hopefulhealth asked: I'm a little confused..when did you stop being vegan???
I’m super happy you asked this because I have been meaning to talk about it!
In senior year of high school when I first started blogging, I decided to become **mostly** plant based, but never labeled myself/
In a post here from two years ago when I started blogging, I actually stated:
“…So no, I am not vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, barbarian…or any-ian! Haha I’m just Riia :) and as of now I’m just working towards becoming the happiest and healthiest me!”
I was however, eating mostly vegan, I just never liked giving myself the label.
Once I started college, (about a year and a half ago) I still stayed mostly vegan, just occasionally eating meat when I was out and so on.
Then, a few months ago I wasn’t feeling the best so I decided to try to go completely 100% vegan as a way to challenge myself, and cleanse my system, so to say.
As of now, I am not vegan.
I eat egg whites, shrimp, and *rarely* chicken. And I also eat chobani greek yogurt.
Aside from those 4 things, I tend to mostly stay plant based.
Hopefully that clears up any confusion :)
Oh my goodness I LOVE Back and Biceps day because there is so much you can do with it! You just have to get creative :)
I personally hate workouts that are repetitive so I like to mix it up!
Try Active Rests!
For example if I do a workout machine for biceps, instead of just resting between sets, I do wall sits on the closest wall! That way I get to rest my arms, but I get a nice burn for my legs!
Active rests are my favorite!!
Also, I love to make circuits!
So I’ll set up a little “station” with weights, a bosu ball, and so on and create a fun circuit! I usually like to incorporate weights and some fun go-betweens to put in between the different sets.
So for example,
I’ll have my “lifting” pieces be things like DB Bicep Curls, Barbell Bent Over Row, DB ALT Hammer Curls, DB Zottman Curls…and so on
And my “go-betweens” to be like planks, push ups, mountain climbers, burpees, bosu ball bits, squats, jackknifes, high knees…and so on!
So that was probably like super complicated and confusing haha but long story short, just HAVE FUN!
Make circuits, challenge yourself, try out active rests between sets and keep your heart rate pumping! :) Make your workouts exciting! :)
Dinner: March 6th, 2014
Seriously…soooo GOOD! I’m like devouring it right now haha
March 6th, 2014 Back & Biceps
Pretty solid if I do say so myself!
No cardio, just weights (and a 5 minute warm up run plus stretching at the end)
Dinner with my momma at Green Market :)
…and I think that’s it!
It was so good…as it always is! This is my absolute favorite dish from Green Market! (I’ve been going to this cafe since high school)
Brekkie: March 5th, 2014
You guys…this phone is HUGE hahah
Brekke: March 4th, 2014
Smoothie Parfait :)
It’s obviously going to be a good day :)
And I am so incredibly excited!
I haven’t upgraded my phone in like forever! So this is super great news! :))
March 3rd, 2014:
First workout ever using my Polar Watch and I loved it!!
I didnt do any cardio, this was strictly weights and stretching stuff, so I’m pretty happy with the number? I think haha
Honestly, I’m not sure if this is considered “good” or not haha I don’t know what calorie amount to aim for or whatnot but I had a pretty solid workout full of lots of sweating and pain (hot, I know haha) so regardless of if the number is good or bad I’m endorphin happy anyways! haha :)
So happy to be home!
Healthy food with my fam bam is the BEST! So ready to grub on my salad and turkey loaf! I’m starvin’ marvin! Haha
Parked The Bean (for those not familiar, that is the name I gave my cute lil Kia Rondo car) under some palms along the ocean and took a breather from my drive back to the Harbor!
So blessed to live in such a b e a utiful state where the ocean is just a few steps away no matter where I am :)
katlovesfresas asked: That is a really pretty purse! Where did you get it?
It’s from Target!! :) they always have such cute stuff!