Category Archives: Workout

Tips for Staying Healthy on Vacation

Over Thanksgiving break, I spent a week visiting family in Florida and let me tell you – working out and eating healthy while on vacation is hard. Thankfully I had my mom and sister to keep me accountable and we all used each other to work out and eat healthy. Here are some tips I would like to share with you guys that I came up with on my own and grabbed from this website:

  • Buy your own snacks! This might sound a little silly, but it’s hard to eat healthy when you’re at your grandparents house and all you see is chocolate and ice cream to eat. We bought foods like oranges, apples and veggie straws to hold our cravings (most of the time).
  • Plan a workout daily. Mine was simple – every morning my mom and I went for a run around the neighborhood. Since we knew the area, we felt safe running around, but if you’re going to do this in a unfamiliar area, also bring a buddy and know where you want to run ahead of time.
  • Eat before the airport. This was a big one for us because airport food is ridiculously expensive and there’s not many fit options. Instead, we brought sushi, sandwiches and snacks inside with us and chowed on that while we were waiting and on the plane.
  • Have some fun! Even though you’re trying to stay healthy, it’s okay to miss a workout or eat some junk food.

We had an amazing time and even got to do some beach walking (great on the calves).

Calm before the storm... that got us all wet and made us cold.

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Interview with Emily

Here is the video project I did for FDOM 15 with my cousin Emily. She was a wonderful choice for my interview and I’m so happy I was able to visit her in Florida and ask her some questions!


Photo Slideshow: Top 5 Favorite Workouts

Here’s a little photo compilation of my top 5 favorite workouts!

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To see more of my photography, click here. All of the photos above were taken by me, Kristina Jingling.

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Workout Review: 15 Minute Bikini Workout

Hey everyone!

To break up the monotony of the same workout everyday, I’ve decided to do a new series called Workout Review where I pick a workout pinned on Pinterest, since we all know there’s millions stuck on that website, and give it a try.

I picked the workout based on the pictures and movements, not the name (i.e. “Bikini Blast,” “Get Your Summer Bod”… no thanks). I included the name of the workout with a link to the pin that’s on my personal Pinterest page. Usually you can find the original link if you click on the photo but I’d rather just link the pin itself from my Pinterest page since those sometimes lead to weird/spam sites.

15 Minute Bikini Workout to Slim Down with Exercise Ball

Rating: B+

What I liked: It definitely got you moving and used different muscles with the exercise ball that

What I disliked: It’s an incredibly awkward and funny workout! My boyfriend and I were laughing the whole time. Until people walked in. Then it just got weird.

BF trying some of the moves and making me laugh.

BF trying some of the moves and making me laugh.

It was fun and had us laughing the whole time, but I wouldn’t say it was something that we would get addicted to doing.

Let me know if there’s any workouts or recipes you think I should try. For my next post, I plan on hitting up the rec center on campus and giving some tips for working out in there. Thank you guys for reading!

Standard Workout & Favorite Recipe

Hey guys!

I have been sick this past weekend, so my workouts and healthy eating habits were severely lacking. Since this is my second post anyways, I figured I would update you on some things that I regularly include in my life to fit my schedule.

My boyfriend and I have started doing a workout circuit I found on my Pinterest (follow me here!) and it’s worked out pretty well for us so far. We do add some variations, but overall I think it really sets a standard for how we warm up and complete our daily circuit. The whole workout and the girl’s explanation can be found here.

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Toning Plan from Victoria_Anne7’s PhotoBucket

The second thing that I include in my weekly health routine is making one of my favorite recipes EVER – quinoa cooked in vegetable broth. I know quinoa is making it’s rounds in the health food industry and is probably looked at as a ‘fad food’ but it’s honestly so tasty when cooked correctly and really satisfying. I’m adding my recipe below; feel free to tell me if you cook it differently or if you know of any variations!

Easy Quinoa


  • 1 cup of quinoa to 2 cups of vegetable broth (that’s the ratio – you can cook as much or as little as you’d like)
  • half an onion (I usually use yellow or white)
  • 2 cloves of chopped garlic (more or less to taste)
  • olive oil
  • seasonings (I usually use Italian Seasoning and Kosher salt and black pepper)
  1. Add the chopped onion and garlic into a pot with the olive oil. Salt and cook until golden brown.
  2. Add the dry quinoa to the pot and brown for a few minutes, until the kernels (beans? grains? whatever) turn darker in color. You don’t want to burn them, but get them a little crispy.
  3. Add the vegetable broth to the pot and stir really well, making sure you get all of the onion and garlic off the bottom of the pot.
  4. Raise the heat on the stove to bring to a boil and add your seasonings.
  5. Once boiling for about three to four minutes, lower the heat and cover. Let the quinoa simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. When the liquid has been absorbed, your quinoa is ready to serve!

Ingredients. I usually use HEB.


Browning the kernels.


All done and ready to be devoured.

Thank you guys for reading!


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