bleurgh they make me sick =/ and no, not in that way! it’s mind-boggling to think that people actually want to promote malnutrition/starvation/binging&purging. It’s like being pro-cancer or pro-diabetes or pro-clinical depression. I can only imagine how destructive and difficult it can make it for someone to break the cycle and pull away from their illness, or maintain a recovery. It’s hard enough in day to day life i’m sure, but to be on a site where it actively promotes these things must make it even more difficult. I hope all of those people eventually get the help they need :(
No, not really! when i was quite young my sisters used to joke that i had enough rolls to open a bakery :P And some people havetold me i have “man arms” cause they are quite muscley…. beyond that i’ve never gotten a negative comment. If anything people have tended to say i look fine as i am and i dont need to lose (or gain) any weight- and they’re right! but i want to look better than fine and be stronger and generally above average physique-ly speaking B)
wahhh i wanna workout :( but i have no energy and i’m sore all over the place cause my boyfriend kicked me into shape this weekend!
we went for a short run, and then he got me to do 50 pushups (in sets of 5- i cant do much more than that at the moment :L) and i practiced my handstands and learned how to jump from one rock to another using two feet instead of just one :P yay
in any case my body is wrecked today, and i developed some sort of illness yesterday evening that’s drained me of any energy. combined with sore muscles my body feels like lead :P
Luke and i had a nice browse through the tumblr fitspo :L which was nice. we had a good chat about healthy eating, being vegan, and my motives behind losing weight. It was good for me because it got me thinking mnore about what i’m going to start doing once i “get there” i.e. to my ultimate goal weight. he was concerned i’d just become complacent and not make it to my full potential, which i also think would be a shame. Currently i’m hoping that i can get down to 130 and see how i feel about how i look. i may go on to drop more weight from there if i think it’s necessary, but if i’m pleased i want to work towards becoming stronger in general and really working to reach my peak. i dont wanna be a crazy muscley girl by any means, but i would like to get strong and look as good as possible and be capable of things that i wasnt before. maintaining that motivation and desire to lookgood i’ve found has been easier the further i progress- when i find myself slipping into the mindset of wanting high calorie ‘treats’ when i’m feeling low, there’s now a new voice that’s drowning out the treat-monster in me saying ‘dont ruing all your hard work! you know you dont need or really want that stuff.’ which is such a strange and unfamiliar feeling to have towards that sort of food :L but i’m liking it!!! liking it very much!
lectures are all done with so i will be starting to revise soon, probably in the next couple days. with that revision i hope to continue working out and eating healthy so i can keep losing weight!! currently i’m moving between 137 and 138 which is great :) i think if i work hard this week i can be at 135 by next sunday woooo! then it’s progress picture time :D
hopefully i’ll be feeling better by this evening so i can maybe try my luck at a jillian video. sweating might do me some good to get rid of this sickness :P if not, i’ll just get plenty of rest and work hard tomorrow. muscles permitting!!
heya! so yesterday was a great day, if a bit off in the eating department :P
i had scrambled tofu with onion and garlic in for breakfast, along with a banana dipped in soya yogurt :D yum!! this is different to my normal oatmeal, banana and green tea but it was a welcomed alternative :) love me some scrambled tofu.
i had riding in the afternoon, and a dumbly didnt eat or bring a lunch with me. there’s always free crisps at riding so….i ate a lot of those when my tummy began grumbling :L then i felt guilty so when i got home i didnt have a real lunch (since i already consumed all those empty calories), i just ate an apple and then went for a nice run/walk :) did some hill runs, 3 sets of 5. oh how i despise them when i’m doing them. but worth the feeling after!
i then had an amazingly delicious dinner of rice, tofu and mixed veg recipe courtesy of Luke (he made it for me over the weekend….my god. it’s meant to be made with broccolini but i didnt have any so i substituted. still amazing.) It was light, yet filling- you use soy sauce and lemon juice to flavour it so it has a strong, fantastic taste but you dont feel like you swallowed a rock after….which is how i feel when i eat curry :P
I’ve been tracking my food again this week and it really does do wonders for my weight loss. i’m so much more aware of my intake when i do it, and often it keeps me making good choices all day because i know i’ll have to put it into my food diary!
anyway today i saw 137 on the scale for the first time- 137.8 lbs to be exact :) very motivating! it’ll be progress picture time before you know it!!!
i’ve got riding again tomorrow and i’ll probably go for a walk or run this afternoon. i love being on a losing streak ;)
peace out for now! xxxxxx
138.6 lbs :D :D great way to start off may!
(i know it’s not may yet but tomorrow it is!)
i worked out by the side of my boy yesterday in his very sophisticated and advance home gym ;) rode his stationary bike for ages while he did his thing. and then i did a single deadlift of some realtively heavy thing :L and thennn i played on his gymnastic rings a bit and now my arms are quite sore! my abs are a little sore too, probably from the rings as well :L
i’ve also vowed to do 20 pushups a day this week :P more sore arms.Plus i’m riding twice this week! once in a normal lesson and once in a clinic on friday morning. yayyyyy :D
unfortunately it’s the first sunny day in WEEKS here and i have far too much work to even consider going for a run :( but i hope it holds out and i’ll go tomorrow! work comes first, after all. le sigh :P
anyway, happy almost may everyone :D p.s. my birthday is in 22 days!!
got my two exercises in today! riding was brutal, i was sweating and tired afterwards but feeling really good about my competition on wednesday :) i started Ri30 earlier in the day and got distracted, but i did the whole thing when i got back from french. I actually didnt find it as brutal as usual? and i was on level 3… ?_? i’m still bad at the arm stuff but everything else i found rather manageable. So maybe its time to have a crack at level 4 :O
eating wise today was great, good portions and everything healthy :D i made the most deliciousssss lentil soup and it was thoroughly satisfying. I think i’ll make it again for lunch tomorrow!!!
and i know i shouldnt be weighing myself daily butttt i sneak a peak now and then and today i was 141.6 =]]] which was previously my lowest weight to date. so i’m hoping i’ll see the glorious 140 this weekend!!!
being busy definitely helps with controlling my food intake. i have to remember this when i’m done with labs :P
anyway that’s all from your lacey today.
tracking my food has been really paying off! i’m way more conscious about what’s going in and it’s motivating me to get my exercise in :)
yesterday i worked my bum off :L first i had an hour lesson at riding, which was exhausting as the ponies were being a bit fresh and hard to handle
and thennn last night i went to a pole dancing lesson :) it was about an hour or so, and it was really fun! definitely hard on the shoulders, but it also works your core without you feeling it. My obliques, abs and chest are very much sore today, and i love it :D
i was debating whether to make today a rest day since i am rather sore, but i think i will try to do some cardio and let my upper body have a break. i have a tae bo video which i wouldnt mind giving a shot, so i’ll do that in a while and let you know how it goes!
i weighed myself this morning and was pleased to see i was down to 142.8 which is only about a lb away from where i was before my parents came/valentines day :) so with a little more work this weekend i should be within reach of my first goal weight of 140 :D
anyway, gotta start march off on a good note with some exercising ;)
is so deceiving. on one hand i love it because it makes me look tall and skinny :L so i always feel really confident leaving the house cause i look so good in my mirror!! xD On the other hand, i go to my boyfriends house on the weekend and look in his mirror and i appear short and curvy (which is probably the truer reflection) and thus, despair slightly because i’m so used to seeing the warped, skinny view my mirror gives me :P
and it is literally warped :L it curves slightly in a concave manner and makes all people appear freakishly tall and thin.
so a love-hate relationship, we share.
mostly a love though :L cant be too bitter towards something that gives me confidence, even if slightly fake ;)
So, my apologies for the lateness of this post. My weight on this past sunday morning was
kindof expected, as the weight drop before was a bit more drastic than typical. UNfortunately since this weigh in i have kinda fell off the wagon a bit and i amd sad about it :( i had a bingey sunday and monday with no work out D: and tuesday i got mad at myself for being dumb so i finally kicked myself into gear and did ripped in 30 level 3. MY GOD. it’s so hard !!!!!!! i was ready to be done by the end of circuit 2 :L alas i pushed on, very tiredly, and made it to the end. will be doing this again tomorrow.
As for today, i had horseback riding and it was AWESOME :D not to mention i had to work my ass off the entire time, as i was riding this massive 17-18 hand cob beast of a thing. Jumping him around a 2-3ft course…yeah. Took some major leg energy and just energy in general. Plus when i first got on it was pretty much a rodeo for the first 10 minutes before he calmed down- bucking, leaping, bolting. who knew a big guy like him could move so much in the vertical direction! :L
it left me completely knackered, and while i 100% intended to do ripped in 30 again today, my legs were screaming. And if you’ve never done level 3 then i will tell you- the entire thing leaves your legs like jelly :P So i decided to just let it be for today so i wont be too sore to function tomorrow. thinking of doing an extended workout tomorrow, but we will see- there’s a possibility of pole dancing in the evening so maybe i’ll just do RI30 in the morning and then that in the evening? We’ll see!
This past weekendddd i was with my darling sweet boy Luke :) And we went to the most amazing vegetarian shop!!!!!!!!!! ahhh!!! ‘ve been meaning to check it out since i got here but never found the time. I have found it now. they have sooo many amazing vegan products that i’m DYING to try out :D i got some cheezly and pretend pepperoni and we made ourselves a pepperoni pizza that we did :D nommed it. both delicious and convincing ^_^ cant wait to go back there!
(though i’m gonna hold off on the cheezly- it encourages bad eating habits on my part!)
This weekend we are celebrating Valentines day :D in York! as you may recall, i went with Luke to York last october and it was gorgeous :) it was shortly after we began going out and remains one of my favorite memories from that time. So there will be loads of pictures of course and lots of valentines mushiness to share with you all! wooo
meanwhile i’m guessing i’m in for a gain this sunday :P but thats alright. i’ll jsut have to double my efforts this coming week ;)
alsooooo my parents are coming to visit the friday after this one! so that’s exciting, i’m really looking forward to having them round :) and finally introducing them to Luke ( “hey parents, meet my boyfriend of almost a year and a half…” ) the poor thing is so nervous :L but i think it’ll go well. plus it’ll be nice to be with family, something i dont get to do too often in england! and by not too often i mean basically never xD
anyway! that’s all from me. sorry for being absent for so long. Have a great week :)
Got back from my workout an hour or so ago and i feel gooooooood :) I convinced myself to get outside and go for a run/walk (and believe me when i say, it took a lotta convincing :L)
I ended up staying out for about an hour. I did hill “sprints” when i got to the park, which weren’t really sprints because the ground was a bit slippy so i had to tread carefully. But i basically just ran up a big hill and walked back down until i couldnt quite make it to the top, at which point i sat and got my breathing back before doing it again :D This took up probably about 20-30 minutes and felt great after :)
Finished up with a few sprints/light jog/lots of walking 3 circuits of the big pond and then jogged home.
Might go to pole dancing class tonight, if i can get it booked. That would be interesting :L but i’d be up for the workout!
anyway off to class now :) 1 class on thursday at 4…life is good today B-)