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. thisย  website ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚



13 in 13 January Post

Question of the month: If you could wake up tomorrow and have everything the way you wanted it to be what would it look like? Describe it to us.

This question was very troublesome. I love my life now. I have a roof over my head, a loving family, the body I never though was possible, great friends, I’m pretty smart, and I’m happy. Also, I have a newfound confidence after this summer of blogging and getting (somewhat) into shape. However, there are a few things that I would change or add about my life. For starters, I would be at my goal weight and more fit than I am now. I would be able to run an 8 minute mile. My family would be really proud of all I have accomplished and wanting me to continue, not telling me that I don’t need to lose anymore weight. I’d be able to cook. I’ve never really experimented with cooking and I would love to just create masterpieces out of the blue. My house would be clean, non cluttered, and I wouldn’t have to move things to sit down (not always, but when it happens, it’s annoying). I’d also be traveling. I want to go to Europe, and just experience new things. My goal is to have been to all continents (minus Antarctica, it would be fun but rather cold) by the time I die. And, I would have my license. I can’t get it for another 6 months but I still want the freedom, not that I’d be going many places by car, walking/running all the way! ๐Ÿ™‚

There we go, and along with my dream life, I have also been thinking about my 13 goals for 2013. I didn’t want them all to be weight goals, so they aren’t. I also didn’t want to have monthly goals, just 13 year-long goals, they’ll be completed whenever they are completed.

And, in no specific order:

  1. Complete the 30 Day Shred completely (hopefully to be completed this month)
  2. Be my goal weight which is losing 20 pounds (hopefully by May 24th 2013)
  3. Write a book.
  4. Make sure to drop weight and inches each month. I could honestly care less of how much, just some.
  5. Run a 5k
  6. Be able to run a 9 minute mile
  7. Get a jar, when something happens, write it down in the jar and at the end of the year look at all of them and reflect.
  8. Drink more water
  9. Cut out junk food
  10. Read. Read at least 20 books by the end of the year
  11. No excuses. This can get done, and it will, just no more
  12. Yet to be determined
  13. Yet to be determined.

There we have it, my 13 goals… err 11 for 2013. If you want to join me in the 13 in 13 challenge, join here.

Happy Shredding

Alicia ๐Ÿ™‚