Monday, March 4, 2013

. life lately .

Have you heard that abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym! I put this to the true test this week, without even realizing it. Monday I got super excited because I entered week 4 of P90X..9 more weeks to go. I did my yoga, my Monday exercise...felt great!
On Tuesday I had class, an exam and then this happened:

"Don't quit before the miracle" - my FAVORITE saying!!
Once he finished I asked him if I could work out..the answer was no :(. I was sad to realize my working out was on a temporary hold. Rubbing my arm against anything, especially clothes was pretty painful for the first few days (no worries, this is not my first tattoo..I knew what I was in for). I didn't really think this one through when it came to the time of year..I had to wear tanktops the first 2 days because it was too sore to wear sleeves. Did I mention it was about 15 degrees both those days!! YES..dumb time to get it, my bad! Because I wasn't working out, it was time to test the saying below..

I have been on a pretty strict 'eating clean' regimen for the past 3 weeks and I have been working at my P90X at the same time. I was so nervous to gain some of the weight back that I worked so hard to work off. I made very smart eating choices and I tried to limit my sugar intake even more (I slipped up a few times). I am glad to say that in the 6 days that I didn't work out, I lost almost 1.5lbs!! I'm so proud of myself for sticking with it and eating super healthy and doing what was right.
I started at the new school gym today, planning on going Monday, Thursday and Saturdays with 2 of my friends from work. I'll still be doing P90X on top of that, so I'll have to up my calorie intake to stay within a healthy range.
On June 16th of this year, I'll be running my 1st 5k in Washington, DC - the Color Me Rad run!! I'm so excited and I can't wait to run it with my sister & aunt and perhaps some friends! I've never been much of a runner, so the couch to 5k has started and hopefully i'll be 5k ready for the race...I just want to have fun and finish, that's what its all about. In order to make running more fun, these babies joined my family :)
I'm pretty sure this is the first pair of Nike sneakers I've owned! They are super lightweight and cute :) and to top that off..they were on sale! Can't beat that!!
Now lets all go outside and RUN!!!
xoxo E


  1. I'm loving the Nikes!! I'm a huge addidas fan myself but those look Ah-mazing!! Sorry about the no-gym time. I'm addicted to tattoo's and no all to well what you're going through. Totally worth it though and I love LOVE the new tat!

    1. Thank you, I love it!! I already have am appointment for my next tattoo haha. I go by color of shoes haha, these looked pretty and the sales girl said they were for running. My feet felt amazing!!! I love them

  2. Hello Elise!

    What a great post! Also, I love your saying and good luck on your marathon! Cute shoes by the way! Have a good evening!

    Lillies & Silk

    1. Thank you Carissa, I'm already nervous for the 5k! I love my new shoes, they are so comfortable! Have a great weekend!