Monday, June 27, 2011


So, I just signed up for the 30 day package at Bar Method.  I'm super excited, and a little scared.  Basically, I have a month to be bikini ready for a trip to Vegas, so I'd love to be in my best shape ever.  Coming next post:  my measurements now.  Hopefully, dramatic change over the next month!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Deadline determined

I've been having trouble figuring out how to motivate myself as I thought I didn't have any big events coming up.  And then it was pointed out to me that my birthday/a Vegas trip/college reunion are all coming up at the end of July, so there we go.  Am going to be in the best shape of my life for this.  How?

  • Getting sleep
  • Going vegan starting Monday
  • Doing an unlimited month of classes at bar method
  • More yoga
  • Drinking way, way less

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I'm not a cook.  I'm a baker.  This doesn't mean I can't cook, it's just not something that I consider myself particularly good at or that I actively seek to do.  As far as dinners go, I'm often happy to just throw something together from whatever's premade in the freezer.  Tonight was one of those rare nights on which I cooked.
Even though it's an eating week for me, apparently there's only so much junk food I can consume.  My body's started to crave health food.  I had a flash of inspiration during yoga - in the middle of some pose, I remembered that I had both spinach and polenta at home.  A few months ago, I had a fantastic polenta/mushroom dish at a restaurant that was supposed to be served with goat cheese, but it was during my vegan phase.  I thought it wouldn't be too difficult to recreate at home, so I stopped by the grocery store on my way home to pick up mushrooms, a can of tomatoes, and organic goat cheese (it was on sale).

So easy.  And so good!  All I did was cook the polenta according to the package, sauteed some spinach, and then separately sauteed some mushrooms and threw in the tomatoes.  Layer it all in a bowl with goat cheese and bam - delicious and healthy dinner in not too much time at all.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dual addictions

So I mentioned yesterday that I'm back to working out twice a day because I'm in dire need of the endorphin rush.  But I've realized it's not just the good feelings I'm addicted to.  I'm enjoy the pain.  At Bar Method, I'm able to embrace the shaking and power through.  The pain means I'm getting somewhere.  And tonight, in a really intense yoga class, instead of getting angry, I just breathed more and went deeper into the pose.  I'm not sure whether it's using physical pain to escape emotional issues or that I'm embracing new challenges, but whatever it is, I'm going with it.

Back to two a day

Sometimes, endorphins trump everything.  Right now is one of those times in my life.  I'm also in a class for work all this week, which means I'm only working 8 hours a day, and I actually have time to do things.  Like workout in the morning and in the evening so as to stay sane in the midst of everything else happening in my life. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Taking a break

So this blog was supposed to be about food and exercise. So for once, I'll make it that way.
Went to pilates and yoga at the gym tonight.  Having Cheez-its, a beer, and a brownie sundae for dinner.  Because I can.  And because I don't always have to be perfect.  I've been pretty hedonistic in a lot of aspects of my life lately, and I'm working on being okay with that.  I'm usually a planner, to the detriment of me enjoying the moment.  So I'm trying to work on that.