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Brazilian Festives + Food Diaries

Hey hey gorgeous friends!!!


How are you? I haven’t posted for two days – feels like a long time. I have just been very busy with the sister’s birthday (she is very special) and all the festives. Today we actually went to an awesome Brazilian restaurant that operates on the “eat as much as you can ” basis. I am not a fan of these sort of…arrangements…but I do love this restaurant.


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I only had the vegetarian buffet because I am not a huge fan of meat (as I previously stated). Trust me, there was so much food in the buffet. Here is my first plate:

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Sushi, orange lentils, all colors of raw peppers, baby eggs, cucumbers, mushrooms salads, grilled zucchinis….

Obviously, I went back for some more mushroom salads, veggies, sushi (I ate tons, I love it with Ginger) and so on.

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These baby eggs were very interesting. Did you know that when I was a kid I hated egg whites and would only eat the yolk. Now its the opposite: I cant stand the yolk and will only eat the egg whites.


We had a really good time. I love my family so much and always have a blast when its just my siblings, my padres and me!



This morning, I thought I would take it easy and did Core Cardio and Balance to start with. I honestly thought I was going to get a very easy workout. Heck, Shaun kept mentioning how this is “recovery” and how we should not push ourselves too hard.

Guys, here are my stats, for your judgment:

Duration: 39 minutes
Average HR: 160 BPM
Max HR: 196 BPM
Calories: 360

I am quite ridiculous…honestly when has INSANITY ever been easy?? But this workout was AWESOME. How many times have I mentioned that I LOVE INSANITY ?

After that I did INSANITY’s Cardio Abs which was quite good; its short (about 17 minutes) and there are no crunches involved. The first 3 minutes or so are brutal.



All this workout talk brings me to another issue. I workout quite a lot (at least 45 minutes every day) and I burn quite a bit of calories (I’d imagine at least 350). I tend to make healthy choices, heck, I claim to be Hot and Fit, but especially in this season I have my ups and downs. I don’t find much help from the fact that my house is surrounded by crap. My homedwellers have so much junk. I have stacks of Twix, Kit Kats, Chocolate bars and Cini Minis downstairs. They also like to encourage me to eat these things.



So, you get the point. I have not been eating very healthy in the past couple of weeks. I do work out a lot, but I truly believe that 75% of how we look comes from our diet. We are what we eat. So, I need to clean up the junk. ASAP.

I have decided to keep a sort of food dairy, where I would write what I put in my mouth. Everything. Not counting calories or anything, cause I hate doing that, but just knowing what I am feeding my body with. I tried this before, it worked beautifully.

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The plan is to write everything in here. The plan. Whether that will happen remains a mystery.

Right. Its Harry Potter time for me. I was supposed to go see Avatar today but my friends ditched at the last minute so we are seeing it tomorrow.

Have a fab weekend. Or better say, rest of the weekend!



8 responses

  1. If you like the Insanity workout you should check out the Coach program from Beachbody. They give you 25% off all their products and provide you with an opportunity to make some money. Since you already have a nice website you wouldn’t have too much trouble making this work. Check out my website and click the Coach tab to learn more.

    January 18, 2010 at 1:27 am

    • MNG

      I was told about this before – I need to see whether it works if I do not reside in the continental US 😉

      January 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm

  2. I reeeeealy want to try Insanity!!! 🙂 🙂

    January 19, 2010 at 7:36 am

    • MNG

      You MUST!!! Its fabulous! Better than SO many workouts I had previously done!!!

      January 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm

  3. skinnyrunner

    i hear ya on the working out alot then not eating so well. that was pretty much my m.o. during the holidays…. not good.

    January 20, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    • MNG

      Working on getting the situation under control 😉

      January 21, 2010 at 10:19 pm

  4. i have heard good things about insanity! ahhh! nice.

    January 22, 2010 at 12:12 am

    • MNG

      You would love it!!! I notice that you like interval training! This works quite differently though – its kind of the opposite. Instead of getting to the highest HR, you stay there for like 3-4 minutes and then it goes down…

      January 23, 2010 at 11:41 am

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