Friday, February 28, 2014

Move It March - Lets Get Fit!

Confession: I’m addicted to Pinterest. I spend hours every week browsing recipes, fashion, geekery, and of course fitness. In my defense, I do make a lot of the crafts I pin and have had lots of success with recipes I’ve found. And yes, I have a wedding planning board even though I’m not in a serious relationship (though, to be fair Monica Geller and I have been doing that since before it was cool). 

Now, I’ve decided it’s time to try out some of the hundreds of workouts I’ve been pinning. I’m calling it Move It March and I’m going to try a new workout every day for the next month. Most of them will come from my Pinterest board (you can check it out here), but I’m also looking forward to trying out some classes at my schools fitness center. I’ll be posting about my workouts here in case anyone wants to follow along and if you do, I’d love to hear about it! Even if you’re doing your own thing, let me know. I’m excited about trying different workouts and hoping I’ll find something I really love and want to continue even after March is long gone.

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating Move It March,  lets get fit friends!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I Needed A Reminder

I've been stressing a LOT about my weight and my body lately... but I have to remember not to go overboard. Some of you may know that food and I don't have a great relationship (remember the Ice Chip diet leading up to Halloween the year of the Batman clan?). So sometimes I need to see it side by side, the bad and the not-so-bad-but-not-yet-great. It keeps me motivated and reminds me that no matter how much I think I want to weigh 120 again, it really wasn't that cute:

On the left, I look sick and emaciated, on the right I'm just damn chubby (that chick next to me is 17weeks pregnant and I'm almost the same size!) I'm trying to land somewhere in between and I want you all to know how much I appreciate you reading along. I felt compelled to share these pictures so you can help me be accountable, both in my quest to get more fit, but also to not get obsessed and over shoot it. So, I guess I'm just trying to say THANK YOU!!

PS: In case you care, these pictures were taken about 4.5 years apart, but also only about 4.5 miles apart...

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday Quick Bits

I've been terrible about writing regularly, I'm sorry (I'm so, so sorry)! I've got a few posts floating around in my mind and haven't had time to sit down and write them out properly, but I will someday, I swear! Till then, here are a few random thoughts for your Monday evening:

  • Went to the health center on campus today, got lots of shots and poking and prodding... I've been medically cleared for the Athletic Training program and my knee "issues" have been downgraded to chronic patellar tendonitis. The positive to that being I now have a free pass to play it day to day in my activity classes and can participate when I'm feeling good and legitimately sit out on painful days.
  • I got my tax return, woo hoo!
  • My baby brother turned 28... which makes me really old. Thank goodness for the other brother who will always be older than me.
  • I'm trying out yoga for the first time tonight! I have a friend who has been going and loving it so I'm finally getting my act together and tagging along. I'll let you know how it goes...
  • Gypsy can not open soon enough! This (self-imposed) ban on sweets and junk food is really getting to me. I have a feeling the day after we close I'll be in a sugar-coma from all the Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs I've started hoarding!

Happy Monday!
We're one day closer to the weekend...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pop Quiz: Superbowl Edition

My Athletic Training teacher gave us a pop-quiz this morning. The extra credit questions were something about the Superbowl score at halftime and something else about the game. My answer:

"As un-American as it may be, I don't like football. Instead of watching the birds and the donkeys give each other concussions and luxations yesterday, I discovered a new favorite Christmas movie starring David Tenant, caught up on Glee, took my dog for a very long and leisurely walk, and designed a baby blanket for my Etsy shop. However, thanks to Facebook I do know that Seattle won and some people are not very happy about it."

We'll see if I get any points for that one...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Week 1 Highlights

I survived the first week back to school!!!
Here's a quick rundown:

  • 7:30 AM classes = yuck! Especially because one is a boring physiology lecture and the other is a weight training class, neither is my cup of tea. 
  • I made the cut in ballet, I feel like a legit dancer now, haha! Ok, it's advanced beginner so I won't get too cocky but he likes to be tough and so I'm proud nonetheless.
  • I've got a job interview! At the beginning of the semester I had interviewed for a position before the one I'm currently working at. They remembered me and emailed last Friday to see if I'd like to come work in a newly created position. I said yes, so long as they're willing to work around my classes and my current job. They asked me to come in still, so fingers crossed I will soon be earning twice the income!
  • AND in running news, I signed up for a 5K. It's not til May so I have plenty of time to figure out a "training schedule." I know I could just walk it or whatever but I'd like to do more. I never thought I'd say this, but I miss running… so I want to fit it into my life again somehow and this 5K seemed like a low pressure (low cost) motivator.
I've got a few exciting crafty things in progress that I'm looking forward to sharing with you soon, and Gypsy rehearsals will be kicking off at the end of this week. For now, my bed is calling to me, we've got an early wake-up tomorrow!