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?
So apparently I only have a little something forming on one side, and I’m not sure what to make of that…does it even look good? Is this normal? I’d love some feed back please!
Also, don’t mind me…just admiring my calves. :P
I’m proud of myself for getting up at 6:10 am this morning and doing this. I’m going to be on buses and trains the rest of the day as I make my way back to Boston, so I really wanted to get something done this morning.
Woo! I’m proud of myself. It’s amazing what I can do when I don’t have classes and work. Spring break FTW.
-Strict weight training routine consisting of 3 sessions a week for Upper Body, Lower Body and Core
Maybe something that looks like this? Obviously with lots of running.
Monday: Upper Body
•3 sets Lat pull downs
• 3 sets Incline Dumbbell press
• 3 sets Triceps kickbacks on bench
• 3 sets Bicep curls on cable machine
• 3 sets Dumbbell lateral raises
• 3 sets Back extension
• 3 sets Bicycle crunches
• 3 sets Straight leg raises on bench
Friday: Lower Body
• 3 sets Stability Ball Squats
• 3 sets Barbell Side Lunge
• 3 sets Bridges
• 3 sets Seated Calf raises
Anyone have any advice or great workout plans to share?
So, lately I’ve been doing running as usual and a few other exercises here and there, but my workout routine was severely lacking during finals and after. I’m just starting to get back into the swing of things and hope to do my at home work outs with Jillian Michaels’ DVDs over break.
I always hear, “You look great!” or “You’re so skinny”…but not being toned is getting in the way of me seeing those things. I really want to work on my abs… my lower abs are always so stubborn and I hate it. :(
Here’s me feeling a little bloated:
My stomach, which I am never happy with:
I still have some muscle in my arms, haha…
This is what majorly bothers me…see that fat in my lower abs? Yes, you can see my ribs a little bit, but I still have a little belly and don’t look toned in this picture at all. I don’t get it…
Well followers, I would love your feedback and advice - Thank you!
Remembered that I took some pictures back in September that I never uploaded, so those are now in my progress page. Check them out!
For some reason, I’m particularly pleased with this picture. :)
My abs actually look more toned than this right now…some new ab exercises completely killed me (I was sore for days) but created an amazing difference! Will update that soon.