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Thursday, March 08, 2012

So I donít know much about blogging but I have enjoyed reading others blogs and they seem to be a beneficial way to express yourself in a way that cant be done face to face, to learn about who you are and get feedback from people with similar experiences. I donít know what to expect from blogging and I think the word is quite funny but I am ready to give it a try I guess.

I am 25 and have never been skinny but I have been healthy. I was a college athlete, lettering in basketball and also the rugby team captain. I played softball for a bit as well, but was just never really into that sport. I was plagued with injuries it seemed throughout my career but it was worth it, I think.

Since I finished up undergraduate and went on for post-graduate training, I have been so focused on school and working to pay for school, and studying and school and school that I have totally ignored my health and fitness. I love being outside and enjoy strength training but I have found I make a lot of excuses to not do it. I recently had foot surgery so I am unable to run, I spend the greater part of the day at school to the tune of 15-16 hours a day, and am trying to finish my application for my license, find a place to live, pack and clean my house to sell and staying in contact with my soon to be new boss. All these are great excuses but they arenít helping me to be the healthy me I want to be.

I keep telling myself, after you take the board exam then you will have more time, after you do your week of on call you will have more time. But, if I keep aftering this portion of my life before I am willing to take time for me I may as well say after I am dead then I will worry about my health and happiness. I caught myself today saying after I get finished with this rotation and am back home I will have time to plan my meals, eat better, and exercise routinely. I do well for a while, then I get so exhausted that I lose sight of my goals and just plan to restart up when I have more time, or more energy.

Long story short, I need to stop putting off changing my lifestyle, I need to take time for me and stop stressing (whether I know it or not) about all the things I am expected to do, and I need to be selfish and put myself first. Now putting this plan into actionÖ

  
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DEBBYFROMMT 3/9/2012 9:22AM

    What can I say? Agree with the other posts! I gained weight when I was in school too. Believe me, it is easier and better to get healthy NOW instead of waiting until your older (ok 50 something). See you on the deck!

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SNOWSNAKE 3/9/2012 1:42AM

    I think that you are definitely on the right track, great summation Wood, right on! So, don't be so hard on yourself...you have been sacrificing- there really has not been much time for you to concentrate on your body, your health, survival mode comes to my mind. School, school, school! It had to be, but now.... there is a window of opportunity, and you are expanding, feeling what it might be to focus on health, fitness and getting into the shape that will give the rest of your life meaning and stamina. You are a super hero in my eyes, you will have the world by the tail, there is nothing tht you can't do! ***SNOW***

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LINDSEYDRU 3/9/2012 12:32AM

    I agree with Wood! We're doing everything we can! I just finished my Masters of Science in geochemistry.. Worked for a big oil company last year and made tons of money but honestly didn't feel it was for me.. I like making a difference - so I moved from Wyoming to FL where I am looking for a job centering around water quality and water reclamation. Your career path is so exciting! If I don't want to do my workouts, I just think how much better I'll feel afterwards and if I don't want to go all the way to the gym, I have found that a couple five pound dumbells and my body weight (which is a lot LOL) go a long way!

I have many family members in GA; Macon, Savannah, Conyers, ATL so I am up there a couple times a year.. Would love to get that bike ride going! Maybe I'll bike up there one day.. A distance ride has always been a goal of mine. My current short term goal is jogging an entire 5k in May. Got a Race for the Cure team and am starting training intervals on the treadmill..

Good first BLOG (the word is silly)! Ironically enough, I wrote my first blog today too! Go check it out! Have a great week friend. Look forward to chatting with you more!

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WOODHEAT 3/8/2012 11:11PM

    ... and you seem to be doing the right things pretty well at the moment. Let's see, you joined a fitness website - SP. You joined a supportive team - Outdoor People. You jumped right in past your comfort level and posted on an active thread (Happy Hour on the Deck) and found you fit right in. ...and now you completed your first blog admiting to the fact that it's time to take action. Seems to me you're doing just fine. Welcome to the group.

Life is good!
Wood





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