Attempted Runner.

It’s going well! 
09.09.16, 21:15
Filed under: Fitness, Nike Training Club, weight loss

I gave myself a month before I provided an update. I wanted to get into the swing of things with. I didn’t want to add a bunch of stuff right off the bat and get overwhelmed. I took it “easy.” 

For the first two weeks of my new-found goal in life, I focused on food. I joined weight watchers. I made better choices. I used a scale to weigh out portions. Once I handled food decently enough, I incorporated the gym. 

I tested it out with a four day pass. I then signed up, and basically, I have gone 5 days a week for the past month. Some times it was 6. I never went less than 5, except when… I was on fever/side effects for vaccines watch on Nuggs. I made a schedule so I wouldn’t go in and just half ass it. 

Monday – cardio. 

Tuesday – legs/lower body

Wednesday – rest

Thursday – arms/upper body. 

Friday – Nike Training Club for at least 45 minutes. 

Saturday – swimming and cheat day!!

Sunday – rest

My schedule seems to be working out well.

When I tie them together, the results, a little over a month later are pleasing. 

I’ve lost 10.8 pounds and 2inches everywhere except my thighs (0.5 down) and my arms (no change). 

One month down, a bunch to go. 


This can go one of two ways…
08.05.16, 15:25
Filed under: Random Ramblings

June 17, 2015 was the last time you heard from me. Did you miss me? Probably not. Did the world end? Depends on how you view the happenings in this day and age. 

1 year, 1 month and 2 weeks and 5 ago, I gave up on Juneathon. 

13 months ago, I gave up fitness in general.  

59 weeks, I gave up blogging.

415 days ago, I gave up on myself.

Can I say I’m back? No. Not really. But I can say that I’m trying to be back at it. 

A lot has happened this past year that brought me to where I am now. Joining weight watchers and going to the gym today, for the first time since…..J took me to her gym as a guest a good 5+ years ago. 

This can go one of two ways…the high road of getting my shit together or the low road of being shit. My choice. My decision. My actions. 

I want to say and believe that this time will be different. That I have a million reasons (all of which equal to the same thing) as to why this time will be different.  

But, I can say that, it will be different. 

#juneathon 16: Time to put on my big girl pants…
06.17.15, 12:33
Filed under: Random Ramblings

It’s time to put on my big girl pants and back out.

Yep, you heard it here first. I’ve made the decision to back out of Juneathon. It doesn’t matte that I’m one day over the half way mark. Be real kids….I didnt do a damn thing any other day. Basically, one just wasting my time to do the blogging portion of the game.

“ain’t no one got time for that.”

I’ve have kept half truths to myself and slightly fibbed on the other half in blog entries than not. Why? Because I’m not one to tell my business unless I know things are a sure thing. A done deal. It’s not 100% official, but I’ve kept silent for far too long.

So, with it not being too much of a risk if it falls through, with not knowing anyone who reads this personally with the exception of a small handful, who already knew, but won’t say anything until I tell them its ok…..

A and I, bought (or buying since its still in escrow) a house. Those days where I said I did homework, went grocery shopping and not much of anything else? Were half truths. I did homework and went grocery shopping, but spent the rest of the free time shuffling boxes around when trying to pack.

When I said I went and hung out with EFig, it was a half truth, because prior to hanging out with her, I spent the day looking at houses. When I said I had an appointment that took 4 hours and by the time I got home I was spent and didn’t want to Juneathon it up? Was sitting in traffic, meeting with Lenders and driving around to get a feel for neighborhoods.

Between school, work, normal day to day things (chores, cooking, etc.), I’ve added packing up and extra spit shine cleaning a house. It’s tiring and stressful. More stressful because of the house thing. Did the inspection go ok? Did it appraise were we would like it too? Did our loan get approved? When would we get to move in? I’ve been so stressed with everything, I’ve done gotten myself a fever blister (it’s much nicer calling it that instead of a cold sore…or my personal favorite when it’s someone else…the herps). In the last 5 years, I’ve only gotten “The Herps” (ok, ok, it’s still funny even when its about me), twice. Both times, extremely stressed. Don’t worry…I got a prescription for that. Ahhahahahahahhahaha.

Oh, what a good chuckle.

Anyway, with 14 days to go, including today, Juneathon 17, I’m backing out.
Main reason, I only have 17 days left to pack and another 35-40 of school and everything else on between. Priorities at the moment, say to nix Juneathon.

When Im all moved in and the dust setttles, maybe I’ll get back to a regular exercise routine. There are running trails and since EFig will now just be a little down the road…I can enlist her in the buddy system.

Now, hopefully I didn’t speak too soon and everything still goes according to plan. My luck, there’s no guessing on what could happen. This is why I’m usually mums the word until it’s set in stone.

:::throws up peace sign::: Juneathon, I’m out!!

#Juneathon 14 & 15: All muddled into one.
06.15.15, 20:20
Filed under: Random Ramblings

Lets see, I can make this super quick (to write anyway, as I am on my laptop and can type a lot faster [80wpm] than with my thumbs on my mobile).  I’m also in between classwork, so….there’s that reason.

Juneathon 14: I cleaned the shit out of my house. hahaha. I got up and went grocery shopping and then spent the rest of the morning and well into the evening cleaning. Scrubbed the tub, did the laundry, cleared some old stuff out. Call is a Spring Cleaning in the Summer time but with a much better result. By the time I made dinner and sat down to relax, it was bedtime.

Juneathon 15: Sadly, I slept for 2 hours before being woken up at 10:30 and not being able to fall back asleep until 3:30, just for the alarm to go off at 4:30. All day, I have been running on 3 hours of sleep all day. At work I was fine, as for the first time all year, the day seemed to just fly by. I get off work and went grocery shopping again (Costco one trip, Safeway the other. Not that you asked but for my UK/Aussie readers, Costco is a buy in bulk type store and Safeway is just the typical Market). I get home and make dinner. Which turned out surprisingly well considering it was a lets see what happens when I add this…to this… type meal. Then, as I was like cool! I can now do some work! (fitness work), the sudden wave of sleepiness washed over me before the DAG NABBIT! TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF (my second) CLASS!!!.  Sure enough, the last two hours have been me going over everything for the first day of class. Now, once again the clock is pushing past my bedtime. My eyelids are getting heavy. And the activity, just isn’t going to happen.

I’m also just that lazy (thus the two Juneathon in one post).

Update: so out of it and not thinking straight, I originally titled this 13 and 14. Rather than 14 and 15. Only took 45 minutes of me trying to fall asleep to realize it. You ever get that? You’re so tired and want to sleep…but you’re so tired, you’re wide awake?

#juneathon 13: I ran in Hades
06.13.15, 21:05
Filed under: Random Ramblings


This stricking photo of yours truely, blowing out a sigh of struggle sums up my run today. Saturday is our Group Runs and the weather was ridiculously hot. It only registered in at 70-74℉, but it had a 53% humidity level and the route was on asphalt that radiated heat galore.

I never do well in heat. Despite the stomach cramping and the sore thighs and butt muscles…yep, from that TEN minute workout two days prior…uh huh, that’s how out of shape I am) the first mile was ok, since it was shaded. But soon the trees dissipated and the sun was blaring. By about 2 miles in, I drank all my water. I told J that it felt like we were running through the butterfly/rainforest habitat, it was so muggy. It smelt like an aquarium. Yuck. I started to falter. I ate some honey stingers, like fruit snacks cause they’re just that good and gave me a tiny boost.

I noticed that I was falling behind J a lot more, as the miles went on. I cursed Garfield everytime he beeped indicating a walking segment. As we crossed a “bridge” I noticed some other runners drinking out of a fountain. Salvation!!!! We cut across to the fountain and despite it being the most disgusting water ever, it was gold! I dumped a bunch on my head too.

Rather than continuing on the marked out route, we continued onto the trail. Trail running is better, always better, because the dirt doesnt radiate heat as much as the pavement. But it didn’t last. We came up on the begining part of the course again. Back to street. I started swaying as I ran. I wanted to vomit. I wanted to cry. I wanted to do something illegal when I saw the cops drive by, in hopes they would arrest me, just so I can sit in their air conditioned vehicle.

To make things worse, we were only doing 4.5 miles at 2 minute runs, 3 minute jogs, because J is still building up after her foot fiasco. Towards the end, J left me in the dust and I continued on, by myself. Despite how much I struggled and wanted to give up, I will say, that I’m pretty proud that I ran every second that I was suppose to.

#juneathon 12: Just skip right over this.
06.13.15, 20:34
Filed under: Random Ramblings

Yep. I didn’t do anything other than walk down to the loading dock at work, twice, for boxes. Other than that….I didn’t do anything. Surprise, surprise.

#juneathon 11: SworkIt Baby, SworkIt.
06.12.15, 09:10
Filed under: Random Ramblings

I did it!! I finally did something active. Now, before you go all up in arms of excitement, just know it was only 10 mins worth.


I gave SworkIt a test drive last night to compare it to NTC, but I only did 10 minutes because I didn’t want to shock my body and crap out. Eaaaaaase into it. That and I lifted some heavy stuff afterwards. Anyway, the  voice on it is of UK decent and that makes me immediately approve of it. That, and I could get free shit!

Depsite the ten minutes (it’s 30 second exercise moves, with a 30 second break after ever 5 moves) today, my body feels like I did something. That’s a good thing! Maybe I’ll go for 30 next time around!

#juneathon 10: Oops! I did it a ten!
06.11.15, 07:56
Filed under: Random Ramblings

Please exucse me, I was channeling my inner Brittney Spears with the title. Obviously, this was pre shaved head.

Anyway, day ten has been pretty much like day 3-9. Work. Homework. Bed. However, I finished my homework and have a few days (three) to take my final before my next class starts. I assume the next few days will actually be worth reading as they’ll be some activity. Unless Monday rolls around again. 

I am one step ahead of the game though, as I at least downloaded the SworkIt app. Step 1: download. Now, lets try for step 2: actually use it.


#Juneathon 9: More like Juneathon Nein!!
06.10.15, 10:20
Filed under: Random Ramblings

Nein as in no, cause I know my German. Yep, my plan was to get home, do my homework, do a SworkIt and be done. Finally acheive some activity!
What really happened? I came home, started homework, got a last minute appointment that I had go to then got dinner cause I was starving. The meeting/dinner took about 5 hours, so when I got home at 8:45, I sat down for a minute and the next thing I knew it was my 4:30am wake up call.

So lets recap, 9 days of Juneathon and I want to say it was just two days that qualify under a legitimate Juneathon.

I suck at this game.

#juneathon 8: I’m pretty sure you can figure this one out yourself.
06.08.15, 21:29
Filed under: Random Ramblings


Apparently I just enjoyed the Sauna in my living room for Juneathon 8.