My work has been so full of drama lately, and to be totally honest, I don’t handle drama very well. The number 1 reason being that I’m a weak duck when it comes to confrontation, especially when it comes to people from my work since I’m the newest person there and I feel like I have the least amount of say in anything. Today my coworker made a mistake with the scheduling and basically threw me under the bus when my boss got upset. I ended up telling another manager about how I felt and he told me, “Yeah, you should be careful about her because when she gets in trouble she tends to twist the story around to cover herself.”
I have 2 celebrations to go to today so I’ve decided on a game plan to take this bad boy down lol. I’m pretty much expecting to go into a carb-induced coma after lunch and then again after dinner so I’m planning on limiting myself to 1 serving of mashed potatoes at each meal but as much turkey as I want, that means that if I want a second plate then it can only be protein and non-starchy veggies. The dinner I’llbe going to tonight is going to feature Peruvian turkey so I’m kind of excited about that, expect a food spam later on lol.
I’ve already been to the gym this morning but since I woke up late and am scheduled for work, I ended up with a really short workout. I’m a little disappointed but anything is better than nothing, right? Now, I’m sitting outside my work place because my boss forgot her key and we can’t get in. It’s really cold out here.
Caution - too much swearing in this post. I'm pissed.
I step into the gym after running a little over 3 miles and the guy working the check in desk says, “You need to run more, you’re not sweating enough, not working hard enough.” I had no idea what to say so I just acted like I didn’t hear him but really, it pissed me off. I just burned 500+ calories and ran 3 miles on the fucking road through a highly polluted commercial area, while half the people inside this gym are sitting on their asses reading a book on a bike machine that’s doing most of the work for them, and this guy is telling me that I don’t work hard enough? What a fucking joke.
I can’t help but feel like he based that comment on my weight/appearance. I know that he looked at me and saw that I’m not what your typical runner looks like and he made a judgement call probably thinking that I was walking or had done some light running and decided to come back without doing any real work. Because I’m not some tiny little girl, then I must be a lazy fatass. Nevermind the work that I am clearly putting in. Fuck off. I’m tempted to call and complain to his manager but I’m sure that he must need this dead end job and is probably miserable about it.
Day 5 - Are you Pro-Thinspo, Pro-Fitspo, Pro-Ana, Pro-Mia or Pro-Weight-loss? Why?
I don’t know what most of those things mean sooooo I’m gonna go with pro-weight loss because that’s my game plan. If you couldn’t already tell, I support healthy weight loss and I’m currently trying to get runner fit so most of the people I follow are in the same boat, people who are losing weight the healthy way and/or people who run.
Day 4 - Your Favourite Meal (be honest - healthy or unhealthy)
This one is kinda tough because my taste changes all the time haha. Right now, my favorite meal is Chicken Tawook from this lebanese place in Belmont Shore. It comes with pita, a small house salad, the smoothest spicy hummus ever, this addicting garlic sauce, and cubed pieces of griled chicken breast. DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY =)
I went into the new LA Fitness today and they gave me a tour… It’s beautiful! And it’s incredibly convenient. It’s right next to Trader Joe’s, Target, the freeway, and it’s 4 miles away from a huge park which would be perfect for running. The only 24Hour Fitness that’s open to me is really small, smelly, requires a lot of driving, is literally AT THE MALL (smh so much), and is definitely NOT a good area to go running in. I just really wanna join LA Fitness but I’m so poor right now. I’m sad.
Day 1 - Stats: Height, Current Weight, Goal Weight or Ultimate Goal Weight
Height: 5’9” Current Weight: 226.6 lbs Goal Weight: 215 lbs Ultimate Goal Weight: fit, fast, and fucking fierce ;)
This is the “37 Day Weight Loss Christmas Challenge” survey. I’m not sure if it really is 37 days until christmas since the person who originally posted it is in a different time zone but that’s ok, it’s a way for you guys to get to know me and it makes me post something daily lol. If any of you are gonna do it too, let me know! I love reading these kinds of things haha =)
After yesterday’s amazing run, I was thinking that I would rest my legs today and stay inside of the gym using the stairmaster or do some cycling. BUT NO, once I got to the gym I went straight to my usual course lol. So, then I told myself that I would just run 2 miles at a slow pace. BUT NOPE, I felt really good during the run so I ended up running a little more than I normally do and at a pretty good pace -except for a dog, which ran across the street to me and had it’s owner screaming at it to stop. Have I mentioned that I dislike dogs? Anyway, afterwards, I did some foam rolling to help loosen up the muscles in my legs. Now, I’m home, freshly showered, getting ready to go eat, and my legs are so so sore lol.
I’m definitely going to be running at the beach more often! I really need to take advantage of living so near it. ALSO, it’s part of the course for a marathon that happens here every year so while I was running, I may have imagined myself as a legit marathon runner lol ;)
In other news, tomorrow is the last day that my gym is going to be open and I’m so sad about it! It wont reopen until April so I’ll have to join a different gym for the next few months but that means my favorite cycle instructor won’t be there to get my butt moving during class… I’m probably going to end up focusing more on running and maybe even getting myself a strength training routine. I’ve been meaning to get on that but I really have no idea how to go about choosing the right exercises or weights or anything really. BLAH, I’ll figure it out soon. Hopefully.
I haven’t posted a weigh-in in so long. I really want to but I’m tired of getting different readings EVERYTIME I get on the scale. Seriously, I’ll step on it, get a number, step off, then step back on and be like 3 pounds lighter/heavier. I’m over it. Therefore, I need to buy a scale, any suggestions?
17.) Do you like to travel? Which has been your best vacation so far?
YES! I wish I could name some really exotic place but I’ve only been out of the country once and I was too young to remember anything lol. I live in LA so when I travel it’s usually to cities/states close by except I once went to Texas haha. BUT I’m hoping to study abroad in Spain within the next 2 years so when that happens I’m sure that’ll be amazing =)
but baked 2 pieces in the oven for me. My mom is the best <3
I went for a run today and I’m glad to report that it went much better than the last two days. I had a small cramp early on during mile 1 but it went away relatively quickly. I had to stop three times for dogs not being on leashes though, 2 of them looked like they wanted to approach me but their owners grabbed them pretty quick. I also passed by the family whose dog bit me, I tried not to look at them as they left their driveway, AWKWARD. I dislike dogs - unless they’re working dogs that guide the blind, they are good, helpful dogs.
“José Mourinho is a big star. He had won the Champions League already with Porto. He was my coach in Inter. He’s cool. The first time he met Helena he whispered to her: “Helena, you have only one mission. Feed Zlatan, let him sleep, keep him happy!” The guy says what he wants. I like him. He’s the leader for the army. But he also cares. He was always texting me in Inter and wondering how I was feeling. He’s Guardiolas opposite. If Mourinho brightens up the room, Guardiola pulls down the curtains and I guessed that Guardiola now tried to measure himself with him.”—From Zlatans book, “Jag är Zlatan” (via captainfabfro)
I finally got to run today but my cramps were killing me. I planned on running at least 5 miles but that didn’t happen. I was running pretty well for the first 2 miles but then I started to feel really out of breath and this is might be TMI but my saliva started to get really thick like it was hard for me to swallow. Then the cramps started up, the ones that happen on your right side right below your rib cage. I could only run until 2.5 and then the cramps were so bad that I walked back to the gym and had to sit for about 15 minutes before I could do anything else. I’ve never had cramps that reoccur like this before, I just really hope that it doesn’t happen again tomorrow.
I’m thinking that all these problems are happening because of my lack of exercise and my really horrible diet these past few days. I’d basically stuffed my face full of pizza, pop tarts, and ice cream. Thanks, to my lack of self-control and stress eating. I swear, school makes me fat. Exams = stress = me eating my feelings.
ANYWAY, I’m over this pity party. I’m gonna kill it tomorrow morning >:)
I havent worked out or been running for the past 4 days.
I’ve been eating horribly.
I’ve been studying but I still feel exactly the way I did 4 days ago when I hadn’t studied at all.
Physics is by far the hardest class I’ve ever had to take in the entirety of my academic career. And I still have one more Physics class next semester (if by some miracle I pass and don’t have to repeat this class).
I will definitely have to pull an all-nighter just to feel mildly prepared for my bio exam tomorrow.
I went for a run after my Bio class today. My left leg was aching during the first mile but I brushed it off thinking that it would stop once I really got into the run. Maybe it would have stopped if I gotten into “the zone” but I never got into it. I got a really bad stomach cramp early in mile 2 and on top of that, I constantly had to stop because there were people hanging out on their lawns/porches with dogs UNLEASHED. After the last dog biting incident, I’m not taking any chances, whenever I see a dog I stop to walk and I cross the street to stay as far away from the dog as I can. I had to do that at least 5 times and it annoyed the hell out of me. This is my newest pet peeve: When dogs are allowed to roam around unleashed. Put that animal on a leash! Yeah, I’m sure Fido is really sweet and friendly but still, you never know how a dog will act with strangers (or runners). So please put a fence up around your lawn or put that dog on a leash, it will keep me safe and keep you from getting sued.