Saturday, April 13, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 27

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
-Gail Devers

Still not feeling 100% but I haven't worked out nearly often enough this week so I forced myself to work out today. I did another workout that I found on pinterest which wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be, so I added different types of crunches. The workout can be found here, and I added 10-20 jack knives, 10-20 crunches, 10-20 reverse crunches, and 10-20 bicycles between reps. I did the full workout 3 times while watching How I Met Your Mother so it went by fairly fast. And now I'm off to work on my end of semester crazy amount of work that's due in 3 days >< Bye until tomorrow!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 26

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison

Man I'm so tired lately. I kept dozing off in class then fell asleep before dinner earlier. I ended up taking the evening off from work, I'll just have to work harder the rest of the weekend. I'm also trying to drink tea but so far I still don't like it much. I did do a short workout, mostly just different types of crunches and ab work but I also included some pushups and tricep dips. Just in the hopes of getting some energy. It worked for a bit but I'm tired again. I think I'll finish one section of my essay then just read until I go to bed. G'night!

Journey to the Race: Day 25

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis

Yesterday was a bit crazy; I had multiple classes, then had to study for a test, and I went to the last school bar night of the semester. Needless to say, a workout did not happen. Still not feeling 100% but I'll probably try to workout tomorrow.

And since this post is so short:

Hilarious video "How Animals Eat Their Food"

Neat DIY projects

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 24

Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
-- Blaire Pascal

Today's been rough so I didn't workout. I'm absolutely exhausted and my entire body seems to be having a revolution against stress so I'm not feeling great. I managed a 2 hour nap but I had a weird/bad dream so it wasn't as restful as I would have liked. I had hoped to study for a test on Friday and work on an essay but so far the essay is going slowly and I haven't started studying. Thankfully I'll have time to study tomorrow so it's not too bad. I can't wait for the semester to be over so I can be rid of a major source of stress. Training isn't actually a source of stress, it's very much a stress reliever so I'm going to try to workout every day or two no matter how busy I am. Anyway, I'm going to get back to work then head to bed in a little bit. G'night all.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 23

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

No workout for me today, unfortunately I think that was a bad idea. Apparently I've gotten used to exercising everyday because I had way too much energy tonight. Ah well, lesson learned. Today was kind of a slacker today to be honest, I had a lot planned to get done but didn't actually do any of it. I'll have to play catch up tomorrow I guess. I did manage to get registered for next year so at least there's one thing down. Anyway, I'm off to bed so g'night!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 22

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” –Albert Einstein

Today was another good workout day. I did about an hour of zumba then some strength training for another half hour. I love zumba, it's a good and fun workout that I can do at home. For strength training, I didn't really have a set plan but I did about 45 burpees, 15 pushups, 50 crunches, 10 reverse crunches, 20 side crunches (bicycles?), and about 20 jackknifes.
I managed to finish one of my essays last night and I had planned to work on another one today buuuut that didn't really happen. I'm going to start some research tonight but I'm mostly just taking the day off to relax and not work since I worked most of the weekend.
Also, (mostly) healthy and delicious recipes:

Fruity Salad
yellow pepper
raspberry dressing/vinegrette

Turkey or chicken
BBQ sauce
yellow pepper
-If you have a panini press, cook it for 2 minutes. If not, you can cook it on a grill or in a frying pan and it'll be just as good.

And that's all for today. G'night all!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Journey to the Race: Day 21

"Every accomplishment starts with a desire to try" - Gail Devers

We had group training today and it went so much better than it usually does so I'm absolutely thrilled. We did stretches, then laps of a street doing walking lunges, high knees, and jogging, then ran around a block most of which was up or downhill. I did have to stop to catch my breathe once I got to the top of the hill but after a minute I continued to the end just fine. We then did laps up the hill jogging up and walking or jogging down. I did get a rather painful cramp in my side and had to slow down at one point but breathing wise it went so much better than the previous training sessions. I think I'm finally getting my breathing under control which makes me so happy. We did a burpee workout to finish the session off and that went well. Once we were home, I convinced my sister to join me in doing my usual workout. We changed it up a little bit but it was fun and a good workout. Overall, great workout day and I'm very happy with my progress so far. The rest of the day will be spent resting and working on essays. Hope you're enjoying your weekend! :)

P.S. Something my sister and I learned today; it is pretty much impossible to run to this song and not dance or laugh at the same time, especially if you've seen this video