Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vegetarian Mermaid Fitness! (Month 3)

The good news is that my measurements haven't gone up; they're the same as last month. I recently started my old eating habits with a twist that are not about what I eat, but how much I eat throughout the day.

I'm beginning to eat a heavier breakfast that'll keep me full till the afternoon. I then eat a regular sized lunch and a small dinner. Making sure I eat my dinner at least two hours before going to bed is essential. The reason being is that food takes longer to be digested while you're asleep.

What are my real measurement goals? I can't really say. I'd just like to be fit through food and exercise, that's for sure! I ate a delicious pizza three days ago that has a review post in the works, so look out for that.

This will also be the last fitness log I write for now. Although my life leaves no space for organized exercise routines, I'll continue to seize any opportunity and keep going.

Till next time.♥

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The "Throwback Thursday" blog project!

Have you ever looked back at an old book report and rekindled the memories of that time? That's the type of feeling I get when reading my old blog posts.

When I entered the blogging world, I had no past experience and no blogging friends. Naturally, my blog was to rise very slowly. Overtime I learned the importance of paragraph structure in blogging and two & a half years later I feel proud of my past work! So what better way to show some love than to shed some light on them again?

The Throwback Thursday (#tbt) blog project will take place on my social network profiles/ timelines every Thursday starting today! I'll begin with linking my very first blog post and work my way up every Thursday. (Check my contact page to see where you can find me.) Anyone can join too. Yeah, looking back can be embarrassing sometimes, but it can be fun to see where you started from and also teach or remind you of old things that you liked about yourself.

My one rule? Link back to this post when linking your old posts so anyone who is interested will know what it's all about. c; The phot below is a twitter example:

Because this is the first Thursday, here is the link to my very first post!
And here is an old photo of what I looked like when I first started. (I was 18!)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams.

 photo b4d059f2-511c-4d38-a106-e57acde254dc_zps06975e5c.jpgIn all truth and honesty, I can't watch a movie with Robin Williams in it and not have my heart ache a little. At least, not any time soon. I'm sure he'd want us to enjoy his work and laugh at the humor he created. If you don't know what happened, he passed away on Monday from asphyxiation.

His suicide caught me out of nowhere while I was cooking yesterday. I didn't want to believe it, but I had to accept the facts and oh, how it hurt. He filled my (and many people's) childhood with great movies like Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Flubber, Jumanji, and Popeye. He has this energy that seeps out of the screen and sits right next to us. Not trying to sound corny or spiritual, but you gotta admit that his characters were always the ones you felt closest to.

Suicide is something that I feel is in a persons destiny already. It's not something that anyone can just do, and I hope he found the peace that he was searching for. Who cares if he was against suicide? He's just a person and we can't judge him for going against his own word (like many of us have). To me, he's not in "hell"; if he truly believed that there was something better after death, than I know he finally found it.

I want to thank him for making me a happy child. Thank you for making me laugh, cry, and the fun memories to think back on.

*group hug*

What are some of your fondest memories of Robin Williams, my guppies?

The Art of Food Chewing.

Vegetarian Courtesy.©  2O13
For as long as I remember, I was always that one kid who finished their plate last. Oh, how my parents hated my eating habits! But then word got out that eating slowly is healthier for you because your body absorbs nutrients faster and also helps in weight loss; same goes for fluids. Don't chew too little and drink too much!

When you rush food down your throat, you're not receiving all the vitamins and nutrients that you would when chewing slowly and consistently. Drinking things quickly will also make you run to the bathroom more often. Not only that, you also start to gain weight! Here are three simple, yet effective tips I use for healthier chewing habits. c:

1. Reach for smaller bowls and plates instead of large ones. When chewing food slowly, the body receives the message of fullness much faster. If you eat too quickly, your body won't realize it's full till later.
2. Eat the old fashioned way, without technology! Don't tweet, check instagram or any social networks, watch television, etc. while you are eating. These things actually cause you to overeat.
3. Catch yourself when chewing fast or gulping down any drink. The more you catch and correct yourself, the easier and more natural the habit will become. 

Extra Tip: Chew with your mouth closed and don't stuff your cheeks. No one likes a loud eater, and there's nothing more annoying than the sound of someone chewing their food. So be courteous and don't let people hear you chew. Not only is it gross, it's a rude and uneducated habit. Even if you're eating alone, watch yourself!

¿What are some of your healthy eating habits, my guppies?