If anyone of you could see me right now, you wouldn’t be able to do anything but think, Damn,girl! You a hot mess!
Seriously, readers-I look like boo-boo. Oh, and I feel like boo-boo too. I need to take some vitamins or something. I was up super late last night, which lead me to sleep late today. Oops!
I wanted to hit the gym as soon as I woke up, but of course, there were obligations/responsibilities to fulfill. *rolling eyes* Not in a good mood. Plus side? I just decided a new playlist theme. Stay Tuned!
Had the weirdest dreams last night, which included being friends with Deena from the Jersey Shore, and spraying Windex in the face of guys who were busting into my bedroom to see me undress!
I think the whole undressing thing has to do with me looking for an internship/job, feeling exposed because of it, and the general resentment that comes along with having to prove your worthiness to people you don’t even know.
I cooked up a storm last night; all which has been photographed and will be posted tomorrow!!! Can you guess what you can make with these ingredients?
I’ll reveal the answer tomorrow, but I can share this-it’s delicious!!!
Plans for today:
Fill out more job/intern apps
Upload photos and recipes for tomorrow’s post
Read more of When She Woke
Exchange my Clinique cleansing kit for the Brighter Skin kit (my skin tone is uneven)
Call the local pool to see how much it is to join-whoop whoop for swimming!
With everything going on now, I’m going to see if there is cheaper housing around my neighborhood. Argh! The newer apartments are so much more expensive, yet so much smaller. Odd. I like the older buildings, but they generally come with a different set of problems.
I’m still sore from Insanity! Have you guys tried it?
Had my last final of my bachelor’s degree yesterday!! FUCK YEAH!! I can’t believe it. Totally have not processed it yet.
How am I celebrating? Baking holiday sugar cookies for the boyfriend (and myself), holiday shopping (almost done), reading your blogs, and just chillaxin. I’m also sending out resumes. It wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t have to deal with cover letters. They really are the worse. Sometimes I’m tempted not to be formal and just pour out my heart.
Dear HR Director of an important publication,
Please hire me. I can write. I really can. I’ve won awards-seriously. I can write, and that’s all I really know how to do. If you don’t hire me I’m screwed. I’ll have to hit the pole. I’ll have to sing for change on the street. PLEASE GIVE ME A FREAKIN’ JOB!!
Yeah, but you can’t do that.
I am currently watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Got to love the holidays! Happy Hanukkah to all of my followers who celebrate the festival of lights!
Do you ladies lift weights or weight train? Once again another study has been done shouting the benefits of weight lifting. Check out this link:Weight Lifting For Girls
Now, I am not a fan of lifting weights. I’ve had trainers. I’ve taken the body sculpting classes at my local gym. I HATED the results, each and every time.
The body parts I subjected to weight training became thicker. They were no longer lean. I threw my back out of alignment in that damn class and injred my wrist! When I went to a chiropractor he told me the following:
”It’s a misconception that every type of exercise is for every body. Some people are not meant to lift weights. There are other ways to improve strength without lifting weights.”
I knew it!
”Experts” claim that women are incapable of bulking up without great effort. Well, I strongly disagree with the experts! I have seen plenty of women who have bulky looking arms. How about those women who have ‘Muscle-fat’ arms or tharms? Those are the arms that don’t giggle, but are large and uncut. Look at Jillian Michael. She’s pretty bulked up!
The fact is without significantly dropping the excess fat in your body, you won’t become as cut as you want. We all have muscle, but without ditching the fat, we won’t see it.
Now having said this, I do use weights to do certain stomach exercises, and back exercises. I do one arm exercise, and use nothing heavier than three-pounds, and for only one rep.
While I will agree that weight training is great for some, I definitely know it isn’t for everybody.
Do you guys weight train?
It’s 6:33 a.m. I’ve been up for thirty minutes. Just drank coffee. Gonna change for the gym now. Yesterday I was bummed out because lots of my jeans don’t fit how they use to. ARGH!! I’m not sure what’s the deal. I think it’s a mixture of the workouts I’ve been doing and what I’ve been eating. I’m almost positive I’m getting more calories in (in really stupid places like dressing) and that mixed with some of my workouts are packing on muscle. I guess I’ll have to address that.
I won’t have a lot of time at the gym today since I have to be home at a certain time. Goal is just to do some running and what not.
(no, the pic above is not me)
You’re freakin jeans don’t fit!!!!
Downloaded the Diets2go app on my new Android this morning. I’m not sure why, considering I never seem to follow diets. It has nothing to do with disapline or being restriction, mind you. It has to do that I have a erratic appetite. There will be weeks were I literally have no interest in food. Then, without warning, I feel like I could devour a banquet solo. Obviously being on a “eating” schedule isn’t my thing. I believe in eating when you are physically hungry.
Now, having said this, whatever I am eating, I need to stop. My jeans feel snug- nuff said.
I was eating 95% vegan last year, meaning the majority of meals I ate had no animal products in them. Then the Summer came and my boyfriend and I reunited. That lead to trips to the ice cream shop and dinners out. That was fine. It really didn’t affect my weight. In fact, during the end of the Summer, I tried to put on weight, because between working out and my eating habits, I felt that I had gotten a bit skeletal. I looked fine in clothes, but naked…um, sort of gross. Has anyone else noticed how breast totally become deformed when you loose weight??? Anywho…
So, I put on weight the best way that I knew how- I ate a lot of junk. Now, i’m trying to shed a little off, and just be a bit more balanced in terms of how I eat and weigh and all that jazz. I want to go back to eating vegan, and I also want to get my portions under control.
People always talk about loosing weight, or even sometimes gaining weight, but few talk about maintaining. It can be difficult. Part of the reason I decided to do this blog is because I wanted to have something tangible to look at during the process. I’ll write what I am doing or not doing down, and then I can adjust as necessary.
Sadly, I am a person of extremes, and it really shows when it comes to my health habits. Either I am eating a very regimented, clean diet or just eating crap. Sometimes I work out with the precision of a soldier, and other times I am lazy about my form. It’s clear that the issue is balance. I need to find balance between the two. I need to not become complacent.