My life is a-changing. This past May, I graduated law school and ended my impressive streak of 20 years of schooling. I moved from a rural college town to the busy NYC area. I started my first “real world” job and had to get a new wardrobe, because sadly college sweats and matching flip flips don’t cut it at the office. Perhaps, that’s where the next big change came in. When clothes weren’t fitting like I wanted them to, and going up a size went past my emotional limits, I decided it was time to make a change.
Prior to law school, I had been a pretty active person who took interest in what she was eating. I was always on the smaller side, though never a skinny girl. I was an athlete in high school and an avid-enough gym goer in college, and I took pride in my toned physique. During law school, I managed to maintain my gym routine and healthy eating patterns for approximately 60 seconds. I fell prey to late night study snacks, stress eating, and forgetting to find time to exercise. Somehow I connected the word paper to big cookie and the term outlining to pineapple fried rice. The pounds went on slowly enough that it took me until graduation to realize how many managed to sneak up on me.
Now that I am out of school, I set myself a goal to reach by September 2011: I am working on losing all the weight that I packed on in law school and then some. I am not looking to crash or fad diet, but rather, I am looking to achieve my goal in a healthy manner that I can maintain as a new lifestyle. Right now, I am more than halfway to my weight loss goal. Just losing this amount of weight has made so much of a difference to me. I am currently trying to take up new sports and am forever in search of the perfect gym class. Suggestions are oh so welcomed!
I have been following a lot of healthy living blogs lately, which have been a big motivator in getting me to make better choices in my diet and activity level. When you read about how others can achieve great things, you feel like you can do it, too. That’s why I started Big City, Baby Carrots – so I can continue to stay motivated and maybe motivate some other people along the way. Oh, and share some ridiculous situations I get myself into in this new city of mine.
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