As of right now, my health life is sort of in a stage of limbo. I’m not really being “healthy” in the way I set out to be 3 years ago, but I’m not back to my “eat anything I want all the time and be completely sedentary” life that I’d lived since I was very young. I’ll admit that I’m not exactly happy right now, but seeing that I didn’t completely slip back to my old lifestyle has got to mean that I’m making some sort of progress, right? I have two simple goals for myself as we head farther into spring/summer:
• Eat many fewer processed foods.
• Be active whenever I possibly can.
I think I have to focus on incorporating health and fitness into the life I already have rather than acting as if it’s some separate thing that I’m always having to set time aside for.
Hi guys! Long time, no see. I apologize for being away for so long; I’ve been really busy just kind of trying to get my life back on track. So much has happened since the last time I was on here!
- My 18th birthday has come and gone. I had a few mini celebrations throughout the weekend, but nothing huge. I’m still planning to have a dinner with my friends at some point. :)
- I’m not really sure what’s happening with my intuitive eating plan. I can feel myself going in cycles: I’ll be fine for a few weeks, eating decent sized portions of mostly fresh and natural things, but then something triggers me to start eating huge amounts of crap for another few weeks, and eventually I get so sick of junk food that I go back to a healthier diet. Currently I’m at that point. I’ve eaten so many sweets for the last couple of weeks that I don’t even want to look at a cookie or piece of cake right now. I need to try to balance out my eating so that it’s not “all or nothing” like it has been.
- Yesterday, I went down to Long Island to visit Stony Brook University. At first, I was thoroughly unimpressed because everything looked just like upstate, but then I saw a shopping plaza with a Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, and everything got better from there! Haha. I felt pretty comfortable there from the start, which is my biggest concern when looking at a college, so I’m highly considering choosing SB as my school for next year. Cornell was my top choice, and pretty much perfect in every way, but I was waitlisted. I’m really confused about what to do now. None of the schools I’ve applied and been accepted to really make me excited when I think about what it would be like to go there. I know I can always apply as a transfer after my first year, but I also know that I will have to pick a school soon that I can deal with for at least a year.
- I’m officially going to the Wanderlust Festival in June! I’m so excited to do sunrise hikes and yoga seminars, see live artists perform, and walk through art galleries and little craft shops for 3 days.
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Banana Bread In A Mug
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