Keeps Gettin' Better

Woo! Just got back from working out. Ran 2.3 miles in 30 min. Not my best, but I did run the 1st mile straight with no brakes or anything. Very proud of myself for that. No passing out for me this time. I ate some toast with Smart Balance and a touch of grape jelly while watching Bones and now I'm eating a bit of low-fat vanilla yogurt before my shower. I'm looking at swimsuits to help keep me motivated on my workout. I have a lovely one piece back in St. Louis, but I'd love to wear a bikini this year. Lets hope I'll be able to.

Does anyone (mainly Kat because I'm pretty sure she's the only one who reads this) know any good pre and post workout stretches? The ones I'm doing aren't very good and I walked out of my run today with a little soreness in the upper part of my left leg. Any ideas? I'd love 'em.

Now to finish my yogurt over some House, a shower, then doing a bit of homework before class this afternoon.

Have a lovely day!


Cottage Cheese

As of right now, it is 11:09 PM on Thursday, February 24, 2011. This is a glorious moment because I am not having a pity party for myself (for once). I'm actually very much in love with life right now. Even with the stress that comes with school and figuring out where I'll be living over the summer, I'm still happy. I don't need drugs or booze or any of that.


Cloudy Skies

Today is the 3rd or 4th gloomy day we've had in a row. It's awful. It had been so sunny and beautiful for most of last week and now it seems as if winter has come back.

I woke up this morning not really wanting to work out, but after seeing my friend Shane and then Kat Von D tweet about how they were either going to work out or wanting to work out, I took it as a sign. So on my sneakers went and I hit the treadmill. I only ran 1.5 miles, but it has been a while since I worked out last and I didn't want to get sick like I did last time I pushed myself when I wasn't ready. Maybe tomorrow I'll run 2 or maybe I'll do the bike. Either way, I gotta keep it up because my pants are starting to fit me better! Oh happy days! I no longer have that much of a muffin top when I wear skinny jeans. Love it so much. It's very encouraging and makes me want to go eat some fruit in celebration, but I have none. I'll have to pick some up next time I go to the store. Once it gets nicer out I think I may even make the trek to Whole Foods and get a grapefruit or two and a few other things as a nice little treat to myself.


Laundry Day

This morning, I got up early enough to do some much needed laundry. It's taken me almost 7 months, but I'm finally done with my Purex sheets. What awful things those are. My socks ALWAYS some out dingy and its also left stains on my bra and a few of my shirts. Not cool at all. I'll be switching back to Tide and Bounce. I'll have to get some Oxi Clean in order to get my socks nice and white again. Plus, it's very good at getting any sort of stain out. I'll have to get some dryer sheets as well, but those seem to last a lifetime.



The weather here in Chicago has been wonderful. It makes me really want to go out and ride my nonexistent bike. After I get a job I'll have to get one. It's a very easy way to get around AND it'll help me get into shape.

Speaking of getting into shape, I did use the stationary bike this morning. I hate a bowl of Rasin Bran Crunch and watched 30 Rock before doing so. I attempted to do some weight training but the gym in my building is not too hot. But I've been noticing an increase in energy. I'm not as sluggish as I was even a week ago. It's amazing what working out everyday can do to a body. Now, I just gotta keep it up.


Work Out Day 3

As some of you may know, I've started working out again. So far it's been pretty good. For the first few days, I only did 20 minutes before calling it quits. Not so much because I was tired, but because I didn't want to overexert myself. I also started (kinda) doing yoga again. It's mainly a way for me to stretch out and cool down my muscles after running 2 miles.


For The Record

Finding a job is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.



I want to start dressing better, but since the high so far today has been 9 degrees, it's kind of hard. Just motivating myself to get out of my bed is hard enough, but trying to look like I have any fashion since at all is even worse.

Summer, or just warm weather in general, can't come sooner. I have so many dresses and skirts and outfits galore. Feeling the heat of the sun on my face is incredible.

Since I've decided to start working out again, all my clothes will look even better this summer. The thing I miss most about playing sports in high school was that my legs ALWAYS looked good. Oh well, c'est la vie.

My workout last night was awesome, I had this fantastic burst of energy right before working out and I didn't even start to feel tired until towards the end. I'll push myself a little harder tonight.


About Me (New and Somewhat Improved)

So, things have been pretty crazy on my end the past few weeks. But I'm working on myself now. Or, at least tonight I'm going to start to.

It starts off with cooking more. I'm making a quiche tonight, something I've been craving for weeks now. Cooking and baking have always been apart of my life. My dad, my wonderful loving dad taught me everything I know. I'll post on my food blog later on the recipe for my quiche if any of you out there who might actually read this blog want it.

Next, I need to make more time for my body. I want to start doing yoga again and maybe start running. After quiche and Glee, I might go run a mile or two and finish off the workout with a little yoga.

I've been writing a lot more as well. It's getting pretty good if I do say so myself. I want to start really seeing my city. Going to the Art Institute on Friday by myself was magical. I really loved it. I'll post the writing that I'm working on once it's completed.

On New Years, I made a resolution to start dressing better, so that's getting worked on too. I made a pile of clothes that I want to take and sell, but the snow has been so deep still and it's been so cold that I have no desire to venture out too far. Maybe I will on Friday, that can be my outing.

Since I need to keep doing well in school, I need to go get ready for class. =]