Health | March Fitness Update

I need to be eating like this for the REST of my life!  I consumed so much food it was crazy – I did do some activities but not a lot!  This is my March Madness! :)

Get Up

Calories Burned:  322 Calories (Average)

Steps:  4922 (Average)

Work Out Activities: 

I pretty much do Zumba ALL THE TIME.  Whether it’s the Zumba workout game or an actual class, I am shaking the fat right off (in theory).

I have been walking around a lot more.  It does help that I have to walk around to get my laundry and things like that.  Convience at times can equal laziness.

I have also been dancing around my apartment like it’s 1999.  I have been watching a lot of 80s teen movies (which are literally the best movies EVER) and getting inspiration on the carefree awesome routines!


I am back on track!  Man, last month was a bit rough for me both mentally, emotionally, personally, professionally, academically, just basically a mess!  However, I have slowly gotten back to my goals and making sure that I am focused!  Not to mention, my male bestie asked me to stand in his wedding in November.  I will be a groomsman in a dress.  This is exciting!!! I have to make sure that I am super FLY! (:

In other related news, I totally did something to the ball of my foot.  It’s hard to walk it and in turn, it’s hard work out in it.  How do you heal a cut on the ball of your foot when you walk practically EVERYWHERE!

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Health | January Fitness Update

Happy New Year folks! 1st day of 2014!

My Jawbone has been acting up again – I am a little sad about it because it wasn’t too long ago, maybe 4 months ago, that I had to get a new one.  I am looking into getting another pedometer, but right now, I am using S Health app on my Note 3.  It doesn’t link up to MyFitnessPal, but I am still going to enter and transfer things over.

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Health | December Fitness Update

Happy New Year, World! :)

I totally forgot to do an update in November!  I was doing so well … but I feel that I did even better in December!  I was walking a lot more and I remember to put on my Jawbone Up a lot more.  I definitely saw results of being more active and out of my chair  It was awesome!  :)



Get UP

Calories Burned: 65,555 Calories

Steps: 116,334

Work Out Activities: I did a little bit of a whole lot!  Whether it was Cardio Barre, Yoga, or Spin class, I kicked butt and took names!

  • 43m of Cardio Barre; 181.0 calories burned
  • 1h 4m of Cardio Barre; 26.87 calories burned

Status: With my family having surgeries and having additional responsibilities, I would say that I was walking quite a bit!  Towards the end of the month, I exceeding my walking goal of 10,000!  I felt really proud of myself.  I want to keep that up for January because I notice a difference.  A large contributing factor was the fact that I finished another academic semester and I have 2 weeks off.  With the time off, I was able to focus on getting in some work outs.  

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I am incorporated more water into my diet again.  I still drink pop because of the holidays (I am allowed a SLIGHT treat every now and again, right?).  I keep a water bottle handy and I drink as much water as humanly possible (which is not a lot compared to the average person)..

Overall, I feel like I did a great job this month!  I hope to keep it going for the beginning of 2014! :)

 It’s not about dieting, it’s about having a healthy lifestyle.  That lifestyle is definitely a journey.  Check out my other fitness update posts!

Health | October Fitness Update

October hasn’t been TOO exciting when it comes to the healthiness – big shocker there right?!  However, I have lost 4 pounds (HOORAY)!  Hopefully this means I am doing something right! :)

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Health | September Fitness Update

With my new mint green Jawbone UP, I am ready to document how much of a fat ass I have been lately!

Wake UP

I haven’t seen sleeping regularly lately!  I have been so overwhelmed with weddings and things like that I haven’t even done anything.

I hope October will be better!

Get UP


I have been doing a lot more activity these past couple of weeks.  I absolutely love cardio barre!  The simplest movements generate the biggest reactions (at least in my mind).

I also did some kickboxing and Zumba with my sister.  I haven’t been playing my Xbox Kinect in a while – maybe I will do that when I can’t make it to the gym.

Calories Burned: 61,884

Status: Going up!

Eat UP

Man, weddings galore has definitely not been friendly on my diet.  I have also stopped watching what I am eating because the wedding craze is over.  However, I will get back on the good foot on Monday (I just have to go to the grocery store).

Calories Consumed (Average):  7.991


 It’s not about dieting, it’s about having a healthy lifestyle.  That lifestyle is definitely a journey.  Check out my other fitness update posts!

Health | August Fitness Update

So, my Jawbone took an expected death.  It wasn’t keeping a charge very well, but thankfully, Jawbone will be sending me a new one – it’s going to be mint green.  With that, my numbers are going to be WAY off.

Wake UP

I have been horrible this month at documenting my sleep!  Ugh!  There was one week where I didn’t document anything.  Now, my average idle is thrown off because my Jawbone thinks I am a lazy insomniac.  I have also been clocking in some late nights and I haven’t been getting a lot of rest at all! :(

Get UP


Calories Burned: 63,289

Status: Going up!

I wish my Up was working.  I did a lot of walking, cardio, and things like that during RA training.  I walked around Belle Isle for community service with the RAs and did other activities with them.  I did a lot of walking around campus.  Even thought LTU isn’t that big, I still feel like I did something.

Eat UP

Calories Consumed (Average):  1,765

Status: Yo No Se

I will blame my diet on RA training.  It’s crazy to try and be aware of your food when their is a Hungry Howie’s pizza staring you in the face and 20+ people eating it.  I gave into the pressure!!  :(


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This is my first official post in the Love Yourself Linkup—an ongoing series by women around the web focusing on self image and body image. In our posts, we will talk about our thoughts on these subjects, tell stories of our personal experience, share what has inspired us, challenged us, and more. Read my previous posts in the series here, and join the conversation!