HEALTHYPRIYA's SparkPeople Blog HEALTHYPRIYA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community The More i Run, The more i realize The more i run, more i realize its my own running journey, going little furter or bit faster, i am not a natural runner but a struggling one trying harder and not backing out <BR> <BR> I have saved my past records and compete with my own numbers, have my own set of personal bests and it feels good to set a new PB whether its just 20 seconds improvement in average pace than my previous time <BR> <BR> I shifted to slow pace to cover distance, never thought i would finish a 10K though it took ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:47:40 EST Afternoon cravings and Damm That cake everyday afternoon i want a peice of creamy milk chocolate :( but today i picked a chocolate cake slice from bakery shop near my office, and excuse was - i went for that run early morning :( <BR> <BR> i had 2 cups of coffee with that slice of cake, i loved it so much, but the guilt is killing me <BR> <BR> it would have been better if my office was in some remote areas with nothing around, or may be a running ground around, i hate that all my favorite food shops are just walking distance awa... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 04:00:30 EST My First 10 K Run Sunday morning our group planned a trail run in a small island away from buzy life of city, we all met at ferry dock and crossed the river to reach the island <BR> <BR> we made 2 groups, one for 10K run and another was 15K <BR> as its my first 10K, i was nervous and crossed my fingers to be able to finish it, we took a small break at 5K near a nice floating market and continued our run, it seemed to be easy for everyone and i was slowest running with jelly legs, running and then slowing down... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 03:20:36 EST Today's Weight Training - My Compound workouts today i took a break from running and get into weight area <BR> <BR> Tried super sets - don't take rest after every set and try to do a different muscle workout, and i thing i am following - i need to lift heavy and need to increase weight and reduce reps after every week <BR> <BR> i picked 40LB barbell today - did deadlifts, squats, lat pull down, pushups, planks and a few more moves, 30 minutes finish and time to rush to work <BR> <BR> i wish i had more time in gym <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:55:25 EST I hate when people write, the best part of getting sick was i lost weight I hate when people write, the best part of getting sick was i lost weight <BR> <BR> I wish i can write on status - yeah it shows on your face, with that weight loss you look weak, your glow has gone, you lost your muscles and that fat is still there, the day your diet is back to normal that lost weight will get back too <BR> <BR> But no i dont write, i wait till they crib again about weight loss and as usual i scroll my mouse up or down, its a vicious circle isint Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:24:30 EST Running and I am hungry all the time :( Today morning i ran/jog 38 minutes - burned 535 calories <BR> <BR> Before i added running to my regime my breakfast was 2 toast whole wheat bread, a cheese slice and an egg <BR> i ate same today, the same breakfast but i was not full, i can easily eat one more serving of it, scary isn't <BR> <BR> i tried passing 1.5 hours and my stomach didn't let me work, i had my mid morning snack early i glass of Silk Chocolate Soy milk <BR> and i craved that another serving of toasts with jam on it <BR>... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:16:20 EST Thursday workout - Interval training with other runners I was skeptical about running with fast runners and told them my average pace is 7 min per km as compare to their fast paces :( i was expecting expression like "why is she here then" but they explained me the interval and told me to follow my pace <BR> <BR> after warm up its <BR> 1000 m * 4 laps - i need to maintain my 7.00 pace <BR> and 2 min walk in between laps <BR> <BR> which was toughest, i checked i was shuffling between 6.30 - 7.45 min per km but i was not running steadily at 7, hand... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:17:57 EST Outdoor Interval Run (Struggles of a New Runner) As a beginner i am trying my best for a steady run, but i have to slow down to recover, today i did run/walk intervals and could do it, i was tired after 30 minutes but somehow extended my intervals till 39 minutes, <BR> <BR> today i did 4.40 kms in 39 minutes, for now its a plateau for me, but eventually i will get better in my pace and distance <BR> <BR> went to park after work and so enjoyed a beautiful sunset too, and surprisingly i had more strength for workout as compare to early mor... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:12:27 EST My New Love for Outdoor Running P.S - i am a new runner, struggling to finish my 5K with huffs and puffs <BR> <BR> yesterday i wanted to try Tempo Run, something new to me and was excited to go for it <BR> <BR> i checked my pace at<BR>ning/pace which was around 7min per km <BR> <BR> i ran and after few minutes i needed to stop for breath, ran slow, fast and then slow, it ended up with Intervals instead of steady Tempo run <BR> i could do 4.17 kms in 34 minutes <BR> <BR> i have ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:08:00 EST 4th and 5th Feb 2013 Fitness Update 4th Feb <BR> Starting with 30 minutes brisk walk on treadmill, i did 30 seconds Plank and 3 sets of knee Pushups <BR> <BR> 5th Feb Fitness <BR> i woke up late and had to miss my gym, i have kept dumbbells under my office desk, picked those and did some shoulders and arms weights for 17 minutes during lunch time Wed, 5 Feb 2014 22:06:52 EST My Workout at Office Stairs <BR> It started with my gym sending message about change of timings till the Bangkok-Protests ends, it makes to my 3rd week without gym as i have to leave early to drop my son to school, no gym makes me reach Office 1 hour early, <BR> <BR> and the challenge starts, get that workout done somehow, i have park nearby and i have office staircase, there is a shower in first-aid room for freshen up, <BR> <BR> today i choose stairs, i ran up down the stairs, i did some lunges, squats with singl... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:47:20 EST Sunday Bootcamp Pictures sharing a few pictures from the Outdoor Bootcamp workout i joined <BR> <BR> Warm up Workouts <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Step Lunges <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Jump Uphill - my heart rate reached 171 here <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fun one -run baby run <BR> <img src=" Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:48:18 EST Goals for this month <BR> <em>34</em> Fitness Goals for this month <BR> <BR> - Add 4 Components of Fitness to my routine - Cardio/ Strength/ Flexibility and Balance <BR> <BR> - Take Fitness Tests and Follow Program to Improve <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> Diet Goals <BR> <BR> - Follow MyPlate Food Chart and add Diary/Proteins/Fibre to my Meals <BR> <BR> - Reduce White Flour and Sugar from my Diet Tue, 7 Jan 2014 04:58:17 EST Outdoor Running in Lunch Time - i miss it I Stay in Bangkok and afternoons are HOT, Lunchtime is the only time i can go out for a nice run, morning and evenings its just not possible <BR> <BR> But only problem is sun tan or bad sun burn, people started asking me what happened, you look all burn out, ouch, i had to stop my afternoon runs <BR> <BR> and yes missing it too, love the curves i get with running, dislike the burn outs that come along with it <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 23:12:12 EST yay to fitness <BR> went to early morning spinning class and burned 338 calories in 32 minutes, planning for an evening walk and home cleaning <BR> lets burn those calories Sun, 5 Jan 2014 22:44:46 EST Birthday 5K run, Pic and my updates <BR> Finished my 5K Birthday Run and happy about it, i was tired after 3K but somehow ran and nailed the whole 5K, pat on my back for that, my legs are still sore but i am glad i did it. <BR> its been long i have checked in Sparkpeople, i am currently active on My fitness Pal, if you are there too please add me on as friend there <BR> <BR> sharing my birthday pic with you all <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:30:18 EST Run Baby Run about me - I cannot run continuesly, i see fitness buddies running on treadmill without stopping and i am like woaahh, i stop for breathe after 1 min of running, then i walk and then run again and i am huffing and puffing all the time. <BR> i am still stuck at week 1 of couch to 5k running program from last many months. <BR> <BR> but i have my goals - i will finish my running program and won't get demotivated, i know its hard, i get tired and legs feel like jello, but i will do it, i will ru... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:22:55 EST 4th sep dinner pic and fitness update yesterday i did not buy a single sweet from office canteen irrespective of how much i craved and ate cantaloupe and carrots for snacks <BR> <BR> for fitness i did 30 minutes stationary bike, an easy cardio day <BR> <BR> yesterday dinner was double salad chicken burger <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and my tuesday dinner was Squash and Walnut Risotto <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 05:36:00 EST 1st sep Dinner Pic and 2nd Sep half day update sunday had been great, irrespective of how badly i craved sugar i didnt gave in <BR> slept well though i missed my workout, i am planning to cover up during any of weekday evenings <BR> <BR> my dinner was Oven Baked salmon with veggies in Foil <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Monday(today) after reaching office i felt weak and feverish, i am glad i went to gym in morning though had a bit of sleepy workout there <BR> i didn't want to eat the... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 05:14:44 EST 31st Aug Goals update and my New Dress Pic Yesterday was a great day, i sticked to healthy eating and didnt crave sweets <BR> <BR> my husband wanted to go for fried fish and chips but i could convince him for subway for lunch and along with healthy sub i ate fruits, no chip, no coke, no subway chocolate cookie and i am proud <BR> though my husband did finished off the coke <BR> <BR> <BR> then he wanted to go for his fav chocolate shop, I told him i want only iced water and my company is more important than me eating chocolate too, ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 04:29:08 EST goals update and food pics i slept 7 hours last night from 10:30 - 5:30am, yay first goal met. <BR> packed watermelon, carrots, yogurt and left over homemade tomato sauce with pasta for lunch and snacks all day <BR> went for RPM exercise class in morning <BR> <BR> i feel fresh, no headache and sleepy tired feeling <BR> <BR> my yesterday vegetarian dinner pics <BR> grilled veggies with stuffing and BokChoy Pasta <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 23:41:16 EST buzy Schdule - no time to pack Office lunch i woke up at 4am, unload dishwasher, prepared today's dinner, made fresh tomatoes pasta sauce and stuffing for Zucchini Boats and time ticked 5:20am <BR> really, that shock opened my eyes more <BR> <BR> 5:30 - 6:00 - woke my son for school, made beds, quickest broom, mop and and i got down on way to gym while my husband drops my son to school <BR> no i didn't pack any breakfast lunch or snack, i hate it, my office canteen has all sugary fried stuff, even the peanuts are salty and few grams a... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 05:18:06 EST My New Dress forgive me for bad location but heres my new dress <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 01:08:13 EST Pic of a few healthy salads and grilled food i made this month Grilled Chicken and Quinoa Salad <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Barley and Chicken Salad <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Club Sandwich - Healthy way, yeah no chips or fries <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Grilled Chicken Burger <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:58:17 EST Pic before and after No Sugar Resolution Me few days ago <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Me after my no sugar and work harder challenge, i tried small size and i could enter it without struggle, and it fitted me perfectly <BR> <BR> Time for celebration by buying that top and a big NO to sugar <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:40:47 EST Feburary Exercise Log ---------------- <BR> <BR> 11th (Monday): 45 min Zumba, 20 min Ball workout <BR> 12th (Tuesday) : 30 min stationary bike <BR> 13th (wednesday) : 40 min Ball workout <BR> 14th (Thursday):20 min treadmill Walk, 24 min Stair climbing <BR> 15th (Friday): Body Pump Class <BR> 16th (Saturday): rest day <BR> 17th (Sunday): 20 min ball abs workout <BR> ---------------- <BR> <BR> 18th (Monday): 30 min body Pump Class + 20 min stair climbing <BR> 19th (Tuesday) : 30 minutes RPM <BR> 20th (wed... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:02:42 EST 15th Feb Food and Fitness Update <em>23</em> Fitness: 1 hour Body Pump Class <BR> <BR> <em>69</em> 8am - 4 slice bread (thin) cheese spread and jam <BR> coffee <BR> <BR> <em>69</em> snack- apple, 4 saku(steamed sago balls in thin noodles) <BR> <BR> <em>69</em> Lunch: sumtam, sticky rice, hot chocolate 3 in 1 <BR> <BR> <em>69</em> Snack: same as midmorning 4 pcs of saku, 1/2 cup coffee/ cocnut icecream <BR> <BR> <em>69</em> white rice + homemade yogurt + veg curry <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 01:17:25 EST 9th feb - my sugar addiction and fitness update hey spark buddies <BR> <BR> its been long since i have taken food pics and posted here, i will start back from tomorrow onwards <BR> <BR> i was following spark challenge of sugar addcition and on week 3. <BR> i have reduced a lot of sugar and craving is less as compare to earlier <BR> <BR> now i need sugar only when i am tired, as a energy booster, but after meals i don't crave anymore <BR> <BR> Fitness: <em>34</em> <BR> I went to gym in evening, thinking pilates class but i was mista... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 08:43:44 EST 28th August Food and Fitness Blog <BR> <BR> <em>357</em> Fitness: <BR> My legs were still sore with Sunday workout, sore muscles made it difficult for me to climb stairs, <BR> just did low-intensity cardio workout with sparkpeople core workout Video <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> Food: <BR> Day went fine except a cup of iced coffee i ordered <BR> i am buying most of my food from outside and its difficult for me to track them in nutrition tracker <BR> <BR> Breakfast: Papri Chaat <BR> Snack: iced coffee + <BR> Lunch: Food C... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:30:31 EST 24th August food pics, exercise update I woke up tired and hungry and so missed my morning workout routine, with a promise to shift it to evening <BR> I ate a lot, i was starving whole day :( <BR> <BR> <em>416</em> Exercise: spatkpeople exercise videos <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> food: <BR> 6am: had peas pulao 2 bowls, was starving :9 <BR> 9am: bought iced cappuchino, they add almost 2-3 tbspn condenced milk in it <BR> <BR> <BR> 11:30 am: cheese slice with 2 wholewheat bread <BR> <BR> 12:30 pm: 3/4 cup brown rice with little ch... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:06:48 EST 24th August food pics, exercise update I woke up tired and hungry and so missed my morning workout routine, with a promise to shift it to evening <BR> I ate a lot, i was starving whole day :( <BR> <BR> <em>416</em> Exercise: spatkpeople exercise videos <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> food: <BR> 6am: had peas pulao 2 bowls, was starving :9 <BR> 9am: bought iced cappuchino, they add almost 2-3 tbspn condenced milk in it <BR> <BR> <BR> 11:30 am: cheese slice with 2 wholewheat bread <BR> <BR> 12:30 pm: 3/4 cup brown rice with little ch... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:05:51 EST 16th August Food and Fitness Update thanks for commenting on my blog, i planned my meals and helps me stay away from junk food <BR> but i still need to work on my sweet intake <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> Exercise: 40 min walk/jog <BR> <BR> <em>140</em> Food <BR> Breakfast: brown bread + cheese slice + boiled egg + instant coffee <BR> snack: soy milk <BR> lunch: brown rice with thai stir fry <BR> snack: coffee and 3 oreo cookies <BR> Dinner: brown rice + chicken stir fry <BR> <BR> <em>473</em> Sweet Tracker: <BR> oreo cookies... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 02:34:48 EST Day 2: 15th Aug and i learned my lesson i did well by evening but while going back home from work i was starving, out of hunger i bought orange cup cake, but was guilty later, <BR> so lesson learned: be prepared, hunger makes you eat wrong kind of food <BR> <BR> after dinner had a small bite of chocolate, but that would be 50 calories too <BR> <BR> <em>140</em> Food tracker <BR> Breakfast: brown bread with sandwich spread, boiled egg and instant coffee <BR> snack: tea + soy milk <BR> lunch: brown rice + thai stirfry <BR> snack... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:53:13 EST 14th august exerice and goals update <em>363</em> <BR> exercise: 30 min walk/jog <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> FOOD <BR> Breakfast: brown bread + cheese slice + boiled egg + black coffee <BR> snacks: soy milk + 1 eclairs candy <BR> lunch: thai noodles <BR> evening snack: black cofee , mango with 1 tbspn peanuts and 2 tbspn museli <BR> dinner: salad + dal + sabji + raita <BR> <BR> <em>473</em> sweets tracker: 1 Candy + 1/5 th of a chocolate <BR> <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> <em>105</em> Goals Update: <BR> ... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:17:46 EST 1st June Food Pics and Exercise Blog i have decided to start with my sharing food pics again, it motivates me to eat right as i have to share with everyone <BR> <BR> Goals: eat right and workout for now, avoid sweets <BR> <BR> --- FITNESS <em>324</em> <BR> 30 Min Stationary Bike <BR> <BR> <BR> --- FOOD <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> Breakfast: brown bread + boiled egg + 1 tsp sandwich spread <BR> along with Black Coffee <BR> <BR> Snacks: Soy Milk <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 08:29:51 EST portion control sweet addiction My DH got me my Favorite Indian Sweet <BR> <BR> earlier i used to eat two daily, one in lunch and one in dinner <BR> <BR> i am so scared of My addup calories in Food Tracker, that i planned only 1/2 a day <BR> 1/4 after lunch <BR> 1/4 after dinner <BR> <BR> for my tastebuds and my love for it <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 14 May 2012 09:33:26 EST 12 May Food Pics, Exercise and Goals Update i clicked 80% of pictures today, trying to be on right track <BR> <BR> 8:30 am: white bread + plain omlete (running out of wholewheat bread) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 11:30 am 1 small apple + strawberries smoothie <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 12:30pm : 1/2 cup brown rice + 1/2 cup dal + papaya salad <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR... Sat, 12 May 2012 12:09:44 EST new day, new start <BR> * slept for 7 hours <BR> * did stationary bike for 30 min <BR> * packed healthy snacks <BR> * will NOT eat any empty calories <BR> <BR> taking small steps instaead of getting obsessed and leaving in between Thu, 10 May 2012 22:46:32 EST Struggle with Exercise Bikes at gym and challange my Glutes and Hamstrings <BR> <BR> i can do treadmill, cross trainer even stepper machine, but when it comes to exercise bikes, i cannot do <BR> my Glutes and Hamstrings hurt and Burn that i cannot manage more than 10 min, i leave it and go <BR> i have tried many times and decided they are not for me, and stick to my workout on treadmill <BR> <BR> But this May, i have decided to challange my body, my Glutes and Hamstrings <BR> today was my cardio day and i am off to cycling Machine, <BR> <em>324</em> <em>306</em... Thu, 3 May 2012 22:58:02 EST the early morning i woke up early, cleaned home, packed my foodie for day and rush to gym with clothes in hangar in one hand (office) , gym bag and purse in another <BR> <BR> gym closed... a!@#$%#$#@ <BR> <BR> labour day holiday <BR> <BR> i immediately checked office- its closed too, i forgot :(( <BR> <BR> now with all my hands full i went back <BR> <BR> now i am thinking of doing spark exercise videos with swimming :) Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:47:09 EST The office pizza party we all went to a pizzeria nearby and the only thing on my mind was "eeewww my lunch calories will mess up my day" <BR> <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> i was scared to drink Coke, i was thinking 150-200-250 calories in mind from that tall glass, <BR> <em>230</em> <em>227</em> <BR> so i was the only team member to order water and everyone ordered Refill-Coke, yes i feel good - had 3 glasses of refill-water <BR> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> but i thoug... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:08:54 EST small steps towards my goals first thing i need to do is set myself my Goals <BR> Goals keep us motivated to work hard and achieve them <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> without goals there are chances we might loose track or just stop going further anymore <BR> <BR> and then work towards my cravings and addictions <BR> and stay away from sugar that are hindrances in my path <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> i don't... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:32:03 EST i dont want to track my food :( i dont want to track my food, i am exceding calories alomost everyday, just had 2 servings of noodles <BR> had kept steamed sprouts ready for salad, but i saw padthai noodles and couldn;t stop myself <BR> i thought i will just have 1.2 serving, but my hunger pangs made me eat 2 servings <BR> <BR> yesterday had a big cupcake <BR> <BR> i am exercising everyday but i will not eat right then all my efforts will go zero :( Sat, 7 Apr 2012 09:32:11 EST my body composition analysis today i got my body composition analysis done in gym <BR> <BR> my body fat mass is 25.2 <BR> and percent body fat is: 33.3 <BR> body mass index: 26.1 <BR> waist hip ratio is 0.94 <BR> <BR> my evaluation is extremely over :( Sat, 31 Mar 2012 08:06:55 EST April Challenge i have come up with all my old challenges back again <BR> <BR> * exercise everyday <BR> * no sugary drinks <BR> * eat right <BR> * portion control sweets <BR> <BR> * take pics of every morsel you eat and share here, so i don't dare to eat junk <BR> <BR> and i am sure i can do it !!! 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