Hi, my name is Marissa. I'm a 21 year old Boston College student and marathon runner. I have a passion for fitness, running and nutrition as well as music, art, concerts, playing instruments, marching band, cheerleading, fashion, Neuroscience, Psychology, cooking, Boston, movies and of course certain tv shows (The OC and One Tree Hill in particular).
This blog is for things that I like and also to inspire a healthy lifestyle for myself and others. I love sharing interesting things with the world and hope that I can help people along the way.
My goal is to get healthy and REMAIN healthy for life - Eat better, exercise, and just be the best version of myself. Just watch me.
SW: around 145-147 (6/1/11)
CW: 115.6 (5/5/13)
This is your life. Are you who you want to be?
I wanted to post about this yesterday, but my internet was being weird.
So I thought the gym closed at 5:45 pm on Thursday, therefore I was pretty sure I’d only have time for a quick ab workout and maybe some bike riding. I was very happy to find out that it was actually open until 8:45 pm!
It’s been so long since I had the ability to spend as much time as I wanted in the gym without anything else to do, so I took advantage of that.
My workout consisted of:
4 mile tempo run - 1 mile warm up, 2 miles at 8:30 pace, 1 mile cool down (That two miles in the middle killed me, but I really pushed through - unfortunately still regaining strength in my legs)
9.3 mile bike ride
Abs - 30 sit ups with 10 lb weight (x2), 30 Russian twists with 10 lb weight (x2), Dumbell side dips with 20 lb weight (x2 both sides), 1 min plank
Legs - 10 reps (x3) on abductor and adductor machines, 7 squats with 15 lbs (x3)
It was hot as hell in that place, and I sweat so much…but it felt great!
As you can see, I was soaked.
I also made myself a new work out play list because I desperately needed a change. I’ve been listening to the same stuff for too long, and this left me feeling fresh and motivated. Thanks to Charlotte for some of the recommendations!
I personally like running to “Call Me Maybe” because my boyfriend likes to be silly and sing that song, so it automatically makes me think of him. I miss him and I can’t wait to see him so soon! <3
Then I made myself some quinoa and a tomato basil pizza veggie burger!
Also, I had some of this, which is SO GOOD:
Ice cream made from almond milk! It has less fat and sugar than regular ice cream, and still tastes AMAZING. I finished that container within like 3 days…YUM.