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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The feeling of pushing myself to do more is exhilarating. This morning, I ran my usual route (2.2 mi) with better times than yesterday, but still a little bit of walking. After coming home and making myself a delicious peanut butter and banana smoothie and reading a chapter of the book I'm in, I decided to go out and try another mile. :) The time was better than I was expecting considered I'd already had a workout in for the day!

Going canoeing with some friends this weekend...should be a good workout for the upper body. :)



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

With my hours at work being so few, I've gotten into the habit of running quite a bit over the summer. For the past few weeks I've run an average of 2 miles on every day that I'm not at work. So far this summer I have run over 48 miles!! That's crazy to me!

My time for my first mile has been steadily dropping. Last week I ran a mile in under ten minutes for the first time in I don't even know how long. Today, my times were slower, but that was because I actually RAN my whole route - no walking at all for 2.2 miles! It may not sound like much, but I cannot remember the last time (if ever) I have accomplished this. My muscles feel tight but other than that I feel like I could go back out for more :)

Hopefully I can keep these habits up when I move back to school next month. I have a goal of being 135 lbs by the end of summer (my birthday, coincidentally) and I only have a few more pounds to go. I've never really completed a short-term fitness goal like this before, so I'm excited and I hope I can sustain the progress.

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CHARITYAK 7/16/2014 12:17PM

    Great job!! :)

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Friday, March 01, 2013

I need to focus more on becoming a healthier individual and less on the numbers that are associated with "fitness".

Losing a pound means nothing to me if I know that it's due to the loss of muscle mass.

Staying under 1500 calories means nothing to me if I know that most of those calories came from high-fat, highly processed foods.

Running a mile under ten minutes means nothing to me if I can't finish the rest of my workout.

None of these numbers mean anything to me if I'm not in it for the long run. This is not about a quick loss of fifteen pounds. This is a complete lifestyle transformation that will hopefully stay with me in years to come.

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PARKERB2 3/1/2013 3:01PM

    Establishing good, long term habits is a must.

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Anticipating spring.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Even after all the fattening food I ate over the weekend, I still managed to be down half a pound from last week. Initially I was excited, but now I'm considering the fact that I could have lost muscle mass and gained more fat. Either way, I'm back at school and ready to get back into my habits.

Spring break's in a couple weeks. This may be the first year I actually have what I would consider a "spring break body". If only the weather would comply :P

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SISTERPRETTY 2/26/2013 2:28PM

    Awesome...keep pushing for your goal. I agree with you on the weather...I need it to warm up so that I could start hitting the pavement and get my run on...

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Decisions, decisions.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The more I think about it, the less certain I am that I want to go to medical school. The costs are just too expensive - and something I don't have - and it would be another 9-10 years before I could even get a job.

I know this sounds like I'm giving up...which is why I think it'll be difficult to explain it to everyone in my life. But it's something I've considered extensively! Physician assisting school looks promising, as I could still work with children and in a medical setting, but with less money/schooling.

However, the other option is slightly more out of left field - grad school for nutrition or kinesiology. I've always had an interest in these subjects (no kidding, I'm in a pre-med program right now) but especially with using this site, it has made me more interested in exercise and health and foods. I really just want to help people take better care of themselves. I just need to find out the best way to do that.


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