Hey Kids, so I didn't really get much rest last night...we were checking out a new apartment in an up and coming hood here in NYC, but it wasn't all it was made out to be and way to expensive for what it is. Instead I think we're going to stay put for now and negotiate terms with our Landlady (she's trying to raise the rent on us by like $150 extra bucks). Hopefully we can come to a good compromise because I really don't want to move, AND I really love my current apartment. That said, by the time I got finished seeing my friend's play last night it was after 9:30 and then I had to head over to see the apartment and didn't get home until 11:30...so bed time was like midnight when it was all said and done, and I was up and going at 6am this morning (wow there were a lot of ands in that sentence). So forgive any random, nonsensical writing in this blog, not like there's a difference from my other ramblings. Zombie Girl strikes again flailing arms at her nemesis...staring blankly into the eye of danger...lol...sorry V and I have been having way to much fun with this Zombie Girl thing. And yes Val I think that if she tears off her appendages to throw at people they either a.) come back and reattach like a boomerang or b.) regrow in the place from which they were torn...ew! I think she probably drools a bit too, with a lovely placid complexion with hints of blue, green and an underlying of black & purple...ooh, and maybe some bone is sticking out somewhere...ok, double ew...lol. Hey I warned you of random ramblings.
Ok, so on to The MDC. Yesterday was I guess technically a gold star day: I did eat all of my 5 small, healthy meals, drank my water, worked-out, and I did take my supplements...but I have to say, I KNOW I can push myself even harder at the gym! So today's goal is to continue to eat clean, take my vitamins, drink my water, do more lean and healthy cooking for the week (I'm thinking of making a fun yogurt marinade for chicken)...and most importantly really have a kick-ass work-out. The plan is to a.) Take Fat-Burning Pilates class today at lunch, b.) Do 30-45 minutes on the treadmill today at lunch and then my DVD tonight to get in the strength training, or c.) Take both Fat-Burning Pilates (at lunch) and do the 30 Day Shred DVD tonight as well (this would be the most ambitious, and I will only know as I get to each thing...it really depends if I can make it to class in time). The goal of these choices is to make sure I get in some kind of strength training today...so no just zoning out on the treadmill alone, I must do something good for my bones & muscle. Oh and I have to mention that I am good and sore from Monday's "30 Day Shred" work-out...and that was just Level 1! I can't wait to see what's at level 3...by the time I'm there, I should be in mad shape. I'm always like, a 20 minute work-out, pshaw...but it really did make a difference and I can totally feel it. My question is: You move from Level 1 to Level 2 and then Level 3 separately, but are you eventually supposed to do all 3 as a 1 hour work-out? Good question right? Well that's the goal for me...to be able to eventually be in such great shape that I can do all 3 levels consecutively (with-out killing over)...then you know I've definitely reached an awesome level of fitness. Sorry for the shameless promotion of her DVD, but I wouldn't if I didn't find it a very useful tool. I'm so going to kill The Memorial Day Challenge!!! I'm finally going to obtain the nutrition and fitness goal that I've been wanting for so long...just wait...and I'll even give pictures at the end!
I want to note: I do like my current body and I know I've come a LONG way from the beginning of this journey to get healthy and comfortable in my skin. I think I look good and I receive a nice array of complements that reaffirm that thought. However, I know that I can be in amazing shape and I'm going to go for that last bit that lets me know that I've finally gotten there. A metaphorical "finish line" if you will. I know I will always have to eat healthy and work-out in order to have a long healthy life (assuming I don't get hit by a bus or taxi)...but I would like to finally get to a place where I can say, ok, done...all I have to do is maintain, instead of lose...and I'm sooo close, I can taste it. So who's up for ultimate success? Who's going to join me, Val & Rose for The Memorial Day Challenge? Are you ready to spend the next few months getting into great shape and losing unwanted, unhealthy flab? We'd love to have you.
Have a great day!