New Normal

Happy 25th Birthday, Meghann!!  😀

 

With everything that has been going on in my life, I have really put healthy eating and exercise on the back burner.  I have been living off of take-out and junk food. Perfect example of an un-healthy living blogger. (However, my superbowl burger was quite delicious if I do say so myself.)

 

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My energy levels have been going down and my weight is going up. I feel really sluggish and I know that I need to get moving! With my knee still bothering me, I haven’t run in two weeks! I know that I need to go see a doctor. In the meantime, I haven’t really bothered to come up with some new sort of exercise to do. This is so unlike me!

 

It’s time for me to get into a new routine.

 

It was one of my Goals for 2010 to make exercise fun. And I quote:

3. Make exercising fun: Confession: I actually don’t really enjoy exercising. SHOCK!!! Yes, I love running, but to me it doesn’t really feel like exercise, it’s more of a hobby to me. I want to take some time to learn to enjoy other activities. For instance…

  • Biking
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Trail Running
  • Strength training
  • Tennis
  • kayaking?

I have plenty of options to choose from, and probably many more that I still haven’t thought of!

 

Now that I have a set work and school schedule, I’m trying to figure out where exercise will fit in. I’m not sure if I have time before (in the early morning) or if I should wait until the afternoon/evening.

 

When do you fit in exercise?

 

 

This morning I woke up way too late to think about exercising. I made a quick blueberry bagel with Peanut butter

 

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…and my obligatory Monday morning cup of Joe.

 

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I also am currently snacking on a banana while attempting to study for my steel design exam write this blog post!

 

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Off to study!

 

❤ MegaNerd

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Goals for 2010

I’m a little late on making my new years’ resolutions.

 

I wanted to give it some thought before I announced them officially. While thinking, I decided that I don’t like resolutions. I feel like resolutions are just wishes that we don’t really know how to achieve.

 

Instead, I like goals. Goals are measurable and specific.

 

Ok, am I sounding too much like a nerd yet?

 

I pondered said goals over breakfast:

 

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  • Plain OIKOS
  • Fruit and Nut Granola
  • Banana

 

My New Year’s Resolutions Goals for 2010

1. Graduate: Graduating from college is something I have  been waiting for for SO long!! Ok… waiting isn’t the right word. Try WORKING for.

2. Find a meaningful (or at least semi) job: My goal is to get my foot in the door this year. I will hopefully graduate in August, and will have a few months to search for something in my career path. I am cool with starting small, but I just want to get my foot in the door.

3. Make exercising fun: Confession: I actually don’t really enjoy exercising. SHOCK!!! Yes, I love running, but to me it doesn’t really feel like exercise, it’s more of a hobby to me. I want to take some time to learn to enjoy other activities. For instance…

  • Biking
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Trail Running
  • Strength training
  • Tennis
  • kayaking?

 

4. Maintain my running fitness. After my half marathon last December (2008) I pretty much lost all my running fitness. It got really hard to run 5 miles, which really should be no big deal at this point. I want to keep my fitness level up so that I can race when I want to, go on a long run if I feel like it, or possibly train for another race without starting from scratch! My goal is to run 1000 miles in 2010! Can I do it?

 

5. Figure out what I want out of life. Ok, that’s pretty vague. I honestly have no idea what I want.

 

What goals have you set for yourself in 2010?

 

❤ MegaNerd

Happy New Year… School Year, That Is.

I could barely sleep last night and ended up waking up at 2 am, and then again at 4:50 am. I’ve been up for a while, actually sort of nervous to start school!

For me, I always feel like the first day of school marks the new year- NOT January 1. It’s a fresh start, and I always say that “I have straight A’s so far” on the first day. I also feel like it’s the perfect time to set some goals for myself. So here goes:

School Goals

  1. Finish Strong. No senioritis, or telling myself I don’t care. I MUST GRADUATE. I MUST PASS ALL CLASSES.
  2. Make Dean’s List (pipe dream)
  3. Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (MUST DO THIS OR CAREER IS OVER BEFORE IT BEGINS) I will achieve this by faithfully studying the manual every day Mon-Fri.
  4. Actually go to class… harder than it sounds.

Personal Goals

  1. Set aside weekends to visit family. Not just Christmas and Thanksgiving. Also, call my Momma and Sister more.
  2. Spend quality time with Jason, and make sure he doesn’t start calling my Textbooks and calculator my “other boyfriends” as he did last semester.
  3. Be more responsible with my money. This means only buying what I need, and waiting for Christmas for stuff I want. LOL. I have no income other than scholarships.
  4. Do more things outside of my comfort zone!

Fitness Goals

  1. Run a Marathon. I have always said that at no other time in my life will I have this much “flexible time”. I want to do this.
  2. Continue Running. Enough said.
  3. Strength train. My goal is 2 times per week- even if it’s just push-ups.
  4. Push myself to the limit. I want to see what I’m capable of.

Hmmm…that seems good for now!

Ok, off to class… I took too long blogging and getting ready… I have to eat brekkie in the car!

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  • 1 container Oikos vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon Toast organic cereal?
  • 1/2 cup Kashi H2H

Oh! I did 30 minutes of arm strength training in the home office… but I don’t have time to list it all out. I promise I did it though! 😀

What goals do you have for yourself? No need to wait until January 1. Set some goals TODAY! 😀

❤ MegaNerd