I am obsessed with Ke$ha’s song Crazy Kids to the point where I do whole elliptical runs listening to it on repeat. It’s like Rhianna’s Birthday Cake, which I listened to on repeat while studying once. Sometimes I just get overly enthusiastic about listening to songs haha.
On a fitness related note today I did the following:
-Actively taught acting for 3 hours to 5-8 year olds (2hrs) then 13-14 (1 hr). This involved running around, rolling around, and generally I was moving the entire time.
-Took a 40 minute walk with a friend.
-Taught a swim lesson to some adults for 40 minutes.
-Ran on the elliptical for 35 minutes.
-Ran the stadiums up and down each row (10 rows) x2.
Needless to say, I’ve been pretty active today. I could’ve done a 110 minute elliptical run if I hadn’t waited until after my swim lesson to work out. I also could’ve done a spin class as well before the swim lesson and after the elliptical, but I wanted a nap. I’ve been working all day pretty much every day. So, I resolved that as long as I got some type of workout in that it would be ok.
What type of summer workouts are you all enjoying?
My car almost killed me and my coworker today when I drove to do a free photo session for some last minute headshots. The windshield wiper motor stopped working and noxious gas started pouring from underneath the hood into the car… Yeah, not fun. However, I’m alive. The photographer I worked with, a retired gentleman and his son, helped us to make sure the gas stopped.
To top off this unfortunate turn of luck, my key had fallen off of my keychain and was sitting on the WELCOME MAT outside my front door. Luckily, that is where it dropped and not 30 minutes away (where the photo shoot was). Also, I am even more fortunate that no one came to my doorstep, saw the key, and went inside to steal things. I am very very very lucky that nothing bad came of that.
On a good note, I dropped from 178.6 to 172 pounds this week by eating around 1200-1300 calories a day and working out in-between 90-110 minutes. I think some of the weight was just bloating. I’m going to keep on the trend of working out and eating right (healthily, like I do). I don’t expect huge results like that every week, but I did kick off my summer weight loss to a good start.
I am stuck at work all day so I took my 2.5 hour break to workout so that I would accomplish my calorie goals for the day. When I get off work I’m thinking that sleep is in order.
I’m loving being back into my intense workouts.
I also am so pumped for True Blood next weekend.
I’m back counting calories on livestrong.com. Before you go all “Lance Armstrong is a poopy butt” on me hear me out. I’ve used this website since sophomore year of college (I have now graduated). So, I’ve been using this a while. Not to mention that livestrong is so much more than Lance. It’s got a lot of great content from writers, professionals, and it’s honestly a calorie counter and physical activity counter that I can trust is correct. I’ve tried others and I don’t like them. I don’t support Lance cheating, but I am going to take advantage of a free service that has helped me in the past. NOW if the actual foundation was corrupt and killing baby seals or something, THEN I’d definitely use something else.
I have worked out every day since Sunday on the elliptical in the 90-120 minutes range. I watch Bravo during this time. It’s pretty funny watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Princesses of Long Island, or Don’t Be Tardy while running.
So, things are good. How are ya’ll?
Forgive me friends, post graduation I’ve been having difficulty.
I gained a few pounds from eating things I shouldn’t have been, not working out hard enough (or enough in general), and just being down and depressed. There really is a post-graduation slump that one falls into sometimes. Being a real adult is scary and hard.
So, with that said I have jumped back on track. I started counting my calories as of Sunday June 2. I also jumped on an elliptical and stayed on for 90 minutes each day. I’m going to continue making sure I’m at 1200 calories a day (recommended for my height, age, and weight) and I’ll take it from there.
I’m going to do weekly weigh ins and start posting pictures that motivate me again.I also am going to try out new youtube workout videos. So stay tuned!
We all fall off the wagon sometimes, but what’s important is getting back on and continuing the journey. I’m choosing to continue my journey and steer it in a positive direction. I hope your journey’s are going well!
I haven’t posted in a month or so.
Things that have happened in that time: I continued to work out 6 days a week for a long time, then I took a week or so break when it hit finals time only working out once or twice, and I started drinking diet coke again. So, that’s the one New Years Resolution that I didn’t keep. The others I have.
I also fell in love with a handsome boy. :)
Now that I’m a recent college grad I’ve made a promise to myself that I will continue to keep working as hard as I did to lose all the weight I lost during college. I will be working out 6 days a week. Starting off by doing workout classes at the University gym while I’m still here.
Yesterday I did an outdoor bootcamp that kicked my ass.
Today I plan on doing spinning.
I hope everyone is well and I’ll keep you updated on my progress.