I’ve decided to make Mondays and Fridays my off days. So I didn’t run today but I will tomorrow! and then I was going to take my dog for an extended walk BUT there were seriously bears roaming around my neighborhood (not joking) so we cut that short.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with PB/Honey, coffee.
Lunch: Scrambled eggs with cheese/peppers.
Snack: Peanut butter cookie. Strawberries.
Dinner: Red beans and rice, lots of broccoli, mandarin oranges.
Snack: Popcorn with cinnamon.
I’m a little under so I might have a little more because I’m still a little hungry. But we’ll see.
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Workout: I got up and ran 2.75 miles. I really didn’t want to. I got up and stood up at 7:30 this morning and the only cognizant thing in my head was nonononononono. But I was already dressed and I just…somehow I did it. I don’t know how. Anyway. It wasn’t great but 98% of the battle was getting out there and I did. I also took my dog for a walk.
For breakfast I had a bowl of oatmeal with PB and banana. I also put some of the chocolate milk I had post-workout in it to cool it down. At lunch I had half a turkey/mozzerella sandwich, some cottage cheese, and a tootsie roll. And then for dinner it was my dad’s smoked ribs and chicken, a little bit of french bread, some cantaloupe, and potato salad. I made good choices. After dinner we had pie and I probably went over on calories (considering I had ~150 left after dinner) but I made good choices today and refuse to be mad at myself.
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For those of your who are still with me - I’m back and active again! I didn’t totally fall off the wagon at school this year, but I did to a pretty big extent because I didn’t make the effort as much as I could have. But I am at a baseline 3 miles for running (yay!) and I’ve been more conscious at least that I am eating like shit.
NOW I’m back in my hometown and it’s summer and I’ve been looking forward to getting all back into shape. So I’m making this blog like a posting thing again! I’m going to post my daily food log/workout and also reblog pictures and stuff. Starting tomorrow. I need new goals for the summer though (obvi!) and so here they are:
1. Run a half-marathon by the end of the summer. Not an official race, just to be able to run 13.1 miles. I’m going to mostly run this summer - in the morning, before work, so another challenge will be waking up at 6 every morning and getting my ass out there. (rest days are Friday and maybe Sunday)
2. I am counting calories. My goal is to learn how to eat clean without having to count them, because counting them makes me crazy.
3. Bike 26 miles. I don’t know if that is or isn’t a lot, but right now I can do like…5…so I want to try to get in shape with my bike too!
4. I guess I’d like to get down to where I was at the start of school. Weight wise I really didn’t actually gain that much this year, about 5 pounds or so. BUT I know I lost a ton of the muscle I earned last summer and I want to get that body back because as much as I love my body no matter where it is, I had a kickass body by the end. So whatever that means in terms of weight loss/muscle gain.
I’ve also unfollowed a lot of blogs/they’ve stopped being active so like this/comment if you’re an active fitblr because I want to see you guys on my dash!
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I feel like you guys, and this community, deserve a giant thank you for existing. My weight-loss journey and just general ‘getting healthy’ pact this summer hasn’t been easy, and definitely not perfect. But without this blog, without all of the people I follow and without all of the people who follow me, I wouldn’t still be trying.
It’s feeling upset about healthy eating and then hopping on my dash and seeing so many awesome food ideas. It’s not wanting to run, but knowing that I’ll have to talk about it to you guys. All of the information I gathered from everything. There is so much I owe to you guys.
I did it. I lost the sophomore fifteen. Those fifteen pounds I hated on myself at the beginning of the summer are gone. And it’s crazy. It’s crazy I stuck with this. It’s absolutely nuts I did. I don’t regret it for a second. I can’t eat crap anymore. I feel sick. It’s because my body knows what I can give it. I consider 3 miles to be a short run. If I don’t exercise one day, I’m more crabby and tired as a result. The changes I’ve made haven’t just been weight-related since day 1. And I never could’ve guessed that part. And it’s because of this Tumblr community. You guys are amazing.
I stepped on my grandma’s scale this morning - the one that said I was 135 at the beginning of summer. Today it read numbers I haven’t seen since 9th grade - 119.2 lbs. But that victory, while amazing, isn’t the only one. If you look at my ‘most used’ foods on My Fitness Pal, it’s things like apples, bananas, carrots, lettuce, raspberries, oatmeal, wheat bread, kiwi, and of course, peanut butter. My ‘most used’ list of June 2012 would’ve read nothing like that. I can run over 8 miles…over 8 miles. That’s crazy. It’s all crazy. Amazing, but crazy.
So thank you. For following me, for encouraging me when I needed it. For simply posting inspiration when I wanted to give up.
If you’re just starting, know this: you can do it. It is 120% worth it. But it’s also one of the hardest things you’ll do in your life. But the changes are worth the fight. You’ll stumble and fall but you can do it - just give it time.
I’m still posting in the future, but I move in today, back to college, to my sorority, and to everything. (Where I will NOT regain these 15 pounds) I’ll get so busy so fast, and I just wanted to send this thank you out now: because I’m at my goal weight I set at the beginning of the summer, and because in 3 months and 10 days, I did it. And only with your help.
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Breakfast: Oatmeal with PB and some blackberries. Green tea.
Lunch: Grapes, a banana, PB/honey sandwich, pretzels, and a fiber bar.
Snack: A bowl of Indigo Morning with milk. And 4 cheese its.
Dinner: Some lettuce, meat loaf, and a bit of potatoes.
I might make some popcorn if I want to venture upstairs, or just grab an apple and run back to playing Nancy Drew.
Workout: A 4 mile run. I started Day 18 of the 30 DS, but honestly, I really hate it. I have for a long time, and I’ve constantly been forcing myself through it, but I don’t enjoy a single second of it. I stopped. I don’t feel bad, today was not great but tomorrow will be better. I…I’m not sure. Workout videos really aren’t fitness I enjoy. I will try again tomorrow, and I will finish these next 10 days, but after that I’m done. I hate them. I love going on runs that are over an hour long. But ask me to do 20 minutes of a video, and I get so crabby. At least I tried it.
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Breakfast: An egg-in-the-frame. (An egg cooked in the center of a piece of bread!) and green tea and a banana.
Snack: An apple.
Lunch: A cup of chicken noodle soup, and a ham/provolone/mustard sandwich. A slice of watermelon.
Snack: A slice of watermelon, a few pretzels, a cup of pomagranate tea, and a slice of toast with 1/2 T of PB on it.
Dinner: Half a cup of pasta, parmesan cheese, 2 Swedish meatballs, salad with Italian, and a (little!) piece of French bread.
Snack: Either some popcorn or an apple with PB or maybe a small bowl of cereal…I haven’t decided yet, but I have the calories and I need to eat them!
Today (knock on wood!) was a great eating day. Yesterday’s binge is long gone.
Workout: A 6.33 mile run. It was an interesting one, as I had to do some illegal sprinting through a construction zone, but it was pretty peaceful and it was perfect (50 degrees) running weather. Also, a 40 minute walk with my dog, and Day 16 of the 30 Day Shred (which is actually going to be a 28 Day Shred, as I’m moving back to school on Day 28).
A good, good Saturday.
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I’ve been trying to train myself out of eating after dinner every night, but tonight I have about 300 calories left over, and I try really hard to get within 100 of my limit each day, especially run days when I’m burning SO many.
So what’s your favorite 200-250 calorie snack? I’m open to anything! (as long as it’s healthy!)
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