FLIPCHICK14's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FLIPCHICK14 FLIPCHICK14's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Weekly Workout Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914471 Sunday: Yoga (done) <BR> <BR> Monday: Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, level 2 <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Yoga <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Jillian Michaels 1 week shred, AM Strength <BR> <BR> Thursday: Yoga <BR> <BR> Friday: Jackie Warner - crunch free abs <BR> <BR> Saturday: Off Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:17:29 EST Catching up on goals for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907842 Playing catch up here since I didn't set myself any goals at the beginning of the week. I don't want to wait until next week to get back in the game. <BR> <BR> So for the remainder of the week (April 8th through 11th) my goals are: <BR> <BR> -Yoga x2 <BR> -Workout x1 <BR> -Drink at least 20 ounces of water daily <BR> -Apply for 2 jobs <BR> -Remove 20 items from the home (donation/recycle/garbage depending on the item) <BR> -Consolidate old school notes from 3 boxes down to 2 boxes <BR> -P... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:29:14 EST Week 3 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898146 Being sick with the flu last week pretty much killed all my goals. I'm still not feeling my best,but I am ready to start back this week and make it a productive one. Basically my goals for this week are all repeats of the ones I missed last week. <BR> <BR> Week of 3/22 - 3/28 <BR> --Workout x2 <BR> --Yoga x2 <BR> --Get 1/2 way through book (page 211) <BR> --Get to the DMV <BR> --Drink at least 3 cups of water daily <BR> --Read pile of old educational work related magazines - then recy... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:09:18 EST Week 2 - "mid" week check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896488 This week I've been sick with what I believe is the flu....so I missed my mid-week check in. I've felt absolutely awful since Sunday. Therefore, there's been no hope for many of my goals. I'm still feeling really fatigued, but hopefully next week things will be better. <BR> <BR> My goals this week were: <BR> <BR> Week 3/15 to 3/21 <BR> --Workout x2 --did not happen and will not happen, unfortunately. Too much chest congestion and difficulty breathing <BR> --Yoga x2 --Currently a fail, al... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:31:39 EST Goals - Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893870 First to recap how I did with last weeks goals: <BR> <BR> Goals for this week 3/8 to 3/14: <BR> -Workout x2 -Fail, only worked out once (does not include yoga) <BR> -Yoga x2 - Fail, only did one yoga session <BR> -Start a new book - Success <BR> -Track all spending - Success <BR> -Get taxes done -Success <BR> -Get to the DMV - Fail <BR> -Collect 10 items for donation - Success! Filled 2 boxes for donation :) <BR> <BR> Based off how I did last week my new goals are as follows: <BR> Week 3/... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:40:12 EST Mid-week check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891680 I just wanted to take a second to check in on my goals for the week. <BR> <BR> Goals for this week 3/8 to 3/14: <BR> -Workout x2 -- once so far <BR> -Yoga x2 --No yoga yet, but I have it on today's agenda <BR> -Start a new book - check, I'm currently on page 43 and would like to get to page 113 by the end of the week <BR> -Track all spending - so far this is a check <BR> -Get taxes done - Almost, they are awaiting to be picked up and signed for <BR> -Get to the DMV - Probably won't be happ... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:52:26 EST Back to Blogging? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888775 I'd really like to make a conscious effort to start blogging consistently, even if it's just once a week. I have a lot going on right now and I think it will really help my stress to put whatever is on my mind into words. Hopefully this will be a positive outlet for me to keep motivated in all aspects of my life-- health and otherwise. <BR> <BR> So to hold my self accountable and be more productive with my time, here are my <BR> Goals for this week 3/8 to 3/14: <BR> -Workout x2 <BR> -Yoga ... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:13:49 EST Saturday Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817284 Today is my last day of vacation and tomorrow I return to work :( Naturally my husband and I spent the majority of the week horribly sick. My plan to spend our staycation both relaxing and being productive was totally foiled. I had big plans to ease back into working out over the week and the only day I've felt up for any kind of exercise has been this morning. I have been better about drinking more water the past few days, and I plan to continue with that especially while I am at work. A... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:35:53 EST What Happened to October? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806554 I feel like time is always flying. I glance at the calender and another month is almost over. What really is eye opening this month is my tracker. I recently switched it to measure my monthly fitness minutes. This has been an area I've been really struggling with over the past year. I tend to be really all or nothing with working out and it's been a lot of nothing. A whole year of nothing. <BR> <BR> Anyway, it is already the 28th and I am only at 115 fitness minutes for the month. 11... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:54:52 EST Wednesday, March 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640665 So today I was off from work. I was really disappointed with myself because up until 12pm I hadn't accomplished a single thing. I finally got myself together, finished my taxes and went back to my 30 day yoga challenge-- that I abandoned on day 12 back in January. I thought about what I wanted to do for Lent and I finally settled on a few things. I won't be giving anything up this year, but rather I will be adding to my life. I will be tracking every penny I spend and will also be workin... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:21:11 EST 30 day challenge - day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601461 Today was day 9 of the 30 day yoga challenge. I've been off of work so far and I'm worried about how I will manage with the 12.5 hour work days I have coming up. Granted the workouts are all 20 minutes or less, but my schedule is more the type that allows for longer workouts 3-4 days a week. I've already started looking into what I will begin next for exercise. I definitely need something more intense. As far as my financial goals for the month- I am starting to stress. My student loans... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:51:35 EST 30 Day Challenge - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594996 I wasn't feeling well this morning so I wanted to start a workout that wasn't too intense- and that I will hopefully stick with. I found a 30 day yoga challenge on youtube which I intend to see through for the full 30 days. I feel like it's the perfect thing to ease me into working out again. All workouts are 20 minutes or less and I can sort of ease into working out and add other exercise as I see fit. I actually found it quite fun and relaxing and I looking forward to day 2 tomorrow. A... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:11:30 EST No Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593449 I'm still struggling to find the motivation to workout and eat healthy. I tend to be very all or nothing. Once I get started on a workout kick, I often go to the extreme and take it to an unhealthy level. The past few months I have felt like I have had no time, and just haven't made working out a priority--at all. However, hearing my friends talk about their workouts might be just the motivation I need to get going. If they can find the time, so can I! Today should be the day that everyt... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:59:54 EST Debt =( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580851 One of my biggest goals for 2014 is to improve my financial situation. Specifically, to pay down my massive student loan debt. I am thankful to have my degree- but now I find myself with six figures, yes 6 figures, of debt. I just started tracking EVERY expense starting January 1st, so I can see exactly where my money goes. (Already I am questioning my $40 recurring payment for spray tanning when I NEVER use--but always tell myself I will) I find that the biggest place where I could cut ba... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:21:32 EST Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514573 For some reason stress is really getting to me today. Between student loans, house hunting and work I am almost in a panic. I have spent most of my day off, not relaxing or enjoying the time ... .but stressing and upset. I'm not sure what brought on this feeling today, because while I tend to stress by nature - this is really extreme. Basically there is no point to this post other than to get this off my chest and hopefully enjoy the last few hours of my day off. (Currently have biggest l... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:18:15 EST Delayed Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474435 So I wrote a post back at the end of June titled "starting tomorrow", in which I talked about how I was going to get serious about my workouts. Well here I am, beginning of September, 2 months later, with no serious start made. I know, life happens. I have been so busy the past few months with multiple weddings, including my own. Between starting a new job, working overtime and all the wedding chaos, my life has been changing in so many ways. My health easily has taken the back burner. ... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 10:25:48 EST Starting Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406410 Starting tomorrow (yes I know, it's lame to put getting started off until tomorrow) I will kick it into high gear getting myself ready for my wedding, and more importantly, giving myself a complete lifestyle overhaul. I have been extremely stressed preparing for the most important exam of my life tomorrow - one that by itself affects my future and impacts my financial situation (The difference between being able to pay my bills or not - Scary!) <BR> <BR> Between wedding planning and admitte... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:21:43 EST Slight Gym Setback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4621077 In mid-November I signed up for a new gym that was supposed to be opening right around now. I have been doing really well attending my fitness classes and doing my workout videos on my own (I have collected a bunch of them), but I was just really excited to go back to the gym and get on a treadmill or a stationary bicycle (My membership to my old gym expired in september--didn't want to renew). My boyfriend even signed up with me..double bonus! Not to mention I bought a new gym bag... tripl... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 09:08:28 EST I agreed to what?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4202541 For whatever reason, I allowed myself to be signed up for a 3.5 mile run... Now a lot of people probably would turn their nose up at 3.5 miles because it really isnt all that much. But I am not a runner... AT ALL. I despise running. I absolutely cannot standddd running. And while I would consider myself physically active and in decent physical shape there is NO way that I am anywhere near able to do that. I have never had great endurance. Not to mention... I only have 3 weeks to train. ... Sun, 1 May 2011 14:46:47 EST 6 Week 6 Pack Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3922299 So this week is my 4th week of the 6 week 6 pack DVD. I haven't really been able to maintain working out 5x per week, but I am sticking with at least 3x per week--which is WAY more than I did last semester. (Last semester I may have worked out about ummm 10 times total) I've moved on to level 2 of the DVD this week as well. <BR> <BR> The reason I'm doing only 6 week 6 pack, rather than mixing it up with other DVDs (With the exception of one workout class in it's place once weekly) is becau... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:58:57 EST Day Off Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3872387 So today I have a day off from everything! No work, no school work! I worked out in the morning (6 week 6 pack), showered/got ready, ate and then went to run all my errands (went to the bank, target, rental office to pay rent, etc.). I finished with everything a few hours ago... and it's so strange because now I have NO CLUE what to do! I fiddled around on the computer, I did some extra cleaning and now I'm just stumped! I'm not used to having extra time! I guess the only other things I ha... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 17:40:36 EST Not according to plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3869779 So the plan was to exercise last week on MWThF and saturday; and then this week on Monday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday. <BR> <BR> Of course that didn't go according to plan. I exercised MWTh and F of last week, but Christmas day just didn't happen. I was on the go from 830am to 1030pm and then I just didn't feel like it. I understand the holidays are a busy time, but I'm concerned that if I can't make this work when I'm off from school, there is no way I'll be able to make it wo... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:45:28 EST New Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3855899 Yesterday I tried out the 6 week 6 pack DVD. I really enjoyed the video and now I'm ready to take the challenge. It's basically doing the video 5 days a week, on level 1 for the first 3 weeks, and on level 2 for the following 3 weeks. The only modification I'm going to make is that if I go to gymnastics, I'm going to count that instead of Jillian. <BR> <BR> I feel like the first 3 weeks should go okay, since I am off from school. The real challenge comes in when school starts back up. ... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 13:13:50 EST No Excuses Today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3332700 So I just finished doing two of Jillian Michael's older videos. I did her Maximize-back in action video and her Shape up-Backside. I also want to do her new yoga video but I'm feeling very tired at the moment. I might have to save that one for a little bit later today. I have the entire day off today and really not much to do. I guess that's what happens in summertime. Now that it's summer I have NO EXCUSES not to workout consistently. <BR> <BR> One thing I want to do today is make up... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:13:19 EST No More Trouble Zones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3314667 So today was my second day off in a row. I'm kind of bummed that I'm not getting the hours I want at work, but on the bright side, it gives me plenty of time to work out! <BR> <BR> Today I did Jillian Michaels no more trouble zones video. I really love her videos. I actually set my laptop up right next to the tv and it made the workout fly by. Even more so than when I just listen to music. It's hard for me to workout alone in my apartment sometimes because I just get soo bored. --And wh... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:36:21 EST An Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3049717 So of course I've been insanely busy the past few weeks. I can never seem to catch a break between school and work and the other million things I have to do. This equates (unfortunately) to little to no exercise. I'm worried because next year is going to be 10 times busier... Anyway, I'm just about to use my new weights though to do my jillian michaels DVD. I bought little 3lb weights and I'm excited to use them! <BR> <BR> As far as eating.. I'm not sure if I'm eating as much as I shoul... Sat, 27 Mar 2010 14:44:16 EST Stretching and Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2867086 So one of the things that I want very badly, but never work on is flexibility. I used to be soooo flexible when I was in gymnastics...but none of it came naturally. Some girls were just flexible, but I actually had to work at it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did yoga again and I could feel the stretch. What I really need is to make a plan just for stretching. I want to be able to do oversplits again... and gosh even just plain splits! Someday when I have time I'm going to have to create a sched... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:46:03 EST Wednesday 1-13-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2741330 So today I went to the gym. I've only been going for about a week or so now. I did the bicycle for 25 minutes while I read over some notes for school. Then I did my back, abs, biceps and triceps. I still want to work my calves in a little bit possibly. <BR> <BR> It was a nice workout, and I made sure to go early so that there werent a lot of people. Of course there was one girl who felt necessary to stare over at me all the time. I'm not sure if she's just "one of those types of girl... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:26:09 EST Just a quick entry. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2736559 So I'm doing well with my exercise routine. Still have to work on the eating. (Nothing new here) <BR> <BR> Today I did 8 minute abs, 8 minute arms, and 8 minute buns. I am still feeling sick and wasn't up for the gym. I'm gonna try to get there tomorrow for some cardio. <BR> <BR> This is my 3rd time being sick in the past 3 weeks. I need to figure out what is wrong because school has started and it's just awful. Ugh :( <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Jan 2010 20:24:16 EST Instant Gratification http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2715355 So today I went back to the gym for the second time. It was really nice because there was hardly anybody there at all! That meant I got to putter around and get used to things and not feel like everyone was staring. I know that I'm paranoid that people are watching me and thinking what the heck is that girl doing... but I can't help it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I weighed myself at the gym again.. and although this time I didn't have a sweatshirt on with my pants, I went from 113 to 110.2 Now o... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 14:15:57 EST a new year, starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2712562 So I finally made my way back to sparkpeople. I realized my last blog entry from October was about changes that had happened through the year. Little did I know, 2009 had even more changes in store from October to the end. <BR> <BR> I'm kind of happy that everything I went through, I can now say was "last year." I'm ready to start over, not just with sparkpeople, but in all aspects. I made it to the gym yesterday for the first time since, yes, SUMMER. It felt good and I have plans to ... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 23:10:17 EST A lot has changed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2458384 So I'm just looking seeing that my last blog post was in June. JUNE. It's crazy to think of everything that's changed within that time. I've started grad school, broken up with my boyfriend of over 3 years and moved out from my parents house. Looking at these changes written down kind of makes me sad. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I haven't worked out in literally ages. Tonight was the first time since probably the end of July. I was eating from a tub of ice cream when I realized that Halloween ... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 21:07:25 EST Nothing to say. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2175559 I haven't blogged in a few days, and really I have nothing on my mind to write about. I have been horribly slacking on the gym. It's hard because when I have time off I want to spend time with my bf and when I work, my feet throb at the end of the day from standing up for 8 hours. <BR> <BR> I really need to invest in some super comfortable-- made especially to be comfortable-- shoes. Hopefully then the thought of standing up on the tredmill or elliptical won't be so awful at the end of ... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 21:11:23 EST A private gym...please? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2147722 Last night, I went to the gym late in the evening again. I was looking forward to it... I would be the only weirdo in the gym at 10pm on a Friday night. I could work out in peace. You can only imagine my surprise when I walked in to find the place buzzing. I guess I wasn't the only one without plans on a Friday night. To make matters worse, I saw some people I knew. This was the first time that this has happened since I got my membership. I'm now totally disappointed and cringing at th... Sat, 13 Jun 2009 13:33:53 EST Stretching Update :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2145375 So far I'm 4 for 4 with my stretching. It's coming back fairly quickly considering it's been 6 years since I quit gymnastics...thank goodness for muscle memory! However, even in gymnastics, I wasn't naturally flexible and it didn't come quite as easily to me as some of the other girls. (Which totally explains why if you looked at me stretching 4 days ago sadly you would have no idea I had ever been a gymnast....I couldn't even hardly touch the floor while bending over!) <BR> <BR> I went ... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:12:09 EST I want to be flexible again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2140991 So I'm finally going to start working on getting back my flexibility. I started this evening and did stretching for 15 minutes. I'm going to try to stretch twice a day for 15 minutes or so. I can't wait to get my splits back! I'm also going to start doing a little bit more yoga. I haven't done my yoga videotape in ages but it always seems to limber me up! <em>405</em> <BR> <BR> Also, I went to the gym a little bit earlier tonight. I got there at 7 and it was soo crowded! By 730 it had ... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:15:53 EST Weight Gain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2079626 I'm pretty sure I'm gaining weight. I'm not sure why or how. My boyfriend says he hasn't noticed but I swear I feel bigger in my clothes. I don't really think I've changed my routine much, if at all? Anyway I need to start to keep a closer eye on what I'm eating and my exercise. Bleh. <BR> Wed, 20 May 2009 19:22:29 EST I have a problem. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2076964 So I've had this problem for as long as I can remember. I save everything. Old schoolwork, stuffed animals, cards, letters, books, nick knacks, gifts... you name it. If someone gives me something I feel such GUILT to get rid of it. I am constantly combing through my things and trying to get rid of things but it's so hard and I feel awful about it. Every little knick-knack since I was like 5.... <BR> <BR> So anyway, tonight I started to get rid of some things, mostly old school work tha... Tue, 19 May 2009 22:52:40 EST Another Obstacle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2038495 So I've been done with school for about a week now. All that stress of assignments, finals and presentations is over and done with yay! However, I can't live the summer dream yet...I need to go look for a job. I hate, hate, hate looking for jobs. I wish I could just have one and not go through all the garbage of looking for one. What's even harder is that I've got a specific job in mind that will help me with grad school next year. Since I know that none of the places are hiring for the... Wed, 6 May 2009 10:47:50 EST Almost there... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2011530 In 3 more days I'll be DONE with all my undergraduate coursework! Just one more final, one MAJOR presentation and a project. My project is almost finished, but my upcoming final and especially my senior presentation, are stressing me out big time. I haven't been to the gym in ages. I seriously cannot wait until I'm done and I can have all the time in the world to get to the gym, relax, go outside, etc. <BR> <BR> The next thing after Thursday will be finding a summer job. I hate, hate job... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 19:46:02 EST Can't wait for summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1989936 It's rainy and gross outside and I simply cannot wait for warmth and sunshine. <BR> <BR> Besides from that once I've finished my 4 assignments, 2 presentations, 2 finals and 1 project, I will finally feel like I have time to workout. No more excuses! I love summer workouts! Spending as much time as I want at the gym! <BR> <BR> I am seriously beyond stressed out right now. While my list of assignments and things doesn't seem like much... it is. I'm about to spend the entire evening wor... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:16:11 EST Lousy Genetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1973839 I really can't bring myself to study anything else for my Genetics exam tomorrow. I have the biggest case of senioritis and im struggling to get anything done. It's hard to believe that in 2 weeks I'll be done working towards my undergrad degree. Time flies. Sigh. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, my lack of motivation at school has spread to a lack of motivation to workout or eat properly. I skipped the gym both yesterday and today. The only thing I've been doing lately is the 100 pushup chal... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 23:54:44 EST I wont have to live in a cardboard box! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1928990 So lately I've been stressed as all get out with school, job searching, interviews for grad school, etc. I can't wait for the end of the semester and it's only 5 weeks away! Anyway, I recently found out I was accepted to my top choice school for next year! I'm so excited! This means that in 4 years I'll have a REAL job and and be able to pay my own bills!...and loans :( Good news as I was always terrified I would wind up living in a box somwhere since my parents can't take care of me foreve... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 08:56:34 EST Taking a break. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1894582 I'm taking a little break from my day to write a blog post. So far this morning I've gone to the gym, gone to the dentist, cleaned my bathroom, and gotten some homework done. The gym went great and there was hardly anyone there, which is just the way I like it. <BR> <BR> Now I just need to get to the grocery store and make some food to take to my boyfriend at work. I can't wait until tomorrow is over and the weekend is here. <BR> <BR> I can't belive the end of the semester is coming ... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 15:20:57 EST Sometimes I surprise myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1886990 This morning I woke up early to get to the gym. Normally I don't have class on Tuesdays and so I go around 10, however, today I need to go into school to work on a group project. I actually surprised myself because I decided to go on the tredmill. Let me tell you, I hate the treadmill. What did I do? I, the girl who loathes running, ran 1.25 miles. Yay! <BR> <BR> I definitely would never make running an everyday thing, but I think maybe I might create a little more variety in my work... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:55:53 EST :( Weight gain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1885295 So, my jeans are getting tighter. Em.... I don't feel like I'm getting any bigger? I'm not sure what's going on. Now is the time when I wish I was a person who tracked their food and exercise. I'm not sure if it's my imagination (I don't feel any bigger?) or if it's muscle, or if maybe I was eating too much junk and my metabolism failed me. <BR> <BR> Tonight I'm going to the gym super late to have access to a scale. (I'm too embarassed to use the scale in front of all the lovely gym goer... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 19:11:49 EST 100 Pushup Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1880504 I was reading an online article here at spark when I came across the 100 Pushup Challenge. This was the first time I'd ever heard of it, but I went to the website to check it out. <BR> <BR> I want to do it!! I'm excited. First off I need to do the initial test... probably not going to be pretty. I will be doing regular pushups though and not modified. I'm excited to get started. <BR> <BR> Last night at the gym I realized that my mindset has a lot to do with my fitness. For instance... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 09:53:58 EST Back From Vacation. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1879312 So I'm back from Florida. I managed to get a pretty nice tan but I also burned my feet. I did that last summer when I was in Bermuda too. You'd think I would have learned.. but no. I also burned my wrists because apparently I didn't apply my sunscreen carefully enough. I put on moisturizer and the burn was gone the next day but getting sunburns scares me. I always use sunscreen but ahh, I'm terrified of skin cancer. <BR> <BR> Anyway, yesterday I went to the gym for the first time in aw... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 19:09:03 EST Almost skipped yet another workout. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1832707 So this morning I woke up and yet again, I just really didn't feel like working out. This would make the 3rd day in a row that I skipped the gym. I'm not sure exactly what happened but I made myself get dressed in my gym clothes. From there I was like well, might as well go. <BR> <BR> I'm trying really hard not to let stress in my life come into other areas like my health but it's really hard. I'm glad I went to the gym today. I stayed for a long time and did all the strength machines a... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 16:35:11 EST Broken Promise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1827587 Earlier today at about 340 I made a post of things I "promised" to do. Easy things like filling up a water bottle, going to the gym and doing homework. <BR> <BR> Well I got some bad news and of course, water works were flowing (seriously when did I turn into a crier? I Never used to cry EVER) and I never made it to the gym. Instead here it is at 1130pm and I've not done any homework, not gone to the gym, and not filled up that blasted water bottle. <BR> <BR> I really wish I could turn... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 23:39:57 EST