That Tall Girl


May the real tg please stand up
October 21, 2008, 3:13 am
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ok, I’m here. I’m feeling pretty legit today. Why?

  • I went to the doctor all by myself, got the meds I needed to help me get over the rest of this bug, and got myself home just in time for dinner.
  • I had my first ever verbal test in Spanish. it lasted about 6:30. I was way stressed about it, but I totally was able to talk with my partner for the whole time.
  • I fixed my camera

I’m probably going to get back to the exercise tomorrow. I think that I’m ready for it. (just watch me collapse or something now that I’ve said that). At dinner I sorta had an appetite again, which is usually a good indicator for me that I’m ready to get back in the swing of things.

I’m not going to lie, it can be hard to get back up after a setback like this. Honestly I feel that if you don’t have something to motivate you, you won’t push yourself. So today, I would like to challenge you to pick a goal. Not a weight, not a dress size, but a fitness goal.

Choose something like running your first 5k, 10k, half marathon, etc. Or something similar to the 100 pushup challenge that was going around this summer. Maybe you want to squat 2.5 times your body weight- because I do. Be the woman with the 25 lb dumbbells unstead of the 10’s or 15’s. Maybe you want to participate in that triathlon next May. You get what I’m saying.

It’s much easier to work towards a goal when you’re feeling like you just want to throw in the towel… and with flu season just around the corner, start putting those goals into practice. Like Nike, Just Do It.

EDIT:And since I’m a sucker for free stuff:

I entered the Gracie Gear Giveaway!

Check out Roni’s Weight Loss Blog for more information.

EDIT2: Roni has a post that has some pretty interesting info on this subject, check it out!

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TMI Haitus- Over For Now
August 20, 2008, 3:00 am
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And I guess you should be happy that I woke up after going to bed for 2.5 hours so that you could read about what I hinted about yesturday. (I woke up because I went to be bed at 6:10 because I was tired since I hadn’t been sleeping well and then my sister who I’m currently in a fight with decided to play music in the shower(RIGHT NEXT TO MY ROOM!) quite loudly. Pretty sure that was a run-on sentence. My early bedtime was probably also caused by me not feeling well. Here’s my story:

I done got hypotension my junior year(spring 2007). Yeah, go try to find info on that on the web. It pretty much sucks. I hate it. Want to know what was the deciding factor in my diagnosis- me standing up for 40 minutes then passing out (all at the Dr.’s office).

Some of the other symptoms are:

  • frequent headaches/migraines
  • dizziness upon standing up (like seeing stars or blacking out frequently)
  • skin becomes very sensitive to the touch- we’re talking pain
  • irritability
  • somewhat swollen feet
  • weakness
  • not able to concentrate
  • nauseaous

So what does this mean? It means that my way super stressed out BP from the other day was 100/68. It means that to keep up my BP I need to drink a lot of water and consume MASSIVE amounts of salt. Like we’re talking so much salt on my food I can feel the graininess of it. Plus taking salt tabs (but I don’t like these because they taste naystay and upset my tummy)

Normally I wouldn’t talk about all of this, but I felt it was needed since I tend to vere this blog towards the fitness/health category. There is a terrible stigma that surrounds salt- and I used to buy into it. But I can’t anymore (like really, it’s ridiculous). Anyways, it just kinda sorta bothers me that everybody is all “salt is the devil in disguise, out to get you and your precious little heart too. muahaha

So I am supposed to grow out of this. Or at least I should according to my doctor. Then again I might not grow out of this. Plus there’s the whole genetic predisposition towards a low BP. Lovely.



Holy Moley!
June 20, 2008, 2:14 am
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Hey, I ran a bit over a mile today! That is the 1st time in almost 2 years that I’ve been able to do that! I’m so excited to be making progress like this. Sadly, I didnt bring my Nike+ with me 😦 so I cant tell you the exact milage- but I can tell you that I ran for about 20 min! I’m a slow runner- maybe I ran 2 miles?? The instructor only lapped me once… maybe twice…

D, who teaches Thurday night ride and run and then water aerobics had a sub for water tonight. While T was a very nice person, she just wasn’t the same as D. It just seemed to drag.

I’m so tired- I just want to sleep. No more writing

P.S. I havent seen gym-boy all week. Ay Currumba



Funny Noises Coming From the Corner
June 19, 2008, 1:44 am
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And they are coming from my water bottle. It’s the only noise in the room, since half the family is out of the house, so it’s hard to ignore. I have to say that I’ve gotten used to the gurgling today since I’ve been home most of the day trying to recover from the bike incident yestuday. Hey, bruises aren’t fun!

Today, I tried out my new Nike+!!! I calibrated it and everything this morning right when I got to the gym. My graph may look a bit curvy- it’s because I was running intervals to get ready for my triathlon 🙂

 



What am I Getting Into
June 10, 2008, 1:42 am
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Today was a glorious day. Today I started Jillian Michael’s program from her new book Making the Cut. I was expecting it to kick my butt. Umm… I think it did.

If you had asked me right afterwards I would have said that it was too easy. After a couple of hours I started feeling a bit tired. But now- about 4 hours after I finished I want to go for a run. Yes, I said run.

I’ve decided that I’m am going to train for a 5k. Stop laughing mom. I can run… sorta. My original goal was to be able to run a mile by the end of the summer- now I’m going to run a 5k.

Um, new weight lifting routine, new running routine. This could get interesting.



Crush Those Dreams
June 5, 2008, 12:28 am
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I think that gym-boy may bot like me! This is terrible. I dont know that I’ll be able to sleep tonight… just kidding. Here’s the story:

Yesturday i forgot my shoes in my car after i had given gym-boy my keys in exchange for a locker. Today Becca (little sister) forgot tennis shoes so i let her have mine and needed to go get mine from my car (yes i carry 2 pairs of tennies in my car). I walked up to the counter and said, “Guess what? I need to go get tennis shoes from my car again. Can i please have my keys back” And he didn’t seem to even remember! Holy moley i gave him the “sexy eyes” as Alysa calls them yesturday- and he forgot! Maybe it was just that he doesn’t like girls that have sun burnt legs like mine- although they look pretty good 🙂



I Have a Big Butt and I Cannot Lie
June 3, 2008, 3:04 pm
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actually it isnt as big as before i started hitting the gym- but it isnt terribly tiny.  Ok to the point: I hate doing bent over rows in the weight room- especially when gym-boy and his buddies are standing behind me.
I’m pretty sure I have his attention (that’s a different story) but the problem starts there! I’m no flirt. Sometimes I want to be… but it tends to backfire in my face 😦

Back to bent over rows (ha ha no pun intended) – how do I do bent over rows without my butt sticking out in the air while being modest?