…..which is a surprise considering how everything has to be planned out to the hour in my life. Lately, I haven’t planned a single thing for the day but the past two days have been legit - and I’m not one to say “legit” a lot, so you know I’m being real here - some of the best days ever.
Yesterday, I woke up late (props to Biggest Loser reruns for keeping me up all night), but I got to work an hour early and unexpectedly swam a mile in 30 minutes. Then I spent the whole day with some work peeps, aka: my YMCA family. So, of course nothing on my iPhone’s “To-Do” list actually got done; but I had one of the best nights this summer, which I needed.
Today I had a 7 hour lifeguarding shift; even attempted another mile swim until a co-worker heard thunder outside and then it was time to clear the pool *figuuures.* Getting paid to sit in the aquatics office with Wawa and rocking out to classic rock with the Y-fam wasn’t too bad. My plan for tonight once I had gotten home was to actually check off my “To-Do” list. Here I am. Sitting on tumblr. Not the least bit surprised. I went for a 2mile run with a pace of 11mins per mile which isn’t my best, but I have never felt so stable on a run. I didn’t stop once, I just kept an easy & steady pace on the sidewalk throughout the development considering I could see the humidity rising from the street *blech.* But it felt good, and I think my body needed the 1 week rest from intense workouts.
Now that it’s 9pm, I guess I will start my list of laundry, college visit scheduling, voice lesson work, find out my senior year schedule, PLUS blow money on text books for the in-school college level psychology course I’ll be taking this year. Bless you if you read this, but really it’s my little reminder to get my ass in gear.
I’ll probably end up going to bed after the laundry. I bet you. ;)
oh ps: I finally got some Spongebob edamame which I was actually introduced to by my boss. Made sure I stuck one of these in the microwave to eat while stretching. Best pre-run snack ever.
I’m back on my slacker game. I’m keepin’ up reaaal well. Lately, I’ve been mad at the world. Upset over things that have never happened, but I feel could potentially happen, but they probably won’t. I just painted my nails, and I hate them and I KNOW that means I have to re-do them before work tomorrow morning. Oh, right, work. Lifeguarding 9AM-9:30PM tomorrow. Just pointing out the easy problems to get past the worst. Thanks for listening; hope you enjoyed it.
Anyway, I’ve finally come down to realize that I need to just stop. Stop thinking about the bs, and get back on track. Tomorrow morning I WILL go back to waking at 5AM…..rather than the 7:30AM start to my day - with work at 9am - only causing the whole day to burn to the ground. I’m also starting “The Fitspo50” and maybe you’ll join me! I’ve noticed new workout clothes or gear seem to motivate me into doing more physical activity throughout the day. Why would anyone reward themselves with food when you can reward yourself with new workout gear? Rewarding with food? Come on. We’re not dogs. And you can’t convince me that eating something unhealthy will make me feel confident and proud of myself.
So, for every 50 workouts I complete, in no matter how much time it takes, I will reward myself with some type of new workout gear. Whether it’s a fitspirational t-shirt, running shorts, reusable water bottle, nice gym socks, headbands, or anything of that matter, after 50 workouts I’ll reward myself with just one of those items. Because those keep me confident and proud that I will put the award to use and kick my own butt again. To track each workout, I will log it on Fitocracy (fitspoamanda13). Of course, more than one workout can be completed per day. Join me if you’d like, and let me know how it goes for you! I’d be interested in seeing how well new workout gear can influence motivation in the mind.
To begin: Today I went on a Target-spree for some new workout clothes. 50hurwego.
My personal favorite! Luna bars are nice to serve in place of breakfast or lunch, especially if running in the morning or afternoon.
In a month, I will be a senior in high school (what the actual hell; how did this happen already) and when it comes to thinking about the future it sucks. Instead of working out or eating dinner, I aimlessly got on my laptop to do a college search because not a single college in my area - or even Pennsylvania for that matter - have what I want. I want to live at college, but I don’t want to live at college. I literally can’t make up my mind. The stress of finding a single college offering majors within the lines of Nutrition/Dietetics AND Exercise Science or Kinesiology make that little bit of me go back toward my simple thought of majoring in Special Ed. Two completely different fields. Just a little idea of how confusing I can make things for myself. All I know is that
when it comes down to it when I realize I need to freaking decide already, I basically want to be some sort of Dietitian & Fitness Trainer. But, here’s the problem. I know nothing about how to get there. I know to become a Dietitian, I’d have to have a degree in Nutrition/Dietetics. To become a fitness trainer, would I be okay working part-time in wellness centers like the YMCA with just certifications, or would it be better to get some sort of degree or certification in a exercise/kinesiology study? What should I major in?
OR DOES NONE OF THIS MAKE SENSE AT ALL BECAUSE REALLY
I feel like I’m making this way harder than it needs to be; and the best part is not a single person has been able to help me. CollegeBoard has failed me *as I virtually flip off the site.*
It’s August (aka: one more freaking month of summer…SERIOUSLY?! Seriously). This first post isn’t going to be like some sort of bio or “welcome-to-my-new-blog” sorta’ thing. If you’re already following me on here, you know me from Blogger. But, I followed the tumblr path, and I like it better. Anyway, because we’re approaching the end of summer - two months of slack - I realized I’d start a new beginning because fun. …..?
Within the endless hours-a-day of lifeguarding this summer, I slacked so bad on my workout time. Which, is really sad considering I work at the YMCA. wow. I’ve come up with a schedule for the rest of this month, and of course will have to change once school rolls around (extreme “meh” -_-).
Here’s the Daily Workout Routine:
6:30am, walk the dog.
1-1:30pm (work break), use the gym strider.
7pm, run or workout in the home gym (alternating each night).
This could always change a bit depending on any BodyPump classes, etc., happening. This is just a
plain useless and social-life-deprived day. What works for you? I can never figure it out.
But, here is now my off days (after THEE LONGEST work week ever) Friday-Saturday, to hit the beach for a day and therefore this will all be switched up a bit. However, 10pm, my little brother and I had a kick ass workout.