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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." --Aristotle

4/9/2014
Getting married! We're aiming to get married after I graduate from law school next spring. I'm so excited! I am also extremely motivated to be healthy by the time I get married. I want to feel my best, knowing that I am bringing my best self to the marriage.

6/9/2013
"Healthy Mind, Healthy Body"

I recently completed my first year in law school! It wasn't a complete weight gain catastrophe like college was for me, but it wasn't ideal either. I ...
4/9/2014
Getting married! We're aiming to get married after I graduate from law school next spring. I'm so excited! I am also extremely motivated to be healthy by the time I get married. I want to feel my best, knowing that I am bringing my best self to the marriage.

6/9/2013
"Healthy Mind, Healthy Body"

I recently completed my first year in law school! It wasn't a complete weight gain catastrophe like college was for me, but it wasn't ideal either. I gained back about 7 of the 15 lbs I'd lost with SparkPeople (but I'm still down 23 from my highest weight).

This year, my focus was on school. Law school has been an extreme challenge for my mind and I have loved developing new ways of thinking and taking apart problems. However, focusing so much on school and less on my health has left me feeling unbalanced and unhealthy.

My new goals will focus on the larger goal of balance and health.
1) Make nutrition/healthy eating a priority.
2) Find ways to reduce stress, remain focused while studying, and socializing that don't involve food or drink.
3) Prioritize working out and fitness (even if it's just going for a walk)
4) Reach that elusive healthy BMI (12 lbs from my current weight).
5) Gain muscle/lose fat to get below 25% body fat.


2/15/2012
"Learning to Live Well for Whatever Comes Next"

I've never been skinny, but I used to be athletic. I used to hang out consistently (and a little self-consciously) in the very top of a healthy BMI range for my height.

I'm guilty of stress eating. I put on the freshman 15 in college then held steady there until my last semester when I put on another 20 lbs (in about 3 months). That put me at the very top of the overweight range of BMI (possibly tipping slightly into obesity).

Since then, the weight has been coming off slowly, with some ups and downs. So far, I've lost 25 lbs since my highest weight. (10 since joining Spark People.)

I'm starting Law School in the fall (school and location TBD!). I'm nervous that old study and stress habits will come back.

So! My goals in the next few months:
1. Get back to a healthy weight. (I see this as completely undoing the damage I did in college.)
2. Work to a place where I can consider myself an athlete again.
3. Create habits that I can sustain in Law School and beyond. (Including nutrition, athleticism, and stress management.)

I've come a long way so far, but I still have a lot to learn and do!
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Member Since: 6/23/2011

SparkPoints: 26,859

Fitness Minutes: 38,706

My Goals:
I want to enjoy my body and my health while I'm young and create habits to remain healthy!

I want to consider myself an athlete again.

I want to learn to eat more naturally.

Let's face it: I want to look good in a bikini.

Update (4/2014): I'm getting married! I want, so badly, to be healthy when I start my marriage.

Weight Loss goals:
- 155 lbs (GOAL MET! 6/17/2014)
- 150 lbs
- 145 lbs
- 140 lbs
- Maintain 140/Consider 135
- Work on adding muscle!
- Keep on maintaining!

My Program:
I really enjoy exercise. I enjoy running, walking, hiking, dancing, lifting, yoga, pilates, cycling, exercise classes, or even just hopping on a cardio machine. This is the easier side of the equation for me. I try to do something every day, preferably for an hour. Sometimes it's just walking for 30 minutes. I usually end up with one rest day per week.

I struggle more with nutrition. I love meeting up with people for happy hours, brunch, etc. I enjoy cooking but I find it time consuming. This is the harder part of the equation for me. I'm really working on developing the skill of planning ahead (by cooking in advance, carrying healthy snacks, or looking up nutrition at restaurants in advance).

Personal Information:
I'm a law student. I'm getting married May 2015! I come from a big family. I love being outside and playing in beautiful places. I love to travel. I love reading. I wish I wrote more. I don't watch a lot of TV, but when I do, it's usually binge watching a season of something like Dr. Who, Sherlock, Parks and Rec, Archer, How I Met Your Mother. . .

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HONEYBEESBLISS
7/29/2014 1:40:03 PM

I read a great Spark-Article today too that I thought was really good!!! It's about being solution focused instead of problem, and that's how I've been trying to look at things. The reason I even decided to do the salad was because I found out the hotel didn't have a microwave in the room so we needed a dinner solution that still supported my goals! I usually take time to think of solutions or ways to do something differently or to support what I want to happen when I'm getting my steps in pacing the house! LOL
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/moti
vation_articles.asp?id=685



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HONEYBEESBLISS
7/27/2014 6:58:28 PM

Yay! Awesome, I am so glad you guys loved it!



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ONMYMEDS
7/8/2013 2:19:24 PM

Welcome to the Half Marathon Team!

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CHICKPEA23
1/10/2013 9:34:49 AM

Thanks for stopping by my page! If your new semester has started, I hope it's going well so far :) I go back next week and am preparing for the craziness.

I noticed on your page that you mentioned fitting exercise classes into your schedule... that's been one of the most helpful things for me, though I'm going to be running more for an upcoming 5K (mostly treadmill as it's cold here in Boston!). Do you exercise outdoors a lot in Hawaii? It must be beautiful!

Have a good one!
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BRIDGIEEE
9/6/2012 9:43:20 PM

Thanks for the comment on my blog. Have a great day!



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