Insanity

So today I experienced hell…I did the insanity workout. It was by far the hardest thing I have ever done. I have done all the videos such as p90x and have always been a basketball player. I do HIIT training almost 4 days a week but I thought I was going to die doing it. Not in a bad way though! My friend is a certified instructor and has a class. It had me dripping sweat in 5 minutes and by the end of the 45 minute workout I just layed on the floor. If you want to try and challenge yourself then do this workout. For someone as physically active as me it was extremely difficult. I’m willing to do anything at this point to get into the best shape I can be. It gets hard eating healthy all the time but anything to get to where I want to be

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Get it done!

No workout is a good workout unless you are dripping sweat at the end. That is the philosophy I live by. You don’t need to get a gym membership for a good workout, you can do it at home. Even just buying some resistance bands off of Amazon for cheap can give you a better workout. If you don’t want to spend any money there are plenty of workouts that can be done without using machines or weights. Personally I need the weights and all the machines because I can do more of a variety with them. Anything is possible if you get out there and do it. Working out everyday will make you feel so much better. I know I don’t feel like I can go forward with my day until I go to the gym. Finally starting to see my lats. Can’t wait until my back muscles are more defined!

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Progress

Health has always been a huge part of my life, but just recently I have become more serious about it. I have always been a gym rat and seeing results is the greatest thing in the world. It makes me feel proud of myself. Although I may cheat and eat some bad things, I am only human and it will happen. As long as I get back on track then it’s okay. It’s hard to try and eat healthy when no one in my family does. I am in school right now to become a dietitian so let’s hope this all pays off. Or who knows maybe health will take me in a different direction. Progress is slow but that’s the beauty in it. I enjoy working for what I want, which is to have abs!! I have baby abs right now but they will get there by summer! (:

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here I come!

This spring break coming up is a much needed one! I bet anyone in college can agree with that. So, I may not be going anywhere warm but I decided to buy a bus ticket to Chicago for a few days. Why not spend some money on a well deserved vacation. Hoping to see the city and eat some good food with friends. I can’t wait!

Almost Time!

Tomorrow is the start of the lent season! What is everyone giving up? It can be anything such as a goal or something you want to improve. This year I’m looking to improve myself tremendously with both my mind and body. So, this year I am picking one thing to give up and one to improve. I think something I am giving up is ice cream. That is my weakness, but really who doesn’t like it?? Now, I still do not know what I want to improve on. I know I need to stop talking about people and lying. I seem to lie about small things that don’t even matter. So many options but what is best? Anyone have any options? I am looking to last for the whole entire lent season this year, but it is such a struggle! Just for some self improvement I am going to do my cardio 4 days a week instead of weighting-lifting 7 days. Hoping to see a difference!

Why do we feel lonely?

I am surrounded by so many loved ones but still feel alone. I have spent plenty of time with my friends and family over the past few days and still just want to be my myself. Why is it that we feel like this? I know I always do after I lose someone in my life that I wanted there. I think about the memories and realize that I probably won’t see that person for a long time. They have moved on to someone better suited for them. Hey, shit happens, but what could I do about it? Never look back unless its to see how far you’ve come. When I see how far I’ve come from previous experiences I realize this is only a bump in the road. This weather has a lot to do with this slump I’ve been in as well. Michigan weather is as bipolar as my life. Some sunshine and warm weather is a must for this girl in the next few weeks. A trip to Florida is in the making, even if I have to go on my own lol! People around here aren’t very spontaneous to just up and leave for a little while. Just have to look on the brighter side of things and remember everything will be different in a month and feelings always change

Appreciate Others

Anyone else every find themselves not appreciating the simple things in life? I have found myself doing this often lately, especially with family. Family is supposed to be the greatest part about life. Now, family doesn’t have to be your mom, dad, siblings, etc., it can be close friends. Having a close family helps living life even better and more joyful. Lately, I have not been spending as much time with my family because I was trying to impress others who don’t matter. Make people prove that they deserve to be in your life before you give them a place in it. Opening yourself up too fast is setting you up to failure. This is something I have learned the hard way, but I am beginning to learn who I need to help me grow. Stay close to friends and family and spend as much time with them as possible. You will find yourself becoming happier. “Enjoying the finer things in life” does not mean diamonds and fancy clothes ladies!!! Enjoy the people who love to just be around you and bring out the best in you! Have a wonderful day everyone and think positive!positive-quotes-7