So with a work schedule that is unfortunately unreliable and ever-changing, I spent a month or two trying to make my cheat/rest day coincide with one of my days off. Well, that doesn't always work so well when my days off come close together, f... Read more
Finally starting to get the hang of yoga. I wasn't sure how into it I'd be, but I'm really growing to like it! The biggest challenge was figuring out how to transition from one pose into another, because the app I'm using didn't make that very... Read more
IDK, my BFF TOM
Yup, it's those few days of the month where I turn into a hormone-crazed lunatic. My best friend was cracking up over the phone because I just went on this angry diatribe about idiot drivers - a complete overreaction to a few morons in a parkin... Read more
It's interesting how, as I become more and more dedicated to being healthier, old habits just don't seem appealing anymore. I wasn't feeling great this morning, so I said screw it, today will be a cheat day. (I didn't get one on Tuesday. DRAM... Read more
High on Life
Took a few days, but finally recovered from that stumble last week, and it's just amazing how much dedicating myself to a healthier lifestyle has affected me. I have so much more energy, I'm less irritable, and I'm slowly learning to vent my st... Read more
Fell off the wagon a bit the last few days. Pretty annoyed with myself and my complete lack of self-control. I really think that lack of sleep was a big factor. I keep saying I'm going to get more, but it's become clear that it's an absolute ... Read more
Did 45 minutes of cardio yesterday - rollerblading. Gotta love having a paved, 26-mile trail that runs right through downtown. Really wish I could afford a bike, I could bike for hours. Then again, you get a lot more arms in rollerblading. O... Read more
The Little Things
So I'm back on the horse once again, after some major life changes that lead me back down the emotional eating spiral. But things are looking up, and I'm feeling better than ever with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. I'm pretty proud of my... Read more
I think one of the best parts about being both physically active in general and a runner specifically, is that I no longer have to stand awkwardly and pretend to be interested when the topic turns to exercise. In the past, I was always painfull... Read more
MUDDY BUDDY ORLANDO!!
Yesterday morning was the Muddy Buddy!!! My partner and I realized late the night before that we didn't have bike helmets (you have to have one on the whole race, whether you're running or biking), nor a water bottle attached to the bike, so we... Read more
Got a little off-track for awhile, but I'm leaping back on! Finally used my crockpot for the first time and OH MY LORD. As I told my mother, while thanking her profusely (it was a Christmas gift), it was basically invented for lazy people who ... Read more
Stepping it Down
Aaaaaaaaand, my week of nonstop cardio FINALLY comes to a close! I've run or rollerbladed 6/7 days this week and burned 2163 calories!!
I know that when starting (or restarting for the millionth time) an exercise routine, it's easy to get ... Read more
Back on Track
These last few days have been fantastic! It's always a toss-up as to whether being off of work for a few days will be a good thing or a bad thing. Sometimes, I start eating out of boredom - idle hands, idle mouths, same difference. This time,... Read more
I feel like we who are trying to lose weight have a fair number of love-hate relationships: working out, favorite foods, and that one pair of jeans where it's always a toss-up as to whether they'll fit. Today I discovered a new one: the moment ... Read more
Big, Thick, Muscles!
Shinsplints started flaring up tonight; I think I jinxed it by raving about how pain-free I'd been with my new running shoes. Pushed through, because I am too stubborn for my own good, but I need to remember, as well as watching my stride, not ... Read more