Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Party Girl Turned Grandma?

I struggled a little bit last weekend (my first full weekend back at school). I go to a school with a huge party reputation, and for the most part, students live up to that. I went out a lot last semester, but this semester I am really not interested in it. I haven't been drinking, because it's bad for me physically and mentally (and emotionally, honestly).

I don't want the extra calories. I don't want the headache, dizziness, and unproductiveness that can come the next day because of a night out. I don't want to wake up feeling like I made bad decisions or embarrassed myself in any way.

I have no problem staying in, but my issue is that I don't really have any friends that would rather stay in than party.

Last weekend, I stayed strong and did not drink at all (it's been since about early December since I have). My issue was that I was laying in my bed hanging out by myself.

Now, don't get me wrong - I really do enjoy my alone time and relaxation. But it's really hard to stay in and do nothing when all of my friends are out together partying. I got in my own head, and felt like I had no friends (which isn't true), and I just felt depressed at the possibility that every weekend was going to be like this.

I realize that my feelings were melodramatic but I am not going to lie to you guys about what was going through my head!

I spent Thursday and Friday night by myself going stir-crazy in my little dorm room. There's only so much Netflix you can watch in one night!

My friend Courtney and I had a talk Saturday and realized that we were both feeling the same way. She was in the room literally across the hall from me doing the same thing I was (though we both thought the other was out, and didn't bother to text each other).

Basically, despite my feelings of aloneness and discouragement, I found someone else who was feeling the same way I was. We ended up going out with our friends Saturday night, though I didn't have anything to drink. I still had a good time!


This long story was basically to say that if you're feeling the same way I am, you're not the only one. But it'll all turn out okay!

This weekend, I am not going to wallow in self pity or whatever dramatic feelings I had. I can go out and not drink, stay in with someone and hang out, have a late night gym sesh, go to bed early, etc.

I still want to find more friends that enjoy not going out Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights every weekend. But I also need to feel happiness about sticking to what I want, and not letting anyone influence me to differ from my goals.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Second Semester Fitness Resolutions

Okay, I'm going to be straight up here. I dun' gooooooofed my first semester away at college! I "tried" to be healthy but in all honestly I did not work out consistently and I did not exercise restraint with my diet.

That's all fine and dandy, but now it's time to get my act together.

I will be back at college in a few hours and I want to make some resolutions for myself to ensure that I reach my goals!

1. Make a routine and stick to it!

2. Keep healthy food in my dorm, and don't let the supply dwindle (as that's when I usually go out and choose a less healthy option)

3. Dining hall food isn't that good. Don't waste a cheat on that stuff. Stick to the salads!

4. Treat myself nicely.

5. Set weekly goals! It's super beneficial for me and doesn't let me get as overwhelmed.

6. Take progress pictures.

7. Plan & prepare.

8. Take advantage of the dorm kitchen.

9. Weigh-ins Tuesdays!

10. Cut WAAAY back on eating out! It's unhealthy and expensive.

11. Be consistent. This is where I mess up. I know what is healthy for me. I know what to do in the gym. I've been consistent before, and it did wonders for me. Let's do this again!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

January 2015 Gym Playlist

If you shuffle through my music, you'll literally go from a country song to rap to hard rock. My workout playlists are always a similar jumble, so hopefully you'll be able to find something in here that pumps you up!

**a lot of these songs are fairly explicit - fair warning ;)

Songs in bold are my faves ;)

1. Ass Drop - Wiz Khalifa
2. Only - Nicki Minaj (Ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown)
3. Bad Blood - Taylor Swift
4. Alone Together - Fall Out Boy
5. Jelly - Andre Nickatina (Ft. Problem)
6. Take You Higher - Goodwill Hook N Sling
7. Dump Dump - A$AP Ferg
8. Work Out - J. Cole
9. Let Me See Ya Girl - Cole Swindell
10. Oh Yeah - Chris Brown (Ft. Snoop Dogg & 2 Chainz)
11. 'Till I Collapse - Eminem
12. Monica Lewinsky - G-Eazy (Ft. Skizzy Mars & KYLE)
13. Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj (Ft. Beyonce)
14. Take It Out On Me - Florida Georgia Line
15. Fergsomnia - A$AP Ferg (Ft. Twista)
16. I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris (Ft. Ellie Goulding)
17. Ayo - Chris Brown & Tyga
18. Stuntin' Like My Daddy - Birdman & Lil Wayne
19. Hell Yeah - Milla (Ft. Clyde Carson)
20. Tic Tac Toe - Logic
21. Hell of a Night - Dustin Lynch
22. Good Day - Tyga (Ft. Lil Wayne & Meek Mill)
23. 19,999 - Too $hort
24. Low -  Juicy J (Ft. Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Yung Thug)
25. Voices - Disturbed
26. Work - A$AP Ferg (Ft. A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad James & ScHoolboy Q)


I am so excited to be sitting down and writing this sentence right now! 

I have toyed with the idea of starting a blog centered around health and fitness (and just my life in general!) and I've finally given in and created a space to let my thoughts and ideas out. 

I hope you'll continue to check back in, as I will be posting as often as I can (hopefully at least weekly) and that you'll be able to get to know me better!

For now, I just wanted to say welcome, and I hope you'll stick around! I'll see you in my next post. :)