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?
It was really cool and definitely quite a workout! I’m excited to go back and use my monthly membership.
I think the hardest part for me is the conditioning - I’m not used to doing circuit training much anymore, and push ups are tough for me. I hope I definitely improve over the next month.
My boyfriend went with me today and it was fun :)
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!
Tonight I did HIIT for about 25 minutes.
This consisted of 1 min at a pace that I varied between 8.5 and 9.0 mph followed by 2 min at 6.0 mph.
Then I biked for 20 minutes.
Then I did some leg work - abductor, adductor, weighted squats, leg lifts
Ab work - reverse crunches, plank, hanging leg lifts
Then I came back kind of late and didn’t really feel like making a big dinner. So I made myself a banana scramble! These are so delicious, and if you haven’t tried making them yet, shame on you.
This is from Edible Perspective:
Cinnamon Banana Scramble
I put mine on whole grain toast with some Organic Berry fruit spread I got from SoWa Open Market this past weekend.
It was so delicious! YUM.
Recently I noticed that I’ve lost a lot of definition in my stomach from not eating that great towards the end of the school year. I also really slacked off in keeping up my running after the marathon. I took a lot more time off than I had wanted to. It has gotten to the point that after 3 miles I’m dead tired. This is incredibly frustrating to me when I think about how I ran 26.2 miles without stopping about 2 months ago.
I’m getting back on track, no excuses. I’m gonna keep track of my intake just to see how I’m doing with unnecessary sugar consumption and perhaps extra calories.
I know I don’t look terrible, but I feel out of shape and far away from my fitness level during and before training for the marathon.
I also have been feeling SO bloated lately, which could be a reason why I feel this way. I’m expecting my period any day now…
I would REALLY like to do 30 Day Shred. I have the DVD, I just need to find the time and the extra equipment.
We’ll see how I do in tracking my intake and keeping up with my workouts within the next couple weeks.
I am making these pictures a before, and I will see positive changes this summer!
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.
So, here’s the deal. I lost 30+ pounds…and while I am proud of this accomplishment, I still don’t feel amazing about my body. I lack muscle definition and tone. I feel confident in my clothes, but when I’m not wearing clothes…I don’t feel as great. I would not feel comfortable wearing a bikini out in public.
I’m really going to take the next semester to focus on strength training and toning up. I feel like this has ALWAYS been neglected for me. I keep saying I’m going to do it and I just don’t…I got to the gym and run and do only a few exercises with weights. I really want to see a difference in my body, so I really mean it this time.
I’m hoping by the summer I’ll feel totally confident in wearing this:
I promise you, this will be my before!!
edit: Also, I have no boobs…how sad.
I can go from this:
Maybe I’m not that far off, but I always feel so uncomfortable showing my stomach. So self conscious about my ribs and lack of muscle.
I am determined.