Challenge Blog: A Little About Me
Friday, February 22, 2013
To be honest I never know what to say when someone says, "Tell me a little about yourself." So, I guess I'll just start rambling and see what happens lol! First, my name is Briana. Many of you already know I have a full time job, and I'm a full time graduate student. This means my time is very limited on most days. I've been on Spark for years, and my relationship with weight loss is very up and down. My main problem is motivation. Normally, I would say time, but to be honest I could find the time if I tried. Getting started is the hardest part for me. Once I get started I feel great, but actually waking up early, or delaying a tv show is actually hard for me. I'll tell myself, "You've had a hard day. You deserve some rest." I know what I really deserve is a healthy body, but it's hard.
Since the beginning of the year I've been off track. I think I stuck to my goals for 2-3 weeks. I want to get back into things. When I think back to when was I the happiest, when did I have the most energy, when did I have the most confidence? The answer is when I exercised consistently. Not necessarily because I was losing weight, but exercise just made me feel good...the endorphins I suppose. I felt like I was on top of the world. I felt like I was accomplishing something. The negative self talk barely existed. I was not anywhere near a goal weight, but I was okay with my body strictly because exercising gave me confidence. I want feel that way again. This should be motivation enough for me to get back on track. I have a plan, and I'm hoping to take things day by day, and get back where I was, and to make it last this time.
I guess I really have not told you very much about myself yet; I've just gone on a long rant about how I want/need to start exercising again lol! So, I guess I'll give you a list of things about me.
Tv Shows I watch: Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, New Girl, Spartacus, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Vampire Diaries, Revenge, TrueBlood, Modern Family, Suburgatory, The Following, Grimm........Yeah, that's a lot of tv
Music I listen to: almost everything to be honest...I do not listen to a lot of rap or country, but I do have a little of each in my cd collection (I know...who buys cds anymore lol!) My favorite genre is definitely r&b, with jazz as a close second. Cds in my car right now are Robin Thicke, Joe, Michael Jackson, Chris Botti, Miles Davis, NeYo, Margin Gaye, Maroon 5, Matchbox 20, The Goodie Mob, and Luther Vandross. I do own an ipod, but I only use it for jogging. On my ipod is a lot of Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Calvin Harris, etc...basically anything upbeat, I don't care what kind of music it is as long as it gets me pumped up.
Fears: tornadoes, failure, heights, scary movies
Favorite Foods: Seafood, mac & cheese, bbq
Bad Habits: Biting my nails, I'm a people pleaser sometimes to the point that I do things I really don't want to do
Weird Habits: I cannot blow my nose in public
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts
Most Hated Exercise: Walking Lunges, Burpees, really most cardio to be honest
I can't really think of anything else to add. I don't have an updated picture, because when you're not pleased with the way you look, you tend to shy away from pictures. Hopefully, I'll have a new pic soon!
Have a lovely day everyone!