Archive for December, 2010

>xoxo – gossip girl

i am completely obsessed with gossip girl right now. im on season 3 and i cannot stop watching it! this is almost as bad as me and the o.c.

yesterday i worked out everything i ate over the weekend. i hope. haha.
i started with a mile run on the treadmill, followed by a 3-2-1 fit class, drove to the rec center and walked for 30 minutes, and then ended with a step n’ sculpt class.
yep 2.5 hours of sweat. 🙂

this morning i had yummy protein pancakes.

protein pancakes [chocolate peanut butter flavored]
makes about 3 large pancakes

1/2 cup egg substitute
2 tbsp of almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
1 scoop whey chocolate peanut butter protein powder
1 tbsp flaxseed
1/2 scoop chia seeds
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

mix everything together in a bowl and make these delicious pancakes.

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>"this is why you’re fat"

>Yes, that’s the quote from hollywood trainer Jackie Warner.
As you all know, i’m pretty obsessed with jillian michaels. Well, Jackie Warner is about to be right up there. i know it’s silly to love these popular trainers, but hello, look at their rockin’ bodies. i mean..those abs! haha. i definitely think fit women look WAY better than the models you see on the runways.

i did jackie warner’s power circuit training video yesterday. holy burn. im feeling it today. i really liked how short the circuits were and that there was a “power burn” at the end. i now have all of her work out dvds (christmas present) to add to my at-home fitness collection. i hope my neighbors who live below me don’t get too upset.

i also got warner’s book, “This Is Why You’re Fat.” A lot of the information that I’ve read so far, I already knew, but there’s also some that I never really thought about. I think I’m really going to like it.

I’m also going to try to give up sugar. (definitely went through sugar overload this weekend). I know when i got to my dad’s side Christmas (which isn’t until January 8th) this will be hard to do so I’ll just take a day off.

oh and guess what! I got a DSLR camera finally! from my very generous mother. 😀 once i learn how to properly use it, i will definitely be adding more zest to this blog and post more often too because i am really slacking.

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>life is full of beauty.

>i have neglected this for a month now.
it’s been a crazy month to say the least.
during thanksgiving break, i worked 70 hours with both jobs. yeah. 70. nice paycheck though. 😀
and now it’s even crazier because finals are next week. and do you think i’ve written my 12 page paper for sociology of sexuality? nope. and do you think i’ve even glanced at what’s going to be on my other tests? nope. im not very motivated right now. and im not sure why. im also extremely tired all the time too.
but not today.
maybe it’s because i exercised twice today? and really got my heart rate up? and according to my polar watch, i burned 850 calories. holy cow, i think that’s even more than i ate so far today. not that i care about the calorie intake or outtake for that matter. just as long as im eating healthy and getting much needed exercise in.

exercise is my way of waking up from this tired feeling. and so far, it’s helping.
being lazy just makes me fall asleep. and not want to do anything at all. i dont want to be like that..ever. i already dont have much of a life as it is.

today i was thinking a lot about goals for 2011. the year is coming to an end..and even though i’ve only succeeded in one new years resolution my entire life (not eating french fries for a whole year) i really want to try and conquer the things i’ve wanted to do for so long.

so here are my goals for 2011. i may modify them later, but this is what i can think of right now:

1) run a half marathon. [i was watching the biggest loser this morning and they ran a marathon. 26.2 miles! if they can do it, i can do it. definitely. plus i really want to run another race with my mom and stick with her this time.]

2) eat greens everyday.

3) get rid of stuff i dont need [organize my closet]

4) cook a new recipe at least once a week. (and try different ethnic recipes every once in a while)

5) try a spin class! (i might actually do this before 2011)

6) do yoga at least 2-3 times a week.

7) hang out with friends at least once a week or every other. (it’s sad..i never see them.)

8) start saving money again.

9) buy a bike for the spring!

10) get a DSLR camera

11) become a group exercise instructor (already applied!)

quite the list already. but it feels good to actually write those out.

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