Blurry burpees

I’m usually pretty good about looking for the bright side of things, but as far as my glasses go, I’ve been a bit of a complainer. I’m going on 48 hours of a headache, my eyes hurt from squinting and I miss my peripheral vision. The only good things to come out of it: I’m letting my eyes heal and by wearing classes, I’ve simplified my already short get-ready routine. I’m not wearing eye makeup, since I don’t want to further irritate things, so SPF moisturizer, lip tint and I’m ready to go.

Me and liv 2

As much as they’ve made things a little easier, they’ve put a damper on my workout plans. Last week was a pretty low-key week as far as workouts go, which pretty standard since I like to alternate intensities, but after finding out I had to wear glasses for a week, I didn’t feel like going Friday and almost didn’t go again yesterday even though I wanted to work out. I was hoping to get in a yoga class this weekend since I was off work, but pictured my glasses sliding down my face and skipped it.

Last night, I figured I might as well go lift some weights and see how I felt, and ended up getting in a great workout. About 20 minutes of heavy weights and core work, 20 minutes of interval jump roping and 20 burpees at the end. I took my glasses off for the burpees, so they were very blurry, but nice and sweaty.

This morning, the Pilot and I had coffee on the patio while we decided on a list of to-dos to attack for the day:

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We’ve been working on a lot of the big things around the house we’d been putting off (like cleaning the garage, blech).Β 

And had shots of Emergen-C before making some breakfast:

Emergen c

(tip: the less water, the better it tastes)

We’re also on the 4th round of baby birds in the condo the Pilot built. Bird house for life πŸ˜‰

Photo 3

Livi and I are off to Trader Joe’s! Friendly reminder to meal plan and think about a fitness schedule for the week. Remember, planning —> success!

What I’m making over here:

-Grilled chicken

-Steamed eggs

-Lentils and quinoa

-Roasted veggies


What’s on the menu for this week? Trying anything new?

Hope you have a very happy Sunday! See you later with some pics from the day.




Bosu workout

3 new recipes, including some kind of macaroon type thing πŸ˜‰

Something to do:Β Hit up the fabulous Gena’s blog for a discussion about obsession vs. dedication. It’s something that I’ve thought a lot about, especially after becoming involved in the blog world and healthy living community. I think the major difference between dedication and obsession is the ability to live without it. I love working out, and I eat well because it makes me feel good, but I can live without the gym and sometimes I’ll eat food that makes my soul feel good, but does nothing for me nutritionally. The terms “obsessive” and “orthorexia” are frequently thrown around, but it’s impossible to tell in someone’s everyday life what their thoughts or true intentions are behind their actions. Quite a few of my trainer and bodybuilder friends eat a very strict and limited diet, which some may view as obsessive, but to them it’s dedication.Β It really is all about finding a balance and to remember that different things work for different people.Β 

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  1. Donna on July 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    We have been putting off the garage cleaning for awhile too! Now, husband is deployed. SO, I’m planning on cleaning and organizaing it while he’s gone πŸ™‚ It’ll be his homecoming surprise!

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      love that idea! whenever tom is gone, i like to do a big project (or move all the furniture! haha)
      hope the rest of the deployment goes by quickly for you <3

  2. Donna on July 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you! I have a few small projects to tackle and the garage will be the big one! My youngest daughter is on the autism spectrum and in need of major organization in her room! Thank you Pinterest, haha! And I’ll change the half bath decor too. I’m also starting the Physique 57 dvd’s…hello sexy dress at the airport! <3

  3. Deanna on July 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    As someone who wore contacts 24/7 for 10 years, then got diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which caused extremely dry eyes with no tears, resulting in only wearing contacts about 25% of the time, I feel your pain. But you get used to glasses. And here’s something I learned: taking yoga without glasses or contacts is actually a great thing. I am blind as a bat, so when I can’t see a thing, I really zone everything else out and focus on the poses and my breath. I know the poses so well it doesn’t matter if I can see. It’s actually a great thing! I suggest you try it πŸ™‚

  4. katie on July 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Can’t wait for the macaroon recipe!!! I’m on holidays now so I’ll make them the moment they’re posted πŸ™‚

  5. Eucalya on July 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    i hope your eyes will get better soon! I sometimes have to wear my glasses when i workout (when my eyes hurt a little) and i must admit it’s not really comfy… Can’t wait for your recipes! I just did a peach mousse today and i’m gonna eat it now πŸ˜€ xxx Nadja

  6. Melissa (Better Fit) on July 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I just started wearing glasses a few months ago. It took a lot to get used to them! Thankfully I don’t need them to see though, they’re more just for reading and computer work.

    Good luck with the to-do list!

  7. Laura @ She Eats Well on July 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I cannot wait for your new macaroon-ish recipe!

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks on July 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Saw Gena’s post and your last paragraph here is right on point for me – totally agreed! And to each her own with it all; as with anything in life, from food to exercise to the person we marry to where we live to whatever it is…we are the ones who have to live with our own choices.

    Good luck with your eyes!

  9. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance on July 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I’m going to try baking barramundi filets in our rental’s teeny oven. We’re dying for some seafood . . . I hope the oven works well for us! I’ll have to blog about it . . . πŸ™‚

    I still want to try steaming eggs . . . when we get home from vacay, I’m putting it on my “to do” list.

  10. Kristen on July 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Hate big projects while I’m working on them but LOVE the feeling when they’re completed…kinda like a tough workout πŸ˜‰
    I think there is a fine line between obsession and dedication. I used to say I was going to “live a little” and eat something I love but was not so good for me. Then for the next 2 hours I would talk about how I shouldn’t have eaten that so i’d go run 5 miles to “get rid of it.” And I wouldn’t feel better until I got my run on. In my personal opinion, that’s obsession.Granted, my body looked the best it’s ever looked but I was miserable. It also almost ruined a few relationships because I couldn’t go out with people without bringing that up. Now I eat moderately healthy and exercise regularly. If I want something “bad” I eat it and move on and I don’t worry if I miss a workout or two. Honestly, I’m so much happier now and I’m still proud of how I look now.

  11. Joyce on July 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try quinoa, due to its nutritional benefits, but I think what’s stopping me from buying a bag of it is how to cook it properly. Any tips for a noob? Ooh and how do you add lentils to them?

  12. Gena on July 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks so much for linking, Gina!

    I’m personally fascinated by this topic, not only because it’s so prescient in our community, but also because I think I’ve experienced many shades of the spectrum between dedicated and obsessed. Even as little as 5 years ago–right before I started CR–it was hard for me to enjoy foods that offered me no nutritional benefit. Nowadays, I, like you, can appreciate foods that may not be particularly healthful, but which feed my soul by giving me pleasure. I much prefer life that way!

    Miss you a lot, and hope we see each other soon, too!!!


  13. Anne on July 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I am trying to be better about meal prep on Sundays. In theory I always want to get at least the base of the majority of my meals for the week ready but come Sunday, sometimes the lazys just take over.
    Maybe I need to just make a routine out of it. You definately motivate me to stick to it!

  14. Rebekah on July 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I’m trying a recipe for ground turkey stuffed bell peppers. I can’t remember ever having them and they sound I’m excited.

    I’ve gotta tell you…get Lasik. I know it is scary…no, terrifying…but it’s amazing. Go to a well known doc, take some valium, and 5 minutes later, it’s over. It is so so so worth it.

    I also have been going to The Dailey Method up here in Scottsdale for the past week and holy soreness!! After only three sessions, I’m down three pounds and 2 inches on my waist! Woo hoo!

  15. Kristin on July 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I have very poor vision and wear my glasses to exercise. As long as they are adjusted properly I don’t have a problem with them moving during a workout. It is something that took a bit to get used to with the lack of peripheral vision.

  16. Kayla on July 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Totally know how you feel with the whole glasses thing. I wear contacts 99.9% of the time (I’ve had glasses since I was in second grade and contacts since I was in eighth grade.) and I hate wearing my glasses; it definitely puts a damper on things — except the amount of time it takes to get ready in the morning. πŸ™‚

    I’ve got a full week of half-marathon training on the books for the week, including 6 miles tomorrow and a really cool 8K trail race that’s followed by a pancake breakfast and an inner tube float down the river back to the car/starting area next Sunday. I’m also planning to make apple and goat cheese-stuffed chicken breasts!

    Have a good week!

  17. Erin on July 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Do you ever use peppermint oil? I get headaches a ton from my sinuses, and I’ve found it’s fantastic for headaches! Immediate relief and I don’t have to take a bunch of aspirin and worry what it’s doing to me. You should give it a try–a little dab over where my head hurts is so soothing.

  18. Carol on July 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Sorry to read about your eye infection. Hope you are feeling a little better today.

    Can’t wait for the BOSU workout:) I tried the plank with the dips today that you featured on your blog one day last week. They were lots of fun and easier than I thought they were going to be! Can’t wait to try it again!

    Hope you and your family have a great rest of the day!

  19. char eats greens on July 15, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I really hope my eyes remain fine throughout pregnancy! I think I had read somewhere that switching to glasses might better if you experience any eye problems, but so far, so good at 22 weeks.

    I really admire you for wearing glasses…I honestly don’t think I can. I hate glasses on my face with a passion!! Probably something I should overcome soon πŸ˜‰

  20. mary @ what's cookin with mary on July 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I’ve been making different variations of my version of Chipotle’s Burrito Bowl and prob will again next week. WF tilapia is calling to me. I made a huge batch of cranberry beans at the begining of last week and have been rocking those with different grains, veggies and proteins (in addition to the beans). Once I get my speediest version down pat, I think I’ll post it on the bloggie bc the only thing I don’t like about make-your-own-burrito-bowls is how long it takes to get it on the table.

    Side note: wonder if I could keep an avocado tree alive….?! Then I would always have my guac. A girl can dream.

  21. lisa on July 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    How do you steam eggs and how do they compare to boiled?

  22. Caryln@CarylnRambles on July 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    haha i kept reading “cleaning the garage” and cleaning the garbage and thought….thats weird????

  23. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 15, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I was really good about meal planning at the beginning of the summer, but ever since work picked up I’ve fallen off the bandwagon. I need to get back on it!

    Also thanks for linking up to that post – it’s such a relevant issue in this community! I’m happy to say I’ve transitioned from the obsessed to dedicated category over the past few years. Skipping workouts and eating dessert are no big deal to me anymore – and I think they even make me healthier. It’s all about balance!

  24. Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut on July 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I know what you mean about the glasses thing! Sometimes my eyes just won’t accept my contacts so the glasses go on. Let me tell you, running at my gym with glasses on is no bueno. For some reason the gym always feels stuffy to start out with and I end up sweaty almost immediately and the glasses start slipping. Sometimes I take them off and just can’t see anything and other times I keep pushing them up my nose like a stereotypical old lady with glasses lol.

    Also, meal planning is a great idea! I think I will try that this summer, although it’s just me that’s eating the meals for now. Used to cook for the BF but he’s out of town 5 days a week now. :-/

  25. Gina @HealthLoveandChocolate on July 15, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I feel you on the glasses thing, I have the same problem when I get eye infections or irritations and can’t wear my contacts. I’m basing this week’s meals on all the fresh produce I picked up from the farmers’ market!

  26. Caitlin on July 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    What kinds of intervals do you do with the jump rope? It seems like a great cardio option!

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      40 rounds of 15 seconds on, 10 seconds rest

  27. Jenna@redheadrunningwild on July 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Oh man I know just how you feel I got scolded awhile back for wearing my contacts too much and was forced to wear my glasses for awhile and it’s almost impossible to do a good workout with those things on! I hope your eyes get better soon! We also desperately need to clean our garage but it seems like such a big undertaking so we keep putting it off!

  28. @pluvk on July 15, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Ouch on the headaches… those are the worst! You amaze me; I could easily talk myself out of anything when I have a headache, ESPECIALLY burpees! Feel better soon. πŸ™‚

  29. Rachel on July 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    LOVE your glasses! I’ve tried that emergen-c not a huge fan it’s always chalky for me lol

  30. Aspen on July 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I hope your new glasses come in soon and your eyes heal quickly! What type of lip tint do you use?

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      i use benefit or taste- love them!

      • Fitnessista on July 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

        taste = tarte. love autocorrect πŸ˜‰

  31. Lisa on July 16, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Thanks for the link to Gena’s post. Its exactly the type of thing I’m trying to determine in my health right now. There is such thing as going to far with healthy eating and fitness, it makes me sad that people think its normal. Orthorexia is a huge problem these days, and not many people know about it.

  32. Emily on July 16, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Sorry to hear your glasses are such a pain, but glad that you still went to the gym. Stupid things like that always give me an excuse to derail my good intentions so good for your for getting it done!

    I’ve never liked the taste of Emergen-C, but maybe I’ve been putting too much water in it. I’ll try you tip and see if it works better.

  33. Genia on July 16, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I am also a fan of Emergen-C but how did you get it so bubbly?

  34. Amanda Perry @ Sistas of Strength on July 16, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I totally feel for you friend. I had an eye infection a few years ago and had to wear glasses for a few weeks. My workouts totally stunk the whole time!

  35. Katie A on July 16, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Have you tried asking your optometrist if he can give you contacts to wear for just an hour or so while you work out? I recently scratched my eyes and had to wear glasses for a month + (which I definitely complained about too!). My doc gave me some contacts to wear for only short periods of time and it was so nice for workouts!!

    • Fitnessista on July 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

      yes, i was going to call tomorrow (they’re closed mondays) and ask for a couple trail pairs to get me through teaching on wed and thur. hopefully they’ll give me some!

  36. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on July 16, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Fajitas, zuchinni Pizza, and quinoa pasta are on the menu for this week! I hope your eyes heal quickly!!

  37. Lauren T on July 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Great post about dedication vs. obsession. I think this something everyone needs to keep in mind when they are leading a healthy lifestyle because obsession can make it an unhealthy one. Just like everything else in life it’s about having a healthy balance. Thanks for the reminder. Hope you eyes feel better soon!!!

  38. Laura J. on July 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I wish I looked that good in just moisturizer and lip tint! You and Olivia both look beautiful πŸ™‚ Hope your eyes start feeling better soon!

  39. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on July 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    For dinner this week: the boyfriend has requested chicken quesadillas; i’m planning on some chipotle turkey burgers, steak night, one night out, lemon couscous and shrimp, and something Asian-style I haven’t figured out yet πŸ™‚

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