fitting in fitness

4 Feb

I can honestly say that I ENJOY working out. I have a serious passion for fitness and love feeling so strong and alive. I grew up playing sports: field hockey, lacrosse, gymnastics, cheerleading, track.. Currently I work out 3-6 days a week, and have been doing so (CONSISTENTLY for the longest period of time EVER) since March 2010. I’m super pumped about this, since prior to that I was a girl who’d work out for three months, then break for two.. then hit the gym for another month, quit…and so on.

A downside to fitness: it takes up TIME. I recently started a part-time side job as a waitress at an amazing seafood restaurant. I love it, but working 55 hours a week and finding time to workout (as well as time to enjoy my life and time to sit and do NOTHING) is ROUGH.

SOLUTION #1: Six am workouts. I’m doing it. I can’t do it everyday. If I stay up late watching the Jersey Shore and drinking bud light lime on a Thursday night, waking up to workout at six am on Friday sucks. So I don’t do it.

In comes SOLUTION #2:

shred it, baby!

If you had any hint that I just was referring to my night last night, you’ll know that today I have a date with Jillian at noon. This isn’t my only at home option, but the one I’m in the mood for today. I’ve been using the Level 2 Workout for months now, usually once every other week or so.

I’ve had the DVD for six months, and haven’t even PLAYED level three on the TV. I’m terrified of how difficult it must be. I can’t even look. I imagine Jillian spraying her workout girls with water if they are too slow, and having them jump through hoops of fire.

Something else that snuck in to my day:

cheesy goodness

Danny’s mom dropped these off yesterday. I can’t stop looking at them. They are TASTY. It’s only 11am and I’ve already made a sandwich using a stick as the cheese, then had one on the side as well. Seven grams of protein, too!


I’m a bad food sharer, even with humans. What is on my plate is mine and I want to eat it all. I know. I’m working on it.

Although I wish my Friday night would be spent like this:

best friends in nyc

It will be spent serving endless amounts of bread+artichoke& asiago cheese dip. Hopefully I can convince the cooks to whip me up something delicious. 😀


3 Responses to “fitting in fitness”

  1. yourdailygrace February 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    I really want to figure out ways to love working out…I love how I feel after but sometimes can’t convince myself to actually start working out! I love cheese sticks as snacks! I’ve never seen jalapeno ones though!

    • cupcake dynamite February 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

      You should try them, they are so good! Addicting, seriously.

      That happens to me sometimes, too.. I can usually cure it by picking up some new workout clothes (vain, but it helps) or updating my ipod!! Putting together new playlists gets me excited to workout and sing to myself in the gym.. haha!


  2. Diary of a Fitness Amateur February 4, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    This was a great post! I just started a blog about fitness trends I am going to try out and the Jillian Michaels workout video is a great idea! Also, your posts are great!

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