Peace out, pudge!

i was naturally thin, a girl who proudly flaunted her body and the fact that it took nothing to keep it looking toned and tiny. binge-eating entered the picture in my early 20s, and the pounds packed on. in 2010 i took off 20+ pounds, but after getting my first "big girl job" in an office and having access to free food, i gave in and gained it all back. since then, it's been a roller coaster of gaining and losing weight AND gaining and losing love for my body. currently, i'm recovering from a back injury and still striving to get my body to look the way i want it to, but throughout the journey i've found a self-appreciation i never had before. if you're okay with some dirty words, lame jokes, and lots of cat pictures, follow along to keep up with my progress. i promise to always keep it interesting. <3
Posts tagged "running"

OKAYYYY apparently when I wrote that post earlier I meant “starting tomorrow…” because my period won, guys. Shark week went out with a bang. 

I ate some gross dessert-type shit that was indeed processed just hours after writing that update, which made me want to punch myself in the face on behalf of myself AND this blog. I just had some psychotic period-induced cravings that made me want to stuff my face. I decided to finish out the day with just a green veggie LIFE Juice, which was good, but still, man. Lame. 

Better work tomorrow! I promise! This cycle is just putting up a good fight. For the most part I’ve done well but the past two days were a little less in control than I’d prefer. Sidenote, my body HURTS from today’s workout. I had to sit on the floor at work to put some products away [well I didn’t have to, but I wanted to because I mistakenly thought it’d feel good to sit down for a while…NOPE] and ended up being like, ABORT. That shit hurtttt because today’s workout was mostly sitting movements that burned like a mofo, remember? 

Anyway I’ll be back tomorrow, and NOT eating like a period-crazy person. 

That JUST came out of my mouth.

Updates all up in yo face tomorrow.

Be ready.

Today was Lower Focus, which should probably be renamed “My Legs Hurt.” That’s literally the only thing I was thinking during that whole thing. Tomorrow is cardio, which I’m actually happy for because it means getting away from the painful leg video. But Friday is Total Body Circuit AND Ab Intervals, aka death, so I guess I won’t get TOO excited. 

I can feel the inches melting off my stomach. I had a LOT of weight in my stomach when I started this, and I still do—don’t get me wrong—but I know my ‘after’ pics are going to reflect a huge change in my tummy. 

The Frozen sing-a-long was super fun. uplusmeequalsus and our friend Kristin and I had the whole theater to ourselves since we went at 10:30am on a Wednesday, so we could belt out the adorable songs at the top of our lungs and didn’t have to care about whether we were driving anyone crazy or not. The movie was extra cute the 2nd time around, too! I love Olaf’s song about summer, it kills me. 

Today wasn’t as productive as I’d planned on it being so I need to hop back on that tomorrow for sure!

Now Laura and I are going to hot tub with a few friends, so I’ll be back later <3 

T25’s cardio video AND the total body circuit. And total body circuit made me want to curl up and die the last time I did it, so doing both is a freaking accomplishment, people! 

Here’s what happened yesterday. I wasn’t able to do T25 before work, so I set everything up to do it when I got home from my shift. James and I stretched together, headed downstairs, and couldn’t get the DVD to work. At all. And we BOTH tried; it wasn’t just my technologically-challenged ass trying to turn it on. Feeling like a loser for posting something about wanting to make things happen and then failing to do my tape, I promised I’d do BOTH today, which honestly felt impossible last night. I was tired, I’m still sore from Saturday’s workout, and mentally I just wasn’t there.

But this morning I rolled out of bed with my sports bra and sweats on, put my Nikes on, and headed to my parents’ place. I did the cardio video first as a “warm up,” which is one bad ass warm up, stretched out and got some water, and then started on total body circuit. 

I definitely had to modify quite a bit on the total body circuit video but this time did go better than last time. I’m excited to see how it goes the next round. By the end of the program I would really like to be able to do the whole workout with little to no modifications. 

I feel good now but I am scared that I’ll be walking like Bambi taking his first steps at work. I’m about to take a hot shower and stretch my legs out some more, and am debating a hot tub visit after work—now that I’m caught up, it’s back to regularly scheduled programming with T25 tomorrow!

SOOOO I totally did wake up this morning and go to the gym! But shout out to micromorganism for sending me a message on Facebook telling me to get up and go get it done! So awesome!

Anyways I’ll stop using exclamation points now. Look at these shoes I got for FREE at my most recent clothing exchange [literally what it sounds like. Everyone brings over clothes they don’t want anymore and we exchange] because they didn’t fit glitterforbreakfast properly. Lucky for me, they fit my feet perfectly; thank you Kayla! I lovelovelove them; they’re one of my favorites from that night. The other favorite is a beanie, because apparently I’m going through a beanie phase lately. 

Back to the gym! So I did a half hour on the treadmill and mixed up my speeds and the incline intensity. I was covered in sweat when I was done, so goal number one for today has been met. When I got home I did 60 sit ups, 25 wall push-ups, 30 jumping jacks, and 5 rounds of wall sits at 30 seconds each. My goal in the long-term is to be able to do wall sits for wayyyy longer but at 30 seconds I was cussing….a lot. 

Now I’m headed to work to walk all day long, so it’s kind of like getting a second workout in. I’m going to down a ton of water and will definitely be hunting down some veggies at lunch so I can reach my 2nd goal!

Met up with James at The Sizzling Stone for a dindin date after work! I had the seafood soup which had clams in it and therefore was excellent, and my bowl was full of brown rice, beef, corn, carrots, cucumber, lima beans, lettuce, onions, mushrooms…so many good things! I had two cups of water to top it off.

I walked 8,788 steps at work and over 3,000 at the lake this morning so I passed my goal of walking 10,000 today. I also drank over a liter of water so FUCK YEAHHHH GOALS WERE REACHED!

"What am I training for? LIFE, motherfucker."

Just got back from the new(ish) gym in town that I got a three day pass to. I am 100% an advocate for the fact that you do NOT need a gym membership to get in shape or lose weight, but I also know that for me personally I do better when I take a fitness class or am in the motivating atmosphere the gym provides. This one was very nice—it’s clean with awesome equipment, a beautiful pool area and a variety of classes you have access to with any membership level. I’m a fan.

I only did 30 mins on the treadmill today but I was covered in sweat when I left and it felt REALLY good. Sorry my updates have been short and kinda irrelevant but things have been busy lately; I’m going to work on better updates in the new year because I do love this blog and talking to everyone on here :)

Makeup-less picture above (pre-gym) per anon’s request!

Before And After My Workout Selfies: the “I swear I clean up alright” edition. The gym was closed—wtf is that?—so I went for a run instead. I’m prepared to be on my feet for the remainder of the night, and tired and/or sore tomorrow!

My day is stupid thus far. I don’t like it. At all. I don’t want to talk about why (yet), I just want to whine for now.

I’ve already cried it out; I called my mommy sobbing like a little bitch. Then I wiped my face, re-did my makeup and am about to head out and get shit done.

Thanks for the motivation to get off my ass yesterday, guys! I’ll be running tonight, hopefully heading to kickboxing tomorrow, running Wednesday, hiking on Thursday, and playing basketball on Friday. It’s going to be a good week.

I’m a summer person—I despise being cold, my mini heater is basically attached at my hip, I like summer clothes the most, and rain means slugs and I freaking hate slugs—but I’m actually pretty excited for fall/winter this year. And I miss snow. This picture was taken in Tahoe, which was beautiful to the point of looking artificial; there was white as far as you could see. It was amazing.

I just finished with stair runs, 30 squats, 30 mountain climbers, 60 crunches, 30 jumping jacks, 30 kettle bell lifts, and 10 minutes of dancing (I just joined Pandora. I’m late to the party, I know). I feel good.

This week I plan on running before work. I like running, I just don’t like the pain I feel in my joints when I do it that started a couple weeks ago. But on Monday I’m going to give it a shot and see how I feel.

James’ family and I went to dinner last night at a new spot that we all loved. It was SO HARD not getting a dessert crepe—James had a brownie crepe that looked like the best thing I’ve ever seen—but I stuck with a Hawaiian crepe. It was made with rice, pineapple, a little bit of ham and shrimp. I got fruit on the side, which was a slice of honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple and a strawberry, and just had water that came with mint, cucumber, and lemon in it. It was an awesome dinner.

  • running to meetings i’m late for in heels. my calves are feeling the burn today.
  • laser tag, because my boyfriend and i are NERDS and are obsessed with it. i’ve beaten him once; my goal in life is to destroy him. lovingly, of course.
  • biking later today. i’ll post any bruises i may obtain from eating it.

First I want to touch on what’s happening in Boston because it’s obviously terrible and obviously important. I think that, because of this community, I’m extra sad for another reason on top of all the other millions of reasons to be sad for everyone there—because of so many of my followers, I know how important running can be to people. I know that for some of you, it’s your life, your motivation or your way to get through the day. And for some of these runners who were so dedicated to train for weeks or months or years for that marathon to have their legs blown off, or to witness all of that and be traumatized, and to not be able to run again…that just makes all of that extra depressing to me. It’s sad that such a positive and massive event has been tainted the way it has; I feel sad and scared for everyone in Boston right now and for those who have loved ones out there. But seeing the stories of people helping each other is very touching.

Way less important stuff: I ate and did everything I posted earlier, minus the cucumbers; I just wasn’t feeling it. Everything else was according to plan though! 

  • food!

breakfast: organic granola w/organic yogurt and blackberries & 1 glass of green juice 

snack: roasted seaweed 

lunch: unsalted chips w/ghost pepper salsa, sandwich with organic bread & peanut butter

dinner: home made shrimp tacos 

dessert: frozen green grapes <3

  • exercise! 

  1. 15 minutes jogging/power walking on treadmill 
  2. 10 minutes on the bike machine 
  3. 20 minutes laps/water exercises in the pool
  4. 50 squats
  5. 50 crunches 
  6. 50 kettle bell lifts 

We’re on a “walk” but radley decided she’d rather lay down with this stick. To be fair, she doesnt know her mama is using her as an excuse to get more exercise!

i’ve got a groupon for 10 kickboxing classes that needs to be used ASAP; it expires in october. looks like i’m about to get my ass beat again, and probably like it—i’ve always loved kickboxing. 

i’m not sure what i’d like to do for today’s exercise but i’ve got a couple of interesting options so i’ll land on one soon!