(Did I also mention I’ve seriously been considering stripping for money? It looks difficult, but the pay is really nice — from what I’ve heard — and I absolutely HATE conventional jobs with a passion. So boring! Stripping seems like a great way to exercise, get used to interacting/conversing with lots of different people, and try my hand at flirting all in one. Just what I need! So…time to get in shape!)
I’m going to try to go to the gym twice a day, starting tomorrow (too late to go twice today, and I have work that really needs to get done at home). I’m thinking going around 11am and then 7pm, cardio each time. I know I should try and lift weights or something, but for a quick fix, cardio will do.
Except my shins always hurt when I run, even when I’m at a comfortable pace and I don’t push myself very hard (something I know I’m guilty of). Le sigh.
Going to the grocery store in a few minutes and I’m going to pick up a few veggies and some tuna. Planning on eating basically salads and some chicken and tuna for the rest of the week, because obviously what I’m doing right now isn’t doing anything.
Also considering trying that Jilian Michaels detox water thing, even though I drink lots of unsweetened iced black tea every day. Hmm.
Honestly, just want to lose 5 lbs this week, whether that’s water weight or not, and eventually make my boobs smaller and face slimmer. Back problems and small shirts/big boobs are not a good combination. And no one likes a fat face. I certainly don’t! Can I blame depression on this weight gain?
Also, what are good exercises to slim down the inner thighs? Are there any exercises to get rid of a double chin as well, or slim down the face in general
As far as thighs go, I can totally see where it’s just fat now, and it’s all jiggly and gross and I don’t like how it looks at all! I wouldn’t wear out as many jeans if I got rid of it and got a thigh gap, which would be lovely to have.
Double chin: Gotta go. I want a lovely, slim face. I’ve got the bone structure for it, I can tell, I just don’t know how to get from point A to point B in terms of fat loss.
Is it better to eat more fruit or more vegetables in a day?
I gravitate more toward fruit because it’s generally sweeter, but now I’m wondering if this is a problem I’m having with losing weight — because of the amount of natural sugar in the fruits. Think apples, grapes, tangerines, strawberries, etc.
What are your favorite vegetables to snack on throughout the day?
JUST TELL ME WHAT TO EAT DECIDING ON MY OWN SUCKS.
I need to stick to some sort of plan when it comes to food, but I have no idea how to go about that, since I eat cafeteria food. I could try and find a schedule, yes, but I don’t know what the best options are, what I should avoid at each meal, etc.
I can work out and think I’m eating healthy, but I’m not seeing any change, and I need someone to actually guide me through the process of eating healthier.
Well, my goals for weight loss just aren't happening, so I'm just going to change the dates for summer.
Still going to workout a crap-ton, but I’m definitely trying to eat healthier now. I bought like, three packages of celery (I like to eat the hearts, but buying a single package of just celery hearts is about $3 more than the regular stalks). Anyway, sidetracked.
I’ve definitely gained a bit more fat in my lower stomach, even though my weight has stayed the same. Ugh. Started drinking a lot more water, despite the fact that I had a soda yesterday. I kind of have a little more motivation to look good now, and no, it’s not a boy.
Kind of a longshot, I know, but I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be an actress. So, I might as well look good when I go into auditions. I’ll be more comfortable with myself if I lose the weight, and that’s always fantastic. :)
Yes. I’ll take measurements in just a second. Though I’m sure it’s either gotten bigger or stayed the same.
“I honestly don’t know why people obsess over thigh gaps. I think it looks unhealthy and so does my boyfriend. So ladies, if you’re attempting to get a thigh gap because you think guys like it… It doesn’t mean that they will do or that they will.”—(via getyourhandoffmyhip)
Going to take measurements soon, but honestly, I’ve just been in a funk. I haven’t really been feeling boxing at all this semester, and I don’t understand why, because it was so fun last semester! If I skip any gym days, it’s usually boxing. Like I did today. And on Monday, even though I needed to study for exams. Sigh.
Family issues back home have made my workouts not as exciting as they used to be. I went to Zumba yesterday, and normally I have a blast, but yesterday I just went through the motions and didn’t really enjoy myself at all. I don’t like this.
I’ve also been drinking a bit more soda than I should, which isn’t good. I’ve also been sleeping most of the time during the day, aside from my classes, because I’ve been up so late as of recent. And that means less eating, as in, skipping meals to sleep. Probably even worse.
I suppose I’m just getting a bit discouraged. I’ve been going about this for over a year now, and I really haven’t seen any change. I feel some change in my body, but not to the extent I want. I’m sick of feeling like this, but nothing happens!
I’m going to go drink a ton of water now, and take a shower, and do homework, and go to sleep at a reasonable time tonight. Hopefully getting back on track with that will make me feel better, and I won’t be so tired all the time, and eat and drink bad things.
Eat enough during the day. Tonight at boxing, I felt really lightheaded and dizzy and sick after about…fifteen minutes in to the workout. Turns out, I only ate one thing today — and it wasn’t enough. It’s all fixed now, I heated up some chili I made and whipped up a to-die-for tropical mango/banana/green tea smoothie, and it was so good. Drink water and eat enough to keep from feeling like you’re going to pass out!
I weighed myself today and it said 134.8, which means I’ve lost a pound. Not a whole lot for a week, I’d like to lose more, but hey, it’s a start. Measurements on wednesday will tell if I’ve shrunk any!
That’s pretty much it. I’m procrastinating on homework that was due this past friday. Get off tumblr!
I had one over the weekend and I’m thinking it’s the culprit.
Feeling particularly huge this morning and, embarrassingly so, a bit…err…gassy.
Maybe this is the day I learn to fly? Ahahaha!
Anyway, what’s a good substitute for soda? I’ve noticed that I really don’t like the taste of soda too much, it’s just the carbonation that I want…but is it the carbonation that causes bloating/gas? I hate the word ‘gas’ by the way. Gross! :P
Just figured I’d ask, ‘cause I don’t want to be flying around the gym when I should be working out. Don’t want everyone to get jealous, you know.
Can't tell if I'm eating like a pro-ana or just trying to figure out if I'm really hungry or not.
I feel like I eat enough sometimes, but other times I just barely get enough to make 1,200. Like, when I think I’m hungry, I just sit there and let it go on for a couple hours, while drinking something like water or green tea or (yes) soda. I can’t tell if I’m really hungry or not, so I just sit there until it passes or until I realize that I better go get something to eat before the dining hall switches from ‘breakfast’ to ‘lunch’ to ‘dinner’.
Anyone else get this way? How do I know when I’m truly hungry, and when I’m just eating because I’m bored?
I am, however, trying to combat this, and I’ve been eating a lot of apples lately. At least one or two a day, when I get hungry. People tell me to not eat a lot of fruit because of the sugars, so what sort of vegetables do you all like to eat?
Sunday: Grappling/Sword fighting @ 2-4pm (theoretically; I haven’t gone to this one yet, so it’s technically a second rest day at the moment).
I used a calculator for my BMR and it said it’s 1445; I then multiplied that by I THINK 1.75 or something, because the chart I was using told me that was what I should multiply it by if I was very active. I don’t remember numbers, but you smart people should know what I’m talking about. ^_^ Anyway, the number I received from there was 2492.625 (rounding to 2490). Now, according to what I read, if I eat less than 2,490 calories, I should lose weight, eat exactly that and maintain weight, or eat more than that and gain weight. BUT, I have to eat at least 1,200 calories to support myself and get out of starvation mode. Are these stats correct?
It’s really hard to eat more than 1,200 because for me, I feel like I’ll gain weight if I eat more than that — but it’s really the opposite, it seems, because eating less will make my body hold onto weight. It’s all a mental thing. Anyway, I want to get it right this year! What’s a good amount of calories I should be eating, bearing in mind my exercise schedule, if I want to lose weight? I’m aiming for around 20lbs.
I’ll start taking measurements today, and do so every wednesday, since it just seems perfect that this year is a leap year and there are five wednesdays. I’ll post an update with my measurements in a moment. If I don’t see any changes in my body by the end of February, then I’ve got to seriously reevaluate what I’m doing. I don’t think it’s exercise, because I push myself all the time, and it’s still a challenge for me.
Can I lose 8lbs by the end of February? We shall see!
Thanks so very much! This is actually my ~secret~ side fitspo blog, so I never expected to get birthday wishes here! And happy unbirthday to you, unless today is your birthday also, then happy birthday!
Shit’s magical, I tell you. Now I actually don’t mind eating something in the morning. I tossed in two whole bananas, about 1/2 cup orange juice, some frozen strawberries/blueberries/blackberries, and three tablespoons of plain greek yogurt. It’s really good!
My school has a smoothie kiosk in its SUB — student union building. Basically, a giant lounge/cafeteria/bookstore. Anyway, they charge about four dollars for a small, which I think it ridiculous, plus I don’t even know what they’re using to make their smoothies. It tastes nothing like mine. Not to mention, they add “boosters” — like a shot of green tea or some protein thing — if you ask for them. After ordering your smoothie, like five minutes later, it separates into this gross, clear liquid on top, and ‘fruit chunks’ on the bottom. Na-sty.
So this is a nice change. Probably not the best thing to drink when you’re cold AND it’s roughly 37 degrees out, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers. Best thing, though, is that even though my blender is a single-serving blender, I always add way more ingredients than usual, so now it’s two servings. One for now and one before I go to the gym! Or after the gym, which ever.
Boxing tonight, by the way. It’s going to kick my ass.
Haven’t felt those in about, oh, six or seven months.
Only yesterday did I get some sort of period. It’s not blood (at least, it’s not red), but it’s something, and I couldn’t be happier. I haven’t had my period since late July, and that was still sporadic, even on the pill, which I am not on right now. Do you think it’s this exercise I’m doing? Getting my body back in shape, therefore my body is ‘working’ properly again?
Whatever the reason, I’m glad.
I thought I’d love to not have my period, but after such a long time, you begin to wonder if something’s the matter with you. Also, I had an examination before, and there was nothing that would prevent me from not having it. So I suppose it’s just been really stressful for me, and now this working out and feeling good and getting things done is a nice change of pace for my body.
I was just, you know, checkin’ myself out this morning in the mirror, and when I turned sideways, my stomach looked a little flatter! Yay! Bonus points: when I exhale and watch myself, I can see the indentations of my abs. Haha, that’s good, right? Of course it is!
Looks like throwing myself headfirst into my workouts and going all out really does work!
This might be completely obvious to someone else, but I really don’t know what to do.
While I was swimming today, I always make it a sort of challenge to see how long I can swim and hold my breath underwater. Kind of silly, I know, but I’ve gotten pretty far. It’s a fairly normal-sized pool, only 25 yards (75 feet), and I can swim underwater/hold my breath until a little past 3/4ths of the way. This is usually on my first or second lap, but when I go to my third/fourth/fifth/etc lap, it always decreases, and I don’t like that. I just get tired, and my lungs start to hurt after a while. My goal is to finally be able to swim the entire length holding my breath, and then perhaps swim back a little ways.
Stating for new people just seeing this via the tag: I swim like a dolphin — you know, that undulating movement — except that my hands are not pointed out, they’re against my sides. Don’t know if that makes a difference.
I’d just like to increase my endurance in general, so I can do things like 2 hour workouts and feel tired, but not like my heart’s gonna blow and my throat’s dry as the desert. Exaggerating a little, but not by much. What’s a good way to increase my endurance?
I be sailin' with me hearties b'tween the hours o' three an' four!
Haha, I’m going swimming this afternoon with my friends. I told myself I wasn’t going to work out, but it’s been ages since I’ve been swimming, so I thought I’d get back on the horse! Of course, I swim differently, as I’ve stated before.
New followers: I can’t swim normally, I was never taught. Instead I only know how to do two things: doggy paddle and swim like a dolphin (though not like how they teach you — my arms are held at my side, and my hands are like fins).
So, the schedule is as follows:
Swim at 3-4pm
Possible shower, eat dinner around 4:30pm
Sword-fighting at 5:30-7:30pm, possibly until 8:30pm
Shower, if not done so already.
Relax, write some, go to sleep at a decent hour (no later than 11pm!)
This is really just here for my own purposes. -shrugs- I have no idea why you followers like me, I’m quite boring! ;)
I hear the siren call of the gym, and I must resist.
Would really love to go workout now, even though my whole body hurts. However, if I do go workout now, my total time for working out today would be four hours. I would just run to sword-fighting afterwards, and I really should eat something for dinner this time. A proper dinner, that is.
Haha, I’ve got to cool my jets before I get burnout.
Any of you get like this?
So I’m just working on homework and catching up on notes for some of my classes. I’ll reblog some fitspo things too, because those are always lovely to see.
My thoughts on a two-hour workout: Holy crap, that was good.
So I decided, on a whim, that I would attend both Zumba and Butts, Guts, and Thighs tonight. They take an hour each. I. AM. SO. SORE. Not to mention, I am dripping sweat. My back is totally soaked, which is pretty disgusting, but I’m kinda proud of it. Zumba was lots of fun, though I came in about ten minutes late because I was lollygagging. I definitely feel like I’m getting better at it, and I’m way more energetic about the dance moves (which for me is a big deal, because I don’t dance at all!). I still noticed I’m a little stiff, but hey, this is only the second class of the semester. I’ll be FANTASTIC at this in no time.