My awesome boyfriend & I at Rocky Mountain National Park
Summit of Mount Bierstadt
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
I've always been able to maintain a fairly healthy weight through my diet and regular exercise. But I want healthy habits and exercise to be lifelong part of me. I have found I enjoy running, the feeling of a good sweat, and cooking a meal that I know is good for me. Now I want to maintain a body size that I feel best in, because weight isn't as important as the way I feel! I want to stay healthy and active, and live as a good example of healthy living!
Begin cooking meat 5 days/week or less.
Exercise to the point of sweating/elevated heart rate 3 times/week.
Track food/fitness consistently.
Post to my cooking blog at least once a week with healthy new recipes: http://collegeapprovedfood.blogspot.com/
Share my goals and knowledge with people around me, build my support group.
Fit into my wardrobe for the next 50 years!
I recently joined my campus gym, and hopefully with the help of several friends who are also members, I will work out 3-5 times per week!
MWF - Run 3 miles, 30-60 minutes of cardio or ST
TR - Group fitness class/cross-training
Sat/Sun - active rest, walk, hiking
Secrets of Success
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"Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible.....
It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice.
Big things are built one brick at a time.
Victories are achieved one choice at a time.
A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!"
Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort!
1050 days ago
"If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too.
It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy."
Thanks for your comment on my blog, "Yep, They're Pretty Big!" I hope your week is going great!
1109 days ago
"One of the most difficult parts of changing how you live and how you eat is believing that change is possible.
We all say we believe that, but many of us, deep down in our hearts believe that it's possible for other people, but not for us.
That other people can do it, that the glowy warm life we imagine is for other people, not for us.
We have an unconscious belief that we can't do it, it's hopeless, and so, on some level, we stop making an effort.
We lapse into the way it always was or is. But change really is possible.
And it really does take a fierce kind of longing, and a fierce kind of love for yourself.
For the life you know is possible. Ask yourself what you love most of all.
Do you love your life? And are you willing to take action on your own behalf?"
TGIF, Sparkfriend! I hope your week was a good one and that you're ready for a fit, fun and fantastically healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind and keep taking steps towards them. Remind yourself that you are capable...and love yourself enough to know that you are worth the effort!
1121 days ago
Just dropping in to say, I hope you have the best of everything today. May God direct each step and you find blessings in each one you take.
1174 days ago
"Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long.
Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.
No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders.
How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come."
Just stopping by to wish you a healthy week, Spark friend! If you fall down, get back up and keep pushing forward. I hope you know that you're always worth your best effort...because you really are!
1189 days ago