Monday, September 23, 2013

One of Those Days

Hello, readers!  So today is one of those days where I don't even want to admit to you what went down, but here it goes...

First of all, I was so occupied with taking advantage of all of my sleep time due to my 6:00 a.m. soccer practice being canceled, that I failed to complete my homework for today! I definitely goofed up that one and really there's no good excuse I could provide.

Next thing: My wonderful mother sent a bag of things I've been needing to work with my dad so I could pick them up from his office.  I grabbed my roommate and we were off to my dad's office.  Lucky for me we just happened to be by DQ and my dear roomie has never tried dairy queen!!! So of course we stopped.  I threw my cares out the window and ordered a small chocolate malt blizzard with cookie dough in it!!  BUT DON'T STOP THERE!  We made a Walgreens run to pick up some Powerade, and while we were at it I picked up a nice little bag of sour gummy worms for the ride home.  That's right, today my dinner was a blizzard so fattening it should be illegal, and a bag of sugar coated gummy worms.  I have no intentions of weighing myself tomorrow; but I do intend to redeem myself with an intense workout. 

While I'm on a roll:  I got hopelessly lost today.  I spent half a tank of gas driving around just looking for my school.  Not to mention I almost threw my car in reverse in the middle of the road because my roommate told me we were driving the wrong way on an expressway off ramp! However, after realizing we were in fact not driving to our doom, or even near the expressway we were looking for, for that matter: my roommate and I did enjoy adoring the astounding houses we never knew surrounded our campus!  We had to remind ourselves that the people in those houses were most likely dorm-dwelling college students themselves at some point ;)

But I really shouldn't complain too much about today.  I hope that having read this, you don't walk away thinking that I am just telling you what a failure I was today...

Here is what I would like for you to take out of this:  People fail all of the time, especially successful people.  The difference is whether or not you keep on trying until you find what works... I am going to wake up tomorrow morning with a fresh start and a chance to make better decisions.  I am going in with a plan tomorrow now: if I work on my goals one day at a time, I will be able to focus much better, and I think my goals will seem much more attainable!  Tomorrow I will be eating clean without exceptions, because I can certainly handle that for one day :)  Tomorrow is my chance to "keep on trying."

Today was not a waste, I enjoyed parts of it and learned a few of those pesky lessons.  Tomorrow I have practice at 6:00, and one class at noon.  A day that wide open has so much potential!  I see some gym time and study time in my future :)

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Let's See How This Goes...

So, anyone who is reading this blog is likely to be aware that I actually tried to start a fitness blog last year.  You may or may not also be aware I only posted to this blog once.  What happened to my fitness journey?  I just forgot about it.  In fact, I've gained a significant amount of weight since then, so the whole blog thing didn't work out perfectly the first time.

So in case you are wondering why I'm going to try again, it's because I actually have faith in myself this time.  I have been doing pretty well on my own as of late, and as a freshman in college, this is a time in my life where I am learning so much and have a lot to share!

This blog will be different, however, because it is not all about fitness this time.  The fitness tips will certainly be there as I find what is working for me and what is not.  I'd like to focus on my overall well-being this time.  Real quick, here are some things I would like to post on my blog:

-Fun/funny parts of my day/week
-Recipes (Healthy or not) that I've enjoyed
-Aspects and tips from my college life
-Fitness info/ My progress!
-Motivation to go for goals in fitness or otherwise
-Great workout music I find
-Anything else I feel you should know!!

Before I wrap this up, I'd like to set a goal on here with you guys, because I believe that it is important to have something to work for! I have a beautiful cousin, Caryn, who will be getting married this December 28th.  In an effort to look and feel good getting dressed for Caryn's wedding, I would like to get myself down to 160 lbs. by December 28th.  This goal is attainable, and definitely a healthy goal. I am currently at a weight of 173 lbs, so to reach my goal, I will be trying to lose 13 lbs. in a bit over 3 months.  That may not be a lot for a 3 month goal, but it is the holiday season!!

One more goal that I must set: I am trying to graduate from college a year early! In order to do this, my grades this semester must be fantastic! I am making an effort to achieve straight A's, so I will certainly be discussing study tips soon!

Thanks for reading, I will certainly be posting soon!