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A better version of me

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Well over these last few months of school, work, and internship I have fallen off the wagon. I have been so busy that I completely forgot about exercise and eating well. Believe me I feel yucky physically. The last time I checked, I had gained 7 pounds. This really disappoints me BUT it's hard for me to be unhappy. I have accomplished so much these last few months. I finished 120 hours of an internship and will be done my master's degree by 12/17. Though I wasn't taking care of myself as much as I'd like to, I met a goal that I've been working towards for 3 years...I am finally going to have my graduate degree!! Now that I am almost done, it is time to start the focus on my health again so that I can continue working on a better version of me.

Currently, I weight in at 190. I have a goal to be 150 by the summer time. That means I have about 6 months to lost 40 lbs...totally doable! I plan to get back into the gym 4-5x per week, use my eliptical at home, and starting walking my dog more. I also want to make sure I'm eating about 1500-1600 per day and will adjust that according to how much I exercise. I am now mentally prepared to do this! I know that December will be hard with all of the goodies but I will do my best to not go overboard. I am so excited to be continue on with this journey of mine!
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    emoticon on getting your graduate degree! And it sounds like you have a plan!!

    1957 days ago
    Yes, you can totally accomplish that - great goal, summer is always a motivator for me! Congrats on the degree.
    1958 days ago
    That is awesome! Congratulations! What's your Masters in?
    1960 days ago
    First off, congrats on getting your masters! That's exciting! I want to, but I'm tired of school, and I don't even know what program I want to do. Regardless, I am proud of you!

    Secondly, I think you have a great plan! emoticon
    1961 days ago
    1961 days ago
    I am SO proud of you for bustin' your little butt for that Masters! I hope you are incredibly proud of yourself too, Ashley! This is fantastic.

    If you temporarily had to put a healthier living on the back burner for a freakin' MASTERS, then so be it! 190 is not as bad as it could be, so don't beat yourself up, as you could have gained wayyy more than that, ya know?! Especially being as stressed & busy as you are!

    Let's do this!!
    1961 days ago
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