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Ehrmagerd, I’m berk! Just completed Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week, 1 Day 1 + C25K Week, 1 Day 1.
* * *
I wanted this to be a happy, fun, positive post, but the truth of the matter is, I’ve been struggling — mentally, emotionally, and by proxy, physically. I’m not entirely sure what has been going on, but I’ve been having way more frequent “down” days than I have in a long while. I’ve been stressed at work, and I think that’s contributed, but it’s more than that; I’ve just not felt like myself. And since I don’t usually feel so down so many days in a row, I didn’t really know how to cope, which ended up stressing me out even more — not the greatest for a insert-negative-emotion-here-eater. Oh, the ice cream consumed. Oh, how cliche.
However, the last few days, I’ve felt much better — more balanced, less stressed. (Though I’m bloated to high heck [I feel like I have a beach ball under my shirt] due to the crappy food and little exercise [I have gotten some walks in here and there)]. I’m taking advantage of my good mood to set some health (mental/emotional/physical) action steps/guidelines in place lest things go south again. 
This week, I will exercise at least three times. I will eat regular amounts of food. I will write when I’m feeling anxious. I will drink water. I will not think in all-or-nothing terms. I will follow the motto “be the person you want to be.”

Ehrmagerd, I’m berk! Just completed Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week, 1 Day 1 + C25K Week, 1 Day 1.

* * *

I wanted this to be a happy, fun, positive post, but the truth of the matter is, I’ve been struggling — mentally, emotionally, and by proxy, physically. I’m not entirely sure what has been going on, but I’ve been having way more frequent “down” days than I have in a long while. I’ve been stressed at work, and I think that’s contributed, but it’s more than that; I’ve just not felt like myself. And since I don’t usually feel so down so many days in a row, I didn’t really know how to cope, which ended up stressing me out even more — not the greatest for a insert-negative-emotion-here-eater. Oh, the ice cream consumed. Oh, how cliche.

However, the last few days, I’ve felt much better — more balanced, less stressed. (Though I’m bloated to high heck [I feel like I have a beach ball under my shirt] due to the crappy food and little exercise [I have gotten some walks in here and there)]. I’m taking advantage of my good mood to set some health (mental/emotional/physical) action steps/guidelines in place lest things go south again. 

This week, I will exercise at least three times. I will eat regular amounts of food. I will write when I’m feeling anxious. I will drink water. I will not think in all-or-nothing terms. I will follow the motto “be the person you want to be.”

Finished the second workout on the JM kickboxing DVD. Wiped.
(No HRM because I forgetz.)

Finished the second workout on the JM kickboxing DVD. Wiped.

(No HRM because I forgetz.)

And I’m back!
Back from wedding-ing-and-honeymooning-and-reacclimating-to-regular-life-ing AND back to the fitblr-ing, that is.
It was intense and awesome and I’m glad to be back.
I met my goal of feeling happy, healthy, and confident on my wedding day and truthfully, I didn’t even have TIME to be thinking about body stuff! I was so happy and occupied the whole day that it scarcely crossed my mind, and when it did, it was all positive. Huzzah!
The honeymoon was all fun and sun on St. John; we went for a few jungle-y hikes, swam and snorkeled, and even went sea-kayaking (where we stopped to snorkel, saw a nurse shark, and I subsequently lost a year or two off my life). I was in shape enough to do everything without worry , and that felt fantastic.
With all the activity, however, there also came large, indulgent, frequent meals, which were heavenly and I have no regrets about!
Since our return (a little over two weeks ago), my body has been giving me mixed messages: it’s addicted to the unhealthy food, so it craves junk, but it is also begging for activity. (I say this as though my body has a mind of it’s own rather than just MY mind; sometimes it feels that way!)
At any rate, I’ve been giving into the former rather than the latter, but doing so has had me feeling awful. So, it’s time for some effort and doing what I know is right. To the healthmobile!
I’m not putting myself on any particular plan except eating mindfully and being active regularly.
I needed some movement and yoga, so I did the first workout in Jillian Michaels’ kickboxing workout, which is for the arms. Then I did Sara Ivanhoe’s lower body yoga workout for the legs and bum. It all felt great, but my right calf is feeling EFFING tight, so I sense a painful foam roller session in my future.
First, I’m going to go juice up some veggies and make some lunch (best tuna salad ev-ar, probably).
Cheery-o!

And I’m back!

Back from wedding-ing-and-honeymooning-and-reacclimating-to-regular-life-ing AND back to the fitblr-ing, that is.

It was intense and awesome and I’m glad to be back.

I met my goal of feeling happy, healthy, and confident on my wedding day and truthfully, I didn’t even have TIME to be thinking about body stuff! I was so happy and occupied the whole day that it scarcely crossed my mind, and when it did, it was all positive. Huzzah!

The honeymoon was all fun and sun on St. John; we went for a few jungle-y hikes, swam and snorkeled, and even went sea-kayaking (where we stopped to snorkel, saw a nurse shark, and I subsequently lost a year or two off my life). I was in shape enough to do everything without worry , and that felt fantastic.

With all the activity, however, there also came large, indulgent, frequent meals, which were heavenly and I have no regrets about!

Since our return (a little over two weeks ago), my body has been giving me mixed messages: it’s addicted to the unhealthy food, so it craves junk, but it is also begging for activity. (I say this as though my body has a mind of it’s own rather than just MY mind; sometimes it feels that way!)

At any rate, I’ve been giving into the former rather than the latter, but doing so has had me feeling awful. So, it’s time for some effort and doing what I know is right. To the healthmobile!

I’m not putting myself on any particular plan except eating mindfully and being active regularly.

I needed some movement and yoga, so I did the first workout in Jillian Michaels’ kickboxing workout, which is for the arms. Then I did Sara Ivanhoe’s lower body yoga workout for the legs and bum. It all felt great, but my right calf is feeling EFFING tight, so I sense a painful foam roller session in my future.

First, I’m going to go juice up some veggies and make some lunch (best tuna salad ev-ar, probably).

Cheery-o!

Favorite Tuna Salad Ev-arrrr

This is my favorite tuna salad of all time: Eating Well’s Artichoke and Ripe Olive Tuna Salad. I put it on the Wasa Crisp’n Light 7-grain crackerbread and it is TO. DIE. FOR.

Suggestion: season with the oregano to taste, rather than the amount listed (way too oregano-y for me).

Also: you can totally get away with using less than 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayo and it tastes just as good.

  • fitblr: you're not peeing every fifteen minutes? OMG YOU MUST BE SO DEHYDRATED HERE IS A LITRE OF WATER DRINK IT ALL. NOW.
  • fitblr: peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter
  • fitblr: omg fruit is amazing for you don't even listen to anyone else it's beautiful
  • fitblr: deformed carrots are turned into baby carrots? STOP VEGETABLE SHAMING. EVERY VEGETABLE IS BEAUTIFUL.
  • fitblr: i need everything in the nike store ok
T-minus six days until the wedding!
Here’s a tip for the future brides out there: don’t rely on the last couple months for wedding weight-loss/get fit-ness. You’ll be way too busy with extraneous wedding planning shit to stick to any kind of regular weekend/weekday schedule, which, at least for me, is essential for a solid eating/exercise plan for weight loss. Maintenance/extra toning: yes. Big losses: probably not (unless you’re not like me in the regular schedule/planning department, in which case, well ain’t you spe-shul.)
My goal for the wedding day (which I’ve said here before) is to feel happy, healthy, and confident, so I’ve been pretty good about watching what I eat and exercising when I can. Again, I just haven’t had the time to hit it as hard as I did in February/March/April (cooking all meals; exercise 5-6 days a week for 45 minutes - 1 hour each session). It just can’t happen! Not with a full-time job, if I want to sleep, and if I want to enjoy myself when getting together with friends and family.
But I will be happy, healthy, and confident come Monday. And today I DID get a chance to hit it hard (see exhausted face above). Did JMBR Workout 3 (and REALLY went for it) + a run (2ish miles? Not sure — I just wanted to get outside). It’s effing hot out. I feel good. Time for a protein shake.

T-minus six days until the wedding!

Here’s a tip for the future brides out there: don’t rely on the last couple months for wedding weight-loss/get fit-ness. You’ll be way too busy with extraneous wedding planning shit to stick to any kind of regular weekend/weekday schedule, which, at least for me, is essential for a solid eating/exercise plan for weight loss. Maintenance/extra toning: yes. Big losses: probably not (unless you’re not like me in the regular schedule/planning department, in which case, well ain’t you spe-shul.)

My goal for the wedding day (which I’ve said here before) is to feel happy, healthy, and confident, so I’ve been pretty good about watching what I eat and exercising when I can. Again, I just haven’t had the time to hit it as hard as I did in February/March/April (cooking all meals; exercise 5-6 days a week for 45 minutes - 1 hour each session). It just can’t happen! Not with a full-time job, if I want to sleep, and if I want to enjoy myself when getting together with friends and family.

But I will be happy, healthy, and confident come Monday. And today I DID get a chance to hit it hard (see exhausted face above). Did JMBR Workout 3 (and REALLY went for it) + a run (2ish miles? Not sure — I just wanted to get outside). It’s effing hot out. I feel good. Time for a protein shake.

Didn’t hit my HRM start button until about 5 minutes into my run, so I probably burned about 50 more calories than shown. Ah well.
The AWESOME SAUCE-UM news is that I completed Week 6, Day 3 of C25K, which was a 5 minute warm-up, 5 minute cool-down, and 25 minutes of straight running in between. Felt dang good.

Didn’t hit my HRM start button until about 5 minutes into my run, so I probably burned about 50 more calories than shown. Ah well.

The AWESOME SAUCE-UM news is that I completed Week 6, Day 3 of C25K, which was a 5 minute warm-up, 5 minute cool-down, and 25 minutes of straight running in between. Felt dang good.

The top photo comes to you courtesy of Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution Workout 8, which kicked, and hopefully shaped, my boo-tay. 

(Although I finally got myself into a sitting position, I’m still on the floor.)

PHEW

I got on the scale today out of curiosity (and perhaps a little fear?) and HELL YES, I’m only about a pound and a half up from my weight at the beginning of May after no-scale-I-kicked-ass April, which was also my lowest weight in this whole round of getting-heathy-ness. I truly thought I’d be about 4 - 7 pounds heavier. I must’ve just been in Bloatsville late last week/earlier this week due to the crap food I was eating.

Phew phew phew phew phew phew phew; I didn’t completely undo April’s work! 

Health-related plans for the day include:

  • Eating the steel-cut oatmeal I just made for breakfast
  • Doing a Body Revolution workout (not sure which week I’m going to attempt; I left off on Workouts 7/8, not sure if I’m up to snuff…eff it, I’m just going to try 8!)
  • Going for a walk with my fella tonight after I make and we imbibe this delicious pizza (if you ever make it, do yourself a favor and buy pre-washed, ready-to-go spinach; it streamlines the process and makes for a non-soggy pizza!)  
New shoe break-in complete, thanks to C25K Week 6, Day 2.
Now for some NBA Playoff-watching and turkey tacos :D

New shoe break-in complete, thanks to C25K Week 6, Day 2.

Now for some NBA Playoff-watching and turkey tacos :D

Ehrmagerd, I’m berk! Just completed Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week, 1 Day 1 + C25K Week, 1 Day 1.
* * *
I wanted this to be a happy, fun, positive post, but the truth of the matter is, I’ve been struggling — mentally, emotionally, and by proxy, physically. I’m not entirely sure what has been going on, but I’ve been having way more frequent “down” days than I have in a long while. I’ve been stressed at work, and I think that’s contributed, but it’s more than that; I’ve just not felt like myself. And since I don’t usually feel so down so many days in a row, I didn’t really know how to cope, which ended up stressing me out even more — not the greatest for a insert-negative-emotion-here-eater. Oh, the ice cream consumed. Oh, how cliche.
However, the last few days, I’ve felt much better — more balanced, less stressed. (Though I’m bloated to high heck [I feel like I have a beach ball under my shirt] due to the crappy food and little exercise [I have gotten some walks in here and there)]. I’m taking advantage of my good mood to set some health (mental/emotional/physical) action steps/guidelines in place lest things go south again. 
This week, I will exercise at least three times. I will eat regular amounts of food. I will write when I’m feeling anxious. I will drink water. I will not think in all-or-nothing terms. I will follow the motto “be the person you want to be.”

Ehrmagerd, I’m berk! Just completed Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Week, 1 Day 1 + C25K Week, 1 Day 1.

* * *

I wanted this to be a happy, fun, positive post, but the truth of the matter is, I’ve been struggling — mentally, emotionally, and by proxy, physically. I’m not entirely sure what has been going on, but I’ve been having way more frequent “down” days than I have in a long while. I’ve been stressed at work, and I think that’s contributed, but it’s more than that; I’ve just not felt like myself. And since I don’t usually feel so down so many days in a row, I didn’t really know how to cope, which ended up stressing me out even more — not the greatest for a insert-negative-emotion-here-eater. Oh, the ice cream consumed. Oh, how cliche.

However, the last few days, I’ve felt much better — more balanced, less stressed. (Though I’m bloated to high heck [I feel like I have a beach ball under my shirt] due to the crappy food and little exercise [I have gotten some walks in here and there)]. I’m taking advantage of my good mood to set some health (mental/emotional/physical) action steps/guidelines in place lest things go south again. 

This week, I will exercise at least three times. I will eat regular amounts of food. I will write when I’m feeling anxious. I will drink water. I will not think in all-or-nothing terms. I will follow the motto “be the person you want to be.”

Finished the second workout on the JM kickboxing DVD. Wiped.
(No HRM because I forgetz.)

Finished the second workout on the JM kickboxing DVD. Wiped.

(No HRM because I forgetz.)

And I’m back!
Back from wedding-ing-and-honeymooning-and-reacclimating-to-regular-life-ing AND back to the fitblr-ing, that is.
It was intense and awesome and I’m glad to be back.
I met my goal of feeling happy, healthy, and confident on my wedding day and truthfully, I didn’t even have TIME to be thinking about body stuff! I was so happy and occupied the whole day that it scarcely crossed my mind, and when it did, it was all positive. Huzzah!
The honeymoon was all fun and sun on St. John; we went for a few jungle-y hikes, swam and snorkeled, and even went sea-kayaking (where we stopped to snorkel, saw a nurse shark, and I subsequently lost a year or two off my life). I was in shape enough to do everything without worry , and that felt fantastic.
With all the activity, however, there also came large, indulgent, frequent meals, which were heavenly and I have no regrets about!
Since our return (a little over two weeks ago), my body has been giving me mixed messages: it’s addicted to the unhealthy food, so it craves junk, but it is also begging for activity. (I say this as though my body has a mind of it’s own rather than just MY mind; sometimes it feels that way!)
At any rate, I’ve been giving into the former rather than the latter, but doing so has had me feeling awful. So, it’s time for some effort and doing what I know is right. To the healthmobile!
I’m not putting myself on any particular plan except eating mindfully and being active regularly.
I needed some movement and yoga, so I did the first workout in Jillian Michaels’ kickboxing workout, which is for the arms. Then I did Sara Ivanhoe’s lower body yoga workout for the legs and bum. It all felt great, but my right calf is feeling EFFING tight, so I sense a painful foam roller session in my future.
First, I’m going to go juice up some veggies and make some lunch (best tuna salad ev-ar, probably).
Cheery-o!

And I’m back!

Back from wedding-ing-and-honeymooning-and-reacclimating-to-regular-life-ing AND back to the fitblr-ing, that is.

It was intense and awesome and I’m glad to be back.

I met my goal of feeling happy, healthy, and confident on my wedding day and truthfully, I didn’t even have TIME to be thinking about body stuff! I was so happy and occupied the whole day that it scarcely crossed my mind, and when it did, it was all positive. Huzzah!

The honeymoon was all fun and sun on St. John; we went for a few jungle-y hikes, swam and snorkeled, and even went sea-kayaking (where we stopped to snorkel, saw a nurse shark, and I subsequently lost a year or two off my life). I was in shape enough to do everything without worry , and that felt fantastic.

With all the activity, however, there also came large, indulgent, frequent meals, which were heavenly and I have no regrets about!

Since our return (a little over two weeks ago), my body has been giving me mixed messages: it’s addicted to the unhealthy food, so it craves junk, but it is also begging for activity. (I say this as though my body has a mind of it’s own rather than just MY mind; sometimes it feels that way!)

At any rate, I’ve been giving into the former rather than the latter, but doing so has had me feeling awful. So, it’s time for some effort and doing what I know is right. To the healthmobile!

I’m not putting myself on any particular plan except eating mindfully and being active regularly.

I needed some movement and yoga, so I did the first workout in Jillian Michaels’ kickboxing workout, which is for the arms. Then I did Sara Ivanhoe’s lower body yoga workout for the legs and bum. It all felt great, but my right calf is feeling EFFING tight, so I sense a painful foam roller session in my future.

First, I’m going to go juice up some veggies and make some lunch (best tuna salad ev-ar, probably).

Cheery-o!

Favorite Tuna Salad Ev-arrrr

This is my favorite tuna salad of all time: Eating Well’s Artichoke and Ripe Olive Tuna Salad. I put it on the Wasa Crisp’n Light 7-grain crackerbread and it is TO. DIE. FOR.

Suggestion: season with the oregano to taste, rather than the amount listed (way too oregano-y for me).

Also: you can totally get away with using less than 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayo and it tastes just as good.

  • fitblr: you're not peeing every fifteen minutes? OMG YOU MUST BE SO DEHYDRATED HERE IS A LITRE OF WATER DRINK IT ALL. NOW.
  • fitblr: peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter peanut butter
  • fitblr: omg fruit is amazing for you don't even listen to anyone else it's beautiful
  • fitblr: deformed carrots are turned into baby carrots? STOP VEGETABLE SHAMING. EVERY VEGETABLE IS BEAUTIFUL.
  • fitblr: i need everything in the nike store ok
T-minus six days until the wedding!
Here’s a tip for the future brides out there: don’t rely on the last couple months for wedding weight-loss/get fit-ness. You’ll be way too busy with extraneous wedding planning shit to stick to any kind of regular weekend/weekday schedule, which, at least for me, is essential for a solid eating/exercise plan for weight loss. Maintenance/extra toning: yes. Big losses: probably not (unless you’re not like me in the regular schedule/planning department, in which case, well ain’t you spe-shul.)
My goal for the wedding day (which I’ve said here before) is to feel happy, healthy, and confident, so I’ve been pretty good about watching what I eat and exercising when I can. Again, I just haven’t had the time to hit it as hard as I did in February/March/April (cooking all meals; exercise 5-6 days a week for 45 minutes - 1 hour each session). It just can’t happen! Not with a full-time job, if I want to sleep, and if I want to enjoy myself when getting together with friends and family.
But I will be happy, healthy, and confident come Monday. And today I DID get a chance to hit it hard (see exhausted face above). Did JMBR Workout 3 (and REALLY went for it) + a run (2ish miles? Not sure — I just wanted to get outside). It’s effing hot out. I feel good. Time for a protein shake.

T-minus six days until the wedding!

Here’s a tip for the future brides out there: don’t rely on the last couple months for wedding weight-loss/get fit-ness. You’ll be way too busy with extraneous wedding planning shit to stick to any kind of regular weekend/weekday schedule, which, at least for me, is essential for a solid eating/exercise plan for weight loss. Maintenance/extra toning: yes. Big losses: probably not (unless you’re not like me in the regular schedule/planning department, in which case, well ain’t you spe-shul.)

My goal for the wedding day (which I’ve said here before) is to feel happy, healthy, and confident, so I’ve been pretty good about watching what I eat and exercising when I can. Again, I just haven’t had the time to hit it as hard as I did in February/March/April (cooking all meals; exercise 5-6 days a week for 45 minutes - 1 hour each session). It just can’t happen! Not with a full-time job, if I want to sleep, and if I want to enjoy myself when getting together with friends and family.

But I will be happy, healthy, and confident come Monday. And today I DID get a chance to hit it hard (see exhausted face above). Did JMBR Workout 3 (and REALLY went for it) + a run (2ish miles? Not sure — I just wanted to get outside). It’s effing hot out. I feel good. Time for a protein shake.

Didn’t hit my HRM start button until about 5 minutes into my run, so I probably burned about 50 more calories than shown. Ah well.
The AWESOME SAUCE-UM news is that I completed Week 6, Day 3 of C25K, which was a 5 minute warm-up, 5 minute cool-down, and 25 minutes of straight running in between. Felt dang good.

Didn’t hit my HRM start button until about 5 minutes into my run, so I probably burned about 50 more calories than shown. Ah well.

The AWESOME SAUCE-UM news is that I completed Week 6, Day 3 of C25K, which was a 5 minute warm-up, 5 minute cool-down, and 25 minutes of straight running in between. Felt dang good.

The top photo comes to you courtesy of Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution Workout 8, which kicked, and hopefully shaped, my boo-tay. 

(Although I finally got myself into a sitting position, I’m still on the floor.)

PHEW

I got on the scale today out of curiosity (and perhaps a little fear?) and HELL YES, I’m only about a pound and a half up from my weight at the beginning of May after no-scale-I-kicked-ass April, which was also my lowest weight in this whole round of getting-heathy-ness. I truly thought I’d be about 4 - 7 pounds heavier. I must’ve just been in Bloatsville late last week/earlier this week due to the crap food I was eating.

Phew phew phew phew phew phew phew; I didn’t completely undo April’s work! 

Health-related plans for the day include:

  • Eating the steel-cut oatmeal I just made for breakfast
  • Doing a Body Revolution workout (not sure which week I’m going to attempt; I left off on Workouts 7/8, not sure if I’m up to snuff…eff it, I’m just going to try 8!)
  • Going for a walk with my fella tonight after I make and we imbibe this delicious pizza (if you ever make it, do yourself a favor and buy pre-washed, ready-to-go spinach; it streamlines the process and makes for a non-soggy pizza!)  
New shoe break-in complete, thanks to C25K Week 6, Day 2.
Now for some NBA Playoff-watching and turkey tacos :D

New shoe break-in complete, thanks to C25K Week 6, Day 2.

Now for some NBA Playoff-watching and turkey tacos :D

Favorite Tuna Salad Ev-arrrr
PHEW

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