The first 12 weeks start TODAY!

Ok...don't get excited...I'm not talking about my diet! LOL

This week I am 22 weeks out from the NJ Half Marathon that I plan on running Sunday, May 2, 2010!!!

I plan on training in 2 segments...the first part will be 12 weeks...and then the second part will be 10 weeks. The first 12 weeks I will be following a "Novice" half marathon training program. The next 10 weeks I will jump into an "Intermediate" half marathon training program.

I will begin my fitness competition prep (diet) when I start the 10 week training program. With this first 12 weeks, I hope to be down about 10-12 lbs from now so that when I start dieting around Feb 28th I won't have much more to lose (maybe only 5-7lbs more...considering Feb 28th is 20 weeks out from Team U 2010!!!)

Tonight is day 1 of Half Marathon Training and get this...it's not even running!! My first running day is tomorrow! Haha...today is strength and stretching...ha! I can certainly handle that!

I should be blogging more now that I'll have something specific to write about.

Until next time!!!!!!!


O - M - G!!!

Lots of OMGs! First...I haven't written since 11/8/09! WHAT!!!!!! It's almost December...man I need to keep up....what the heck!

Second OMG...TEAM U MOVED TO JULY!!!!!!!!!!!! AND NJ!!!!!!!!!!! Ok...so my 365 plan just go cut short by 2 months...but it's ok...I can handle it...I already counted back and I have plenty of time to prepare. I still have my goal of running that half marathon...so training will be FINE! Just gotta get back on those routine tricks ASAP! Yoga...ASAP! Eating clean ASA...wait...I'm not eating BAD...but it IS the holidays...and I want all the goodies! Seriously though...Feb 28th is 20 weeks out from Team U...I marked it on my calendar so I know when to start...that means 14 more weeks of "freedom"...but Team U is just 6 weeks AFTER my sister's wedding...hmmmm...wonder if I'll still be allowed a cheat meal that close??? Oh, well...we'll see!

Third OMG...MARY IS COMPETING AT THE ARNOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is OMGx10!!! PLEASE cheer her on the next 15 weeks...(even though, I think most of you follow her blog and cheer her on already!)

Ok...I was kindly "tagged" in a list of 10 truths by my friend Genie (You may know her! LOL) and I promised I would follow though! Here it goes:

1) With the exception of my standing back hand spring and my full twisting back flip...I taught myself all of the gymnastics I know on the playground or on my front lawn in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. No mat...no spotter...just a crazy and determined 8 year old...haha

2) I have a black belt in Isshinryu Karate...I don't like to tell people...but my boyfriends always does. It's one of those things people don't REALLY need to know...plus it looks like bragging or something...and I only brag to close friends and family...I consider my blogger friends close...so there...I just bragged...lol

3) My YOUNGER sister (by 5 years) is getting married BEFORE me.

4) I'm only 28 and I'm on my 4th car (is that alot?) I bought my first one with baby sitting money...it was a used 1987 red Hyundai Excel with NO AIR and power NOTHING...the second was a gift from my parent for high school graduation because I got academic and athletic scholarships to college...it was a brand new white Daewoo Hatchback...the 3rd one I bought because my 2nd one died after only 4 years and I bought it on my own with no co-signer...it was a tan Cavalier...and my 4th car I bought...on my own again...because the Cavalier had over 100,000 miles on it and I didn't feel like fixing anything, so I just went and bought a new one! LOL this one is a Blue Hyundai Accent Hatchback.

5) (Wow...I'm only on 5...have you actually read this far?) As I get older I get more and more motion sick on rides...as a kid I could go on roller coasters all day long...now if I look at one too long I get nauseous!

6) I love to melt mini marshmallows and peanut butter together in the microwave and put it on Ritz crackers (the clean up is a MESS, btw if you go and try it!)

7) I didn't have my first alcoholic drink until AFTER college when I was 23.

8) I LOVE Nutella and can probably eat the whole jar with a spoon...but probably shouldn't.

9) My first job was at Papa John's when I was 16 and I worked on the ovens because I was the fastest even though I wasn't really allowed to because I wasn't 18.

10) I hooked up my cousin Joey with my roommate Marisa and now they are married and have a cute little girl, Sophia...just call me MATCH MAKER!

I think I'm supposed to tag 7 people...hopefully you weren't tagged already!!!

2) Brenda - Get In Fit

3) Shannon - 2nd Time Around

4) Krissa - Krissa's Journal

6) Ana - AnaGetsFit

7) Lishia - Lishia Dean



The past week...

This is a catch up post! So, last week I was on a MISSION to run as much as I could...once I finished day 3 I was DEAD! I would have kept running anyway, but I had to go to PA for my Great Uncle's funeral and we stayed over night...no time to run with such a tight schedule, no gym, and not knowing the area (there were no..and I mean NO sidewalks or shoulders to the roads...I didn't want to end up ROAD KILL!!) I meant to run on Fri, but didn't ::sad face:: Honestly, no good excuse for it! But here is what my week looked like:

Sunday 11/1- 4.25 miles (treadmill)

Monday 11/2- 3.75 miles (treadmill)

Tuesday 11/3- 2.5 miles (treadmill) and full body weight workout

Wednesday 11/4 - Off

Thursday 11/5 - Off

Fri 11/6 - Off

Sat 11/7 - around 4 miles (outside) and full body weight workout

Sunday 11/8 - around 4 miles (out side)

On a non workout related note...got a holiday job at Esprit...it's seasonal for right now...but I have more time on my hands lately...and who couldn't use extra cash!?! I get a great discount...so I can't wait to go shopping!!! :-)

What has everyone else been up to last week?



This message is for the person who supposedly follows my blog and keeps trying to join my fan page...and keeps requesting me as a friend on Facebook (yet...posts fake photos, and has no other friends listed)...and now is sending me messages through my website....STOP wasting YOUR TIME...I am NOT going to accept you...I will keep deleting you from my fan page...GIVE IT UP. I don't appreciated being STALKED.


Rants...Raves...and Updates...

Rants - Well, really there is only one...

My e-mail got hacked last week and sent some random link out...AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN TODAY! My best friends told me if I change my password then it should be OK...and I did that....but I think I might make a whole new e-mail...it's so annoying because all my confirmations from bills I pay come there, etc. GRRRR

Raves - A few...

1) CONGRATS TO GENIE!!!!!!!!!!!! That girl is ON FIRE!!! Winning her show from a week or two ago and then winning AGAIN this past weekend...AND THE OVER ALL!!! If you don't follow her blog yet...YOU SHOULD!

2) FINALLY after an almost 4 year engagement...my sister set her date and we are getting MARRIED!!! (Ok...not actually "WE" SHE and HER fiance! LOL) Of course, as you can guess I am the Maid of Honor!!! (Gotta love having only one sister!!!) Below is a cartoon picture of the wedding party...black dresses, red sash...and RED SHOES!!! I actually suggested the red shoes and everyone LOVED the idea...what do you think? The funny thing is..I am NO FASHIONISTA so I don't know how I pulled of such a good suggestion! LOL

3) My b-day was this past week (Oct 28) and it was a REALLY GOOD birthday! My boyfriend got me a whole hair and make up makeover in NYC with professional consultants! I am REALLY excited...seriously I wear sweats all the time and have my hair in a pony tail and usually little to no makeup...this is going to be fun...getting a new look! (And since I don't know how to do any of that, it will be nice to have someone help me!) Here is a photo from my hibachi dinner:
Updates - A few of these as well...

1) In my 28th year of life...I would like to set out to accomplish many new things...so, I plan on writing a list (I was thinking maybe a 100 things) I would like to accomplish this 28th year...I am still working on it...but here are 2 I know for sure and can share with you right now...I'll post the list once I have it complete!

2) Running a Half Maraton...Yep...that's right...13.1 miles!!! I was on the treadmill yesterday running and watching the NYC Marathon on TV...I don't know if I am ready for 26.2 miles...but I think I can tackle 13.1 miles. There is the NJ Marathon close to my house in May and they offer a half...so I think with 7 months to train...I can definitely do it!!! Plus, one of my clients is going to be my training partner...and she's going to run it with me!

3) Compete at NPC Nationals...specifically Team U...ok...no big surprise here...I already wrote in old posts I want to do this...but if I can also compete in one for two other Fitness nationals...that would be sweet too...let's just get this Pro card before I turn 30??? We'll see!

I've already began planning my running and training routine...so I will share that with you...I will also try to get back to Video Blogs...I like doing them....but they take time...not so much to record, but to actually upload...

That's all for now!!! Until next time!