Happy One year

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Well, I’ve been planning this day for a while now, today marks the one year anniversary that I created this blog and posted my first post about how I wanted to lose weight, Well, where have this blog and I been?

Well, I’ve lost 20 pounds, I’ve been on crutches, hyper extended my knee, spent three days in the hospital, started sophomore year, had a great season of golf, made the basketball team, completed the basketball season, realized that badminton wasn’t for me, and made endless attempts at posting daily and here we are, a year later with over 100 posts, over 400 followers, and so much support from all of you out there that makes me want to keep going. If I do say so, myself, that’s been a great year.

Now, even through all of the friendships and memories I’ve made on this blog, the outcome isn’t what I pictured. Before I hurt my knee, I thought I’d be 140 pounds at the end of summer, but I was 20 over, I thought I’d be slim and rocking that skin-tight dress to my dances, but it didn’t turn out that way. So, what I’ve decided to do is start over, from square one, and see if this summer can be even more successful than last, I started p90x today and I am very excited to get my butt kicked in the next 90 days, however, this blog carries baggage that I don’t want to deal with, so I am making a new blog,  I have yet to post or design anything yet, so it’s very barren, but I will get to posting ASAP. I want to not only talk about what I ate and random school updates, but also recipes, other workouts, and other random stuff that comes to mind.

So, it’s been an absolute joy with his blog, and this year has been marvelous.

So once more

Happy Shredding

Alicia 🙂

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The gods are not on my side.

Well. It seems as if every time I really get on track and make it far with the 30 Day Shred, something has to come in he way of my plans. In my last post, I mentioned my stomach bothering me and how I may or may not be lactose intolerant but let’s not talk about that, So, I had food poisoning, and then I missed three days of the 30DS even though I said they would happen. I figured I should not risk feeling sick for more days and when you can’t stand up without writhing in pain, something’s not right. We think I had food poisoning, but I don’t know. It wasn’t related to my cyst from my hospital visit in July, everyone though I was, but I’m sure it wasn’t… different pain in different places.

I really think that the workout ‘gods’ don’t ever want  me to complete the 30 day Shred. Why? Everytime I get far, like one week or more, something happens and I have to restart. I only missed three days so I started last Thursday and I will complete it (or so we hope) by May 24th, my last day of school. I’m on day 9 already, which by stating this, makes me realize how long ago, I made my last  post., Darn, Anyway, I’ll just pick up with the day I left off on for the 30 Days of weight loss challenge and I will be starting a new squat challenge tomorrow, I’m leaving for a party that gets over at 10:30 in about 5 minutes so I’ll start it tomorrow. My knee hasn’t been bugging me so I will try to finish the challenge. Woot.

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Day 16- when did you first decide to lose weight?

Well, after 8th grade graduation. When a size 16 dress was snug and almost didn’t fit, after my doctor told me that my weight had skyrocketed. when I looked at pictures and my sister could barely wrap her arms around me, after I missed a day of school to avoid running, after I lost control of my weight and my eating habits, after my mom told me to ‘stop eating’ at a party, before I became me.

 

Well, you haven’t missed much in these past two weeks. I won junior class president. That’s really it. Yesterday was bring your child to work day at my school and on Thursday, we watched a birthing video in health. Children are adorable but having children doesn’t seem to fun. Anyway, I went to the cubs game yesterday with my mom, I ditched school, but whatever. It poured and poured but we stayed the whole game and the Cubs ended up losing by 1. IT happens. We were about six rows behind home plate. The tickets were amazing.

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Picture I took

And that’s about it.

 

Happy Shredding

Alicia 🙂

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April Challenges Day 10

Well, yesterday, i said I’d talk about my bad week thus far. But, before I do, I want to explain a few interesting things my dad was telling me

  1. Chocolate milk is the best thing to drink after a workout because it has all the essential vitamins and minerals and doesn’t have excess sodium like Gatorade.
  2. this  website   has really good tricep workouts (#1 especially) and they are something i really need to focus on… No, my dad did not show me the website, but someone on the today show was doing those exercises and he said they were beneficial or something…

30 Days of Weight Loss Challenge Day 10: What was the hardest thing you gave up during this “weight loss?”

Ummmmmm, well I technically haven’t given up food. i mean i try to not eat that unhealthily but i let myself indulge. I don’t really enjoy fast food, it makes me feel gross. I mean i gave up eating however the hell I wanted. I look at portions, so I control how much goes into my mouth.

Well, my shitty week.

Monday, well the day sucked. My favorite teacher and yearbook advisor said she isn’t going to advise yearbook next year, and that a new teacher will. She’s nice and all but i really want my old yearbook advisor back. I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone until the current EIC was told, so I moped around the rest of the day and only my parents, and two close friends knew. Anyway, then in macro, my teach made sense, messed up on what at first made sense, and then proceeded to not make sense for the rest of the period. So, I went home and cried, It was a Monday and all that happened. Then, i thought that something on TV would make me feel better. I turned on and the news is on… bombing in Boston. Really? Two friends of mine were at the marathon at the finish line. They weren’t hurt, thank god. Their uncle was running. Their uncle had finished the run about 10 minutes before the bombing, They got in their car, and were driving back to the hotel , and within five minutes got a call saying what had happened. I’m overjoyed that they’re okay. And then we also had another bomb threat. Really? So, that was Monday for you all.

Tuesday.. the day didn’t really improve. My friend was back from Boston, I made myself coffee. That’s about it. I was also told that I had a nice face, which I mentioned yesterday. My teacher continued to confuse me and the girl I sit next to.

Wednesday. Today, my teacher apologized to the girl I sit next to and I personally for screwing us up. apparently the past two days we had been angry-looking and giving him death glares, so he felt bad. Today was alright. I am running for president of my junior board, wish me luck. I had a review for micro until four, then my macro teacher, the girl I sit next to in macro, and another girl stayed and reviewed for the test we have tomorrow. I finally understand it and I can’t wait to get an A on this test! We were there until 5 and if that’s what it takes for me to understand things, then that’s what it takes. After that, I walked, hoodless. to the house I dogsit for to get paid and give their key back. it was pouring and gross, and cold. It looked like there was going to be a tornado, but here hasn’t been one so far. I got paid $15.

 

Happy Shredding

Alicia 🙂

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April Challenges Day 3

Well, a whole day later than last week. What an accomplishment.

30 Day Shred- Done

60 Squats- 15 more, I’ll do them after I post this.

No Junk Food Challenge- Woot Woot, Day 2

30 Days of Weight Loss Challenge- A picture of my thinspiration…. I don’t have one. I don’t want to look like someone, I want to be myself in the end. Sure are their parts of celebrities I enjoy and sure would want, but there is not one singular person, I desire to be.

Well, all for today

Happy Shredding

Alicia 🙂

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April Challenges Day 2

  1. 30 Day Shred- Completed
  2. 55 Squats- Complete
  3. No junk Food Challenge – Should have started today… Easter candy… we’re having an end of the year “We finished the yearbook” party either today or Thursday, then it shall start
  4. 30 Day Weight loss Challenge- How tall are you? Do you like your height? I’m 5 ‘7’. Well i do enjoy my height. I’ve always wanted to be a little taller, maybe two or three inches and then I’d be happy.

So, after stopping the No Junk Food Challenge after school, my fitness pal got mad at me Let’s not talk about it. Anyway,  I have decided to steal this video from goodluckcaycee. I may or may not want to post something like this. I could use it!

HAPPY SHREDDING
Alicia :)

April Challenges. Day 1

  1. 30 Day Shred- Completed
  2. 50 Squats- Complete
  3. No junk Food Challenge – Starts tomorrow… Easter Candy…
  4. 30 Day Weight loss Challenge- Stats: I’m going with 160 pounds. I have no scale at my house, but I’ll found out Sunday.

So, daily, my food goals, as calculated on Myfintesspal is 1200 calories. I’ve already passed this and dinner isn’t complete. Well, Darn. Anywho, the No Junk Food Challenge starts tomorrow.

HAPPY SHREDDING
Alicia 🙂

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Challenges for April!

So, today is April 1st, and along with the 30 Day Shred, I will be doing these challenges

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For those of you, whose legs and butt can take more squats, her are some for you

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Happy Shredding

Alicia

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