Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Slow and Steady

gym rat
Weeee! I did NOT want to go to the gym AT ALL today!!! My motivation and energy were at dangerously low levels.  I'm not kidding when I say that I sat in my car -- in the gym parking lot -- for well over before finally deciding to suck it up and workout... But I must say, I'm super happy that I did because I nailed my 5k training.  Andddd I noticed that it is getting the teeniest tiniest bit easier to jog a mile.  I'm starting to learn the importance of pace.  In the past I've been too impatient/ambitious and wind up tiring myself out within the first 100 meters; I guess there really is merit in the expression: "slow and steady wins the race."

today's workout

  • easy 1 mile warm-up
  • sprint 100 meters
  • walk 100 meters
  • repeat sprint/walk combo 5 times

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Reason I Want To Be Skinny #1653

so guys can pick me up and spin me around

STORY TIME: Today I was running errands on campus when I ran into my friend (for the purpose of this post, we'll call him J).  Anyway, I hadn't seen J since graduation so it was one of those overly excited "ohmigod ahhhh hiiii!" reunions.  Well I went to give him a hug and he took it as an invitation to pick me up.  I was seriously freaking out on the inside because I am NOT a little person and all I could think was, "Omg, I'm way too heavy and now he knows how heavy I am. Should I try to be light or should I fight? Be light while pretending to fight.  Oh great, now he's out of breath... Well this is awkward."  J tried to blame his shortness of breath on being hungover, but I could tell he was just trying to be nice.  Pretty sure his back will be sore tomorrow (if it isn't already). Poor J.

LESSON LEARNED: Hit the gym hardcore tonight and skip dessert because that was #brutal

DietBet: Take 3

third time's a charm?
Call me crazy, but I've decided to do another DietBet.  So far I'm 1-1 as far as wins and loses are concerned.  I'm hoping to get into a nice routine now that I've finally settled into my new job/apartment.  I don't know why I'm struggling so hardcore to lose weight.  I hate the fact that one bad weekend can counteract an entire month of healthy eating!  I submitted my official starting weight to DietBet this morning, and I was 173.1 -- yuck, yuck yuck! I had been doing so well decent with diet & exercise, but now after just one weekend of visiting friends, I'm almost back to where I started at the beginning of the summer.  I'm definitely not giving up, but it's just so fucking discouraging.