-Yesterday was Passover dinner at my boyfriend’s aunt’s house and I was really sneaky and took a mirror shot in their bathroom.
-I ate chicken, carrots, asparagus, and a few red potatoes. Then for dessert they had fruit salad! I had tons of cantaloupe, honey few, and watermelon.
-Let me just say it’s been a LONG time since I’ve gone to a special event and haven’t indulged. I literally did not touch any sort of candy/pastry they had sitting there. Not even a piece. I honestly can’t remember the last time this has happened.
-I forgot to tell you guys I dyed my hair! This is actually a $7.00 hair dye from Target. I usually get it professionally done with highlights, but I wanted to try something different. I know it’ll fade fast, but I’m okay with it since summer is coming. Plus, I dyed it myself. ~Skills~
-I’m loving this Spring weather but unfortunately it’s coming to an end. The temperature is supposed to drop tomorrow. I seriously can’t wait until it returns. Having the windows down and blasting music is something I’ve really missed.
-Coffee baristas who understand the right ice to coffee ratio are my favorite.
-I’m about to go out to Ruby Tuesday’s with my little brother and I’m probably too excited because I love their salad bar.
-I’ll eventually write a post without dashes one day soon. I swear.

-Yesterday was Passover dinner at my boyfriend’s aunt’s house and I was really sneaky and took a mirror shot in their bathroom.

-I ate chicken, carrots, asparagus, and a few red potatoes. Then for dessert they had fruit salad! I had tons of cantaloupe, honey few, and watermelon.

-Let me just say it’s been a LONG time since I’ve gone to a special event and haven’t indulged. I literally did not touch any sort of candy/pastry they had sitting there. Not even a piece. I honestly can’t remember the last time this has happened.

-I forgot to tell you guys I dyed my hair! This is actually a $7.00 hair dye from Target. I usually get it professionally done with highlights, but I wanted to try something different. I know it’ll fade fast, but I’m okay with it since summer is coming. Plus, I dyed it myself. ~Skills~

-I’m loving this Spring weather but unfortunately it’s coming to an end. The temperature is supposed to drop tomorrow. I seriously can’t wait until it returns. Having the windows down and blasting music is something I’ve really missed.

-Coffee baristas who understand the right ice to coffee ratio are my favorite.

-I’m about to go out to Ruby Tuesday’s with my little brother and I’m probably too excited because I love their salad bar.

-I’ll eventually write a post without dashes one day soon. I swear.

Surround yourself with good people, good coffee, and good running shoes.

-There was an avocado sitting in my fridge and when I went to use it for today’s lunch, I found it was over-ripe :(

-I decided to improvise and use light cream cheese, reduced sugar jelly, and a tomato. Definitely one of my better decisions as of lately.

-Still trying to work on my egg flipping game, but the taste is all the same. Did you see what I did there?

-It’s so nice out today! Not a cloud in the sky. I took total advantage of it and went out for a run. I have a 10 mile race coming up in the beginning of May (which I’m so pumped about! Hello PR) and I need to get the miles in!

-After my run, I decided to do something different. I took my yoga mat and kettle bell outside to my back porch and did 3 sets of kettle bell swings and hand-release push ups.

-3 hours later, and I’m ridiculously sore. I love how creative I have become with my work outs.

-I’m currently on the train heading downtown for class. I forgot to buy my train ticket ahead of time. This is the first time I ever did that. So, I’m sitting here and the train conductor has yet to ask me to pay even though we’ve hit many stops. This could potentially be very awesome.

-Some kid sitting across from me is wearing cool neon green Brooks sneakers. I’m wondering if he runs.

-I’m using my phone and I texted this entire post out and then exited the Tumblr app for one minute. Came back and it was gone. So, I literally just re-texted this whole post by memory.

-So now my thumbs are pretty numb and I need them for my exam coming up in an hour and a half, haha.

See ya!

I’m being a real badass today.
I’m currently in Starbucks studying, but my coffee is not Starbucks coffee.
I have class tonight, but I have an exam tomorrow in a different class so therefore my exam > class
Obviously my studying is going well since I’m tumblring my life away
Alright y’all, back to business! I have an A in this class right now and I want to keep it!

I’m being a real badass today.

  • I’m currently in Starbucks studying, but my coffee is not Starbucks coffee.
  • I have class tonight, but I have an exam tomorrow in a different class so therefore my exam > class
  • Obviously my studying is going well since I’m tumblring my life away

Alright y’all, back to business! I have an A in this class right now and I want to keep it!

Cantaloupe > Honeydew
AM I RIGHT, OR AM I RIGHT?
Add me on myfitnesspal, only if you agree: runnermicheller
Actually, you can add me if you disagree because Honeydew is amazing as well.

Cantaloupe > Honeydew

AM I RIGHT, OR AM I RIGHT?

Add me on myfitnesspal, only if you agree: runnermicheller

Actually, you can add me if you disagree because Honeydew is amazing as well.

So, I ran my 2nd half marathon today.
Back story: I was not planning on running this race.
I signed up for it with my best friend back in November. We ran our first half marathon together and wanted to train again for another one.
Well, if you live on the East Coast and anywhere near Philadelphia, you know this Winter was probably the harshest Winter we’ve ever had. So. Many. Snow. Days. So much shoveling. Just not ideal running conditions by any means.
Anyway, my best friend came home from college this weekend to run this race with me. Neither of us had really trained for this. The most we’ve ran since our first half was probably around 6-7 miles. Knowing we had to run more than double that (13.1 miles) seemed very daunting.
Oh, I forgot to mention it rained heavily the entire race.
But, I’m skipping around here. Lets get to the good part.
So, the running expo was this weekend and you need to pick up your bib, shirt, etc there. The expo on Saturday was from 9-5. I got a text from my friend at 3pm asking if we were going to run this race. At this point at this time of day I figured we were just not going to run it. We talked on the phone a bit. She was giving me really good points on why we should run it. I still wasn’t sure, but then I immediately called her back and said, “Let’s do it!”
So, I picked her up and we headed downtown to the expo. It was about 4:30pm (half hour before it closes) and we picked up our race essentials.
We told ourselves that we would just have fun with it and to not put pressure on ourselves. We said we’d run as far as we could then walk. We really expected to run maybe 6ish miles then walk the rest.
How about we BOTH ran the ENTIRE thing without stopping!!! It was crazy raining and super windy. We did not train for this. We did not expect it to go well at all. Honestly, if it were not for my best friend there by my side, I probably would have stopped. Having her there motivated me to keep going. We motivated each other and knew by the time we hit mile 8 that we could actually finish this without stopping. And we did just that.
It was so cold. We were so wet. Completely drenched. We decided to run the race at the VERY last minute. We were not prepared. The cards were stacked against us in every way possible. And yet, we finished. And we finished damn strong.
This race opened my eyes. This race woke me up. This race that I was NOT going to do… It lit a fire in me. It made me realize how capable I really am. I feel like I forgotten for a while how strong I actually am.
This race was a testament to putting your mind to something and just DOING it.
And I’m going to keep doing it. Watch me.

So, I ran my 2nd half marathon today.

Back story: I was not planning on running this race.

I signed up for it with my best friend back in November. We ran our first half marathon together and wanted to train again for another one.

Well, if you live on the East Coast and anywhere near Philadelphia, you know this Winter was probably the harshest Winter we’ve ever had. So. Many. Snow. Days. So much shoveling. Just not ideal running conditions by any means.

Anyway, my best friend came home from college this weekend to run this race with me. Neither of us had really trained for this. The most we’ve ran since our first half was probably around 6-7 miles. Knowing we had to run more than double that (13.1 miles) seemed very daunting.

Oh, I forgot to mention it rained heavily the entire race.

But, I’m skipping around here. Lets get to the good part.

So, the running expo was this weekend and you need to pick up your bib, shirt, etc there. The expo on Saturday was from 9-5. I got a text from my friend at 3pm asking if we were going to run this race. At this point at this time of day I figured we were just not going to run it. We talked on the phone a bit. She was giving me really good points on why we should run it. I still wasn’t sure, but then I immediately called her back and said, “Let’s do it!”

So, I picked her up and we headed downtown to the expo. It was about 4:30pm (half hour before it closes) and we picked up our race essentials.

We told ourselves that we would just have fun with it and to not put pressure on ourselves. We said we’d run as far as we could then walk. We really expected to run maybe 6ish miles then walk the rest.

How about we BOTH ran the ENTIRE thing without stopping!!! It was crazy raining and super windy. We did not train for this. We did not expect it to go well at all. Honestly, if it were not for my best friend there by my side, I probably would have stopped. Having her there motivated me to keep going. We motivated each other and knew by the time we hit mile 8 that we could actually finish this without stopping. And we did just that.

It was so cold. We were so wet. Completely drenched. We decided to run the race at the VERY last minute. We were not prepared. The cards were stacked against us in every way possible. And yet, we finished. And we finished damn strong.

This race opened my eyes. This race woke me up. This race that I was NOT going to do… It lit a fire in me. It made me realize how capable I really am. I feel like I forgotten for a while how strong I actually am.

This race was a testament to putting your mind to something and just DOING it.

And I’m going to keep doing it. Watch me.

hidingupmysleeve:

The difference of over 120lbs lost!Wait, is this real life? ;)

hidingupmysleeve:

The difference of over 120lbs lost!
Wait, is this real life? ;)

If I had a dime for every time I thought about what my next meal was going to be

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Decided to start using my fitnesspal again.

Not focusing solely on calories and not being incredibly strict with it. Just using it to keep me on track since things have been a bit fuzzy lately.

I just checked my chart for today and ironically enough look at my total vs. goal! That totally was not done on purpose. Pretty awesome.

In other news, I’m pretty exhausted. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

There should be a pie chart for that.

Decided to start using my fitnesspal again.

Not focusing solely on calories and not being incredibly strict with it. Just using it to keep me on track since things have been a bit fuzzy lately.

I just checked my chart for today and ironically enough look at my total vs. goal! That totally was not done on purpose. Pretty awesome.

In other news, I’m pretty exhausted. Physically, mentally, and emotionally.

There should be a pie chart for that.

Sorry guys! I’ve been so quiet lately! Tons going on!

I will be making a longer update later, but for now I just wanted to drop in and show off my interview outfit for an internship I applied to!

P.S. I think the interview went really well!

Sorry guys! I’ve been so quiet lately! Tons going on!

I will be making a longer update later, but for now I just wanted to drop in and show off my interview outfit for an internship I applied to!

P.S. I think the interview went really well!

I got new shoes y’all!! I’ve had my previous Nikes for over two years, and it was about time I retire them and get new ones. I still have my Mizuno’s, which I use for solely running because I can’t use them for when I cross-train and do other exercises. Any kind of plyometrics/lifting/jumping/etc is not good in running shoes. There’s just too much support.

Anyway, I love these babies. So comfy. I highly recommend the dual fusions to anybody, and I’m not even a Nike girl. My 2-year old pair is a past season dual fusion. I loved them so much that I knew I wanted to get them again in an updated version.

I tested them out today at the gym and they were awesome. Having that fresh kick swag definitely amped up my work out.

Today I realized I need to increase my weight in my dead lift. I’m currently at around 85-90lbs, but I’ve been at that for a while. Today when I did them, I could just tell it was time to increase so I’m excited about that! Getting stronger as showed by my baby biceps!

rachelsfithealth:

I realized more than ever while traveling how different my eating style is compared to how I used to be. When you follow a strict or rigid diet, traveling is a nightmare- the unpredictability is stressful and scary. You (may or may not) realize that the strict style of eating is a way to cope with…

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