Wednesday, July 28, 2010

watch me.

this just reintroduced the mini super woman in me. my cape is blowing if you can see it :)

Monday, July 19, 2010


Just purchased myself a pair of Nike Free 7.0's and all I can say is: WOW. These shoes are so comfortable -- I felt like I was not wearing any shoes at all! These shoes are very lightweight (10 oz!) and feel incredible. I think I made a good choice even though I would never pay $85 for a pair of sneakers, but it was definitely worth it. I think these will last awhile and will also help my running performance.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


no I don't have kankles. I've started incorporating 10lb ankle weights into my workout when I do ab/leg exercises. apparently they really help with muscle toning and strengthening. how does one walk around in those? I couldn't even keep my balance while walking around the house. we had a visitor over and I told her not to mind my ankle weights. she said she didn't even know they were ankle weights and thought I just had kankles. greeeaaaat. so to clarify, if you see me walking around with chunky straps around my ankles, I surely am NOT the victim of kankles. I will admit that I fell asleep with them on and experienced the feeling of what it might be like to be chained/shackled to a wall. scary thought.

I recently downloaded a free app on my blackberry called Endomondo which helps with tracking a run. It has a gps-tracking system to monitor the duration, distance, and speed and also has cool music and trainers that give you pep talks while you run for motivation. I'm pretty excited to start using it.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

time gone by.

sorry it's been awhile. I've been traveling and busy with my internship but I'm back and all is well. I can say that my exercising lately has been a bit wishy washy, but I've been doing my best to get some workouts in during the week. My eating habits could be better but I have been able to keep everything in moderation. I think it's time to start that food log again! :)

I wanted to share with you my infamous "before" and "after" photos up to this point. I guess you can say it's a work in progress. I still feel that I have a long way to go if I want to lose another 20lbs. we'll see how it goes.



in other news, have you heard of the workout videos by BeachBody called "Insanity?" The title is completely fitting as the videos are purely insane. By the end of the 45 minute extreme cardio workout, you feel as though you may pass out, but you probably burned a bazillion calories. My cousin introduced me to this program about a month ago and I started incorporating some of the workouts into my exercise routine as running can get mundane after awhile. Boy, did I sweat like a dog! Even Sean T (the main leader) has to stop once in awhile because of how intense it is! CRAAAZYYY!!