BRUNETTE1984's SparkPeople Blog BRUNETTE1984's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I need to get my life together The last few weeks I still havent really made it to the gym. Maybe once or twice. I no longer have an excuse though, all my tests are done and the only thing I am working on is grad school apps. I did work a lot two weeks ago, 10am-12am Mon, Wed and that kind of ruined my new week of starting. That and I just cant get up in the morning. I dont want to, I have been sleeping in until about 10am and then I have to work at noon so I dont have the time after I wake up. It takes me too l... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:02:16 EST MIA This last month has been bad and long. I finally finished all my tests for grad school, still looking for another job, and my foot finally feels like its getting better. <BR> <BR> I've been to the gym maybe 4 times in the last month, and I feel ready to get back into it. I have about 6 weeks before I go home for Xmas and would like to shed a few pounds before then. <BR> <BR> I am going to have to start part of my running program again. I think i will start with week 4. I made it to week si... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 13:02:15 EST Do over... With all the chaos around me, I havent been getting to the gym lately and I really need to get it together. Especially since I know that by just going to the gym i lose weight. I want to make it part of my lifestyle, but sometimes I just cant seem to get motivated to do so. <BR> <BR> I am going to try and finish my 5K running stuff. I am going to re-do week 5 and then get through week 8 hopefully in the three weeks that it should take. <BR> <BR> I need to keep coming onto this site and logg... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:21:02 EST Ugh..... It is so frustrating that I have to work so hard to lose weight, yet i miss a few days at the gym this week and I gain weight like its going out of style. <BR> <BR> I get so busy with my BS work schedule and studying for the GRE's and desperately looking for a job...I get so tired sometimes and there are not enough hours in the day. <BR> <BR> I have no motivation right now Sun, 7 Oct 2012 14:57:19 EST Flailing Ugh. the last thre weeks have been awful. I have made it into the gym once or twice a week. My movitvation is gone. I think its all the stress at work and the stress of running out of money and not finding a new job. I Know that exercising will help that stress, but I cant seem to get myself going in the morning to get to the gym. I have postponed my 5K training for those three weeks. I am still on week six. I am hoping to complete week 6 this next week. I am down 10lbs in all, which is good... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 18:25:37 EST I dont know what happened.... This last week was a waste of time. I only got to the gym decided that it wanted to get in the way. I didnt actually do any of my week 6 5K training. So I am starting week six again this week. Luckily this week there isnt much getting in the way so I should be good for my normal gym times. Sun, 9 Sep 2012 13:35:23 EST I dont know what happened This week I only got to the gym 4 times. Thurs-Sun, who knows. I was exhausted before my overnight on Thursday and friday too. I did plan on going on Saturday night, but then my friends power went out and she came over for most of the night. Yesterday, well I was up waaay to late partying and did not have the energy to get to the gym. <BR> <BR> I do plan on going to the gym tonight. I need to continue my 5K training. This is week 6! I am excited to get this going. Though I still need to find... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 14:38:29 EST 1/2 Way There Tomorrow I start week 5 of my 5K training and I am excited. This last week I missed a few workouts, but I am still motivated to continue on. <BR> <BR> Though I am still loving the new gym, tonight I began to start strength training again and the machines they have suck! I was a little disappointed, but I guess its finally time for me to start lifting real weights instead of machines. Good thing that Jesse was there. He helped me out and showed me a few things. <BR> <BR> I plan to look a... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 02:30:50 EST Going Strong @ gym, Food not so much I have gone to the gym the last 9 days in a row, just missing last night and today due to my darn overnight and having to work overtime today at the last minute so I wont make it in. <BR> <BR> I love the new gym and it is definitely giving me motivation to keep going, and i feel so much better after going to the gym. I can actually feel myself itching to go. Like last night I wanted to go and run so badly, but I was so exhausted from the overnight. <BR> <BR> Thursdays I work an awake 16 ho... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:58:15 EST exercise getting better, food needs to get better This week has gone exceptionally well. The only day that I did not go to the gym was on Tuesday night. <BR> <BR> I am loving g the new gym my roommate and I joined. It is helping with the motivation <BR> <BR> The $k program is going well too. My left knee is tolerating the running g better and I find myself wanting to run for longer. But I don't because I cant push too hard too fast or I will I jude my knee again <BR> <BR> Food is going ok....I still have a hard time not going out to eat ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 03:16:42 EST Ok Week While I was able to start training for my 5k this week I did not do so well with my food intake. On thursdays nights I work at 16 hour overnight/awake shift. I cannot workt he shift without eating a regualr intervals. while I try to eat the healthiest options, that shift throws off the next day or two. I get about 4 hours of sleep on Friday mornings and I am completely exhausted so I dont want to cook. Its hard having a roommate that always wants to go out to eat, and it is so much easier to ... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 13:10:03 EST This is the week! So last week did not go as planned, but I am glad that I did not gain any. <BR> <BR> But this week I am starting to train for the 5k in october. i am doing the 8 week rookie training program <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to seeing how this goes. I am hoping that having a goal at the end will help me stay moritivated through the weeks Sun, 29 Jul 2012 14:05:02 EST Failing... I am seriously lacking motivation since I got back from my trip. Luckily I seem to be staying at my current weight, but I want to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I keep waking up late and not feeling like going to the gym. I need to get up and go to the gym in the morning, otherwise I wont make it later on since I work at night. <BR> <BR> I plan to start training to run a 5K and I am hoping starting that will help motivate me more since I am working towards something. I think I am going to do ... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 13:18:06 EST Back to Reality I just got back from a two week vacation in Europe. It was an amazing trip, with lots of great things including the great food. Luckily we did mostly walking tours and it was super hot the whole time that i actually came back weighing the same. I was very happy about that. Now it is time to get back into it ASAP. And I am ready to take it all one Sun, 8 Jul 2012 14:45:00 EST Chinese food was a bad idea If I didnt live with a good friend of mine who loves to eat out a lot, I wouldnt eat out as much as I do. I am trying to cut back and its nice that he and I are now on opposite schedules so I am home and can make my food rather than be tempted by him to go out to eat. <BR> <BR> We had chinese food for dinner, and I went over calorie wise for the day, but I dont plan to give up just because of that. I was able to sit back and not take one of my favorite chinese desserts: the chinese doughnut... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 01:23:26 EST Weight Lifting Today is the first day that I have lifted weights in about 2 months. I always forget how much I enjoy lifting weights. I know that I will be sore tomorrow, but its the good kind of sore. I had to lessen my weight numbers by 5-10lbs because I havent done it in so long, but I have no doubt that I will be able to bring it back up in no time. <BR> <BR> I havent decided fully yet, but I think I might start training for a 5K. Normally I am not one who ever wanted to run a race of any sort, but I ... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:16:12 EST Tracking Food I know that tracking food is something that will help me on this journey, but despite all the convenient ways in which i can track my food. It is still an pain in the ass. I am going to make an effort to track my food, but more than likely I wont make it past breakfast... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:23:57 EST Fail Ugh. It's days like this that throw me off a little. I work a double Overnight shift on thurs/Fri. So I get off work on Friday at 8am, then I sleep for about 4 hours if I am lucky. Then come Saturday morning, and I cant wake up to save my life. Today was no different, and now I dont have time to go to the gym, because I have to actually work tonight to cover for some one. I am hoping to get a good start tomorrow, for next week Sat, 9 Jun 2012 14:12:58 EST