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Saturday July 21st & Sunday July 22nd Daily

FITspiration When in doubt, work it out. Saturday Still taking it one day at a time for now. Woke up semi-early today and had this really bad craving for biscuits and sausage/gravy. So I went to the store after having looked up ‘healthy’ alternatives and found that by using whole grain/whole wheat rolls as well […]

July 20th Friday up in flames…



When in doubt, work it out, and I did. Today was rough..

Thought today was going to be a great day. Started off pretty well, day flew by for the most part, I was in a great mood, and I had a review with my peers/superiors about how I’ve been doing so far at my internship.

Well, needless to say I thought I had been modest when explaining how I thought I had been doing. Turns out that I was wrong, on a few accounts, at how ‘not’ stellar I thought I had been doing. It’s honestly fine, constructive criticism in my field is what makes the world go ’round, but at the same time some of the stuff was hard to hear and no one likes to be told to change or pick it up unless it’s coming from yourself?

This was at the end of the day right before I left to go home, so I was ultimately in a very sour mood for the rest of the night. I got home and being at my Dad’s house there was a lot of food that I wouldn’t necessarily eat or even look at. So I grabbed the chips out of the cabinet, bad idea to begin with, and I didn’t put them in a bowl, just ate out of the bag, another bad omen… And before you knew it I was two servings deep in that bad boy with a lot more remorse on my shoulders than I’d like.

I ended up going running and it was a decent run, nice weather so I can’t complain and then I ended up going to see Batman. Good news is that I resisted any ice cream or popcorn or any sweets for that matter. That’s a plus?


Had a bad day, lots of doubts and took it all out of my system on a good run! I used Map My Run for the info below!

41 Minute Run





According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,987 calories and consumed 1,280 for the day.


Coffee with the works, banana, no sugar added applesauce, strawberries, old fashioned quaker oats


Baby carrots, little bit of light ranch/reduced fat, extra sharp cheddar with TLC crackers, half of a cucumber, some tomatoes, and turkey with a bit of mayo


Grabbed a snack before the restaurant so I wouldn’t over eat. Pasta with some broccoli and mushrooms. Lunch portion of a salad from Max & Erma’s; hard boiled egg, tomatoes, chicken, light ranch, and mixed greens/lettuce and a breadstick.  Shared some french onion soup too.


July 19th Thursday Daily



When in doubt, work it out. This is still a trying process..

For some reason, I was really, really motivated today to get moving. I did a lot of walking this morning, with the dog since I’m dog/house sitting for my Dad. I had a decent day at work, nothing too thrilling.

Went home, let the doggie out and had a quick snack (leftover pasta) so I didn’t eat my face off at the restaurant. After work I met up with my Mimi and we went to Max & Erma’s for dinner. I definitely watched what I got to eat/portions. I ordered a lunch portion of a normal salad. The only semi-bad thing was the chicken (it was fried) and it was totally pathetic. Like a little chicken strip. Anyway, I split some french onion soup, figured that would be better than eating the whole thing myself.

Felt like going for a run afterwards. The weather was perfect too! It was a sign. The sun was hiding, a little overcast, cool breeze.

So off I went, best run and new time mile marker! I was hurting a little bit, so I’m going to have to be weary of that and start to hit up a yoga class again perhaps? Definitely don’t want to re-injure myself again.



Started off the day with walking the pup for 30 minutes. Supposedly it kick starts your metabolism, etc. Last night’s run was a little rougher than I thought it was going to be. I think it was a bit hillier than what I usually run, but the ‘terrain’ is going to be different wherever you go, so I can’t complain. I didn’t stop at all which I was impressed with and proud of. I accomplished another milestone in my summer and all-time running with having gone for 54 minutes! Then took out the pup for a cool down/walk. My legs felt shot afterwards. Used Map My Run for the info below!

Morning Walk 30 minutes


54 Minutes Straight!! 

24 Minute Cool Down Walk with the pup.


According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,270 calories and consumed 1,325 for the day.


Coffee with the works, banana, no sugar added applesauce, strawberries, old fashioned quaker oats


Baby carrots, little bit of light ranch/reduced fat, extra sharp cheddar with TLC crackers, half of a cucumber, some tomatoes, and turkey with a bit of mayo


Grabbed a snack before the restaurant so I wouldn’t over eat. Pasta with some broccoli and mushrooms. Lunch portion of a salad from Max & Erma’s; hard boiled egg, tomatoes, chicken, light ranch, and mixed greens/lettuce and a breadstick.  Shared some french onion soup too.

July 2nd Monday Night Hell



Had to go and take care of the dog again after work, which was not in the plan. So I managed to leave work early, made it to take the dog out, feed it, water it, etc. However, trying to make it to spin class was the worst part. I called ahead and luckily got signed in to one of the last spots for a bike. I made it with minutes to spare, the whole class already on bikes and not one left for me. So what happens of course? I ask the instructor is someone didn’t sign up and there was a lady who hadn’t…

Here’s where I find myself in a bind. She didn’t sign up, which I understand, been there, done that… But I just didn’t have the guts to be the bitch who kicked her off the bike. So I just left. I regretted it driving home, because I was already in the worst mood ever, there was no motivating myself after that spout to go and run or do a circuit or anything. And going home, without having the AC on was just making it worse. I got home, and there is nothing appetizing in the fridge. No fresh veggies I could grill up, don’t even have a taste for grilled chicken, and let’s be honest, sharing a kitchen with my mom while I’m home for the summer is out of the question. So no Pinterest recipe making is in my future, at least not for a month or so. I did not end up eating my feelings last night, which may be good or bad… Depending on how I eat tomorrow? And the lack F

So before I spontaneously combust I had to unpack from staying at my Dad’s and dog/house sitting all weekend and all I wanted to do was lay down before I lashed out on anybody else. So that’s what I did, for the greater good of mankind.


No workout. Hating this. Day #2 in a row…. Need to get my shit together!


According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,445 calories and consumed 701 for the day. Started off the day with breakfast consisting of frosted mini wheats and fat free skim milk. Lunch was grilled asparagus and squash, cucumber slices, oven roasted turkey lunch meat, strawberries, and some tomato, and a snack of frosted mini wheats again before I went home from work.

June 30th Shady Saturday’s



The main goal of today was to work my ass off in the gym. Like literally burn as many calories and not be able to move, if at all possible (probably not) but I realized it’s finally July and WTF. I’ve only lost 10lbs. and that’s really not cutting it for me… So, as a day to take advantage of not having to work and just being able to do whatever workout I want, I did all of them.

Got up, made a relatively healthy breakfast with some protein and then headed to the gym. I conquered spinning, some jogging/walking, and lifted. Then I headed home, made some tasty lunch and headed to work aka lifeguarding… And I swam laps for a bit as well. Definitely felt amazing. Packed a lunch as well so I didn’t have any guilt with what I ate… The only guilt I felt came from later on that night…

Well, here goes nothin’

I met up with my family after I went home from lifeguarding and took care of the dog. We watched my little brother’s baseball game and soon thereafter I was starving, wanting to get my hands on anything/everything… Uh oh. So we decide on this hole in the wall bar/restaurant called Moosehead and I get a gluten free burger aka a burger without a bun, just the way I like it. On a side note, I got a Margarita and side salad instead of fries or potato salad, etc.

Then, it progressively got worse as the night went on…. My calorie intake was skyrocketing. I had wanted to surprise my two guy friends with this new bar/restaurant that was close-by. It’s a whiskey and beer bar, it has the largest whiskey selection in the state of Ohio, and over 500+ beers to choose from. Now, this was great for them, I got them trashed off their asses, but I only had one beer, which was great.

The bad news is that we decided to go to other bars after and that’s what got me in trouble. I decided to take a trip down to Marg city and Taco Bell hell.. and I’m an idiot. Instantly regretted it when I put it into my Calorie Counter app. So dumb. Tomorrow will be interesting…


Solid workout today. Burned a total of 1,745 calories just from exercising. Did spinning for 75 minutes, jog/walk combination for 20 minutes both warm up and cool down burning 154 calories, swam for 15 minutes burning 193 calories, and lifted for 25 minutes burning 193 calories.














According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,945 calories and consumed 2,334 for the day. Had a good homemade breakfast with the Skinny Cow cheeses and eggs kind of like an omelette, some watermelon, then lunch was a banana, huge bag of frozen green beans, sweet potato, strawberries, tomatoes, slices of oven roasted turkey breast, and more watermelon. All very delicious and healthy! However, the problem came around dinner time… Dinner was a burger with no bun, a teeensy tinnny caramel cooler from Caribou coffee, a margarita, freshly fried potato chips, and then after hours food and beverage.. Not Good. Had a beer, and 3 Margs, and Taco bell – Chicken quesidilla with sour cream and a Doritos Locos Taco Supreme. Idiot. Big dumb idiot.

June 29th Fu@$ Bad Food Decision Friday



Today got off to a great start, first night house sitting for my Dad and his doggy was a success. I got up early with plenty of time to stop by the West Side Market to get an Apple Fritter for myself and a few other people in my office. (I have got to stop buying bakery treats for other people in the office! It’s really starting to be a bad habit and I’m pretty sure I’m justifying it by thinking I’m sharing it with other people and it puts everyone in a better mood. Maybe not their stomach’s, but just go with it. Or stopping ‘going with it’ haha…

That first trip of the day snowballed into other bad decisions pretty much. I then continued to head to Starbucks and got a lemonade/tea. Bad idea. Another bad choice, would be heading back to the West Side Market for lunch, which was delicious, but just not sticking to the healthiness routine/aspect. Final bad decision of the night, having a drink with dinner and then ice cream afterwards. Shot those cals through the roof that’s for damn sure.

On a lighter note, I made it to spinning and then headed out to dinner afterwards with my Mimi and we got to catch up, had some good eats and a drink but then I went home (with some ice cream) to hit the hay (so lame) Spinning did wipe me out and all that food/alcohol/ice cream. My body is hating me for this I’m sure and this better not be a sign of worse things to come this weekend… Fingers crossed.


I got a good workout doing my spinning class tonight! Headed to the Fitworks by my Dad’s house and that’s definitely a nice perk to being a member, that you can go to any location. That’s a plus!  I got to experience a new instructor, and the class was okay, nothing too phenomenal about it, but it was a great workout. very satisfying.













According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,290 calories and consumed 1,239 for the day. Started off breakfast with an apple fritter and a TAZO Passion Tea Lemonade. Lunch I had a banana, cucumber, watermelon, and a bratwurst on a hard roll. Snack before spinning was part of my turkey sandwich and some/barely at my Greek yogurt. Dinner consisted of a Marg, cup of clam chowder, and a salad. Barely used any dressing, which was better than dumping it all on there. Finally, a snack of pralines and cream ice cream. WOOF! Bad news bears for cal intake today…

June 25th Monday Madness!



Here we go, beginning that vicious cycle of what we call a ‘weekday’ all over again. I had a decent breakfast/morning. Then, the excitement started to kick in when I went to lunch, went out to Jimmy John’s and that was a good ‘burning’ walk because I did get warm and then got to enjoy a healthy lunch. Satisfying. What was more satisfying was my workout that I had planned and looked forward to all day. I packed my bag the night before so I could go straight to spinning class, since if I had to go home early I wouldn’t have made the spinning class, just the yoga/pilates. So I doubled up on workouts, lived in the gym for over 2 hours and I loved every minute of it!

Dinner was fun. I went over my friends house and we cooked dinner, grilled a ton of veggies, made salad, and grilled up some healthy protein. The only regret of the night I have was a teeeeensy bit of wine when we watched Sherlock Holmes 2. However, I was so fricken tired that I knew Tuesday was going to be a bit rough… SO lets hope tomorrow I won’t be incredibly sore or exhausted.

I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake!


Holy Hell. What a day of working out. Like a Champion! So, on my lunch I power walked/sweat my ass off just getting food to eat (Jimmy John’s Unwich) duh! and that was for about 30 minutes. Then, After, I went to FITWORKS.. I OWNED SPINNING! Not only was it a good 60 minute workout, but I didn’t leave after that, I went to CENTERGY for 60 minutos too! Then I did some Olympic lifts (Snatches and some abs) WOOOOOHHHHHWEEEEEE DOGGGIIEEEE Burning those cals!









According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,683 calories and consumed 1,052 for the day. Started off the day with breakfast with just coffee with the works and some applesauce before I ran out the door. Lunch was exciting! Jimmy John’s Turkey Tom Unwich, a banana, half of a red bell pepper, carrots and a little bit of ranch, clementines, and lots of water! Dinner was so good! Grilled veggies galore! Grilled zucchini, squash, mushrooms, had some spinach salad with cucumbers and a little bit of poppyseed dressing, and some grilled chicken and a bit of wine for dessert. Not too shabby!!! Healthy lady!

June 22nd Fit, Fun, Friday!



Yay! Finally the weekend! GEEGS! Had a decent day at work, managed to have a decent morning/afternoon with my food and ‘healthy’ choices. Had a super breakfast, walked to Jimmy John’s for an Unwich which is my new favorite ‘healthy’ addiction. It’s pretty much whatever sandwich you want wrapped in lettuce instead of bread. AH! YUM! Not only walked, but had a healthy lunch too. Woo! Went to the gym, got some more walking/jogging in and then got my ass kicked by a spinning instructor who was fit as can be. However, when I went home, I had some healthy carrots to start but then my cravings go to me…. left over chicken quesadilla’s, just a little bit of chicken/cheese/and cooked peppers/onions/sour cream. And by little bit, I mean it. Because… I had date night/party plans…

Went to Outback Steakhouse with some friends and then went out for my friends birthday. Granted, I had put in the fl. oz.’s of Margs that I was going to drink since the morning so I knew no to overeat. Granted, I didn’t have any fast food afterwards which I was really proud of! But that after workout snack really screwed me over! Lots of guilt for eating more than I should have.. and it was only the beginning of the weekend too .. Oh crap.

I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake!


I got a good warmup/walk-jog in for 1.09 miles for about 18:32 minutes. First Spinning class of the summer and it completely re-motivated me! I feel totally rejuvenated again and the instructor kicked ass. She specifically pointed at people and called them out, me included, to turn up the resistance and wanted to see you struggling and pushing yourself! It was wonderful.



According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,386 calories and consumed 1,610 for the day. I treated myself a bit for breakfast downstairs and got a whole wheat bagel,  I had a banana and two clementines. Lunch was strawberries, and a Jimmy John’s Turkey Tom Unwich. After my workout I had leftover chicken quesadilla’s, with cooked onions, peppers, sour cream, cheese, and NO burrito wrap. THEN, went to Outback and had a few bites of the bloomin’ onion, a house salad with ranch and I could barely finish it, and then a good amount of my sweet potato and didn’t finish my steak. Then out for some Margs! I was stuffed and felt sick. I knew I ate too much… 😦 Disappointed in my overeating and not controlling my portions better and just saying ‘no’. I need to get this together or I’m not going to see changes.

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