Monday, April 30, 2012

WOD

Run 3 miles (35:05 minutes) 
+ POP Pilates: Tricep Toner
Tricep Dips with Leg Extension
Tricep Pumps
Tricep Pushups with Leg Extension
Tricep Pushup Holds
Diamond Pushups from the Knees
Tricep Dips with Straight Legs
Tricep Dips with Leg Extension
Tricep Dips with Bent Legs
Slow Tricep Dips with Straight Legs

+ random abs routine of the day
(11 V-Ups +20 Crunches + 14 Side Bends + 13 Side Jackknifes + 15 Oblique V-Ups) (X2)
So, I know I mentioned last Tuesday being my 2 years with my adorable boyfriend Andrew :) This photo is where we officially became a couple! It's at an overlook by my school and we went off the path and found our own overlook. It was there, sitting on one of the cliffs near the edge, that he asked me to be his girlfriend. Thinking back on it now...it may be a good thing I said yes! :) It's really not THAT close too the edge and, yes, it's totally safe to be there. He's been asking me every year on our anniversary to let him be my boyfriend still. Of course, I always say yes! I love him so much <3
Don't mind the picture behind it at the top. I always crop these in paint and I obviously didn't pay enough attention to the borders on this one.

This photo also has a second bit of usefulness too. This week is my last week of classes. After this, I endure a week of finals and Senior Weeeeeeek!!! So pretty much, this past weekend was the calm before the storm (so to speak it wasn't calm at all since it was TGIS and everyone was going wild) of finals week. I can't believe my college career is almost over. I'll never get this back, you know?

And how beautiful are these roses? I love my boyfriend so much =)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

From my gymnastics days...

I love when I stumble across some old gymnastics pictures on my computer. 

I'm in the center with the medal in the middle row :)
 That was one of my favorite competition leotards and medals. I added it to my collection =)

OOTD

Outfit of the day today :) Very simple but I still think it's cute!
Question: Why do I always look skinnier from the side?! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2 Years with Le Boyfriennnnd

Today's workout was a 35 minute youtube yoga session I found:
and then the daily random ab routine from randomabs.com
Also....2 years with my baby todayyy!! Happy anniversary my love!! I love you so much Andrew <3

Toetally Tuesday is back!

Finally, another Toetally Tuesday post to show the tootsies some love. I'm pretty sure it's been months since my last toetally Tuesday post so it's about time I have another! I know I've been going crazy with polka dots recently but I just love all the colors and things you can do with polka dots (and it's so simple!).
 And a close up:

Monday, April 23, 2012

This workout took A LOT longer than anticipated!! First was a 15 mile cycle (59:36 minutes)
Bodyrock "Just Can't Get Enough Workout" (18:22:51 minutes)
Random abs (20 russian twists + 30 s planks + 9 rollback + 6 corkscrew) X2

And since it was a crosstraining day I wore my new(ish) black and white NIKE sneakers! I bought them as a Christmas present for myself this past December and I LOVE THEM!

Inspired by Pinterest: Pretty Polka Dotties

It's nasty out today...rainy, cold, dreary as all get out. If my mood matched the weather I'd be fashioning a noose for myself. HOWEVER, I like to take dark, rainy, disgusting days and do my nails with fun and bright colors and designs. For today I chose this one:
I found a picture of this nail design on pinterest:
 All my readers know I prefer to attempt designs I see rather than ones I come up with (since I can never get them done as well as I envisioned). I didn't originally like it but it's definitely growing on me as I sit here staring. I just love how each nail ties in with each other nail. Very neat idea for whoever came up with it!
How are your days going? Rainy like mine?

Ughh rainy dayyy

Luckily I was on the internet and found these fantastic and colorful (and healthy!) snack pictures to brighten up my otherwise drab day! No workout until after 6 pm when I finally have time. :(
Fruit and low-fat yogurt <3
fruit smoothies <3

Sunday, April 22, 2012

This week's training totals:
Monday: rest
Tuesday: rest
Wednesday: 2 mile run
Thursday: 10 mile cycle + bodyrock
Friday: 3 mi run + P90X Ab Ripper X
Saturday: Pup-e-palooza (no workout :( )
Sunday: 3 mi run + bodyrock

Go Flyers!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Toetally (not) Tuesday - Skittle Toes

I know it's not technically Tuesday...so I can't really call this a Toetally Tuesday post but it is of my tootsies so I can call it what I want! :) These are my version of skittle toes! Blues on the big toe, pinks on the second, purples on the third, greens on the fourth, and oranges on the fifth. Silver lines separate the toe colors.

Ahhh today was so beautiful...so glad I got to spend a few hours outside!

Apartment Must Have #1

I must have this super cute adorable perfect fantastic chair for my law school apartment this coming August. I must must must have it!
Newco Kids Redondo Chair
This speaks to my inner zebra-print-lover and the pink is just girly and fun. Too bad it's about $175 bucks! Maybe I'll start saving my money...now.

Pup-e-palooza

Sarah is the president of our college's K9 Club (basically a club for animal lovers) and today was their biggest event of the year: Pup-e-palooza! Of course, she ended up asking me to help out and, of course, I said yes. And by "helping out" she meant "carrying a bunch of T-shirt boxes and volunteering for demonstrations." My workout for today is complete: flights of stairs + heavy boxes. Anyway....

My favorite part of the day was definitely the search and rescue canine demonstration.
Sarah volunteered for their missing person demonstration. She was with a group of people, left the group, then rejoined the group. The bloodhound had to go find her in the group after following the trail. The dog went and sat in front of her on that demonstration.
I volunteered to be the bad person in an ID demonstration. The bloodhound (who was so cute!) sniffed my wallet and then had to come ID me out of a line up of 6 people. Not gonna lie: the dog was all chill during Sarah's demonstration and then for me....
the dog was adorable though so I didn't mind being jumped on :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Played beach volleyball for 2 hours

My friends are OT majors and they were having a volleyball tournament today at 5:30. They needed 2 more players so Sarah and I played too. We mixed up the team and we still kicked some butt. Champs! 
This was everyone who ended up showing up for the OT event.
CHAMPS!!

WOD:

Ran 3 miles today (34:05 minutes) and completed P90X Ab Ripper X. Loooove =)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

2 miles in under 20 minutes!

Hey everyone! Another good day today! I ran 2 miles in 19:25 minutes!!!

Also, tonight was the last night of teaching ESL for me. At the end of the class everyone assembled together and one of the students handed me this!! It's my favorite color! It's a Burmese  shoulder bag that she had woven herself! 


Also, as I'm typing this I'm watching Revenge. It's finally new again!! 

Tomorrow I'm thinking 3 miles and then another bodyrock workout!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Apartment-mate Joined @ Gym

Let me just tell you, I had the most awesome and productive day. Ever. I'm not even joking. For my American Sign Language class we were assigned a "deaf cultural experience." A friend of mine and I chose to go to the First Deaf Menonite church for a service to see how that would be. It was 8:30 in the morning :( Ugh! BUT I came back and kept myself awake and wrote the entire cultural experience paper that the professor wants. Yeah that's not due until May 2nd!! Can you say on the ball?? I also wrote my entire 6 page anthro cultural comparison paper. I think the professors got bit by the "cultural" bug. So yeah...finished that and that's not due until May 2nd either! Oh yeahhhh! 


Then my apartment-mate came back (she had gone home for a party) and we played a quick (30 minute) game of catch with her old softball stuff. I got her to come to the gym with me tonight!! I was so thrilled, I love working out with people (as long as they don't hold me back, haha!) 


As for food, it was not a horrible day. I had a Special K breakfast bar for breakfast on the way to the church, some salt and pepper potato chips and fries (I know, I'm just trying to finish the bag!) for a snack, and then a salad with artisan lettuce, buffalo chicken, chickpeas, tomatoes, egg, and balsamic vinaigerette dressing. Yummm.


Workout for today: cardio was 3.25 miles (37:34 minutes) and another Zuzana bodyrock workout called "Bang Bang" Workout. 
This workout was so brutal but I loved it. I was already sore today in the arms from yesterday's workout but  I know it's going to be evennn worrrse tomorrow! Fantastic! I'm a freak who loves being sore.

Ahhh, time for some sleep. I'm sooo tired and I have class early tomorrow.

I wanna see your peacock-cock-cock

Alright so to be honest, I don't actually care for the Katy Perry song that this post is named for. However, I do like some of Katy Perry's tunes so I'm not hating on her completely! I did my friend S's nails to look like peacock feathers (or I tried) and, while it didn't work out as I had hoped, I still wanted to post them and share them. Here they are!
And just for those of you who may not remember or know about the song....

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dinner is Served

Lettuce, chickpeas, chicken, tomatoes, egg, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing! It was seriously so yummy! Also, water of course and 1/2 cup apple sauce! Yummmmms! 

As for the workout for today: I did 2 miles on the treadmill. Half way through I accidentally hit "stop" while reaching for my water bottle! UGH! That stunk. I had to start over again AND I lost my stats (time, calories burned etc). At least I knew how much distance I had though!

Also, I completed a modified Zuzana Bodyrock workout called "365 Rep Belly Blaster." I don't have the equipment she does so I didn't do anything with the sandbag or any of the seated pullups. I shortened it to 30 lunges, 30 squats, 30 pushup knee taps, 15 one-arm pushups (killer by the way!) I'm sure I'll be sore tomorrow!

 :) What's great day! Now I'm going to eat my dinner, skype with my baby, and watch Aladdin.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Pastel Polka Dots

I know I'm almost 22 (almost 22?!) and all...but yes, my mom still makes an Easter basket for me. =) Of course it had peanut butter cups and jelly beans in it but it also had a few other goodies like NEW CHINA GLAZE POLISHES! Three new polishes to be exact: Electric Beat, Peachy Keen, & Sunset Sail. Obviously, I took it as an opportunity to use one of the new polishes ASAP so I chose Peachy Keen and did a little Easter polka-dotting.
Sorry about the chip on my index finger...these nails have been done since Wednesday...

37 DAYS UNTIL I GRADUATE COLLEGE

That's right! I will have a BA...bachelor's degree boys and girls! Finals are May 7th to May 11th (my birthday!!). Senior week runs from May 13th to the 17th and then I graduate May 19th!!! Ahhhhh so excited!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Workout of the day: 2.05 mile run in 25 minutes + 3 mile cycle in 11 minutes.

I'm soooo sore from Insanity's Fit Test yesterday. My little leggies are hating me a lot right now and I'm so glad I'm sitting down!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Couch to 5k

If you google "Couch to 5K" you'll get a ton of responses. I found this workout schedule and I'm going to stick with it!
I skipped to week 5 because I thought that was the best one for the level I think I'm at :)

WOD: 4/11/2012

I tried my first Couch to 5k program run today. It went minutes 0-5 walk, minutes 5-10 run, minutes 10-13 walk, minutes 13-21 run, minutes 21-24 walk, minutes 24-29 run, and minutes 29-34 walk. I really enjoyed it and I hope this couch to 5k program works! I've heard good things from people and I'm excited to work on my speed/distance. Then I did the fit test for Insanity! I'll post my results in a bit. 

Insanity Fit Test #1:
Exercise - Reps
Kick splits - 64
? - 36
Right knees - 60
Tuck Jumps - 29
Squat around the worlds - 5 (I know, haha)
Burpees - 7
Pushup jacks - 12
? - 35

*I changed and forgot some of the names BUT if you go in order with the fitness test the exercises are in order

Monday, April 9, 2012

Pink Polkadot Bikini

I'm missing summer A TON so that was my inspiration for these adorable little digits.
Don't they just remind you of a bathing suit??

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Non-easter nails

Happy Easter everyone! I'm sad to say I don't have any adorable "Easter Inspired" nails to show for the holiday. Instead I have some half-moon styles I tried!

I thought they turned out really well =) Happy Easter everybody!
Happy Easter! What better way to spend a holiday than to be on the computer looking at some pictures of my favorite celebrity fitspiration: Jessica Biel. Like seriously, I'm obsessed. She is so beautiful and her body is seriously perfect. If I could....I would be her. Major love for JBiel. I mean really...check out her arms:
If I had arms like that I would wear tank tops literally every single day. Ahhh, she makes me want to live at the gym. Also, I've decided that if I were an easter egg...I'd obviously be one of these:

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mmmm Italian!

I'm a huge fan of Italian food...of course, especially since I'm Italian. Andrew was in the mood for Olive Garden and I'm never one to turn OG down. I've been dying to try the new entrées! I chose the grilled chicken parmesan...and I don't regret a single bite! Plus I got leftovers so I get to enjoy it twice!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Campus Visit: Duquesne Law

Visited Duquesne law school! I think I've decided on Widener. Duquesne was nice and everything but it's 5 hours away. No thanks! On the plus side, I got to drive through not 2 but 3 tunnels on the way!

Monday, April 2, 2012

I-I-I-I Work Out!!

Today's workout was a 2.60 mile run (28 minutes) and my awesome ab workout I made up (25 crunches, rollovers, lemon squeezers, Vups, butt lifts, switch legs, oblique crunches, rowers, and toe touches). Fantastic!! Now, making some brownies for S's birthdayyy!

This song has to be one of my favorite workout tunes:
wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle yeah!