Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Moment I Wake Up..before I put on my makeup

I am obsessed with Pinterest. 

I discovered it through my roommate, right before it took off and became popular and have been in love with it every since.  Prior to my "workout" implementation, I primarily used it for fashion, crafts,  food, and home decor, however, now that I started researching fitness pins I have opened up a whole new portal of inspiration. 

The other day I found a pin about things to do upon waking before taking your morning shower.  Its a quick mini workout to get your heart rate up to start the day.

This morning was the first time I tried it and have to say, it proved how out of shape I really am.  I think though it will be good if I do this right when getting up and also right before bed.

50 jumping jacks

5 pushups

20 crunches

20 mountain climbers

30 second plank

7 burpees


Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekly Weigh In

WEEKLY WEIGH IN: I gained 3 pounds this weekend.

How does this happen.  I actually didn't over eat, I ate healthier than I normally do.  The only thing I didn't do was exercise. :(

Alright, guess that means I have no choice but to go to the gym tonight.  My least favorite place in the world.


I love the neighborhood I live in.  Its quiet and quaint and has a "small town charm" in a big city.

Since I am all about saving money right now (in a massive amount of debt and it continues to rise as each day passes), I realized that one free way of getting some exercise and also visiting with a friend is to take weekly walks in my neighborhood.  Not only does it help to catch up on what is new in her life, it also helps to give me some additional exercise at night. 

My favorite new site/app is MAP MY WALK.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

the V word

I hate the V word....

Yes, the one all healthy and in-shape people like to use...


I don't know why I don't like vegetables.  
To me, they have a bland taste, some have weird textures and I can't stand the taste of onions.  
(don't even try to hide onions in a dish, I will see them, get grossed out and won't be able to eat them)

However, despite my hatred toward vegetables, some of my co-workers who LOOOVE them, are forcing me to start incorporating them more in my diet.  

I agree, its probably better to have a few servings of fruits and veggies each day
So, lets take baby steps.  

Today, I am incorporating some cauliflower (which I actually do like to eat), into my diet. 


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Beginning...again...

Its been about 6 months since I have written on my blog. I was busy with work and busy in life and put writing in my "silly" blog on the back burner.  This isn't the first time I have taken the break, and I can't promise it won't be the last, but I am ready to get back into writing and keeping myself accountable for the goals I am putting in place.

Over the last 27 years I have complained about my weight, complained about being single, and complained about some of the cards I had been dealt.  Today, after leaving a meeting, I decided to walk the 1.2 miles home instead of taking public transportation.

It was during this walk that I realized the following things:

I am extremely overweight

Power walking in flip flops when you are overweight makes walking up hill slightly more challenging

I need to start exercising
(yes I said the E word...and I am regretting writing it)

I am sick of becoming out of breath after taking a WALK

but...I also realized

1.2 miles can be a great way to clear my head after a long day at work

1.2 miles doesn't really take that much time out of my evening

I can definitely do a longer walk if I am in the right attire

I want to build up to walking a few miles without even noticing

I want to lose the weight.

And that is when I decided to make my goal, stick to it, make it happen and 


I have exactly 6 months to cut ATLEAST 40 lbs out of my body.

And exactly 1 year to cut 70 lbs from the scale

I want to wear something like this for New Years 

and I don't want to be worrying about trying to find it in a size 16.

I don't want to worry about my chub rub thighs rubbing together or my arms giggling when I talk.

I want to feel good and feel like a good looking fun spirited 28 year old instead of a overweight monkey. 

So, here I go...

Ready to start putting veggies on my plate

legs on a treadmill

and water in my martini glass

(ok, I am still going to try and sneak a glass of vodka every now and then as a reward...
lets be honest, we all need a drink every now and then.)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My dream house


Today is not only "Oh, How Pinteresting" but also "Semi-Wordless" Wednesday! I figured today I will kill to birds with one stone.  If you haven't been over to the Vintage Apple's page or Flip Flops and Pearls, please stop by.  They both have AMAZING sites that I am in love with. 


Many days, I dream about my future house. 

What it will be like.

How many bathrooms I will have

The storage places..

but until then I am renting with 4 other roommates and have very limited say on what the design can be.

But until then, I will just dream about my future first home.

The place where my kids will grow up and run around in the backyard.

Where my piles of laundry will multiply.

Where the smell of cookies will spread throughout the house.

Doesn't it just look so cozy and organized!!! 

I can't wait to one day put my dreams into reality.

And when I do have this dream come true, come over for some pancakes and eggs!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's About Men, Women, Sex, No Sex, Friendship...

I recently caved after a few years without movies by mail, and decided to sign up for Netflix.  There have been so many nights that I wanted to watch an older movie, or catch up on a season of the latest TV show, but I have been trapped by what Redbox has to offer that week.  So, I finally did it.  I caved and purchased Netflix instant streaming.

It took me a whole 30 minutes to figure out how to set up a Playstation 3 so that I could finish watching The Walking Dead (which I quickly became obsessed with) but it was well worth it.  Netflix has opened my world up to a number of movies I never even heard of.  Including one great 80s hit called "About Last Night" Although Demi Moore looks like she is 21 and Rob Lowe has long hair, the movie brings up so many relative conversations about relationships, friendships, and everything in between.

It crazy to see how close to comes to actual relationships and the fear of commitment, the craziness of women, how we over react, are afraid to react, hide our emotions, show our emotions.  Although stressful to watch at times, it reminds me of so many things I have feared, thought about, or even did at one point in a relationship.  If you are a single lady and looking for a movie to remind you about the ups and downs of relationships I highly recommend adding it to your instant queue.

Gone are the days of running to the local Blockbuster to pick a movie off the shelves.  Now-a-days if you aren't Netflixing you aren't seeing what you are missing in the movie world.