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6 months of backsliding ends NOW!

Monday, April 16, 2012

For the past 6 months, I have been involved in one of the most emotional battles of my life. While the details can be spared, I have had a significant amount of stress added into my life that I contribute to decisions made in a relationship with someone that is now dissolved. In that stress, I also had graduate school to worry about. I got behind in my studies for my comprehensive exams and attempted to cram in the month of March so that I could take them in April. However, because of the emotional stress and the fact that something HUGE like doctoral exams have their own stress, I broke out in acne (for the first time in life...and I'm 31), was barely sleeping, fluctuated weight, went into stress-eating binges, drank heavily, and fell off on my workouts. I've gained 7 pounds since January. Luckily, it's not more than 7.

I have now decided to take control of my life again. And so far so good, two days into this week. I have pushed my comps to the summer, giving me more free time. I've worked on some emotional healing, which is a long process but very necessary. And I'm getting back into my work groove, which was way off track. I'm proud to say that I have run/walked two days this week already. My muscles are SORE, but I am happy to pay the price. I am working on a new set of goals to work towards. I am generally feeling good, like my old self. This hasn't happened in quite a while now so it is a welcome change.

My goals for this week:
~Set new weight loss goals
~Set a new workout plan
~Exercise at least 10 minutes per day
~Work on a vision board
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