Late recap of yesterday - it was pretty awesome just long. Getting up super early for my internship on Mondays and Tuesdays just makes the days so long.
Killed back and bis. And a gratuitous booty shot. I can see my muscles growing but there’s still a decent amount of fat covering those beautiful things. Now to shred that off. I need to make sure my diet is super on point so all my results start showing. I’ve been eating like 70-80% healthy I just need to make that 85-90% I really show off my work.
You know what’s awesome? Slipping up just a little with a few extra cookies, extra scoops of peanut butter or some fruit snacks and then getting your booty back in gear on a Sunday that’s looking to be nutty.
Ps. Number 1 hair when did you get so long and number 2 why do you look good after a run?
Ps.s. I love endorphins. Just saying.
You guys - this was like my 4th “good day” in a row!
I really well:
Breakfast - egg white omelet and coffee
Snack - quest bar
Lunch - salad with chix, cran, oranges, beets mhmm.
Dinner - basically my own version of chipotles chicken burrito bowl - it’s fantastic might I add
And I exercised - today was a 2 mike run + shoulders + abs (yesterday was 30 min cardio on the elliptical and then 30 min yoga).
Not coincidentally I’ve been feeling pretty hot since Saturday - I had a really cute dress on then and ever since I’ve felt so confident. Maybe that has something to do with eating right and exercise? Maybe. Just maybe.
So that was the best run I’ve had in awhile for a few reasons:
-carboloaded with my homemade bacon egg and cheese this morning
-it was effin gorgeous out
-ran into the guy who I had been seeing this semester but he’s been a dick and apparently asked another girl on a date when he told me that he just couldn’t do serious right now but he really liked me…..so needless to say I was channeling some anger today and I think that helped with the quick pace.
Literally my monday-wednesday is the worst. Thursday, a day in which I have usually two classes and a meeting, feels like a weekend, just because of the amount of crap I have to do Monday-Wednesday, and honestly, I’ll throw Sunday in there too if I’m interning in the morning.
Anyways, overall this week has been decent. It’s had it’s ups and downs, but I figured I’d hold myself accountable (I’m really trying here!) so I’ll post all my thoughts and photos from the start of this week:
so Monday was a productive, but nice day off from class that is - still had to intern. I ate really well -
breakfast: greek yogurt with granola, protein powder, pb; coffee
lunch: subway sandwich (pictured above)
dinner: chicken stir-fry (chix, spinach, peppers, onions, scallions, soy sauce)
snack: protein shake w/spinach
and my workout was pretty killer - I only lifted 95 with my deadlift, but it still felt pretty awesome.
So Tuesday was a pretty shitty day. With my schedule, I’m usually up on Tuesdays from 3am-5am Wednesday and yesterday was even worse because my darling university decided to make Tuesday run on a Monday schedule. Now on Mondays I have 2 classes (including a night class from 630-915), TV studio, intern, etc while on Tuesday I don’t have class, but I run our newspaper, intern, work at the radio station, etc. Now just imagine those two days stacked in one. AKA. Hell. never again.
But I did do 30 minutes of cardio - so woo to me!
And I also found out that on-again, off-again kinda thing I had with this guy is most definitely off now that I found out he took another girl out last week - makes sense why he stopped talking to me….i hate guys. I didn’t think this one was this much of a dick, but he is. i digress,
don’t ask me why on a day I got 4 hours of sleep the night before I had such a good one, including why my hair was still nice after the gym. I once again ate super well - look at those macros! and had a nice treadmill run - 3.1 miles. Warmup for 5 min. Mile 1 at 6.1 mph. Mile 2 at 6.2 mph, 1st half mile 3 at 6.3 mph; amped up to 7 mph for the remainder of time.
breakfast: egg white omelet
lunch: spinach with chicken, tomatoes, avo, scallions, peppers, salsa
dinner: chix w/ soy sauce, peppers, scallions, onions, muhsrooms.
snack: protein shake; a little pb w/granola
and my shoulders/abs workout was fun today too. I usually dread shoulder days, but today I started with 30 on OHP and kept it the entire time.
Anyways, that’s the nut shell of my last three. How are you guys doing? I miss you all tons!
You deserve to be happy. I know you’re crazy busy, I know your schedule has you running around like mad, but you deserve time to yourself. To exercise, to sleep, to enjoy life and not be sprinting around like a chicken without a head.
I know your work is important and I’m so happy how dedicated you are because it will eventually all pay off, but right now it’s not life and death. If you’re a few minutes late or maybe you can’t volunteer for everything you want it’s ok. I know you’re a perfectionist, but sometimes just count to 10 and all the problems will pause and give you a chance to think clearly.
I know you’re confused about your “love” life, but you once again deserve to be happy. And I know this boy has come, kind of, back into your life and he makes you happy - but only in that very moment. You know how you’re not quite sure what’s going on or what you two are/could be. You know what he did last time, so be cautious. I don’t want to see you crying on the floor again.
I know you miss exercise and eating healthy and right now your body physically feels sluggish because of it, so you need to make the effort. Take the time this long weekend to prep your meals. Make your schedule. Plan time for exercise because it gives you a chance to unwind and clear your mind - you need it.
So, Kelly, I know it’s been a roller coaster last couple of weeks for you and I know your head is currently in 20 different places, but take a second. Breathe in, breathe out. Focus on the most important person in your life - you. Focus on her again because she deserves it. You deserve it.