Pre-Gym thoughts: Before I went to the gym, I had my “before” pictures taken for the newsletter I am a part of and it was surprising that I look the way I looked. It gave me motivation to work hard and keep it consistent. Plus I had an amazing lunch and dinner today which was healthy!
Gym-thoughts: I stretched with Sarah and I ran on the treadmill for 1.25 miles! Best part was I didn’t feel so tired. Today was my best workout yet! I even added an extra .25 run which made it 1.50 running and .50 walking. This was a great workout! Then, I did my abs and push-ups which ended by me seeing President Loh! I think he’s creeped out by me because I kept staring at him. #SorryNotSorry
Overall thoughts: I learned a valuable lesson which is HEALTHY FOOD=GREAT WORKOUT. Really, today was amazing and eating right makes a huge difference. Plus my meals were really good today so I am getting closer to finding what I like and is healthy at the same time! :)
Pre-Gym thoughts: I’m not happy with my results this week. Working out everyday only to lose so little disappoints me. I know the reason why, it’s because of what I ate this week. Also, due to many stresses in my life, it has caused me to over eat but I will not blame my stresses but myself. But I will not let that happen to me again. I am going to work twice as hard and will not cheat while eating healthy.
Gym thoughts: My workout was extremely tiring. I could barely run my daily one mile and at times I just wanted to give up. But I kept telling myself that I would not give up, that I can do this. I was able to finish the run and right after I stretched and worked on my abs by doing sit ups, crunches and push ups. After I worked on my choreography, for my voice and movement class which was nice knowing that I had the martial arts room all to my self…for 5 seconds :P
Overall thoughts: I feel that my week results were bad was because I gave into my cravings., and even though I consider last week a failure, I don’t see it as a bad thing. I see this failure as a lesson for me, because when it comes to successes, yes it’s good to have them but you don’t learn as much compared to your failures. I am more aware of what to NOT to do for this week and make sure that I do not make the same mistakes again.
Week 3 results: Current weight 182.0: -.2lbs.
Overall weight lost: 4 lbs
I’m a day late but at least I went to the gym, right? That counts!
So i’m switching up my writing for the this entry because I’m behind on my schoolwork but it will still be a great entry!
On Friday, I went to the Ritchie Coliseum for the first time with Sarah and we were suppose to do yoga flow but we got there around 5 minutes later. So instead we went to machines and went on the step running machine.
We were on it for 25 minutes and did 2.10 miles, it went up since Tuesday. After, we played Foosball. Although it’s not a full work out, it’s Friday and we gotta add some fun to it!
Overall, if you know you are going to be late to any group fitness class, don’t just leave if you are late. Just do something else, like running or do some weights. That’s why i enjoy going to the gym, because there is so much to do and you will never get bored!
Today’s workout was not just a workout but was a very unexpected yet amazing experience.
Today, my friend Kasey invited me to go to Walter Reed and go Kayaking with some amazing people. Those people are veterans, active members of the military and their families.
We were in an indoor pool and we started out by swimming on a bellyak, which is a kayak you use on your belly. It reminds me of surfing but no waves. It is not easy! I tried to sit up on it, only to fall into the water. I loved it, because it really worked on my shoulders, abs and legs.
In the beginning, we were all swimming around with our kayaks getting to know everyone, until kayak football began. The rules were like football but were changed a bit. I was caption for one team because I was new which was pretty cool, minus the fact I would be in belly playing but challenge accepted.
Swimming up and down the pool was tiring! Plus I would would always go the wrong direction and it would take a lot of energy to swim and throw at the same time. I helped score though! After awhile, one of my teammates let me us his kayak and I gave him mine. It was even worse! I thought it would be easier but instead it was tough because there was more to control compared to the bellyak.
Overall, we won the game but win or lose, I had a great time. Being able to spend time with them made my week. I didn’t plan this day but it really shows that if there is an opportunity where you can try something new, do it! You never know what to expect. I am planning to go this Sunday at my gym Eppley from 12-2pm since they have this great program at my school. Out of the workouts I have done so far this one is by far my favorite :)
*Fact: yes I am day late in posting this entry but better late the entry than no workout at all right?*
Pre-Gym thoughts: I wasn’t planning on going to the gym until Sarah asked me if I wanted to go. It was then I made a promise to myself that unless I have schoolwork or an exam that is due or interferes with the stuff I’m involved in I will say YES to anyone that asks me to workout with them. If I have time to hangout with my friends, I have time to workout with them. So free feel to try it, odds will be forever in your favor (most of the time).
Gym thoughts: Because I have a play to watch tonight, I will be working on the machine that is like a step machine but is much faster, it’s behind the bikes. Anyways, I did 2.05 miles on it and it was quite fun. I made it fun by lip-singing the words to the songs that I was playing. I even threw in some dance moves :P After, I did some stretching and I had to leave due to my short of amount of time I had. Playlist: Glee, Ke$ha, Jessie J.
Overall thoughts: I really love how my friends are encouraging and want to join me on trips to the gym sometimes. It shows that I’m not alone and as tired as I get from working out, I love how it gives me time to enjoy my music. Music is key for good workout, because it gets you pumped up and gives you energy! Sarah tried to watch a movie while working out but then she switched to music (Sorry to call you out Sarah). But it’s all about fast pacing music. For me that’s what I listen to, but whatever gives you the drive to workout, keep using it!
Pre-Gym thoughts: Being invited to the gym really helped me go today. When i am invited somewhere, I always do my best to say yes and because this was tot he gym, this will help me with my fitness goals. Plus, it’s always nice to go with a friend when the opportunity comes along.
Gym thoughts: Today I with to the gym with my friend and fellow T2Ter Amber. She invited me to the fitness class Zumba, one of many other classes Umd has to offer! So I go in there thinking I can totally handle this class. WRONG, I was totally WRONG! I was dying in the there! At first it was fine, I was dancing along and working hard but not even halfway through I just wanted to quit. But after the water break, I was feeling better and a few songs I really liked were played. That helped me stay pumped in the class.
Overall thoughts: Zumba is not an easy class, it’s fun to dance in it but it is also challenging. Plus, I learned a valuable lesson today. DO NOT EAT JUNK FOOD BEFORE YOU WORKOUT. I ordered chicken tenders and fries just a few hours before working out and it nearly killed me when I was working out today. Moral of the story BAD FOOD=BAD WORKOUT. Other than that I had a fun time in the class, but it got me really thirsty. So I am drinking water for the rest of the night. :)
Pre Gym thoughts: I did not want go to the gym today. I was tired and stressed out after the long weekend. I was close to not even going but because I brought my workout clothes, I decided to go.
Gym thoughts: Going to the alone is a good thing to do because you can run into people you know. I ran into a friend of mine and we ended up working together. I ran on the treadmill and ran 1.25 miles and did abs at the weight room. Playlist: Big Time Rush and Ke$ha
Overall thoughts: Being able to run into my friend at the gym was great. It’s a good way to catch up on life and have a workout buddy as well. Even thought I was feeling burned out, being able to be strong and pulling through is what truly matters. I am working on my fitness goals, and during this time is when people start becoming busy with classes. But not me, I will make time and make my goals happen even when I am busy! :)
Week 2 results: Current weight 182.2: -2.2lbs.
Overall weight lost: 3.8lbs