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?
Back at the campus gym and it is wonderfully quiet (once Tuesday comes it will be a nut house).
I did 3 sets of weighted lunges, squats, leg press, and abductor machines.
Man, I already felt it in my legs after that…I went to do a short run on the treadmill and my legs were so tired. Also, I was getting some major cramping in my sides and just felt like overall I had no energy. It was awful.
Then after a mile on pace my knee started acting up, and I felt pain…so I walked a bit then jogged the last .75 miles.
So, I only did 2.75 miles. Frustration.
But, I got lots of other stuff done today:
I went food shopping at Trader Joe’s, one of my favorite places ever
I made Reduced Guilt Brownies (only using brownie mix and non fat yogurt!), Sweet glazed salmon, Quinoa, and pumpkin soup.
Oh how I love my new Trader Joe’s cookbook :)
Just got back to my empty dorm and it is a wonderful feeling. I’m so so happy to be back in Boston for my next semester. I just enjoy being here a lot more than my hometown, and home was getting to be a little too hectic for me. Although I won’t enjoy starting in on ridiculous amounts of studying and work; I love that I can make my own meals again (even though being cooked for is appreciated, I missed this), buy all the food that I like, and go to the gym! :)
I consider this to be more my home now than anything, especially since my family is moving here in the next few months (hopefully).
This semester I’m really planning on making some major changes to improve many areas of my life - work, academics, strength training, running, social life and my relationship. I need to work on time management, punctuality and productivity. Last semester wasn’t terrible but I wasn’t as successful at these things as I should be…I spread myself too thin. I need to recognize what is most important in my life and focus on that first.
The first step towards this will be quitting my waitress job. This will help me breathe a little easier…
Oh well, I am back earlier than everyone else and I love it. It’s so quiet and peaceful! Home sweet home.
Drinking some zen green tea with my favorite mug. :)
And why yes, that is The OC in the background. :P
I have always done cardio first, then weights…just now realizing that this is not the best way to go.
Click Here to find out why.
-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?
Bleh…I’m so disappointed. I just couldn’t get out of my warm bed…it’s one of those cool summer days where all you want to do is stay in bed, drink tea and watch TV shows.
I will be going later since I get out of work early today…but still. I wanted that early morning workout.
I guess it’s early to bed for me tonight…. :(