Coasting, coasting, slight veer off track, and I'm back in it
I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted a blog, holy moly.
A lot has changed since then, I suppose. I've started working at the restaurant where I worked in high school, and as of two weeks ago, I also work the front desk at my ... Read more
My Saturday Circuits
So I said that I'd blog soon about how I'm staying at home and not going back to China. Well, I don't really feel like writing out a big explanation right now, and maybe I will later, but the short version is, since my dad had a stroke a few wee... Read more
a long, frustrated blog in the aftermath of my dad's stroke.
I think my earliest memory of any kind of nutritional lesson is from like 4th grade. We had this little session on the Food Guide Pyramid and why it was important to eat a balanced diet. I didn't know what "grains" or "carbs" meant, and I was bu... Read more
Results from my training session!
Met with the trainer, finally, after lots of rescheduling madness.
We did some assessments and found:
- body fat percentage at approx. 19%
- my ‘body age’ is 19, which is great because I’m actually 23
- my flexibility needs some work ... Read more
moderation is more fun.
Here's how I know I'm in a good place with my diet and fitness mentality: I don't feel any pressure to be 100% perfect right now. And you know, I'm finding I'm having a LOT more fun without that pressure. So if that means I don't reach my goal ... Read more
My American Life
So I'm back in the states. I've been back for a couple of weeks now. Jetlag is done. Reverse culture shock is...eh, not as bad as I expected, but it still takes me by surprise sometimes. And of course, coming back home has had a lot of consequen... Read more
anti-ED mindset rant
welp, it's been a bad body confidence night, but don't worry - I've already moved on from my little pity party and now I'm just mad. I'm not mad AT anyone...just this asinine disordered eating mindset that won't seem to leave me alone. I'll have... Read more
a few more days in Beijing, and then I'm HOME.
I finished teaching. I said my goodbyes. I packed my things. I moved most of my stuff to my new school. I got on an airplane, and now I'm hanging out in Beijing for just a few more days. Late Tuesday night, I'll arrive at Dulles International Ai... Read more
Dirty Dozen Circuit Workout
Found this workout on fitvillains.tumblr.com and I just tried it for the first time. LOVE IT.
Goal: Do as many rounds as possible in 30 minutes
12 Squat Jumps
1... Read more
curvy vs. fat
I dunno, maybe I'm a little too harsh on myself, but I always used to kind of think I could just say I was curvy as a euphemism for fat. I'd always just be like "oh you can't expect me to get back into the 120s, I'm curvy!" or "No way I could ev... Read more
crunch time & unexpected craziness
I'm still going strong on my routine. My eating is still decent. I'm working on incorporating more protein in my diet. But right now, stuff here is more than a little complicated.
1 week ago, one of my teammates went to cook her lunch. She ... Read more
It really, truly IS a lifestyle, isn't it?
I can't tell you how many times I've been on and off Spark. A look through my blog history will reveal more "I'm back!" posts than I'm proud of, and when I look at my weight chart over time, it bears a pretty good resemblance to a child's drawin... Read more
Stuff my students say
It’s probably just because hotter weather = me wearing less clothes, but I’ve had a lot of students comment on my body this week… and I mean normally, that makes me feel way awkward and weird because I have no idea how to respond, but it's also... Read more
Feeling a little better :)
First of all, THANK YOU all so much for the encouragement, thoughts, and prayers. It's really, really appreciated.
My grandma passed away around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday - which was my 11:45 pm that night. I got the call at 1:30 on Thursday ... Read more
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Not so good lately
I haven't been doing so great lately. Normally it takes a little bit of processing it out and introspection before I can really understand what's wrong. This time it's pretty clear what's messing me up.
My grandmother is dying. I got a call... Read more