current motivational quote

"Yesterday you said tomorrow." —Nike

Monday, October 12, 2009

still trying... hello week 2!

yup, that's right. week one was definitely a tough one. but i have to admit, i did stick with it and felt great by the end of the week. of course saturday was a really bad day as far as food selection went. but i did do much better yesterday with my eating habits and to top it off, mark and i ran 1.8 miles just because.

oh my, last week's runs were tough. it's been a while since i've been running consistently. i say i'm not back to my usual running self yet. today i feel sluggish and just awful. i did bring my gym bag and running shoes with me to work, but ahhh! the thought of going out for a run on this cold icky gloomy day isn't so appealing at the moment. the weather's changing.. or at least this week anyway. a storm is supposed to come in sometime this afternoon. i hope i'll get home before it comes.

anyway, we'll see how i feel come lunch time. i know i'm supposed to go out and run. ahhh! maybe i'll just run on the treadmill in the gym today or something. i must admit, running does delay my hunger. i don't usually eat until at least an hour after a run.. or at least that's how it was last week. ummm.. alright, we'll see how i do today. if i'm too lazy, i'll probably just get on the treadmill and do 25 mins or something. otherwise, the elliptical or rowing machine will always do it for a good cardio workout. we shall see... :)

one last note, i'm at 102.6lbs this morning. i must admit, it's totally water weight. and the 102lbs is deceiving cuz i know what's making it 102 is totally water. i'm pretty sure my typical weight is 101... so. but i guess we'll find out. well, from now til thanksgiving morning, i still have 7.6 more pounds to lose... so must focus!

Monday, October 5, 2009

getting back on the wagon

summer's over and fall's here. since the start of summer til now, i haven't really been watching my diet or weight. anyway, you can say i gained all those awful extra pounds back again.. yes, the ones i worked so hard to lose! i mean, every night, i was hitting play, doing all 'em pull-ups, push-ups, abs workouts, and not to mention, the countless miles i logged on my ipod nike+ gadget by running.

oh, i feel like the journey back to where i once was a few months ago seems so long. my body is all out of whack. the poor diet i've been eating lately has definitely made me feel sluggish. not to mention, the lack of exercise and countless hours bumming around the house. ahhhh!

alright, well.. today's a new day. i'm giving this another try, with a game plan i hope will help me succeed once and for all. so far, so good. i logged 2.7 miles of running during my lunch hour. ate reasonably well up until now. for dinner, we're having spaghetti so i'll be treating myself to just one serving of spaghetti, with a small piece of bread (lightly buttered) and a side salad w/ a 1/2 tsp of dressing. you can say the overall calories of this meal will be a good 700 calories or so. i know it's quite large, but that's okay considering what i've eaten today. so far, i believe my calorie count is only up to 600. so adding 700 will only give me 1300 for the day. by running for 25mins, that shed off 210 calories, so really, i do have 200 calories to spend if i want to. we'll see if i decide to have dessert tonight. but omg, i seriously need to cut out the sweets. i know.. been baking way too much, consuming too many goodies.

lalalala... stay tune.

starting stats:
weight: 104.2lbs -- ouch!
waist: 27"
hips: 34"
thighs l/r: TBD

personal goal:
weight: 95lbs
waist: 24"
hips: 32"
...and have 'em sexy arms/legs. :P

to-do list:
- cardio (running/elliptical) 20-30mins, 3x a week
- strength training (target areas/circuit) 2-3 sets, 3x a week
- yoga 60mins, 1-2x a week


  • Cardio (running, elliptical or rowing machine), at least 3x a week
  • Eat more healthy (plan more meals)
  • Complete one full round of P90X :)
  • Get down to 95lbs? okay, 100lbs first then!
  • Runners' legs (still striving for 'em sexy calves/legs!)
  • Flat tummy (still working on it)
  • Run my first half marathon??!! -- nike women's marathon (oct 2010)
  • Run/complete SF marathon's progressive marathon/5K in july (i can't do the half or full marathon, my leg's still not 100%)
  • Run nike+ humanrace10k 8.31.08

  • race results

    07/26/09: 3.1 miles -- SFM 5k 29:21 :)
    11/23/08: 4 miles -- great highway 37:48 :)
    11/16/08: 3.1 miles -- polo fields 5k 29:35 :)
    09/21/08: 4.5 miles -- lake merced race 46:56 :)
    09/14/08: 4 miles -- stern grove 4mile 43:20

    08/31/08: 6.2 miles -- nike+ 10k race! 67:38 :)
    08/10/08: 3.1 miles -- my first 5k! 33:20 :)

    7:30 (03/08/10 -- street)
    7:58 (11/20/09 -- 1 mi race)
    8:37 (11/16/08 -- race)
    8:50 (10/5/08 -- track)