Ashley. 20 years old. Marketing Management major at GWC, transferring to university after next spring. Love clothes/fashion, and I hope to have a career in fashion marketing. Currently working as a sales associate at Marshalls. Family is everything. My boyfriend is my best friend. I am a writer (mostly teen/young adult fiction), my dream is to publish a book one day. This is my blog, and I post a wide variety of things, follow me if you find my posts interesting, I almost always follow back. Have a great day!
I pride myself on being a natural beauty, I don’t wear make-up daily like a lot of girls (not knocking it), but it feels nice not be one of those chicks who literally won’t step out of the house without a pound of make-up on. Plus, makes getting ready so much quicker!
Making an attempt at cuteness
I’ve got to go to work in the next hour or so, & I am so SORE!! I worked out so much yesterday, it’s unbelievable. Well, not really, but it was a lot. Haha. And it sucks cuz I work at a department store and my job is to basically recover the area. If anyone’s worked in retail you know that requires bending down to pick up a lot of merchandise that customers have dropped. My thighs are so tight and sore, earlier I bent down to grab my leggings & it took me like a full minute to squat all the way down. But I’m not complaining, this is the only kind of pain I can truly say I love. This pain reminds me that the results I’m dying to see are slowly but surely on their way!
And after I get off of work this afternoon, I am coming back home, eating, then resting for a bit, then getting my ass up and working out again! Although, I may have to skip out on the 10mintrainer Lower Body video because my legs are seriously sore, I don’t even know if I’d be able to do the workout. I will attempt it though!! I gotta keep going to get my dream body, that I know is attainable. It just takes a little effort on my part.
The only person stopping me, is me.
P.S. my parents offered me a ride to work, but I’m going to walk instead. And I plan on walking home. I’ve vowed to myself to start taking any opportunity to get moving!
So, I totally forgot that my friend wanted to workout at the gym today after she got off work and I spent my entire morning/afternoon doing @ home workouts. I’m already sore & semi-exhausted, but hey, an opportunity to hit the weights I will not ignore!!
Daily Workouts (Must Be Completed)
5 x of: -50 jumping jacks
-15 air squats
-10 knee hugs
-15 calf raises
-50 bicycle crunches
*10 minutes jumprope
*10mintrainer Lower Body (Video by BeachBody)
*10mintrainer Abs (Video by BeachBody)
*20min (minimum) jogging
* = Things I don’t have to do on days I go to the gym, (which isn’t often because I don’t have a membership, I go as a guest with my friend and she isn’t very health-conscious!)
This checklist is just to get me up and moving every day, I’m sure I’ll end up adding more repetitions to the routine on most days. But this is something to keep me working out even on my laziest days. I’m going to stick with this for the next 30 days & see what my results look like. Feel free to join in if you want, and change anything to fit your own needs!
How quickly your body can go from feeling crappy and sloppy when eating unhealthily, to feeling back to normal after only a couple of days of getting back into good eating habits & regular exercising. My stomach has been poking out so much this past month and after literally two days of my old routine, it looks semi-decent again. I need to start setting goals and posting them around my room or something to keep me on track. My boyfriend recently put up a bunch of letters he’s gotten from colleges on our wall and I bet they have been inspiring him, because he’s been actually getting his lazy ass up to go to practice. Maybe I need to follow in his footsteps!!
Today, I am going to restart my healthy lifestyle. I may have screwed up a bit a little while ago by having frozen yogurt but hey I only put almonds, strawberries, blueberries, & a little bit of cheesecake bites on it. Plus, I ran two miles this morning & I’m preparing to get out there and run some more. I’m just waiting for my phone to charge up so I have some good music to listen to. I can’t run without a soundtrack. It gets me in the zone.
So I know I have multiple posts talking about how this is it, and I’m finally going to get my body to where I want it to be, but that’s a good thing isn’t it? Because it means that every time I stray away from my path, I get back to it. There has to be a point where it will stick and I will get sick of starting over and my healthy lifestyle will truly be my lifestyle and I will no longer crave the bad things that I ate over the course of this last month when I was careless and ignoring my health. I don’t even want to think about all of the crap I’ve been loading my body up with, and I can’t ignore the cries for help coming from my insides any longer! My body is yearning for the nutrients and the regular exercise that it had become so accustomed to. Well, starting today I am back on track.
I’m going to make a post every day updating my progress. I am going to post EVERYTHING here, so even if I slip-up I will admit that to myself, but promise not to let it spiral out of control like my latest fuck up did.
I’ve been so m.i.a. lately because I have been on a month long, downward spiral into binge-town as of late. I haven’t been working out, & I’ve been not only eating unhealthily, but I’ve been OVEREATING unhealthily. I feel so gross. My pee is yellow and smells so bad. My stomach feels like there is constantly something sitting in it, like all the junk I’m eating isn’t even digesting. Idk why I always let myself get carried away. I was just supposed to cheat for Memorial Day weekend, then jump right back on the healthy train. Ughhhh. Well, whatever. what’s done is done. Now I just have to pick myself back up, and start getting back to my usual routine. Here we go again!!!
So sad, my legs were starting to look AMAZING, my tummy was beginning to go completely flat. My butt was (barely) on its way to becoming tight & toned. Why did I have to let a weekend of slacking off become an entire month? Now all of my hard work is gone, and I’m back to square one. Fuck, I always do this to myself! Time to start over :((