The New Life of Laura

Life is GRAND!
I'm a recent graduate from an Ontario university, signed to a full time position for 2014, maintaining 70lbs of weight loss, working on my fitness, and exploring the world!

I am my own:
Personal chef,
Personal trainer,
Weightloss coach
HOW will my hair look like this?

HOW will my hair look like this?

(Source: tswiftdaily)

Sunday morning spectating #scotiabank #marathonday #running #notrunning

Sunday morning spectating #scotiabank #marathonday #running #notrunning

I’m a pretty big Taylor Swift fan.

Nothing closet about  my love for taylorswift.

Thus, I’m suitably excited about 1989 coming out and in anticipation I have been listening to all my TSwizzle CDs in the car, on the train, while I get ready in the morning. True story; I listened to Fearless (the regular one) so much that the CD stopped working - never fear, I own the platinum version too.

Anyway, I’m excited for 1989 BUT I must say, Fearless Platinum might be the best Taylor Swift CD of all time. I dream of the day Jump then Fall gets the recognition if deserves. The Other Side of the Door? Melt my cold ass heart. You Belong with me? The jam of all unrequited love.

And in summation I say;

Yo, 1989, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish but Fearless is one of Taylor’s best CDs of all time.

I hold a very important position on the team. #donutgirl #timhortons #abitcanadian #peasantlife

I hold a very important position on the team. #donutgirl #timhortons #abitcanadian #peasantlife

This happens every once in awhile.
I need a reality check.
I did not eat a lot today.
I feel like I went nuts on the food - granted it was not a ‘snack’ size bag of wine gums.
However, I did get in the CF gym this morning as planned and normally consume what I had for breakfast as snacks plus toast and eggs at breakfast time.
I need to cut back on candy, I know I do and I’m definitely looking puffy around my middle again courtesy of drinking and cookies last week.
I need to remember that things will get back to normal, my body will go back to its normal, my mind will go back to normal - it just takes a bit of time.

This happens every once in awhile.

I need a reality check.

I did not eat a lot today.

I feel like I went nuts on the food - granted it was not a ‘snack’ size bag of wine gums.

However, I did get in the CF gym this morning as planned and normally consume what I had for breakfast as snacks plus toast and eggs at breakfast time.

I need to cut back on candy, I know I do and I’m definitely looking puffy around my middle again courtesy of drinking and cookies last week.

I need to remember that things will get back to normal, my body will go back to its normal, my mind will go back to normal - it just takes a bit of time.

I’m ready to find my routine.

I’ve been traveling for the last week and a half save for the long weekend at home.

My schedule is all over the place and I’ve been eating every meal out. Needless to say I feel less than my best.

Tomorrow I’m getting in the gym at 6AM to get back on the right foot. I’ve been running and working out but I haven’t seen the CF gym since the Sunday before last.

I’m pretty stoked for whatever is coming.

GPOY | not enough hotel sleep

I don’t know why but the first time I sleep somewhere new and have to get up at a specific time I don’t sleep. 

Perhaps I freak out that I won’t wake up so I constantly check the time to make sure I don’t sleep late - I’ve never even slept through my alarm!

Today is going to be a total struggle.

GPOY | not enough hotel sleep

I don’t know why but the first time I sleep somewhere new and have to get up at a specific time I don’t sleep.

Perhaps I freak out that I won’t wake up so I constantly check the time to make sure I don’t sleep late - I’ve never even slept through my alarm!

Today is going to be a total struggle.

Longest run of life

15km is a damn long way (also known as 9.3 miles)

That is the longest run I’ve ever done and I must tell you, it sucked.

It took my dad and I 1:36 (he also ran the same distance yesterday - crazy.)

I also chafed in places I didn’t know could do that. I’ve got some work to do on my long distance running get up.

It didn’t really solidify a decision as to whether to run or not on Sunday but I’m definitely leaning towards it. I could make myself a half marathoner with only 5 more kilometers. I can handle that!

However, chafing hurts - that’s the part I don’t know if I can handle.

This could be a death wish but…

Tomorrow I’m going to run 15km and see how it feels.

My friend has an extra half bib (she can’t run it anymore) for Scotia Bank Marathon that I’m contemplating taking off her hands.

She only wants $45 for it (buying one now is $85).

My goal would be finish (actual goal <2:15).

It would really hurt but I think I have it in me.

Things these days;

  • I’ve started my real life forever job
  • I’m already over the commuting life - so I found myself my very first apartment downtown (a palatial 400 sq ft). It’s central in Toronto (I can walk to yonge/bloor station for my TO friends). It’s enough space for me and a block away from my best friend. I can’t wait until we’re back in the same city. I need her and she really needs me right now and it’s hard for me to be there for her when I zoom in and out of the city every day.
  • I’ve been crushing it in the gym; we did Karabel (Karen + Isabel) on Saturday as a partner WOD (20 rounds; 3 power snatches/15 wall balls) it was a doozy.
  • It might be time to hang up my CFing since I am going to have absolutely zero time to get in the gym for the next while.
  • I’m trying really hard to maintain some ‘balanced’ living - getting in the gym 6x a week still despite working, it will probably be cut down to 3-4x during busy season which is still reasonable.
  • I’m in Niagara falls for training this week and am being whisked off to Laval, Quebec next Monday for an engagement. Hitting the ground running!
  • I’m loving wearing work wears everyday - I feel so faaaancy