Dance, Life, and Lunges

June 15, 2007

Thunder Thighs

Filed under: Uncategorized — thatdancinggirl @ 10:58 am

Okay, so the past week pretty much sucked. Nothing really major happened, but all the little nags rolled up into a big snowball and wiped me out, leaving me really unenergetic, unenthusiastic, and all around blah. Normally, I’m a pretty outgoing and cheerful person, this week, I was the complete opposite. All I wanted to do was hide from everyone — I don’t know why. My self-esteem seems to have suffered for some unknown reason, but I haven’t been feeling that great about myself lately. Actually, you know what it might be? That nasty nasty NASTY 360 deg. mirror in the Lululemon changerooms; ever since I shopped there on Tuesday, I’ve been feeling realllly self-concious about my thighs *runs and hides under a rock*. Seeing the ugly reality of them reminded of my not-so-effective exercise program, so for the past 3 days I’ve been trying to exercise as much as I can, but with the current bout of zero-energy, that didn’t seem to work too well either. It’s sad, really, looking at what I’m writing on here, but the image in the mirrors really scared me! I need to do something…saying that I’m going to lose 15 lbs this summer isn’t going to cut it anymore, now I must get off my ass and actually do it!

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June 9, 2007

Things WILL get better!

Filed under: exercise, Idle Thoughts, Life — thatdancinggirl @ 10:12 am

Well, yesterday I completely got my @ss kicked by the physics midterm, but I can’t blame anyone but myself for it. Lately, my attention and motivation in school has been waning, and as a result, I ended up cramming the night before. Correction: I convinced myself that I was cramming, but really I fell asleep on my notes. Not the best study method eh? Especially not when one is supposed to make her GPA skyrocket so that she can be accepted into med school (and right now, that is a near impossible feat!).

Normally, I would beat myself up after such a devastating failure, however, I don’t have the time to do so. I have two midterms back to back on Monday, and I need to be completely focussed in order to prevent “Friday” from happening again. Seriously, I need to step up my game. From this moment onwards, I’m going to rock school (i.e. I will try much, much, MUCH harder).

Wish me luck 😀

 In other news, exercise has been on a hiatus, as I have been [pretending to] study. During my half-hour break at work on Thursday, I decided to exercise a bit, instead of vegging out in front of our t.v. set. It’s amazing how much one can complete in just 1/2 an hour. I knew that in order raise my heart rate in such a short amount of time, I couldn’t be lazy, so I did lunges, dead bug flies on the bosu, squats on the bosu, crunches, and woodcutters all back to back to back to back! Wowee what a workout, and I felt so good after I was done. The lunges worked so well that my legs are still kind of sore (two days after). Since I am typically short on time whenever I workout, I should concentrate in getting a lot more high intensity stuff in the short period of time. <— *that was a bad sentence haha*

Anyways, must go study!

Ciao 😉

June 6, 2007

Nevermind

Filed under: Idle Thoughts, Life — thatdancinggirl @ 7:15 pm

Ugh! I failed!

I almost made it two days without any coffee, and then I crashed. As soon as I got home from school, I helped myself to two generous servings of the magical bean drink (coffffeeeeeee!). As the first drop of coffee hit my tongue, there was a party in my mouth (I swear my tastebuds had a conga line going on!). The deep, numbing headache subsided and my mood was instantly uplifted….damn this is some powerful stuff!

 So what exactly led to this breakdown?

School.

Yes, I go to a university where there is a coffee shop/kiosk virtually everywhere. The warm aroma is inescapable. Everywhere I looked, I saw people drinking coffee, buying coffee, and talking about coffee. I could even smell coffee in my organic chem lab (I think that one was psychologically induced)! It was a very, VERY difficult day. I could barely take notes during my first class, and almost fell asleep 4 times in my second…definitely not what I was looking for when I decided to cut out the java.

I still want to cut down on coffee, but quitting cold turkey has proven far too difficult for my little soul. Although doing it gradually may take longer, I think it will be easier to maintain over a longer period of time (as opposed to almost 2 days). I still want to reap the benefit of tea, so I think I’ll replace one (or two, or three) of my daily coffees with tea. I know that green and white teas are generally the best, but I am really loving the loose leaf vanilla rooibos that is served at the coffee shop at our campus.

Attempt #2 may have failed, but I am not going to give up on this one just yet!

Till next time………

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