Day 2


Got up this morning and had my usual breakfast:

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese = 90 calories
  • thin sliced whole wheat bagel = 110 calories
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese = 100 calories

For a quick snack I had:

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese = 90 calories

I just got inside from doing a 30 minute outside workout aimed at getting my heart rate up. When I get home from work, I will do a one hour workout that includes: 30 minute cardio (running), 40 squats, 40 lunges, 40 calf raises, and a 10 minute ab set.

I resisted the temptation today to go to Groucho’s so that is always a good sign! I just keep thinking about that lean body with those perfect abs and toned legs that I’m looking to achieve!


Treadmill Calorie Burner


Taken from, this treadmill workout can shed off 800 calories all in a 60 minute workout session! 

  • 0-2:00 – Jog at 5 mph
  • 2:10-4:00 – Run at 7.5 mph
  • 4:10-5:00 – Run at 10 mph
  • 5:10-7:00 – Run at 7.5 mph
  • 7:10-8:00 – Lower speed to 1.5 mph, perform walking lunges, always alternating legs
  • 8:10-12:00 – Run at 7.5 mph
  • 12:10-17:00 – Lower speed to 3.5 mph, turn around and run/jog backwards
  • 17:10-20:00 – Turn around and run forwards at 7.5 mph
  • 20:10-21:00 – Lower speed to 1.5 mph, perform walking lunges
  • 21:10-24:00 – Run at 8 mph
  • 24:10-27:00 – Raise incline to 12%, run at 5 mph
  • 27:10-28:00 – With incline at 12%, run/jog backwards at 2.5 mph
  • 28:10-32:00 – Lower incline to 0%, turn around and run at 8 mph
  • 32:10-34:00 – Run at 9 mph
  • 34:10-36:00 – Run at 5.5 mph
  • 36:10-38:00 – Lower speed to 1.5 mph, perform walking lunges
  • 38:00-44:00 – Raise speed to 3.5 mph, turn around and run/jog backwards
  • 44:10-47:00 – Raise incline to 15%, run at 4.5 mph
  • 47:10-48:00 – Step off treadmill and perform as many body weight squats as possible
  • 48:10-51:00 – Get back on treadmill, lower incline to 0%, run at 8 mph
  • 51:10-53:00 – Lower speed to 1.5 mph, perform walking lunges
  • 53:10-55:00 – Run at 9 mph
  • 55:10-57:00 – Raise incline to 20%, run at 4 mph
  • 57:10-60:00 – Lower incline to 0%, run at 9 mph
  • Get off treadmill – Perform 40 squat jumps.



Day 1


Before heading to work, I made a strawberry banana smoothie:

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of milk

At 4:00 during work I had one pack of crackers for 80 calories and 1/2 cup of cottage cheese for 90 calories.

For dinner, I just had a Chinese stir fry with: chicken, peas, broccoli, and rice.  This dinner was probably about 400 calories.

Therefore, I have eaten about 1260 calories today.


  • 2 laps around the hill for a warm up
  • Ran up and down the hill 5 times
  • 20 windmill pushups on the stairs
  • 50 walking lunges
  • 35 calf raises

Total time working out: 20 minutes. I haven’t worked out in a few weeks so I wanted to take it easy today. Tomorrow I will shoot for a 45-60 minute work out. I will include my workouts below.

Tomorrow I am going to shoot for 1000 calories. I don’t want to skimp on breakfast because it is what gets our metabolism going for the day.  My meals will include:


  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese = 90 calories
  • 1 thin sliced whole wheat bagel = 110 calories
  • 2 tbsp of cream cheese = 100 calories


  • 1/2 cup of homemade trail mix = 100 calories


  • Strawberry-Banana Smoothie = 300 calories


  • 1/2 cup of homemade trail mix = 100 calories


  • small salad with tomatoes, olives, low-fat dressing = 200 calories

Total: 1000 calories


  • 2 laps around hill for warm up
  • Run up and down hill 5 times
  • 21 squat jacks
  • 40 walking lunges
  • 21 squat jumps
  • 40 long jumps
  • 21 push up jacks
  • 40 high knees
  • 10 burpees
  • 20 side shuffle right, 20 side shuffle left
  • 20 windmill pushups


What this is all about!


Hello world! Not that anyone will be reading this, but I am mainly doing this for my sake to give myself the motivation I need to become a healthier, happier person!  I am currently in pharmacy school and I also work at a pharmacy so I am a very busy person, but I have noticed that in the past 6 months or so I have gained about 7 pounds and you might say that’s nothing, but for me, it is a lot! I can see it in my stomach, my chin, my arms, and my thighs and I used to work out regularly but with such a busy schedule, I never make time for it anymore.  And to top it all off, I’m not eating healthy!

So today, I have decided to take a step towards accomplishing my goal.  In this post, I will define my goals and steps I need to take towards accomplishing them.  I will also post periodic pictures to show if I am achieving the results I am wanting!


1. Eat healthy.

  • Eliminate fatty foods such as chips.
  • No more eating out! No more Groucho’s on the way home or Firehouse Subs before lab.
  • Eat 6 small meals each day instead of 3 large ones. This way I boost my metabolism throughout the day.
  • Create a weekly meal plan. Breakfasts should include meals high in protein such as: eggs, cottage cheese or milk and Special K cereal. Snacks should include foods high in fiber such as my trail mix blend of Special K Cereal, Bran Cereal, and chocolate chips.  Lunch should be easy and on-the-go such as microwavable veggies with a filling veggie smoothie.  Dinners should also be high in protein including a small piece of chicken breast with veggies on the side.

2. Work out.

  • Purchase Insanity or P90X.
  • Create a calendar and plan my workouts based on the time of day that is best for me.
  • Change it up a bit! Go for a run outside instead of going to the gym. Or go to a local park and do a stairs workout.

3. Goals of my workouts:

  • Lose the belly flab and work towards seeing my abs again!
  • Trim my thighs and work the backs of my legs to help minimize cellulite and sagging.
  • Shape my booty. Nobody wants saddlebags right?!
  • Tone my arms and shoulders.
  • Tone my legs and calves.

So, I am about to go to work and I should probably go downstairs and make a healthy snack to hold me over before dinner. For breakfast I had a total of 390 calories including:

  • 1 cup of cottage cheese = 180 calories
  • 1 thin sliced whole wheat bagel = 110 calories
  • 2 tbsp of cream cheese = 100 calories

For my snack/lunch, I will have a smoothie totaling around 300 calories. And I haven’t planned anything for dinner yet. I will work out when I get home from work at 6:00 pm.  I plan to go outside and do a hill run for about one hour with intervals of push-ups, side lunges, squats, and windmills.  This will work my butt, my arms, my shoulders, my thighs, and my core.

I will take a before picture and post it on here soon enough and can’t wait to start seeing results!

Feel free to keep me motivated because I will need it!