Lil Miss Fitness Freak

"And though she be but little, she is fierce"


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A Welcome Back To Myself

Hey friends, so long time no vlog?

Yeah, I took a bit of a hiatus from the vlog world and I apologize for that. I will talk a bit about why in the video below, but I have been itching to chatter at you guys face to face for a lil bit and I hope that you will enjoy the content I hope to bring.

Please ignore the fact that I do not have fancy cameras, nor do I have experience with video making, so I hope the content and my words are good enough to keep you intrigued. Who knows, maybe I will snag my housemates camera and test that out to see, but for now, it’s just me a my macbook coming atcha.

Also, I’m sorry if this first introduction was a lil bit scattered. I just wanted to get my thoughts out and of course I just jump into these things spontaneously so hopefully it’s not too disjointed.

#ForeverRealAndHonestWithYouAll

As always, thanks so much for coming to my page and watching and supporting my journey. I always hope to give you a lil bit of knowledge with everything I post, so heres to more of that.

I hope you enjoy. XO

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Follow-Up + Tuesday Thoughts

Hey Friends!

Just a few lil thoughts I had to share for today. Bring on the typical Lil Miss Fitness Freak randomness

1. Thank You

Thank you all so much for your love, feedback and support on yesterday’s vlog. It means the world to me trust me. I promise to bring you along on this journey with me so that that hopefully it can help anyone who may be going through the same thing. Facing fears is not easy. It doesn’t just happen without internal struggles and some ugly times and I hope to be as real with you as possible.

2. Feedback

Speaking of yesterday’s video, a lot of you had concerns about what to do next or that you will gain weight if you stop doing cardio. Check out my follow-up video below (click on the thumbnail) as I attempted to clear your concerns. I hope that helps.

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Complete 180 comin at you random-wise as we continue these Tuesday Thoughts….

3. I’m Really Gunna Miss My Dad’s BBQ

For real though..

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Sweet potatoes + grilled curry seasoned hoki fillet topped with avocado and olive oil drizzle + unpictured appie salad as usual

 I thought roasted sweet potatoes were good, but charred on the barby just takes them to a whole new level of amazingness. Anyone else in the same boat where the black, charred parts are the bestest?

4. I Faced My First Fear Challenge Today.

As part of increasing my calories, specifically carbohydrates, my nutritionist and I planned on slowly adding an intraworkout supplement into my training. It was something I was thinking of doing for a while, but dried fruit really freak me out because sugar is the biggest fear thing for me. I actually brought up the idea as I have seen many people on YouTube who use candy as a pre or intra (meaning during) workout boost of sugar to finish their workout strong as opposed to dying off and half-assing the end part of their training because their glycogen or energy stores are gone at that point. As Gabrielle and I discussed, once you reach about 1.5 hours of training, it is about time that you consider a refuel as your glycogen stores are probably starting to wane a lil bit. I have regularly felt drop off and so I really did think about poppin some dried fruit as a way to get my flame back on when I start to fizzle out BUUUUUTTT..

The sugar freaked me out and I didn’t do it.

Today, as part of my goals this week, I will say that I successfully popped dried figs during my workout today and I didn’t die. Did I feel a bit of guilt? Yes. I felt guilty as my body heated up like fire because my metabolism is not used to concentrated sources of sugar. I felt guilty feeling that sugar on my teeth after I ate them just tauntin me that I ate something I feared.

What I also noticed?

I didn’t feel half asleep on my drive home due to being uber depleted and fatigued after being drained completely during my workout. I was also able to power through the rest of my workout feeling more alive.

So like I said before, I need to focus on those later benefits that I felt and not think too much about the other things. I train hard and if it helps me perform better, why should I be afraid of it?

So the dried figs will continue on. One day at a time.

5. I Miss My Housies.

Emily texted me the other day and she made my whittle heart melt.

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These two have honestly become my best friends and I truly miss them already. We have our own lil jokes. Our own traditions. Our own quirks. We even have our own go-to restaurant that we always have our date nights at.

So glad my housemates love Thai food as much as I do. Red Papaya is our jam-a-rama.

So glad my housemates love Thai food as much as I do. Red Papaya is our jam-a-rama.

I get to have Rita in my life for the next month or two before she heads back home to China, but I’m without my Emily for the whole summer as she lives in Montreal. I’m excited to live with them in our new house next year

6. I’m Going Over Board On Halibut.

Spring and summer time is the ONLY time that halibut steaks are available. Steaks are immensely better then any fillet will ever be tenderness and moistness (sorry…) wise because you are baking it with the bone in and the skin wrapped around it.

Pretty sure I have eaten this 3 times this week…#Obsessed.

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Once again, grill that baby up for the biggest mouth-gasm.

7. That Meme Though..

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So true. Anyone else? I actually feel like a dog no joke. I will totally make you a plate but don’t even think about touching whats on my plate if you want your fingers.

8. Nut Butter Amazingness.

So I absolutely adore the White Chocolate Raspberry Questbar flavour and well, this is an obvious love..

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Why must you been so smalll whittle package. That won’t last.

Found this gem on Netrition.com. Paleo approved, no crap and no sugar added. Bam.

9. Speaking Of Questbars…Squeeeeeaal.

I have a problem. They were released this morning… Money was removed from my bank account and a box was ready to be shipped to my parents house by this afternoon.

There are worse addictions right?

Anywho, those are my thoughts for today. I hope you had a great Tuesday friends.

Are you a fan of chocolate mint?

What’s you’re go-to restaurant?

-Chelsea


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Update + Cardio Cycle Brooke Question

HIYA Friends!

Who’s done exams?

If you’re not, I hope you’re finished soon so you can join me in this vacay bliss.

Plans for the summer?

For me, I’m hoping to nab a job first off. #NeedMoney

I applied for a volunteer position in the clinic on my campus for being a dietetic shadow volunteer. Unfortunately the nutrition spots were all filled for the summer (crossing my fingers for the fall) but they offered a physio shadow position so I might be able to take that one! It may not be nutrition but it is still something that offers me clinical experience and it is technically related to exercise so it should be interesting.

I’m also hoping to get my application into Homewood in Guelph which is a health care clinic that specializes in mental health and addition. In fact, it has the largest eating disorder program in Canada and the most recognized addictions program as well.  I knew someone who volunteered in the eating disorder unit and helped out during meal times and I think that would be an amazing opportunity for me if I had the chance to do it.

Bulking. Yup. Bulking. This is for real this time though because my parents have put me on lockdown and have set up some dates where if I don’t start to increase my weight by July there will be some changes that will happen that will definitely conflict with my goals. I was just starting to see some gains and then I got that bout of food poisoning and it literally just dug my grave for me. So now I need to crack down on that voice and my fears and just get it done no matter what. This is my life and I want to be in control. I can do this.

Is it frustrating that one single sickness incident has spiraled into my parents being scared and now forcing pressure for weight gain…?

Absolutely yes. I’m angry with my body that it looses so quickly. More so though, I’m angry that my mind has let it get to the point where I really have no buffering weight for if I get sick. I need to fix that and it starts now. Just trying to stick to the positive thoughts…

Extra food will get me out of my plateau at the gym.

Extra food will mean I’m less tired and less cold.

Extra food will give me a glow.

Extra food will make me healthier.

Positivity will get me through this rough time. Be ready to see this journey unfold.

So enough about me, now onto you. In particular, onto you Brooke. You asked me this question quite a while back and I told you to hold tight because I wanted to do a video on it and here it finally is. I hope it answered what you needed and helps out anyone else as well.

As usual, click the thumbnail and that will take you to my vlog where I answer her question.

How do you get out of the cardio cycle?

Photo on 2015-04-19 at 14.18Please leave your thoughts, responses and feedback below in zee comments as usual as I love hearing from you guys. 🙂

Also, before I leave you all, I found a video about a week ago that really summed up my opinion on Juice Cleanses. I have mentioned her on the blog before, but Robyn really is just a great person and I like to bring her on here once and a while as she can be a great resource for anyone here looking for nutrition advice from a Real Life RD.

One day I hope to be where you are, well were as you switched gears to nursing, but her knowledge and experience is really beneficial!

Enjoy! Again, click on her blog image for the video link up. Sorry Robyn, I snagged your info picture for the thumbnail…I hope you don’t mind.

I hope you guys had a great weekend and I will chatter with you all soon!

-Chelsea


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For You Molly

So I have another Question and Answer-ish vlog coming at you all thanks to a very good friend of mine, Molly. Click on the thumbnail to take you to the video and I hope you enjoy.

PS. Ladies, please listen very closely to the very last few sentences of the video (if you make it that far, I’m sorry it’s long) even though I’m practically yelling at the screen HA. It’s very important for you to break that myth in your minds!

Photo on 2015-02-19 at 17.20 #4Much love.

-Chelsea


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Motivation Comes From Passion

Hey Friends

Guyzzzzz it’s my 200th post! And it’s going to be essentially wordless. How fitting. The chatterbox is silenced, from a words-on-paper…err keyboard… standpoint anyways.

I wanted to thank you for all your comments on my vlog yesterday. It had been a while since I physically chattered at you and I was happy you enjoyed it. With that, I have a follow up lil vloggy for ya. Click on the picture to take you to my video.

Photo on 2015-02-03 at 13.33 #4So I’m breaking the 200s with some motivation.

Enjoy.

🙂

Chelsea


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Rest Days Are For The Strong. Thinking Out Loud

Weeoooo

Hopefully I’m not that person for you…

Sorry I thought I would start off my Thursday ramblings with some randomness.

I figured it fit the theme.

Thanks to Miss Spoons for providing me with a space to say random sh** and make me believe it has a purpose.

Thinking-Out-LoudSo to avoid an overly rant-y post like last week, I will hold back on the ranting and go more for uber randomness.

Wow, I’m saying random a lot, whats another word for that…haphazard…unmethodical…undirected. Hmm, I may just stick with what I know, thanks anyways Mr thesaurus.

So, for the sake of keeping the ranting to a minimum, lets get the one rant-y topic off my chest first shall we?

Textbook suck no?

I think we can all agree that no one enjoys reading textbooks.

You know what I hate more then reading a textbook?

Having to cram read 5 freakin chapters this weekend because the bookstore decided to order 10 textbooks per shipment after they sold out the first time for a 1000+ person class.

So after the second shipment sold out within hours of it coming in, I’m left waiting until Friday afternoon for the next shipment…of 10 books…and hopefully I can actually get one or I’m screwed for the 2 quizzes and assignment due this Sunday night based on said chapters

Stress that is beyond my control

#Dislike.

To start off my non-ranting rambles, here’s a video. Clicky clicky the picture for the linkup.

Thoughts?

You know what I saw today?

A rottweiler therapy dog…

Please note that I have nothing against certain breeds of dogs, I believe that although some aggressive traits have been bred into certain breeds, the bringing out of the traits is highly dependent on the owner.

I don’t know about you, but I always assume cute and fuzzy when it comes to therapy dogs.

Although I have nothing against these dogs, I can’t say with 100% honesty that they don’t intimidate me. That must be some subconscious fear that has been built into my brain from society.

Have you ever noticed that no matter how cold it is outside, children don’t seem to care?

I actually put a lot of thought into that this week. Like, probably too much.

How do they do that?

Do they just not notice?

Do they not have a connection between cold and pain established well enough yet?

Do they have enough body fat that they really just don’t feel it

Or is maybe its that their ability to focus on play and cold is just too much for their brains to handle. Therefore, when they are playing, they can’t think about anything else.

What do you think?

Eggs are tasty.

Yes, I already knew this but I don’t have them enough to really appreciate dat der yolk.

IMG_7085I got this idea from fitkels on Instagram and it was truly a work of beauty

IMG_7092And, well, you can’t go wrong when your ‘zzzaa has lobster on it. 😉

Yes that was a runny yolk fail on my part. It was supposed to be sauucccaaayy.

Class factoid that is slightly disturbing…

The success of our generation is highly dependent on the financial status of our parents.

Doesn’t seem like some crazy epiphany, but really think about it.

It’s true.

And quite sad.

With few exceptions, if you’re parents were unable to save for your post secondary education during your childhood and teen years, your chances of being independent and getting started in your career of choice slims down. If you managed to get yourself an undergrad using OSAP or by paying your way through (you’re amazing!), where do you go after your done your degree? What if you don’t get a job.?

Hello there parentals

is that not the creepiest picture you have ever seen?!?

We watched a video on boomerangs (what Americans call adult children living with their parents) and even if you got a degree, more and more people are living back at home because:

  • They couldn’t find a job
  • They needed more education
  • They couldn’t afford to move out

So education earned aside, unless you are debt free and find a job right off the bat that pays decently, the chances of you being independent are slim these days because life is just too expensive and the world expects too much education from us (more money).

Are you a boomerang?

I just almost cried in class

We watched a snippet of Up! and it was sooo sad. The poor old man.

I did not come to class to cry!

And what is with the title Up!?!?

They are false advertising dammit because they do not warn you that you will cry at the end. I don’t see that as bringing me up.

Liars.

I’m wondering how many brownies are left…

IMG_7100Thanks Arman for the recipe. Emily really liked them. 😉

…and by now, my other housemates have probably gotten into them too.

I was told I should take rest days more often.

Anywho, I’m out for the night. I hope I inspired some random thoughts in your minds.

Happy Thursday peeps

-Chelsea


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Question For Ya’ll.

My friends, I have a question for you all. I have been hesitant to ask for a lil bit now because I don’t want you to think negatively of me, but please check out my vlog below and give me your thoughts as this is something I’m actually excited about but need a lil bit of push to gett’er going if there is an interest.

Thumbnail Question for YallThank you always for all your love and support!

Don’t be afraid to post anything. Positive or negative, I want to hear it all!

Happy Tuesday.

-Chelsea