Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Successes (and failures)

After my self-motivating post yesterday (thank you all for your lovely comments on it!), I had a semi-successful day.
Cleaned half of my room, got things sorted out with my boss (I'm teaching dance classes at a local studio when I head back to college), worked on director-y stuff (a few of my friends and I have started a new dance company at our school), went to the gym (FINALLY), worked a bit on a short story, read, and started online German lessons.
Not bad.

The gym was 45 minutes elliptical and about 20-30 minutes of upper body strength. My gym has a shite free weights selection so I use their strength machines, and WOW. I've gotten so much stronger since I was last there. Machines that I was previously having trouble moving 40 pounds on I managed to do 6+ reps at 50+ pounds.

I was feeling pretty good about the workout at the time, but I'm only a little bit sore this morning, so clearly I didn't push enough. Ah, well. Today's another chance.

...the thing I'm not particularly pleased about yesterday was intake.
1 pm: A small apple, 2 tbsp cashews. (137 cal)
5:30 pm: Lentils with spinach, tomato, and tofu. (110 cal) * This was supposed to be double, but my mother decided after I was done cooking that she wanted some, so I gave her half of my portion.
7:00 pm: Baby carrots with hummus, 2 artichoke hearts. (155 cal)
9:00 pm: Pita with tomato and tofu. A small apple. (247 cal)
Total: 649 cal
Through exercise: -460 cal
Net: 191

I hate that I had the pita, and I hate that I ate so much so late. Today's a new day.

It's 6:30 and I've been up for 3 hours already.
I woke up at 3:30 and tried to go back to sleep, but my mind was too filled with choreography ideas, so I've been up for a while trying to flesh those out a bit more.

Goals for the day:
Intake under 650
Solidify fall choreography concept
German lessons
Read (a book. not blogs.)
Clean the rest of my room

I hope you lovelies have a successful, happy day. <3



  1. oh wow that sounds like a very productive day
    mine wasn't
    holy fuck you are a strong woman
    thats not so bad at all! psssssssst
    and all of that was good for you stuff
    sfsgsokpgks you've been up since 3.30?

    good luck honey
    -Sam Lupin

  2. I agree with Sam ♥. You really are a strong woman. I'm so happy and proud of you that you had such a successful day. It sounds like from today on your life will be better than it was or well, from yesterdays entry. If you have any question about the German language feel free to ask me :>.

    Love, Claudelle