I am living in Baltimore, Maryland for the summer because I am doing at research internship at UMBC. The last two days have been super hot!
And I keep hearing from everyone "Yep, it gets hot here." GREAT. I leave my perfectly cozy 70 degree weather in Washington (state) for this. At least I am learning a lot doing this internship and I hope it gets me into a better position for grad school.
I have worn my Fitbit everyday this week. I have also worn it overnight every night, too. I heard a professor say last week that this is how we create a "quantified self". And it's true. I'm gathering all these numbers on myself and from these I am learning how to make adjustments to be a healthier, happier me.
I've learned that while I might be in bed for 8-10 hours per night, I'm really only sleeping maybe half that time. So fixing my sleep is on the top of my list. I also learned that, if I keep the momentum I have right now, I'm getting a good amount of exercise. I mean, I want to always be working in more exercise, but it's really not the area I should be working on. It's my food. I have not been consistent about what I eat and how much. While I might be burning a good amount of calories per day, I'm certainly eating more than that.
Enter my newest health tool: "It Starts With Food" by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. I once tried doing the Whole30 from their website. However, I let myself get in my way because it was finals and I was in the process of moving to Baltimore for the summer. However, I'm moved in now, so the excuses need to stop. NO MORE EXCUSES!
Now, for some fun pictures. I finished a couple (or almost finished) knitting projects last week.
This is going to be a cat, when the face gets embroidered on.
This is a little 3month sized baby sweater for a friend who is expecting in October.
You'll be seeing lots more baby stuff because I know 7 people who are expecting between August and October.
Keep on Sparking!