diet full of foods that are as unprocessed as possible. I enjoy whole eggs (yes, with the yolks!) breakfast002for breakfast almost every morning. In fact, pictured on the left was my breakfast this morning – two cage free eggs, topped with avocados, nutritional yeast, and a coffee seasoning from Trader Joe’s. I prefer my egg yolks runny becauseĀ the cholesterol is leftĀ the least oxidized… & chalky yolks are yucky to me anyways! Cholesterol is actually one of the nutrients that has been demonized for so long, and yet some of the healthiest, longest-lived people have had high cholesterol levels and brains that are better able to function as they age. I’ll save my cholesterol rant for another day, though.

absI enjoy oatmeal, fruit, full-fat dairy, organ meats (heart, liver, etc), steak, porkchops, COW HEART, and YES, carbs – which are NOT the enemy, especially if you are active. I don’t love super sweet foods or desserts but I don’t ever hesitate to have ice cream or dessert if I want it! Same goes for beer – we don’t drink cheap watery beer at our place. Instead, we buy full-bodied, great tasting, higher abv and yes, higher “calorie” beers! And it only takes one or two to be satisfied. I’ve watched people drink 2-3x the number of “light beers” and there is nothing healthier about that.

Bottom line is…Ā I stay active (not just working out/lifting, but playing soccer, walking wherever I can, taking stairs, standing), eat healthy MOST of the time, try to get proper rest, and don’t overthink things.

That’s all for now. Random post, I know, but I had a lot of ideas to put out there from the past few days.

-HD

PS – I finally got my camera charged & have started to use it for some real pictures.. Okay, maybe not the awkward selfies but it’s better for some good yolk porn!

Victory Bar Review – Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

This morning I woke up and did a quick 12 minute lateral elliptical + 5 minute spin bike cardio session at my apartment gym, then grabbed a bite to eat before work.

After my quick workout this morning, IĀ triedĀ the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Victory BarĀ from OhYeah! that was new to me, but I’ve been wanting to try for a while! I tend to compare bars like these to Quest bars simply because they follow the approximately 20 grams of Protein, 20 grams of FiberĀ rule.

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