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Travel Season

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Somewhere towards the end of my 20’s my metabolism slowed, my stress increased, my hearth decreased, my travel was exponential, and my healthy lifestyle took a distant last to any new adventures. Suddenly I’m in the dawn of my 30’s and can barely make it up a small incline without getting winded. Where did the girl who played 3 sports year round, a lively social life and a difficult pursuit in academia go?
While I’m sure this is something everyone goes through in their 30’s, I’m not sure why I had decided to become such a casualty to the movement.
Last Fall I became engaged, and realized, I’d spent so much of my time adding new life experiences to my list, I forgot nothing is more important than my health. There is no time at the end of my life to make corrections for those decisions I made in the beginning. After I let the holiday season pass, I made a decision, I needed to change my lifestyle completely or I wasn’t going to be able to enjoy life later on.
By April I had quit smoking after 15 years, and dropped 15 pounds. Then came the plateau, for 3 months I worked out and didn’t lose a pound! But you know what I felt better, so I just refused to give up. I never wanted to be on a diet, I don’t and still don’t believe in them. Starting last month I will be traveling to 6 different cities in 4 different states, not consecutively. So far all I’ve managed to do was maintain the weight I’d lost before, but just today I got completely back on track and am ready for the travel season!
I’ve got premade meals in the fridge, a yoga partner, and found some fun Pilate’s classes. My next goal of 10 pounds by October doesn’t seem so hard to reach! Wish me luck!
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    Congratz on quitting smoking & on your weight loss success so far. You will lose the next10lbs by Oct!!
    1433 days ago
    Keep focused for success.
    1433 days ago
    emoticon on the engagement and all the positive things you have done in your life, especially the stop smoking
    1434 days ago
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