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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!
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    Great to get to know more about you! Start small. Go for walks or something like that don't feel like you have to do everything at once. little changes add up and make a difference!
    1915 days ago
    Motivation is key; something made of gold. :)
    We can do it!
    Hugs ~ Melissa
    1916 days ago
    I feel the same way about really makes a difference.
    1916 days ago
  • ARW715
    Great blog post! Thanks for sharing!
    1916 days ago
    My son always tells me I'm the only one left in the world who buys CD's. We are going to rock this challenge !! emoticon
    1916 days ago
    Great post, it was nice to learn about you!!!!
    1916 days ago
    I'm the same way about exercising. Hate actually doing it but that's when I feel the best. Hope you find that motivation soon
    1916 days ago
    OMG - emoticon Blog!
    It's so good to see you back Briana! Good Luck - we all can take baby steps each day and achieve our goals!

    1916 days ago
    Good to hear these things about you !! You will find your groove soon ... so hang in there ! I am still REELING from the ending of Downton Abbey this season !! So NOT happy with them for that !!
    We will rock 2013 !!

    Keep on keeping on

    1916 days ago
    Deadlifts really ARE the bomb, aren't they? I need to do them again. *sigh* the fact that you like Robin Thick, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, and Maroon 5 is a good sign. :) I can't comment too much on the rest cause I don't love Matchbox 20, haven't listened to enough of everyone else. But yay! :D Good musics. I also bite my nails.... I do it less now but still sometimes.
    1916 days ago
    Great blog Briana! I'm so proud of you! I hope this new Springing season, and the warmer weather helps you (well all of us) stay on track, feel fabulous, and make the progress we want.
    Let's do this! We can and we WILL get this DONE!
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    Go Bahama Mamas!
    1916 days ago
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