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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." --Aristotle
New year, same goals! Last year was amazing! I'm very happy but I've been extraordinarily busy. I've loved being challenged and working hard, but I'm ready for a change. This year will bring a ton of change! I will finish law school, get married (!!), move, and start a new job! I'm looking forward to all of this and, really, to starting a new chapter in my life. I want to be healthy to meet these challenges! I've gotten so close to a healthy weight so many times in the last ...
New year, same goals! Last year was amazing! I'm very happy but I've been extraordinarily busy. I've loved being challenged and working hard, but I'm ready for a change. This year will bring a ton of change! I will finish law school, get married (!!), move, and start a new job! I'm looking forward to all of this and, really, to starting a new chapter in my life. I want to be healthy to meet these challenges! I've gotten so close to a healthy weight so many times in the last several years. I just want to get there this year!
So! Accountability time:
1/24--156.8 there it is!
2/7-- 156.0 (Just missed my goal of 155. I'll get it soon!)
2/14--156.6 (I'm sensing a trend.)
2/21--155.0 (woohoo! I get to get my nails done!)
2/28--155.4 (Pretty sure that's from eating out last night.)
3/21--153.8 (Woohoo! Bridal Shower weekend!)
4/4--No weigh in, but great 10K!
5/2--No weigh in
5/16--Day before half-marathon!
5/22 (Friday)--Wedding! Shooting for maintenance throughout the wedding!
5/30--More family/friend time and a mini-honeymoon! Just shooting to maintain. New goals and new life chapter to follow!
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.
"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.
"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!
| Pounds lost: 25.0
Member Since: 6/23/2011
Fitness Minutes: 55,266
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: there's some vanity involved as well.
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!)
- 150 lbs
- 145 lbs
- 143 (healthy BMI!)
- Work on adding muscle!
- Keep on maintaining!
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).
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. . .
Colfax Half Marathon (Spring 2015)
In training! Looking to enjoy this one; not worried about a PR.
Bunny Bolt 10K (Spring 2015): 59:13 PR!!
Spring Fever 10K (Spring 2015): 1:00:34
Taste of Louisville 5K (Summer 2014): 30:25
Pumpkin Pie 10K (Fall 2013): 1:01:34
Rock 'n' Roll Half (Fall 2013)
Elevation 5K-Hilly an 8K feet! (Summer 2013)
(1st in my age division! Maybe the only one in my division though haha)
Kaho'omiki 10K (Summer 2012) 59:53
Wahine Diva Half (Spring 2012)
Great Aloha Run-8 mi (Winter 2012)
Xterra Trail 10K (my first race!)