1. Have a kickass 21st birthday! 2. Read a BOOK. 3. Keep going to spinning. 4. Drink even more water! 5. Move out? Maybe? Start seriously looking at places at LEAST. 6. HIIT twice a week! 7. Get under an 8:30 min/mile. 8. One race. Just one! Shouldn’t be hard.. 9. Follow weight training. 10. Get at or below 140. Pleeeease scale gods? Pleeease? Not too many big goals this month, I...
January Goals Revisited
1. Read something- other than tumblr.. I did! Not much, but I read like half of MLK’s Letter from Birmingham Jail for no reason and this essay by Natalie Angier entitled “Men, Women, Sex, and Darwin”, good stuff! 2. Go to yoga more. I went.. like, once. So meh. 3. Drink water, dammit! I did so much better on this this month! 4. Follow marathon training as closely as humanly...
Brrr! It's Cold in Here!
Got up early to get my workout at the gym before it started snowing, by the time I got out my car was already covered in snow. Temps are already getting close to 0! No fun! Did weights, of course!! Bench Press: 3x6 @ 65 lbs Barbell Row: 3x6 @ 50 lbs Dumbbell Shoulder Press:3x6 @ 22.5 lbs Wide Grip Pulldown: 3x6 @ 90 lbs 6-way Pushup things: 3x6 Dips: 3x6 @ 95 lbs EZ Bar Curl: 3x6 @ 40 lbs ...
the mona lisa of mayhem: URGENT MESSAGE FROM... →
roxanneritchi: [via] “To all the people of world” Alicia Ali Marsden To all the people of world The people in Egypt are under governmental siege. Mubarak regime is banning Facebook, Twitter, and all other popular internet sites Now, the internet are completely blocked in Egypt. Tomorrow the government…
What a weekend.
It was so amazing. I’ll never forget it. Met so many new people. Had so much fun. I’m definitely gonna work on hanging out with my capoeira friends more often. Health-wise, I was okay. I wasn’t strict at all, but I still think I did decent. No calorie counting, but I think it was good for me. Anyway, I need to ease up on my obsessiveness, this is a marathon, not a sprint ;)
I know, I keep posting and this isn’t even really about the batizado, but I was talking to my friend Pauline at the batizado today, and she told me that she had been googling capoeira and came across this blog of mine! Eek! She was so awesome about it. And in case you read this, hi Pauline!
Also, I ate so much tonight.
We went to La Casita for dinner after the batizado, it was good, I ordered an enchilada plate, with a cup of Mountain Dew mixed with Dr. Pepper, and not gonna lie, I had it all, I barely had eaten anything all day. Then we went to the studio to socialize and watch Mago do magic tricks and play the accordion. And have ice cream. Tubs and tubs. I had like, one and a half scoops of each, chocolate...
You know, this "doing life" business..
Pretty damn awesome.
Hope I don’t get my ass kicked too badly..
Just got home from the capoeira workshops! So fun!! The first workshop was with Professor Furacao, he was beyond great, taught us how to properly combine moves together to be awesome. And I kicked a kid I barely knew in the head..and Furacao..right after he said don’t kick me. Lol. Then I guess there was a mix up in scheduling because Contre Mestre Mariano wasn’t there for the class...
I love capoeira.
I really do. It’s such a great community of people, awesome, badass sport, I love everything about it. So just a brief run through of the awesomeness that was tonight. So we had two workshops and then hours and hours (and by hours and hours, I mean like, 2 and a half) of roda. I was in the beginner class, though apparently I should’ve been in the advanced class (when did THAT...
I am SO HUNGRY.
I had honey nut cheerios for breakfast with a clementine and orange juice, had a ham and cheese sandwich an hour ago, and just had a chicken sandwich. I am still so hungry!! Gahhhh!
You know what I just found out?
My little sister (she lives in Florida, and we don’t really talk, we’re just facebook friends), is an Abercrombie model. How I didn’t know this I don’t know. But yeah. I’m so jealous happy for her. We’re like a year apart, and we’re technically only half sisters (on my dad’s side), but we grew up together. I’m jealous she got the good genes...
I actually got a full night's sleep last night.
It was crazy. I went to bed at MIDNIGHT. I haven’t gone to sleep that early in months. Woke up on my own at like 8:30, wasn’t interrupted at all, didn’t hear any yelling in the morning, got up, everyone was gone, and I got to play with Q-tip (my sister’s dog, he’s sooo cute!) And I got to do everything I needed to in peace. Although now apparently I’m staying...
Thanks for all the kind words on my last post. You have no idea how much I appreciate it. So I had to sit in chick-fil-a for like 3 hours as part of my work to pay for the batizado, it was a fundraiser with a prize wheel so it wasn’t bad. I told my friend Candice about what happened with my sister, and she said she was going to ask around to find me a place, which I heard my old ballet...
(this is not a happy post, at all) Just when things were going good, apparently they can’t be good for even 24 hours. Now that I “got a job” my sister decided she wants to kick me out of her house. She says to call my other sister and live with her, because she “can’t take it anymore”. Because living with me is soo hard. Me being her slave for the last 3...
Are You Over-training? →
easyrunner: Great article on what over-training means and how to prevent it. Yeah, this is way important. I definitely had to read this, with my awful tendency of over-training..
Woah Mental Block.
So went to the gym this morning, pushed myself as hard as I could with the weights. Incline Bench Press: 1x6 @ 60 lbs (barely, the bar almost fell on me), 2x6 @ 55 lbs Bicycle Crunches:4x25 Pull ups: 3x6 @ 95 lb compensation (woooot I finally did it!) Military Press:3x6 @ 20 lbs Exercise Ball Pull Ins:3x10 Hanging Pike: 3x8 (my hands kept slipping off the bar, that wasn’t fun, my...
thefrenemy: I cannot express to you guys how much I hate text messaging. I hate knowing that relationships can blossom without any physical or verbal contact. I hate that my drunken antics become more recordable. I hate that I can be contacted wherever or whatever I’m doing. But mostly I hate the way that I don’t hate you, not even close, not even a little bit,...
Just got back from my test in capoeira!
So I truly believe the sole reason for these tests is to train you to handle messing up in front of everyone. And boy did I… It was BRUTAL. Like, it wasn’t the moves themselves that were hard, but doing them in the right order, with the leg they say to use, in front of everyone, and while playing someone else.. crap.. Overall it was good though, I passed of course. And I showed up to...
I never thought I'd say this, but ughhh chocolate....
I had a bit of a “binge”, aka I had like 6 pieces of funsize chocolate bars, 4 kit kat ones and 2 hershey’s ones. Been sleeping for the last 2 hours to see if the stomach pain will go away. I feel so crappy. I know it’s not like a real binge, but it’s the most chocolate I’ve had in quite a while, in fact I’m still under calories, but I still feel shitty. I...
I am ecstatic right now.
I can’t help but start to think about all the good that’s going to come from this job. I’m going to be a productive member of society, make money, pay off my debts, be able to buy food again.. And most of all MOVE OUT OF HERE. To have my own room and decorate it and have FURNITURE. And a CLOSET. And a DOOR. To just feel at home again. That’ll be beautiful. I feel bad,...
Oh I forgot, NSV last night :)
So last night I was in capoeira, had just changed to my clothes for class, and I saw one of my capoeira instructors, Ann, she’s my instructor Mago’s wife, she’s been home a lot lately and hadn’t seen her in awhile. So when we saw each other last night, she was like, “BECKY! It’s so good to see you! And there’s less of you to see, you’re looking...
WIW: "No Big Deal" Edition.
#15 SW: 168 lbs Last week’s weigh in: 145 lbs CW: 145.4 +0.4 lbs Total weight lost: 22.6 lbs Sure, it’s a gain, but I’ve been seeing 144s all week, so I have a feeling this was a fluke. So I’m not going to stress out over it, weight fluctuates. Plus, for the rest of this week I have a feeling I’ll definitely be losing weight, with all the capoeira workshops and the...
I went in for a job interview today. I GOT THE JOB! It’s just at a new Mexican restaurant that’s opening up, but I don’t care. I’m sooo excited. And it opens up next week, which makes me happy cause I’ll get to do the batizado in peace :) I’M SO HAPPY.
Belated Tumblr Tuesday: "Many many Sarahs" Edition
So yeah, I COMPLETELY forgot about Tumblr Tuesday yesterday, so here you all go :) Sarah Liia Sarah Michelle Lindsay Sarah Aliciaaa capoeiramechamou- AWESOME capoeira blog :) January So yeah, all these ladies are absolutely fabulous, and if you aren’t following them (though you probably are), you definitely should :) And this week I’m recommending the lovely...
sariefitzgerie: I’m taking a page from some of your books. I’ve seen some posts about superficial reasons to lose weight and I’ve got a few of my own. I won’t lie to you, when I started this journey, my goal was to “get skinny”. Of course, my goals have now evolved into “getting fit, being able to do certain things with my body [i.e. marathons, burpees, planks, chin-ups, etc.], and leading a...
I am TIRED. Went to the gym. Then capoeira. Barely had any break. Weights: Squats: 3x8 @ 65 lbs Decline Reverse Crunch: 3x10 Leg Press: 3x6 @ 305 lbs (holy crap!) Leg Curl: 3x8 @ 120 lbs Leg Extension:3x7 @ 120 lbs Calf Raise: 3x8 @ 120 lbs Hip Adduction: 3x8 @ 115 lbs Queda de rins pushups: 10 Cardio: 45 minutes on the spinning bike. EXHAUSTING. then I got in the sauna for about 25...
Ben Does Life.: 10 Superficial Reasons to Lose... →
bendoeslife: You don’t have to pull the seatbelt as far to click it. Let’s be honest, chub-rub sucks. Far fewer sweat stains. Cartwheels are much easier (and graceful). No more pulling the shirt out of fat rolls when you sit down. (don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about.) People don’t… Honestly? I’d like to be able to wear sexy lingerie. And actually FEEL sexy in...
The Frenemy.: Rules for Sex →
thefrenemy: I received an email from a reader this morning that filled me with the kind of somber understanding that usually comes only from watching drunk girls throwing up into a toilet. I’ve been there, sister! Stay strong!: Why is it that everytime I shave AND wear my cute underwear I never end up… OMG. Hit the nail on the head. This is. My life.
Haha, I have NOOOO idea how we got a place at the mall. All I know is, we’re taking Santa’s place. Lol. That’s actually a really good question..how did we get a place at the mall..hmm. I would assume we have special “connections” :P
Looks like it's going to be an AMAZING week.
CAPOEIRA EVERY DAY ‘TIL SATURDAY. Went to class today, was great, I hadn’t gone for a week and everyone was like, “Becky! You’ve been gone forever! We missed you!” Man, I love my capoeira family. AND, for those of you that actually know about it, what makes this week EXTRA special, it’s Batizado week! Workshops start on Thursday, and we have more on Friday and...
Stuff I'm proud of.
One- that pile of clothes? Though it’s gross, all of what I was wearing this morning for my workout, completely drenched. Two- That notebook. That notebook has been with me since I started this journey, originally I bought it as a food diary, but I hate writing food down and that quickly ended and then soon after I started really working out, so it turned into my workout log. I also used...
The looks I get
For wearing my shorts to the gym in 13 degree weather. Hilarious. :P
I really just want my own space.
Where I can put stuff on the walls, arrange things just so, have a little job that can pay the bills, just a place I can call home, and get away from everything. That’d be really nice. It’d be especially nice if it were in a new place- new city, state, whatever. I think that’s when I’ll really start enjoying things. I’m making the most of what I have now, I...
whatthehealth replied to your photo: Reason #541 Capoeira makes you a badass:… I’m going to first Capoeira class next Monday! It seriously is badass! OMG I AM SOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!! It’s soooooo much fun! My first class kicked my ass more than anything ever had, so hope you enjoy yours! :) I’d love to know how it goes! Keep me updated!
Anonymous asked: What do you believe to be the key ingredients to a happy and healthy relationship?
You pretended the snooze button didn’t exist. You dragged your butt out of bed...– this is what i want.: JUST DO IT (via beautifulday4running)
Anonymous asked: Youre tagged. Tell us 15 random things about yourself.
After much procrastination..
I finally went to the gym. Deadlift: 3x8 @ 60 lbs Leg Lifts: 3x12 Leg Curl:3x7 @ 120 lbs Leg Press: 3x8 @ 290 lbs Leg Extension: 3x8@ 120 lbs Calf Raises: 3x8 @ 105 lbs 50 Box Jumps Capoeira 30 Au’s (cartwheels) Across the floor: Esquiva frontal Quebrada-queixada Armada-queixada-au Esquiva lateral-chibata presa Meia lua solta-queda de rins (awkward, I know) My nemesis of the...
I just found an old picture from when I was in 9th grade. I estimate that I weighed about the same then as I do now. Obvs there’s going to be a difference, but i didn’t think it would be too much.. (I’m on the right, of course) Oh, and just to show you guys how much things changed, my most recent picture with the same blonde kid (my best friend, Victor), in summer 2009: I...
One thing I DO miss about living with boys:
mid-afternoon nap sessions.