Are you on a diet or trying to eat healthy? Well I don’t know about you, but I am. If you have been following my blog for a while you know that I don’t post very much, but the posts that I have made have been on the topics of diet, exercise, and health. In the Spring I was doing Graduate school and we all know that school is very stressful making it very difficult to eat healthy. Most of the time I just eat whatever I could get my hands on. From that I gained so much weight. About 10-15 pounds actually. This is probably the heaviest I have ever been. Well since the semester is over I am doing all that I can to lose those unwanted pounds. I work out like crazy, but the hardest part is trying to eat better. My boyfriend and I are always on the go, so its easy to always get fast food, but I have been trying my hardest to cut that out. Also I have been trying to cut out unhealthy snacks like chips, soda, and candy. It has been so hard to cut that out of my life, but luckily I found Nature Box. Nature box contains snacks that are good for you, but on the plus side, they’re healthy. With Nature Box, they allow you try it before you actually commit to buying it. The first sample box they give you is free, but you do have to pay $2 shipping on it. It comes with 4 sample size snacks and 1 full size snack. So far what I have tried has been delicious. The only thing I didn’t like was the jalapeno cashews because I just don’t like the flavor of jalapeno at all. The other snacks I got were dark chocolate oat nom nom, which is like a no bake cookie. Blueberry almonds, which have been my favorite and it also came with masa crisps and cranberry medley. The cranberry medley is essentially like the cranberry version of raisins. I have been really happy with this box and I can’t wait til I get my actual full size box with the snacks that I want. Especially the gummy candy. The full size box is also a good price. You get 5 full size snacks for $19.95, which is a good deal because when I try to buy organic snacks at the grocery store they come up to around that price as well. Overall, I would recommend trying the sample box. I mean it is only $2 for a box full of snacks, and that’s a deal that’s hard to pass up. If you have any questions on the snacks or would like me to do a review on my next box then please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading.
First of all, being on a diet is difficult in the first place, but being Asian makes it even more difficult. Literally every meal you have consists of carbs. Weather its white rice or some sort of noodle dish. It is so hard to get rid of rice and noodles in your every day meal especially when you have grown up with it your entire life. I mean can you say no to a bowl of Pho??? Ya I don’t think so. I can literally exercise as much as I want, but I will still have white rice haunting over me. LOL.
Recently, what I have discovered to be amazing is quinoa. If non of you know what quinoa is, it is a grain that has a similar texture to rice, but is better for you. So what I started doing was replacing white rice in all of my meals with quinoa. I am not too sure if this will help me in my weight loss goal, but it is sure worth the effort. Why do carbs have to be soo good. Now I just have to learn how to cut out all of the junk food like Pizza, cake, ice cream and soda, which shouldn’t be too hard but sometimes you just have those urges. Have you ever felt the thirst for a soda and then when you take a drink you feel that sweet goodness going down your chest? If you do let me know, so I know that I am not the only strange one. Well enough of me rambling. Thanks for reading.
Sorry I haven’t had the chance to post anything lately, but I’m actually learning to try to balance everything in my life and hopefully that means more blogging. There are some recent updates in my life that I want you all to know. In December I finished my first semester of graduate school and I passed all of my classes!!! So I am very excited about that. But what is more exciting is that I got engaged on Christmas. It was a total surprise and I was so happy. Me and my fiance have been together for 6 years and I am so happy that I get to spend the rest of my life with him. So slowly I am trying to get wedding ideas and what is more important is that I am trying to get in shape so that I can look amazing in a wedding dress.
Yesterday I started my second semester of graduate school and while I am only taking 2 classes I am still very nervous about it. Yesterday I also started my own personal fitness challenge. I am trying to run 2 miles per day and I am also doing these blogilates challenges. One is a 30 day flat ab challenge and the other one is a beginner’s guide to Pilates. I want to try and stick to this as best as possible and hopefully I can see some results at the end of this challenge. I will keep you guys updated on my progress through all of this. Well I have to watch my second lecture. Hopefully you guys enjoy my post.