Posts tagged happy
Posts tagged happy
When you get on your bike and ride while watching the Womens Olympic Time Trial again, and you ride the whole time that they do plus 20 minutes because it just feels like home on that seat… I would still be riding if it wasn’t supposed to be my recovery day…
6:15 AM to 8:00. Best part of my day. Sadly that time will have to be more like 5:45-7:00 once school starts again ;( but Ive enjoyed it a lot while it lasted!!!
So I only have one real day left of p90x before my last recovery week. Im so happy I stuck with it!!! Cant wait for round 2, which Im modifying to fit a triathlon training schedule.
OK well I have a few…
Kenpo X. Yeah baby. Its so fun and its an hour long but feels like 15 minutes to me. I really enjoy it and I love playing upbeat music while I jump around and kick.
Cycling. This ones probably my top fav. Ive been attached to it my whole life. Something about it feels so free and I love flying past the rest of the world and feeling like Im in my own space for a little while.
Anything with weight lifting. Im not a big cardio fan, besides biking and kenpo, so usually I like anything with controlled movements where I can feel my muscles burn in that really good way :)
I forgot to blog yesterday :P oopsy daisy.
Quotes: “I dont stop when Im tired, I stop when Im done.”
“There will be days when I dont know if I can run a marathon, but then there will be a lifetime of knowing that I have.”
“If no one thinks you can, then you have to.”
“Why do I run? Because Ive been working at this way to long to even consider giving up now.”
“Dont quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” - Muhammed Ali
“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.” Martina Navratilova
Top 5 reasons? Well this has changed several times due to what my health status has been during my life but I guess I can narrow it down to 5 all-around reasons:
1. Because I love it. And if it makes me miserable its not worth doing. But it doesn’t, its my favorite part of the day.
2. Because its something Im good at and I can see myself succeed. I can push myself to new limits and although Im the only one who really sees my progress right now, its enough.
3. Because Ive always had a secret desire for a shot at the Olympics. And this is a way for me to feel like Im not letting that die.
4. Because Im healthy now. I dont ever want to go back to looking and feeling as sick and weak as I was.
5. Because I have the ability, and at the end of my life I want to know that I did all I could with what God gave me. So many people are disabled or sick and they dont get to run and bike and I feel so privileged to get to be someone who, despite some health issues, still gets to enjoy those things. If the day ever comes where Im disabled and lose that, I want to look back and see that I made the most of the time I had and be able to move on mentally and not regret it because I didnt let my dream die as long as I could do something about it.
Setting triathlon goals for the first time in 5 years makes me feel really good :) I love this.
hahaaaa I forgot to add this into my other post…. my food. Not that it matters but if you’ve done it before, you know it helps to see it all laid out.
guess what my new favorite fruit is… heehee. Yeah Im going crazy.
Well since Ive hit 108 Id like to gain some more weight before school starts. I wanted to be 115lbs of muscle by september but I realize now that I don’t put on weight that fast so Ill take 110-112. Im so happy I hit 108!!!!! And its all muscle and I was eating peanut butter the whole time!!! Booyahhhh!!!!
One last confession. Ive had a renewed intrest in bacon. where did these cravings come from????? OK well I have a friend who’s really fun to eat meat with so we can just blame him. But don’t worry Im keeping this under control :)
My “someone needs to eat the 4th of july cookout leftovers” salad. Half a piece of grilled chicken, corn scraped off of a cob, leftover green salad, and then half a can of beans that i microwaved and stuck on for some carbs.
This morning didn’t come that easily. Im tired from long hours in the sun and lots of studying and the random tasks of life and I just didn’t want to do the whole legs&back workout. Nevermind adding on Ab Ripper X. But I just pushed though it and now Im so glad that I did because Im reaping the benefits of it and I have no regrets. Id love to go on and on about how inspired I feel blah blah blah but Im seeing some of my old friends for dinner tonight and Ive gotta go. Im so excited!!!! Ive already checked the menu and narrowed down the options to things that meet my allergy requirements and things that’ll fuel my workout tomorrow. And things I want enough to spend 20 bucks on them. Did I mention Im soooooo excited???
As always p90x was wonderful today :) Ive since eaten my protein bar, a 5 egg white omelet, and about a 1/2 serving of carbs worth of crackers. Soon Ill have my salmon, black beans and veggies, and then later a larabar, and then rice with turkey meatballs with a salad and a grapefruit after that for dessert. This plan is wonderful for summer break and its nice to eat my food nice and fresh, right after I make it, but come fall Ill be juggling college, work, babysitting, art class, music lessons, my responsibilities at home, and drivers ed. Never mind still trying to do p90x every morning. Oh and my social life :p. I won’t have time to make my food like this and Ill need to cook in advance and store it throughout the week. I can’t buy food on the go because I can’t have gluten or dairy so I have to bring portable meals/snacks everywhere. I eat a ton for a 105 lb girl and i pretty much need a full meal (200-400 calories) every 3 hours. Any ideas to help me with this? I want to avoid all processed foods so its making this situation tricky….
Today was Plyo which left me drunk on endorphins and totally happy the rest of the day and thats how I feel now as I set up for Back&Biceps + Ab Ripper X tomorrow. It was a little hard to get up after my weekend break but I don’t regret it one bit and now I know for the rest of the week why I drag my body out of bed at 6 AM every morning even when its the summer. Its so worth it!!!! And I love that P90x challenges me and reminds me with growing muscles that its worth my time. I received the best compliment ever from a girl who works at JCrew. My mom and I have known her for a while and we stop by to say hi every once in a while and she told me that she thinks I have a great figure. She says Im thin so I can wear anything but Im not the average teenager-girl “I don’t wanna be fat,” kind of skinny. I have muscle definition and you can tell Im fit but not in a manly way. I am really so happy to have heard that cause that means Ive reached that point where other people begin to notice your progress which shows how far Ive come. Im so glad I started back when I did or Id have a lot longer to work before I got to hear todays compliment. Thats the kind of motivation that staring at pictures of cut models on Pinterest will never bring you. Ditching the daydreaming and working your ass off to become what you want is the real thing!!!
So even though my schedule got messed up a bit I worked it out so Ill finish in 8 more weeks which I know is one more than on the P90x plan but Im not in a rush and I know it’ll be worth it. Today was Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps but I slept in (til 7AM, is that really sleeping in? I think Im half robot) so I didn’t have time to do the Ab Ripper :( I won’t preach another P90x commercial but let me just say that I can do sooo many more pushups than I could 3 months ago. Im amazed at my progress. The program works wonders.
Today Ive got a lot going on so Ive had to amend my eating schedule a bit to fit but other than that Im really happy with my meals and all. I really feel great!!! One of my goals for this summer is finding more healthy allergen free recipes that I can make quickly for myself especially as next year Ill be juggling college and work and the craziness of life. Message me f you have any good ideas/blogs/recipes/magic tricks(if only…)/etc…
I know this may be redundant cause I posted it before but I didn’t get any answers so I thought Id try one last time… Are there any good apps in the Mac App store that are fitness related?? Thanks!
So I guess I did better than I expected :) second place, baby!!! My time was 28 so I did 9 minute miles, I would have liked 7 minute miles but the fact that it was over 85 degrees and we had no water stations makes me feel better about my efforts. My awesome friends came in first and third along side me which made it even cooler and everyone else in my family placed as well. This is so encouraging for me!!! Half marathon here I come!!!! I can sooooo handle that now. I owe it to p90x and also the advice and motivation I get from my fellow bloggers, so thanks guys :) Ok I’m starving so I’m out but have a wonderful Memorial Day everyone!
This is so true!!!! I know happiness is a choice but endorphins make it an obvious, convenient choice. There’s nothing like letting it all out on the yoga mat or the pavement and facing your day with the determination to take whatever comes at you. I guess I should look at this before I do plyometrics tomorrow, eh?