One year's hard work

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It's been a few years since I started my journey, and as with any journey, it's had its ups and its downs.

The latest down? Finals.

In May of this year I sit my final examinations and (hopefully!) graduate from Oxford University with a degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. For a long while I let the stress run away with me, and I've been eating take-out or not eating at all, I've stopped working out and stopped thinking about my health.

Then I realised that there's something more important than a grade - my health and wellbeing! So I'm trying to pull back and balance out my life, and make sure that I don't sacrifice all my progress and success for a number.

***Carpe Diem. Seize the day. You can do whatever you want to do and be whoever you want to me. The future waits for no man. Today is your day. Shine. Do one thing you'll be proud of every day, so you can look back and honestly say that you don't regret a single day. After all, no one ever said on their death bed "I wish I'd spent more time in the office."***

Member Since: 3/14/2011

Fitness Minutes: 4,724

My Goals:
I'll know I've achieved something when I can wear a bikini to the beach without embarrassment - at the moment I wear a tankini, keep wrapped in my towel or spend all my time in the sea where no one can see me!

My Program:
Gym three times a week. I row for 15 minutes and try and beat my distance, then do C25K and some strength training. I'm doing the 30DS and I also strength train at home.
In terms of food, I'm not cutting anything out of my diet - I'm just trying to find a balance that will let me live life healthily and enjoy it at the same time.

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    We can do it! Lord, I don't think I've ever been this motivated, you're doing something good for me.

    A walk might be a really nice idea, actually. I'm still struggling to think of ways to exercise, although keeping c. 1,500 calories per day looks like it might be manageable! Which is good news. I just filled in my first day of tracking (like I promised myself, which is a good start) and everything is so much less than I thought it would be, I was really worried about the things I like eating everyday not being possible.
    2290 days ago
    I loved your reply on my blog. I hope your new year is treating you well. Hope school is doing well.
    Thanks again.
    2292 days ago
    I didn't even think of my legs. You are so right I can work out my lower body and I can still kick butt walking and on the bike at the gym. Thank you, I don't feel as bad now.
    2320 days ago
    Thanks for your comments on my blogs recently!! Every little bit of support & encouragement helps. I hope school is wrapping well for you & that you're making it through Oxmas!
    2335 days ago
    Thank you ever so much for the hi five. I so needed it when I got to work this morning. I tell ya, I am just glad to only have to work one day next week.

    Hope you are enjoying sleeping in. Don't forget to run when ya get a free spot in your day. The fresh (crisp) air doesn't the lungs good?!?
    2349 days ago
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