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One year's hard work

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It's been a few years since I started my journey, and as with any journey, it's had its ups and its downs.

The latest down? Finals.

In May of this year I sit my final examinations and (hopefully!) graduate from Oxford University with a degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. For a long while I let the stress run away with me, and I've been eating take-out or not eating at all, I've stopped working out and stopped thinking about my health.

Then I realised that there's something more important than a grade - my health and wellbeing! So I'm trying to pull back and balance out my life, and make sure that I don't sacrifice all my progress and success for a number.

***Carpe Diem. Seize the day. You can do whatever you want to do and be whoever you want to me. The future waits for no man. Today is your day. Shine. Do one thing you'll be proud of every day, so you can look back and honestly say that you don't regret a single day. After all, no one ever said on their death bed "I wish I'd spent more time in the office."***

Member Since: 3/14/2011

Fitness Minutes: 4,724

My Goals:
I'll know I've achieved something when I can wear a bikini to the beach without embarrassment - at the moment I wear a tankini, keep wrapped in my towel or spend all my time in the sea where no one can see me!

My Program:
Gym three times a week. I row for 15 minutes and try and beat my distance, then do C25K and some strength training. I'm doing the 30DS and I also strength train at home.
In terms of food, I'm not cutting anything out of my diet - I'm just trying to find a balance that will let me live life healthily and enjoy it at the same time.

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  • v JECKIE
    Hah! You sound like me when I was in school, except mine was lecture... work... paper... work... lecture.. work on papers at lunch... sleep? :) So I know that feeling all too well.

    Just do it when you can! You'll get the time eventually! In the meantime, enjoy those classes!
    3099 days ago
  • v SARAH_D126
    Oh sweet that's actually what I did! Lol. It's going good though. I just did level 1 yesterday and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I mean they are good workouts and as long as I keep going with it and step up the level when I can I know it'll be great.

    We are still waiting for our income tax return so we can go grocery shopping but I made a nice big list of fruites and veggies and chicken and stuff so I'm excited about that.

    How are you doing??
    3114 days ago
  • v SARAH_D126
    Hi, so when you were doing the 30 Day Shred DVD how did you record it into your fitness tracker?
    3115 days ago
  • v ADZY86
    Thanks so much Becca! It feels great to be back, but I now feel like I've got a mountain to climb! Kinda depressing but I might as well start now if it's gonna be a hard slog!
    You're doing SO amazingly well! So inspiring. Keep up the amazing work cos I'm following in your footsteps.
    3122 days ago
    We can do it! Lord, I don't think I've ever been this motivated, you're doing something good for me.

    A walk might be a really nice idea, actually. I'm still struggling to think of ways to exercise, although keeping c. 1,500 calories per day looks like it might be manageable! Which is good news. I just filled in my first day of tracking (like I promised myself, which is a good start) and everything is so much less than I thought it would be, I was really worried about the things I like eating everyday not being possible.
    3131 days ago
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