First – happy Friday
Second – Happy GRADUATION Day!
I’m graduating today and I’m SO excited. It’s been such a long, long road to get to this point, but I’m super excited about finishing it up and enjoying the summer before I start my Dietetic Internship in the Fall.
I am definitely thinking of other things today as well, like:
My first graduation, which I will still never forget. And probably I’ll never be more proud of myself than graduating from b-school.
Or, when I decided to go back to school and announced it on THIS blog. Hard to believe I’ve been blogging as long as I have. (and unfortunately the formatting on that post is totally messed up and I can’t get it to space correctly). Making the decision to leave a successful career, which made me miserable, is the largest risk I’ve ever taken in my life. I’m a naturally risk averse person, so it was HUGE that I’m where I am now today.
Anyway, I’ll be back with more info about graduation later. But after today, it’s summer! So, let’s talk a little about my summer plans.
I start my internship in August, and I was totally planning on getting a job for the summer. Then, one of my very best friends at school (who is going to Baylor with me) said she’s just going to relax and enjoy her 2 1/2 months of summer before we start. Well, that got the wheels in my head turning and I decided to do the same.
I’m leaving my internship with Robin at the end of May and focusing on ME for the summer.
I think since I posted my confession/realization I’m not happy with what my body looks like, we knew I needed to make some changes. I sought out a personal trainer I worked with a few years ago, and we’re now meeting twice a week until August.
The past two runs I’ve done have been sans ipod, because my headphones unexpectedly broke. I’ve had a lot of time to think over those runs (and just in general) about what my goals for the summer really are. At first, they were going to be running a 10K, which is one of my main 2012 goals.
But the more I thought about my history with running and where I really want my fitness (and my weight loss) to be, the more this goal to get back in 10K shape doesn’t make sense to me.
I was with my brother when I was in San Antonio a few weeks ago and we went to workout together. He said something that made SO much sense to me. He worked SUPER hard to get into shape to run Tough Mudder and he said his motivation to keep working out now is because he doesn’t want all that hard work to go to waste. He wants to stay in shape so he doesn’t have to get back into shape again.
That made just so much sense to me, I can’t even begin to tell you how inspired that has made me lately. I have always struggled with motivation when it comes to exercise, so that’s really the basis of what I want to work on this summer. I want to get FIT this summer, so when I’m in my internship – it’s that much easier to keep going.
Fit to me has never been about running. I’ve always been a stronger and faster runner when I’ve heavily cross trained and strength trained. So rather than focus just on running this summer, I’m going to focus on overall fitness. Working with the personal trainer will definitely help, but I have a few specific things I want to accomplish this summer.
1. . Get back in step classes
2. Get back in spin classes regularly
3. Attempt swimming
4. Pick (back) up speed workouts for running
I love step SO much, but haven’t done it since before I was injured. Above anything else, getting back in those classes is my main goal of the summer.
I really want to keep this new mindset in place when I’m in my internship. I want to be in the right shape so I can do any exercising I need to, given my busy intern schedule. And I’ve realized just focusing on my running won’t lead me to this goal.
I’ll still run though. My cousin and I made a goal to run 1 5K a month together. So far this year we’ve hit this goal for every month, so I plan to keep this up. But, what does this mean for the 10K goal? Well, I’m not sure. I hope that I’ll be able to run a 10K by the end of the year – but I think focusing only on the 10K is going to leave me lacking in so many other fitness goals and in my main weight loss goal for the summer too.
I’ll definitely be back with a formal goal post, but for now – just know that this summer I’m focusing on ME, my weight loss and my fitness. And I couldn’t be more excited!