I’m back! This morning I went for a run for the first time…ever. I always work out at the gym on the elliptical and other machines, but since it was such a beautiful day, I decided to give it a shot! I was really discouraged because I didn’t get very far and had to take a lot of breaks… but I’m trying to tell myself that it’s all baby steps! I will continue to run every day at whatever pace I need to and I will gradually build up to where I want to be. It’s not going to happen over night, but I hope that by the end of the summer I will be able to say I am proud of myself! Right now I am just trying to stay positive and not compare my abilities to those of others, though it isn’t as easy as it seems. Anyone have tips for first time runners that might make this a little easier for me?!
11:52 am • 29 April 2013
So…I haven’t worked out in a week. I feel like crap. Honestly, I just am in such a bad mood without working out that it’s pathetic. I start to fall back into my self-deprecating ways and it’s just bad over all. Today I attempted to go to the gym but some girl threw up like 10 minutes into my workout and I had to leave because I was going to be next if I had to smell that any longer. I came back into my room and did some circuit training but I’m really still bummed. This weekend I’m going home so I can’t go to the gym again but I swear I WILL work out every day with work out videos or something. And then next week, that’s it. I’m going to the gym Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday AND I’ll do some video Monday night while I’m home. I can’t let myself fall back into this pattern. I have a much healthier mind and I am so much more at peace/balance with life when I am working out and I need to remember that.
8:51 pm • 1 November 2012
excited because look at my bum! all of those squats and high resistance intervals are starting to pay off!
1:10 am • 26 October 2012 • 1 note
really really struggling as of late! i feel like i keep starting over and quitting and starting over and quitting and i’m sick of it. i keep giving myself cheat meals and excuses to not go to the gym, but i have to realize i’m only hurting myself. this week is a new chapter. i think if i can eat clean all week and go to the gym every day, i will really motivate myself to keep going with this journey. i think i am going to call and make my tattoo apt for over thanksgiving break that way i really have to work hard to be in the shape i want to be when i get it. please please please let me find the strength to stick to this.
also, if there is anyone out there going through a similar struggle, please let me know! we can help each other through this!
8:47 pm • 15 October 2012
“Stop seeing yourself as a list of problems. I caught myself thinking - this is when I was 34 - ‘I’ll write a book when my life begins’. I caught myself thinking this and I thought ‘What do I mean when my life begins?’ Then I realised what I meant was when I was finally properly thin and very smooth and my hair was naturally brilliant and I had a walk-in wardrobe like the one Carrie Bradshaw has in Sex and the City and my house was tidy and I’d finally gotten round to having a regular manicure and pedicure regime…I don’t know, just kind of perfect. Pretty, I guess, and kind of perfect, and everything was serene and calm. And then I started…this is the argument I’m having in my head, and the cleverer me is going ‘What the fuck are you on about? That’s never going to happen. If it was going to happen it would have happened by now. You’re 34. Your life has already begun. It began in 1975 when you were born. If you’re going to do something, get on with it now. Stop waiting.’ I think women have this feeling of waiting - when I’ve just lost that bit of weight, then things will happen, then things will be possible. Stop seeing yourself as a list of problems, stop going ‘Everything will be fine when I’ve sorted these things out’, start enjoying your life now.”
Caitlin Moran on what advice she would give to young women (x)
(Source: rebeccavis, via 77days)
6:41 pm • 3 October 2012 • 3,322 notes
yes, I still have a tummy pooch, I’m working on it!
do each of these exercises for 30 secs!
low plank dips, low plank rocks, side planks (do both sides, 15 sec each), & plank jacks.
take a min break!!
now do the next four exercises or 30 secs!
plank runs, in & outs, knee to alt. arm, & knee to elbows.
take a min break!
repeat this 3 times!!
10:44 am • 3 October 2012 • 39,964 notes