The struggle of healthy living

The struggle is real. For me it’s always evolving. I see myself getting focused and on track and then the slightest thing will throw me off–moving, occupation changes, the temperature, the seasons (in New Orleans, that means carnival, festival, hurricane, etc.), and so on. Also, just getting older I’m finding out my body doesn’t handle certain foods the…

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INSANITY–2 weeks down

I’ve completed two weeks of INSANITY, and I honestly think I’m starting to see some results. I don’t have a scale so I don’t know how much or if I’ve actually lost pounds, but I feel like my clothes are starting to fit better, so that’s a plus. My problem is, that I think is…

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Moving & Shaking, Day 11

Moving: So, um…yea. I didn’t quite get around to moving today. I maybe should have done the pike press exercise like I had planned to, but now it’s getting late and I am about to pull an all-nighter with my 5 hour energy and finish up my midterms. Plus my feet are still really sore…

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Moving & Shaking, Day 10

Moving: Morning Run – 2.68 mi. I was going to do my normal BodyRockTV workout afterwards but a) my feet were KILLING me, and b) I really needed to go ahead and go to school and do some work. But really, my insteps are a mess, I spent most of the day limping because my…

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Moving & Shaking, Day 9

Moving: Booty Shaping Workout, 12 min COMMANDO PUSH UP (My reps: 10, 8, 8, 9, 11, 10) SQUAT & PUSH KICK (My reps: 11, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13) SINGLE KNEE TUCK (My reps: 11, 9, 11, 10, 11, 12) PLUS, I finally started running with my downstairs neighbor. We’re aiming to do a 10k…

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Moving & Shaking, Day 8

Moving: Survivor Workout–15 minutes [my scores] Backward Lunge Kick Up (left leg) [18, 20] Backward Lunge Kick Up (right leg) [20, 20] One Arm Press UP (alternating arms for each rep) [11, 12] 2 Kick Ups & Breakdance Push Up [6, 7] Pike Jump & Squat Jump [8, 10] Part 2 is a 5 minute…

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Moving & Shaking, Day 7

Moving: Push Back 250 Rep Exercise Challenge Squat & Leg Lift: 250 Reps (My time = 14:07) Shaking: Spicy Smoothie 2 cups water ½ cup mango ½ cup blackberries 1 banana Juice of ½ lemon ½ cup cilantro ¼ cucumber 1 – 2 cups spicy greens (I don’t know the actual name of the greens…

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Moving & Shaking, Day 6

Moving: One Leg Squats 5 sets of 5 reps on each leg This was a pretty low key workout that was still very challenging. I can’t do the full 1 leg squat, so I only did the half squat. Hopefully, one day my legs will be strong enough to do the full squat. Shaking: Morning…

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