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June 24, 2009

Working on my fitness

I joined a gym a few weeks ago and decided to start a self-imposed diet at the same time. My diet is called, "Don't Eat Crap" and involves lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and lean proteins. The one slice of cheese I have on my daily lunch sandwich is OK but all other cheeses are out. Olives are OK, but only seven at a time. I've been munching lots of salads from Whole Foods and carrot-beet-kale juices from the vegan restaurant down the street. As of this morning I'm seven pounds lower than I was when I started my new life plan (on Saturday the scale told me I'd lost 7.5 pounds but I think it was lying).

My plan is to keep weight-lifting until I can open a jar of pickles on my own and cardio until I could successfully hunt a wildebeast. My gym has these crazy elliptical machines that make one look as if one is bounding through a magical fairy forest in attempts to greet a unicorn.

Thus far my gym attire consists of gym shorts I got for cross country in 9th grade that are entirely too short for me and lovely t-shirts such as my bright yellow "Rappel! Ding" shirt from senior year French class or my oversize rhubarb shirt from a much-beloved college roommate.

And that's all I have to say about that.


  1. The first time I went on an elliptical I overdid it. When I got off, my knees wouldn't lock and I had to hang on to the side of the machine for a good two minutes before my legs stopped trembling. I stay away from those things now.

  2. Nina-

    That is awesome! The healthiest I've ever been is when I cut cheese out of my diet. Isn't it crazy when you realize all the things you just automatically put cheese on (salads, pasta, etc). I'm currently working on my fitness too, so we can update each other and keep motivated. =)