Monday, May 16, 2011


Back in April, I decided I wanted to train for a 5K. So this week is Week One of this journey.

Since school is out, I will have nothing to lament over for three whole months. I know you guys are excited. But now there will be posts about running, or I should say attempting to run. I am terrible about making excuses for not exercising, but it's time to start a regular routine before my body starts to change. (I've heard horror stories of how the body changes A LOT after 25. So I'm giving myself a two year head start.)

So I'm gonna start working on my fitness. And that is just what it is. Being fit and leading a healthy lifestyle. It's NOT about losing weight. It's about not letting my heart crap out at 30 and preventing illness.

Now don't worry. This blog will not turn in to a fitness blog because I've never really been one who enjoys working out. But it will document the changes I make in my every day life to accommodate The Fitness. The crazy stories will remain because, let's be honest, they need to be told. But fitness and health will be on the forefront of my mind this summer, now that school is officially over.

With that being said, a few things are on the agenda today. I'm working until noon, and my top priority after work is getting my toes under control. My toes have turned into claws, well maybe not claws, but they need some TLC.

I've heard/read that jogging/running/working out can cause toe nails to turn black and fall off. This is a big fear of the fitness. For most of my life, my toes have looked not pretty. I've turned over a new leaf, and now I give my toes a good scrub and polish routine regularly. So now that my toes look like what most normal human toes look like, I can't lose them or let them turn black. Pretty sure I would cry.

Next on the agenda, groceries. 'Nuff said.

And then two major things: A visit to 10 Fitness to set up a membership. (I've got a feeling interval training will happen there quite often.) And a trip to Easy Runner to get some new tenny pumps. (I know they are called tennis shoes, but let's be honest everyone says tenny shoes. I prefer tenny pumps.) My current tenny pumps are from Sophomore year, and they hurt my feet. So something's gotta give. And new shoes are a must. I can't jog to the best of my ability with shoes that hurt my feet.

I also need to figure out the best way to attach iPhone to my person when I run and update new songs so I can be ready to put on my new kicks and hit the road (or treadmill). Any ideas about the iPhone?  It's such a big phone, especially with the Otter Box, so I need to get that sorted ASAP.

Any good songs to add to a playlist?
My current work out playlist consists of:

"No Hands" - Waka Flocka Flame
"Right Above It" - Lil Wayne
"DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" - Usher
"Firework" - Katy Perry
"X Gon' Give It to Ya" - DMX (a throwback to my high school cheerleading days)
"Lollipop" - Lil Wayne
"All I Do is Win" - DJ Khaled
"Imma Star" - Jeremih
"Turn My Swag On" - Soulja Boy

My workout music is a bit different than my every day listenings, but feel free to suggest anything and everything. I love the musics. I feel like I need upbeat, gansta rap to keep me going. Plus, it kinda makes you feel like a Bad-A. But any musical newness would be much appreciated.

Let's start this Monday off on the right foot. But for now, I gotta get to work.

Until next time...


  1. Sounds like a plan. Question, why not work out at UALR? FOR FREe? I guess it would help to get a membership huh?

  2. If I'm giving them money every month, I am more likely to go. Or let's hope so....