Venice 2010, me on the right
After a year and a half on tour, not eating right and not exercising enough, those 15 pounds I was so happy to lose? Yeah, they crept back on. I think TSA snuck them into my checked baggage. :)
However, being back in Los Angeles (at least for the summer), I have discovered a new fun exercise class: Aerial 101 at the cirque school! It's an hour long class, half on aerial silks, half on the static trapeze, minus the warm up and cool down time. It's a bit expensive, and not so close to where I live, but so much fun. And the desire to be able to do tricks, and climb to the ceiling (harder than it looks!) is great motivation to get stronger.
Did pretty well with the Summer 5% challenge, managed to lose 7 pounds instead of 8.5, but that's waaaay better than nothing. So yay for that. Can't wait for the fall challenge to start.
My name is Meghan, I'm 28 years old. I recently moved back from France, where I was an au pair and walking everywhere, to Los Angeles ('nobody walks in LA', the song is very true) as a theatre technician.
I've always been slightly overweight, and moving back added about 10 pounds on top of that. I'm bored of being self conscious about how I look and tired of hating clothes shopping. I want to be comfortable in my own skin. I also have pairs of jeans that are in good condition but a bit tight, and I really can't afford to spend money on buying new ones. Unless they're smaller, of course. ;) So, time for a change.
I've been trying to lose weight off and on for years, but only on my own. Hoping that this will be the difference.
Improve cardio health
Build up strength, specifically arm and core (for doing more tricks in aerial class!)
Eat more fruits and vegetables
Up fiber and protein intake.
Starting weight: 170
165- Massage. (Goal achieved! 8/23/14! Reward achieved: 8/31/14)
159 (healthy BMI)- Spark tracker
155- new workout clothes
150- 90 minute massage
145 (Goal!)- Ziplining!
Be diligent about tracking my calories.
Drink at LEAST 8 glasses of water a day.
Find even more activities that I enjoy.
More specifically updated plan:
Do cardio video or run 3x a week.
Yoga once (or twice) a week, when not in town, do a video or find a class.
Aerial class (new addiction!) once a week when in town.
Cardio (zumba or other) 3x/week
Aerial class 1x/week
Strength training video: 2x/week
Born and raised in Hawaii, moved to Los Angeles, then Paris, now back to Los Angeles, though sometimes roaming the country on tour.
I like water sports and dancing.
I'm a Doctor Who nerd.
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| current weight: 178.0