I actually got to sleep in today! Very exciting. Went to bed at 11:30 and woke up at 9:00, but apparently got around 7 1/2 hours of sleep. This Jawbone thingy is pretty cool.

So I decided to make breakfast for the first time in forever….which consisted of scrambled egg whites, feta and coffee. Which my kitten (she’s a brown spotted Bengal for those of you who don’t know), Zoey, was fighting me for. She’s obsessed with eggs. No idea why.

Can’t wait to head back to the gym tomorrow (on my day off, what what!!!). My stomach, arms and pelvis are still sore, which is actually wonderful. Makes me feel like I actually did something. Even though I didn’t start “on time” like I wanted to, at least I STARTED. I can feel proud of that =)

Progress!

I’m doing good! I finally feel like I have a LIFE! My church job (choir) started rehearsals/service again last evening, which was wonderfully refreshing. I’m very fortunate to have such an incredible job, but I need music back in my life.

Service actually let out early last evening, which allowed me to head to the gym for the first time this year. We go to the gym our apartment provides us. It’s tiny and limited, but it gets the job done. As soon as Stephen joins the bandwagon, I can justify getting a gym membership at Planet Fitness or LA Fitness, ya know?

Anyway, I’m quite proud of what I accomplished last evening:
20 minutes on the elliptical with 300 calories burned.
Side extends with 15 pounds, 3 sets
Curls with 15 pounds, 3 sets
5 sets of sit-ups

I alternated between weights and sit-ups, which I found challenging but refreshing. It’s a great way to obviously work various muscles, but personally, I liked that I could count down to how many more reps I needed to do with weights.

And in other news, I just bought a Jawbone Up bracelet. For those of you who do not know what that is, it tracks your calorie intake, amount of sleep you’re getting, how many steps you have taken, etc. It basically stalks you and helps you on your way to healthier living. To me, I think it’s worth the investment. We shall see.

So I’m on a good path forward. My next day off is Wednesday, which I’m thinking is my next gym day. Until then, I’m going to keep eating healthy =)

It begins…

Hello 2014, Sayonara 2013!

Hey there. My name is Jess. I’m 24 years old and I work as a sales representative for VZW. I work long hours, which I’ve used as an excuse for quite some time as to why I couldn’t eat healthy or work out. Which is clearly a mute point, especially since we’ve survived Holiday Hell season.
My goal was to begin working out January 1st. A New Year. A new mission. But unfortunately, I was taken down by a nasty combo of a sinus infection and bronchitis. Had to take off from work almost an entire week. Definitely not fun.

But starting today, January 9th, I’m back to work and starting this healthy living thing. I’ve been trying to eat good foods since the 1st, and that’s usually half the battle. I’ve only had two bananas today….luckily, since I’ve been taking steroids for my illness, I’ve not quite had any shape of an appetite. Stephen, my boyfriend, and I have been planning on purchasing an appetite supplements.

I JUST LOVE FOOD!

It’s a problem. I’ll just keep eating, even when I’m no longer hungry. It’s never been this bad before. So I believe that by using a little help, I should be able to get back into some GOOD habits.

Today I had two bananas, half a coffee, tea and half of a Double Berry Naked Smoothie. I know that’s not eating. I get that. But today was my first day back to work, and I didn’t get a chance to take a lunch. I’m not talking THIS kind of extreme, but it’s a start - - what I see is a day with no junk food. It’s very much a leap in the right direction. And I’m okay with this.