Coogans Race

Coogans Race

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I'm Still here Homiezzzz :)

Hey Everyone.
  life has been um hectic. I have moved, started a new career and am still in school. I got to prioritize and put some time in this blog. Anyhoot below is a couple of my exercise excursions from my long blogging hiatus. I got more stuff to post soon. Please stay tuned.
Until next time Fitties,
Finally ran the route for the Throggs Neck Bridge. Will bike next time.

Really thought I ran to Fire Island, LOL.

I'm still on a beach. Yeah, I couldn't believe it either LOL.

Plants on a beach???? Really need to go over the Botany chapter in my Bio book.


My friend's first pride run. Isn't her haircut awesome???

Me and my BGR homiez at the Pride run!!!!!!

Queens 10K.

My BGR homiez at the Oakley 10K.

Me living up to my name. Pink bagels, nuff said.

This pic is my fav. This was my homie's first half marathon.

My 1st Spartan Race, this definitely won't be my last.

Hill Repeats :(

My bike :)

One really tasty burger.

Today's biking excursion.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Healthy Dranking?????

Hello fitties,
   this month has been packed with two half marathons, two internships, work and lots of exercise. To unwind on this memorial weekend, I decided to make myself a refreshing cocktail using fruits and.....rum!!! I swear, rum makes the world a better place lol. I used watermelon and mint to make this refreshing cocktail. There is just something about a mix of watermelon and mint that makes all of life's problems go away :). Anyhoot, my teeth are still numb from this concoction although I only had one serving last night. Below is the recipe and the pics for my watermelon mint lemonade spritzer, enjoy.

3 cups watermelon
handful of mint leaves
1 cup ice
2 shots triple sec
3 shots rum
3 lemons squeezed
blend and strain a bit and you got urself a drank what ya thank? LOL

Happy Memorial Day Fitties.
XoXo, YumYum

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Quick thought before the BK Half

Had to give y'all a little deltoids action there.
      Yep, I'm still working out. It's been a heck of a while since I posted. Just checking in and letting y'all know I'm doing well.
     So, usually I'm never happy to run any type of long distance. However, the closer we get to the Brooklyn Half the more excited I get. It's the mark of a new career for me and also a new way of thinking. My goal for this race is sub 2 hours. I'm saying this because I believe it, I trained and because I do not doubt myself. Why doubt myself when God made me in His image? When I do that I'm actually doubting Him, which is wrong. I'm geared and prayed up for this race. Plus, Positive thoughts will run through my mind while I run away from my running buddy in his Nets gear this race. Welp, back to studying and hydrating, goodnight folks.
Until next time fitties.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

My adventure with Couscous

Hello fitties,
   how are y'all? Life has been rather busy as of late, but I still have made time to get my workout on. Anyhoot, so in my last post I confessed to stalking, I mean looking through instagram pages for healthy and delicious recipes to try. So one of my favorite instagram pages is @healthyfitnessmeals. The food they post looks absolutely delish. So much so that it gave me the itch to try something new in my kitchen,

    Below is the yumminess that I was inspired to make.


  However, this recipe called for quinoa. Totally picked up couscous by mistake, but I wasn't going to  allow that to stop my culinary fun.

Couscous and Jerk Chicken
   1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup couscous
1 can corn
1 avocado
1/2 diced bell pepper
a couple sprigs cilantro (chopped)
1 cup baby spinach
1 diced tomato
2 diced scallion
1 cup cooked chicken breast

   So, bring 1 cup of chicken broth to a boil. Remove from heat and add couscous. Put a cover over the pot and allow couscous to sit for five minutes or until it has absorbed all the water. Fluff couscous and place in a bowl. Add the corn, bell pepper, scallion, cilantro and tomato to the mix. Then squeeze a lime over all the ingredients. Mix, using a spoon. Leave in fridge for 15 minutes to cool down and settle.Plate with chicken, avocado and spinach and enjoy.

  This is a pic of the couscous and veggie mixture which tasted amazing by itself and was actually refreshing.I eat this cold or warm depending on my mood. And no picture of the finished product because homegirl dug right in before she could take a picture.

Well that's all fitties. I think I may make this more often.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Liebster Awards !!!!

  Hey Fitties,
   I'm totally psyched today because I got nominated for a liebster award!!!!

Amanda from nominated me and I'm uber excited to answer all the questions provided so y'all can get to know me a bit. The task at hand is to answer 11 questions provided by Amanda, provide 11 random facts about myself and to also nominate five other bloggers to answer my 11 questions as well. So goes the 11 questions

11.    What do you love best about blogging?

The best part of blogging to me is meeting new people that have interests similar to mine. Through blogging I have tried new workouts, recipes, workouts and also have learned how to do my hair.

22.    How did you choose your blog name?

My blog name actually came from a nickname that my running buddies gave me. We were taking the train to Brooklyn to participate in a practice run for the Brooklyn Half. Everyone was nervous and asking why the heck they signed up for this race for and I asked what we going to eat after our run? The name yumyum stuck with me however, I noticed that I wasn’t reaching my ascetic and athletic goals mainly because of my poor eating habits. I created this blog to chronicle my failures, successes, change ups and also to keep myself honest about my workouts and just my feelings about life in general. So I chose the name yumyum gets fit for my blog.

33.    What's your favorite food?

Macaroni and cheese. O the cheesy, yummy baked goodness just makes me feel so good all over.

4. What's the last good book you read?

 Love by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. It’s a devotional that helped me to change my negative thinking and to forgive.

5. What's one surprising thing you are awesome at?

  Step aerobics, I lack all coordination for Zumba. However, put me in a step class and it’s on and popping.

6. What's one thing you are surprisingly bad at?

  Stretching/yoga, it’s just so hard. Like seriously these classes are the worst for me. I start sweating profusely and breathing heavy while everybody else looks relaxed. I know I need to work on my flexibility and will dedicate more time to it soon.

7. Your house is on fire and you can only save one thing--what would you save?

My bowflex select tech 552s, luv these things.

8. What's your favorite guilty pleasure?

Reality TV, I do my best not to watch it but they always seem to have a marathon on when I’m bored and just don’t want to get out my bed.
9. What's the scariest thing you've ever done?

   Free fall at Kings Island. I literally signed my life away for $5.

10. What's at the top of your bucket list?

Compete in the crossfit games. I have a long way to go but I’m sure I can get there.

11. Where's your favorite place in the world?

 Dollywood in Tennessee. The food was amazing and the coasters were out of this world.

11 Random Facts

1. I used to play the clarinet in high school
2. I learned how to shot put during my first year of college.
3. I volunteered as a counselor at a health program  catering to overweight-obese children.
4.  I have a lisp.
5. I have 8 other siblings who I find very interesting (they will probably tell you I'm wierd as well)
6. My favorite channel is the travel channel.
7, I love bacon, like seriously you can do no wrong with this food.
8.I stalk instagram accounts for food ideas
9. I love to BBQ
10. My goal in college was to be a medical doctor, thankfully that changed :).
11. I'm a teaching fellow :)

Well that's all I have at the moment. I will come up with my questions and nominees during my next post.
Until next time fitties.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


   Hello Fitties,
  it's time for the #WOWlinkup!!!! So, lately I have been going to the gym at the crack o dawn and really enjoying it. According to my running schedule, Tuesday's are speed workouts. These workouts range from 2-5 miles depending on the activity for the day. Since, I'm not running outside by myself in the dark, I decided to complete my speeds on the treadmill.

     A very challenging routine that I have been taught and love and hate simultaneously is ladders. Hmmm, how can I explain this? So, with a regular ladder we climb up at first and go down afterwards, that's the gist of a ladder workout. This is how I did mine
750 meters (3 track laps) with  a 60 second rest period
500 meters (2 track laps) 60 sec rest
250 meters (1 track lap) 60 sec rest
250 meters 60 sec rest
500 meters 60 sec rest
750 meters

My rest consists of walking at 3.7-4.0 mph hour pace. So when I finished this workout I actually completed 3.5 miles. I did not keep the speed the same during any of these distances. I gradually increased the speed during each distance with a sprint during the last minute. Say for instance, I started the 750 meters at 6.5mph, I ended it at 8.5. I felt like I was about to burst my esophagus,  lol just joking. This workout was very challenging, next time I do this I will add incline to account for wind resistance and hills that I generally meet when I run outside.

    To cap off the workout, I did some tricep, deltoid and core work to finish up. These were all done with generally light weights.

tricep dips (3x10)
shoulder raises (3x12 @ 7.5 lbs each)
w raises (3 x12 @ 7.5 lbs each) these burn
standing flys (3x12 @ 7.5 lbs)
Standard Pushups (3x12)
Diamond Pushups (3x10)
Arnold press (3x10 @ 15 lbs each)
Tricep kickbacks in runners lunge (3x12 @ 7.5 lbs)
Overhead tricep pulls on cable machine (3x12 @ 25 lbs)
Tricep pulldowns on cable machine (3x12 @30 lbs)
Hanging Knee Raise (3x15)

Well, that's all fitties. How are y'all doing with your workouts? What events are y'all preparing for? Let me know. I totally would like to know how y'all are doing and exchange ideas with all of you.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Power of a Woman Triathlon

Hello Fitties,
   how are Y'all on this glorious and warm day???? Today I competed in the first ever all women's triathlon, the Power of A Woman Triathlon. I completed this race as part of a relay team called Triple Threat. This race consisted of a 1/4 mile swim, a 6 mile bike ride and a 2 mile run. And guess what we proved our name. We won second overall in the relay division. I think that's pretty awesome for our first time ever competing. Can I get a woot woot, I say Jerome's in da house!!!!!
    Anyhoot, I think I may branch out and actually complete a triathlon, who knows I may even compete in the half Iron Man with my gurlz. Here's to trying out new things :)

This is a very true statement. I would have never thought to run in a triathlon or even a marathon. Heck, I wouldn't have run outside if it wasn't for the great friends I made through @blackgirlsrun. Like seriously, these ladies have seen so much in me that I never even noticed. We are going to keep moving forward and do even bigger and better things in the future. Luv u guys.

@brandscycle team. Everyone was amazeballs 
And you know I had to put up a couple pics of my triple threat homiez. Had to show some swag in these pics. Next race for us iron man Half. I know I look at Shari like she crazy when she says we can do it, but I'm actually warming up to the idea :).
Triplw Sweat Swagga!!!!
   Well, back to half marathon training and lifting tomorrow. Until next time fitties :)