- Finally back into the (inspired) fitspo routine. Had my first really good workout today post-workcation! Mile run warmup, hour of Zumba, then legs. Oh yes!
- Added garlic and probiotics to my daily supplements (which besides these includes a women’s daily, omega 3, glucosamine, L-glutamine, calcium, and B12.)
- Ordered kombucha SCOBI. My house is about to become a fermented tea micro brewery.
Not making enough progress on the career-side of my life the past week, but I blame the fact that I’ve been dealing with taxes. Next week’s goals will be to solidify some times to meet with the artists I want to work with and get a few more stable gigs. Onward!
FITBLR MEET UP
ALBANY, NEW YORK - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Okay guys! We’re officially going to do this! All Fitblrs from the New York / New England area are invited for a Fitblr meet-up at Color Me Rad! Registration is $45 if you do it before July 27, and $55 between then and race day.
Color Me Rad (like Color Run) is an awesome 5k where, every kilometer, you get dumped with a new color. By the end, we’re all gonna end up looking like walking (or running) tye dye.
Come and run with us for #TeamFitblr or run by yourself and meet us for lunch afterwards. We’ll be meeting near by at 8am (one hour before the race).
Never run a race before? Check out the Couch to 5k Plan and start training now! You have two months do train your body to do something amazing.
RSVP to @marissalosesit to get race details as they’re announced by CMR: http://www.tumblr.com/meetup/11156
If you’ve never been to Albany, it’s about 2hrs away from most of Connecticut or Mass, 3hrs away from NYC, 3hrs from Boston, and super close to the southern Vermont border. What are you waiting for!?
I fucking went through the five stages of grieving within 2 minutes
Denial - Oh, I’m sure there’s another date or something I can get in
Anger - WTF is wrong with them of course it would sell out!
Bargaining - Maybe I can like become a volunteer and still get in…..
Depression - I’m never running again… there’s no point in training any more…
Acceptance - I guess I can do the bootleg Color Me Rad in Albany in September? Does anyone live in New England / New York that would wanna commit with me? Fitblr meetup?
I officially have a sleeve of little woodland creatures racing towards a picnic basket. An ugly tomato, red onion, baguette, carrots, tea bags and two lil’ eggs.
Um, oh my god #fitspo..
After yesterday turned into a silent rave I took the following photo and posted it to FaceBook. So I saw it this morning. All I wanna say is HOLY CRAP.
And that’s not even like before/after.
The photo is at about 235ish (started at 250) and currently at 187.
Prof. Izumi Tabata: is a Japanese scientist who, with a 1996 study, influenced the world of fitness with his work on high-intensity interval training. In short, Prof. Tabata found that athlete who trained at their max for short periods of time progressed faster than athlete who trained at a lower energy for more time. Here's a little Tabata inspiration.
PICK ONE: Crunches, push-ups, squats, or anything you want. Do as many as you can at 100% intensity for 1 minute, then rest for 30 seconds. Repeat five times. This 2work:1rest ratio is the standard Tabata method.
CARDIO: Run for bike for 2 minutes as fast as you can, rest for 1 minute (verrry slow walk or peddle). (If you've seen couch-to-5k method before, it's based on this science.)
NOT-TOTALLY-TABATA: Do 5 pushups, 5 situps, 5 squats, and run one lap around your house. You have 3 minutes. If you finish before the three minutes is up, take the rest of the time to rest. If you drag, then you get no rest time. Repeat 10 times.
Grab a stop watch and see how long it takes you to finish any one of these exercises. To track progress, record your times and try the same exercise again a month later. Mix 'em up, switch things around, change the numbers, do what you want--just work it!
Count Down: 25 butterfly sit ups, 25 pike pushups, 25 squats, 25 push ups (no excuses); repeat again doing 15 of each; then 5; then 1.
Your Poor Legs: Run 1 lap around your house, then 10 squats. Repeat 6 times.
Your Arms Are Gonna Fall Off: Put a light weight or full waterbottle in each hand. 30 arm-circles, 30 superman, 30 shoulder raises, 30 biceps curls. Repeat 3 times.
Cardio 1: 30 jump ropes, 1 lap around your house, 30 jumping jacks, 1 burpee. Repeat 4 times.
Cardio 2: 10 starbursts, 10 squats, 50 jump ropes. Repeat 5 times and do a burpee after everything is done!
Core: 60 butterfly sit ups; 60 reverse sit ups; 60 elbow-to-knees. You can go back and forth or do them in any order you want, just get 'em done!
Keep It Weird: Inch worm once around your house. Mountain climber once around your house Crab walk once around your house. Sprint one lap around your house. Repeat three times. (Look up all of these exercises since they're not well known but I swear THEY'RE AWESOME. Also your neighbors will probably never talk to you again.)
Boss Level: Pick an exercise like situps, pushups, or crunches. Do 100 for time. (If you're a real boss do it with burpees.) No excuses!
This is what I want to look like when I get older. I’ve always loved how long, grey hair looks but I want a toned, clean body more and more.
Just discovered this through @crissfit. It’s like MyFitnessPal for exercise + a video game. Here’s my referral so we can be friends: http://ftcy.me/VspVNh
I can’t even explain to you how excited I am about this.