6, 14, 19, 23, 29, 39, 40 50
Oh wow that’s a lot!
6: What kind of smoothie sounds really good right now?
I’m super lazy & love smoothies, so I’ve got a ton of frozen fruit in my freezer. I would love some of that frozen fruit (mango & strawberries!) + coconut water + some random fresh fruit all blended, because that makes beautiful, random, delicious smoothies.
14: What’s your most favorite part of your body?
I have no idea! I really like my boobs, because boobs are amazing and super fun. I’m really proud of my legs though.
19: What’s the most delicious food you’ve ever eaten in your life?
Anything made by Michael Mina (my favourite chef ever!)
23: Do you get motion sickness? Any horror stories?
Yes, and it’s awful! The other day I was on a date, and we ended up in the subway, where I promptly had to get off to barf my guts up. It. Was. Awful.
29: Longest plane ride you’ve ever been on?
I think I’ve been on the longest flight ever - the Newark to Singapore flight (~19 hours) before it was discontinued. Brutal.
39: Do you eat enough vegetables?
Hahah I hope so! I love vegetables, and I eat them in everything (tossing in spinach is always a plus for me).
40: Do you like horror movies? How about thrillers?
If i’ve got someone to snuggle with - yes! I get scared super easily (for example, after seeing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, I couldn’t go outside on a full moon because werewolves), but it’s fun if someone else is with me.
50: Post 5 awesome things about yourself. BRAG AWAY!
That’s really hard! It’s bad that people have been taught not to brag about themselves, and it’s nice to appreciate your self sometimes!
- I’m smart (I’m pretty good at school).
- I have goals that I set and work towards.
- I think I am hilarious (am I really? Eh, I crack myself up).
- I’m okay with being really nerdy.
- I have things I love to do, and I’ll do them regardless of what other people think of me.
Thanks for asking me! Talk to me off anon!
New Year, New Me?
I always find New Year’s Resolutions a bit cheesy. Sure, it’s great to write down a list of goals that would be fun to reach… but in reality, I make such goals every year and never look at them again. Hopefully, this year, I’ll look back at these goals and try to meet them, even though it may be hard.
Lo and behold, my 2014 goals:
1. Stop looking at the number on the scale and look at my strength and fitness instead.
2. To stop putting everything off - waking up early a couple times to work out will not kill me.
3. To ask for help when I need it.
4. To stop avoiding the scary/awesome looking machines at the gym because I don’t want to be judged.
5. To stop judging other people based on looks (but judging personalities is fair game because people are annoying).
6. To run a half marathon.
7. To do the little things - ten sit-ups in bed may not feel like a big deal, but hey, it’s something.
8. Drink more water & carry a water bottle.
9. Sleep more!
10. Write more of everything - blogs, journals and stories! Even if no one ever reads them, at least they’re alive.
11. Eat more at home and less on-the-go. That McDonald’s may taste good at first, but it just gets bad…
12. To care less about what celebrities are doing and more about what I am doing.
13. To travel more, even if it is only one hour away.
14. To care for myself and love myself, first and foremost.
Have a great 2014!
And So It Begins
I’m not a person who particularly likes to exercise.
I love the idea of exercise: the idea of fitness and strength and being healthy appeals to me completely, but the actual act absolutely does not. I would love to be one of those fit people who got up early in the morning feeling the internal need to exercise, but in reality, those people piss me off. I remember having someone in the gym tell me how upset she was for her day if she didn’t exercise and I also vividly remember laughing in her face until I realized she was serious.
I’ve also never been extremely in shape. I’ve never been forced to work out to maintain my body shape. When I do work out, I don’t see my body change, but that also applies with the other extreme: I can eat a full carton of ice cream every day for a month and also see no change. I swim and I’ve sampled almost every sport I’ve heard of, I just don’t feel extremely motivated to do so.
But I’ve finally decided that I want to be fit. I want to feel healthy and strong. I don’t want to be ashamed of my body at the beach, and I don’t want to have to starve myself to take off my shirt in public. I want to be able to do pushups and pull-ups. I want to run a marathon and put one of those annoying stickers on the back of my car.
I really want to be healthy.
And that is something that I can change. This blog will be my motivation and my accountability for what will hopefully become the rest of my life.