Monday, December 20, 2010
It's Christmas break for me. Three weeks of no classes, holiday parties, and no homework.
And I'm bored.
Oh, yeah. I'm straigtening up for company and cooking, but I find myself in my idle time reachinf for some chips or cookies (because standing up calories don't count, right? )
So, I find playing the wii and walking my dog aside form my normal workout are good distractions, but what are some other fun things to do around the house? All ideas welcome.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Yesterday, Facebook sent me a notification that I'd been tagged in 3 photos. The photos were from the mass at my college's family weekend. I was in the choir, and one thing caught my attention: the muffin top.
Yep, even in leggings as opposed to tight jeans, the dreaded muffin was there. Talk about motivation, right?
But the motivation I get from things like this is usually short-lived. I see an unflattering picture and go, "Oh, I really need to lose weight," then two days later I lose motivation. After all, this past week and a half my school's cafeteria has been serving the same 3 dishes every night so I've been driven to our food court for meal exchange. Athough not everything there is unhealthy, I found myself even getting tired of it and that my stomach seemed to dislike it (gas and cramps bleh).
So, it's almost Christmas. It's finals week. Even the motivation I had to study study study dwindled a bit. I've been studying, but I haven't adhered to the strict schedule I planned out.
The only thing I seem able to commit to is exercise. One day last week, I woke up too late to go to the gym but squeezed in a quick workout in my dorm. I love exercise, but I love eating too and hate studying.
Now, if you've read this far, you may wonder if there's a point to this ramble? Well, there wasn't much of one, except to ramble. Let's hope those photos did the trick and if I can diminish the muffin.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
One of the main problems with being 19 is no one seems to think you ought to lose weight. I'm not obese, therefore I'm fine. My peers will encourage me to eat junk, and I'll rationalize mine eating junk food, or just too much food.
I love fitness, I workout almost everyday, and thus tend to think I'm okay to eat more. I can't get over that. I miss the days when I didn't think about food, which was ironically before I started working out regularly and tried to count calories. That was over three years ago, and I dropped down from being 5'8 and 143 lbs to 129 lbs and still wasn't content. I liked hearing how skinny I was, but never saw what people meant. Then, my hips got bigger, my er...chest grew and I shot up to 148 lbs. Not overweight, but I can't say I'm happy with it. Now I can look back at pictures of my sophomore year musical and think, "GOD I was skinny," and although I don't want to be or expect to be that skinny again, getting down to that initial 143 or 140 mark would be nice.
But ironically, the more I want to lose weight the more I think of foods that'll make me gain it. Eating tends to come up a lot in my mind and I need to work through that. With the holidays coming, it will be a challenge. I need the motivation and the skills to not eat like a pig at school and at home, since I live 25 minutes away from school. To start, I'm increasing my cardio by ten minutes to counteract the holiday calories that'll be coming.
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