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?
Yesterday I did the 12 round workout at the Ring Boxing club. I’ve done it before, but it was different this time. I take it with “Big Tom” and that class seems to be a lot more cardio intensive (sprints, running up stairs, high knees, etc.) with more punching of the bag.
But this time it was with a different trainer, and it was really difficult…so many weight exercises, push ups, tricep dips, ab exercises, etc. My arms were shaking from barely being able to do all the reps he demanded and then I was told to get up and punch the bag.
My back and triceps are killing me today. I know this is good for me and these are the kinds of workouts I should be doing for tone, but I feel like I barely survived this workout. I’m not sure how many more of those I can do…I really hope it gets easier.
This morning I did a 6 mile tempo run and worked on back and biceps!
Wide-grip Lat pull down (3 x 12 x 40)
Lying T-Bar Row (3 x 12 x 30)
Dumbbell Alternate Bicep Curl (3 x 12 x 12.5)
One-Arm Dumbbell Row (3 x 15 x 15)
Hyperextensions (3 x 15)
Butt Lift ( 2 x 15)
I was dressed and ready for the day by 8:30 am and at my work desk by 8:45 am. I was the first one in the office and EARLY today (which is a first for me).
My post work out snack:
My favorite flavor! I put it in the freezer last night and let it thaw this morning, so it was slushy by the time I had it…soo good. :)
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.