Sweaty Saturday

There is so much to do in San Diego, its such a shame to sit at home and not get out there! SO a part of my New Years goals {I don’t like the sound of resolutions} was to take advantage of my weekends and explore my own home town of San Diego.

On Saturday my Mom and I decided to go check out the running trails around Balboa Park.

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Balboa Park is such a gorgeous place and I’ve always enjoyed the architecture surrounding the area. I definitely recommend checking it out if you haven’t had the chance to walk around and explore! There are marked trails and we chose to try for the 4.1 mile stretch or #2 trail. It wasn’t as hard as I expected {AKA I didn’t die} and its always fun to get some sunshine and exercise on a pretty Saturday!

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A map of the trails! We took the Yellow #2 trail

After our run we were craving something healthy to top it off so we did a quick search of some juice places in the area. We found on Yelp a place called Juice Alchemy, which was right down the street from the park.

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We chose to get the Meanie Greenie & PB+C. Let me tell you, those were SUCH great juice smoothies for after a run! I am definitely going to hit this place up again when I am in the area or if I just need a tasty, healthy refresher. The staff was so sweet and helpful when we were deciding upon what to get! I was afraid the green drink would be not so tasty/bitter but it was DELICIOUS. Also the PB+C was like dessert 🙂

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Overall it was such a perfect Saturday afternoon and I felt so refreshed! It is so nice to get out of the apartment on a sunny day and enjoy some exercise and tasty treats with a friend!

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Mom and I even took a #SweatySelfie after our run since we were so proud of making it the whole 4 miles!

Okay friends, now its your turn to get out this weekend and get moving!

Let me know what you think or where you are sweating at that I should check out next.

xx – krystena

 

Week 1 Update

Days 1-7 are checked off my list and I am really proud of myself and mama for staying on track with our Whole30 eating. Trust me it was not easy, but a week into this and I already am feeling better and healthier. A few things I learned so far about my own eating habits is that I snack A LOT. I noticed this now that I’m eating three meals a day because I didn’t really do that before. I think I was just snacking all day, which has been a hard habit to come out of! But now that I’ve been making three yummy, healthy meals a day I feel more full and don’t have as much of a desire to snack.

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One thing I noticed was that by the end of the day I am more tired and actually ready to crawl in bed. I usually have a problem relaxing and allowing myself to fall asleep at night. Now that I’m a week into this I noticed I’m tired at a decent hour and able to fall asleep after laying down, which before I wasn’t able to sleep until 1-2 am no matter how tired I was. I am really happy with this improvement, yay sleep!

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Another thing I noticed was its actually really easy to make healthy choices when going out with friends and family. On Day 3 it was my Dad’s birthday so we went to a Padres game. Day 3 is a tough day anyway{that was being nice.. Day 3 SUCKS, watch out}, let alone being surrounded by hot dogs and nachos, which are my favs. But, I ended up finding a salad with kale and avocado that was so yummy I almost forgot how bad I wanted to snatch that hot dog out of my Dad’s hands lol. Also, on Day 6 I went to a country concert with friends and tailgated with everyone. I was a little apprehensive about not being able to drink and have fun, but I made myself a “mock-tail” of flavored water and seltzer water and I was just as happy. Plus, being sober around drunk people is GREAT for people watching!

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I’m not going to lie though, I had cravings this week I never usually have. At one point I almost broke down and bought myself some ice cream. I found myself daydreaming of frosting, chocolate, cupcakes, you name it, but like the book said the cravings only last a minute or two so just tough it out!  Also, I was onnee grumpy lady on Days 2-4. I think that was my body’s response to no more sugar. I was a sugarless monster. But, like everything else that phase passed and I’m feeling bright and shiny {that was a grey’s reference}.

Overall this week flew by! Wish us luck on Week 2 of the Whole30!

xx krystena