I am leaving the UK for the hustle and bustle of Chicago in Jul/Aug 2013. This blog is to document my journey to improved well being through fitness and weight loss.

I want to leave the UK trim, toned and feeling great about myself!

I'm all about dancing, running, Nike, eating, gossiping and sarcasm :)

Current Challenge: Training for the Paris Half Marathon

Email me at countdowntooz.at.gmail.dot.com

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Gym Bullets:

  • I am currently combining the lifts from Stronglifts with a plan I found on BodyBuilding.com by Erin Stern. Yesterday was biceps, triceps and shoulders. Today was legs. Lots of legs.
  • I stole the gym mayorship back from some punk called Peter on Foursquare.
  • I did box jumps for the first time in my life as part of the plymetrics circuit. I thought I was going to die.
  • Lower left - I went to school with the girl who made this poster. There she is in the bottom left corner. Its hard to tell who it is as the photo seems to have utilized every instagram filter known to man. I have to look at this Sex 4 Summa crap every time I take a piss at the gym. Very tempted to add a photo of my sexy ass to it.
  • Lower right - I tried on culottes in Primark. I didn’t buy these ones. Instead I found some with pineapples and bananas on them! I’m not sure if this means I have lost my mind or if I am now a bona fide fashionista? Also check out that calf muscle!

Over and out.

More than 1500 people died on the Titanic on this day in 1912, and yet the liberal media has never held President Obama accountable.

(via teapartycat)

Fun fact - non Obama related.

My Great Granddad worked on the ship when it arrived in Southampton as some aspects weren’t finished. He was due to sail with the ship, but got drunk the night before and they wouldn’t let him sail!

Well, the Caltine bars have burned up all your carbs, and now your body is just running on water. But once the water is gone you’ll be all muscle. It explains it all on the label.

Cady, mother of broscience. (via noodleweight)

Prediction: The Forever 21 Summer Collection

thefrenemy:

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-Sizeless everything. Because a small in Forever 21 sometimes looks like it could fit on somebody who is a size small, and sometimes it looks like the person who sized it has never seen sizes? Sometimes I’m a large but then I’m an extra small? Why are there so many straps and why are the…

This is perfect.

FYI Forever 21 is so much better in the UK than the US stores. I don’t know why, but the UK stores just seem to have better quality items. I always used to have to hunt through the US stores until I found a gem,

shortmom:

I bought myself a solo ticket to all 3 days of Forecastle for my birthday in July. So excited to see these guys!

I am so excited to shake it like a polaroid picture in June. 

shortmom:

I bought myself a solo ticket to all 3 days of Forecastle for my birthday in July. So excited to see these guys!

I am so excited to shake it like a polaroid picture in June. 

(Source: tramadolfest)

Not too shabby! LTron just earned 1359 points on Fitocracy.

schoolofdark:

As you can imagine there were hundreds of images taken over London Marathon weekend but this one by @evereverjewellery is my favourite thus far. An epic day in the sunshine and the voices and spirit of the thousands of people who joined us on the road and passed through Mile 21. I’ve done a ton of things over the years that I’m proud of but standing on the roadside yesterday and thinking about Run Dem and what it means to so many people got me all emotional. I always say that running is the least important part of the Run Dem story but what we do strive to do is to bring positive vibes to the road and uplift peoples spirits along the way. I think we nailed it yesterday. Big up everyone who rolled through #cheerdem and helped to make it such a memorable day. Every day should be London Marathon day. #bridgethegap #vlm #londonmarathon #rdc #rundemcrew #mile21 #crewlove #gunfinger #positivity #love #joy




Did I mention we had confetti cannons at mile 21 yesterday? Carnival atmosphere for the runners. The smiles on their faces were magical :)

schoolofdark:

As you can imagine there were hundreds of images taken over London Marathon weekend but this one by @evereverjewellery is my favourite thus far. An epic day in the sunshine and the voices and spirit of the thousands of people who joined us on the road and passed through Mile 21. I’ve done a ton of things over the years that I’m proud of but standing on the roadside yesterday and thinking about Run Dem and what it means to so many people got me all emotional. I always say that running is the least important part of the Run Dem story but what we do strive to do is to bring positive vibes to the road and uplift peoples spirits along the way. I think we nailed it yesterday. Big up everyone who rolled through #cheerdem and helped to make it such a memorable day. Every day should be London Marathon day. #bridgethegap #vlm #londonmarathon #rdc #rundemcrew #mile21 #crewlove #gunfinger #positivity #love #joy

Did I mention we had confetti cannons at mile 21 yesterday? Carnival atmosphere for the runners. The smiles on their faces were magical :)
michaelontherun:

x-opher:

Family Photo. 

One time I started a running blog, and somehow ended up with the best group of friends that I’ve ever had.



So many of my favourite American hotties in one place!!

michaelontherun:

x-opher:

Family Photo. 

One time I started a running blog, and somehow ended up with the best group of friends that I’ve ever had.

So many of my favourite American hotties in one place!!

Not too shabby! LTron just earned 1033 points on Fitocracy.