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25-year-old Angela Gieling of Perry is working out and making better food choices as part of her drive to get healthy. A full-time Lake Erie College student, she plans to run her first 5K in May.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Back at It

So I went to work out last time, for the first time this month. Between vacation, school and my other responsbilities, I just hadn't found the time to work out. I know, its an excuse, but its reality and I'll deal with it..
My friend Christine and I went to Pulse last night for their Combat class. I personally think it's their best class ever. By the end, you're already sore and you're dripping sweat. I loved every second of it. I'll have to admit, I had to stop a few times to catch my breath, but nothing felt better. I got home and I still felt like a million bucks. Needless to say, I might become a regular combat-er!
See ya'll at the weigh in on Saturday!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Sunday!

So I've been sick for like two and a half weeks. This cold won't budge. Its extremely hard to watch what you're eating and to work out when you're struggling to even maintain your daily activities. Needless to say, I haven't worked out in that time period. This next weigh in, terrifies me. I went on vacation, I've been sick and have been extremely busy with school.
But its only going to get worse because the summer semester starts tomorrow and I'm taking 17 hours this summer. An extremely full load. I have to start a schedule and stick to it because this is the only way I'll be able to get through this.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I just got back from 7 days in Vegas. Let me tell you, its almost impossible to diet on vacation. I don't care what they say. There's not enough restaurants in the city that can make a salad look appetizing. I was praying for Panera to be on the corner, but no, no Panera. And I'm sorry, but paying $16 for a salad, is absurd. So I wasn't on my healthiest terms.
But I'm back in Ohio and I'm ready to get back on the health wagon. I have to go back to work tomorrow so I'm gonna go shopping after work for some healthy stuff and I'll be back on the bandwagon.
BTW, Who would've thought that I would miss working out?  Time to get on it ;)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Being Away from Home

Being away from home, isn't easy. Being away from home and trying to eat "healthy," is almost impossible. Theres no Panera and other healthier places to venture to. Subway, sorry Jared, it gets boring after awhile.
So as I struggle to find a happy medium, I need to remember that this is forever and that you're going to have bad days, or in this case, a bad week. But after this hiccup, you'll do better and you'll get back on that horse. So sit back, go for a walk, but remember to enjoy yourself and those around you.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Straight Emotions

So this post is going to be a mix of emotions because thats whats going on right now. I'm really proud of myself for last month. I gained the first month and now I'm down officially, two pounds. Its nothing huge, but a loss is a loss and I'm going to continue to to lose throughout this contest and after.
So next week, I'm going to start my training for the 5k in May. I can't wait. I'm really nervous, however, I need to do this for myself. I need to prove that I can do anything. I've wanted to run a 5k for some time now, so this is the one thing that  want to do this year.
On the other side, like I've stated before, I gave up pop for over a year now. Well, I decided to try it again. Let me tell you, biggest disappointment ever. It was gross and it burned my throat. I don't think I ever wanna drink that stuff again. I knew that it was going to be either amazing to have pop again or it was going to be gross. Well, we've confirmed it.
I'll just stick with my Snapple.... Until next time ;)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

This week has been quite tough to find time to eat right and to find time to exercise. School is exhausting to say the least. But with Easter coming up and other various things in my life, I know theres bound to be more hiccups coming up.
But I am still focused. After Easter, I've planned to start training for my 5k thats in May. I've already gotten some friends to help me start to train and I'm excited because they're both new runners that have done really well. I plan to work on my endurance first. I want to build up my stimina so that I'm not completely exhausted after the first mile.
Well everyone, good luck this cold weekend. I was really liking the warm weather workouts. But I guess we'll just have to wait a bit longer for those ;)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I'm currently watching last night's Biggest Loser and Kimmy just made one of the best quotes, "Fear is just a feeling and you can get over it."
Totally makes sense. I can over almost anything. I've always been a fighter, so why am I letting my weight overcome me? It doesn't make sense. I lost 51# like it was nothing, but why can't more come off? Have I lost my mojo?
I think I need to "reset" myself. Life has changed a lot for me since October 2011. I'm not gonna sit here and make excuses, but those excuses, I let get a hold of me and weigh me down even more. So I really need to work on myself. Because like I've been saying over and over (and I say it to my friends too, its not just me blogging), that this is not a diet, this is a life change. I don't want a fad diet or some "eat this one day, and salad for the next eternity."

This is my life and I need to start taking it over. The next weigh in, I'll be happy with being down to what I started, so I need to lose the 1.6#. I know I'm losing inches at this point because my bra and pants are fitting differently.
Now if I could just get a better workout routine, that'd be superb. School is killing me, being on break and then going back, killer!
So... bottom line, I need to start getting my life, the way I need/want it. Then, other things, the less important things in life, will follow.