i now declare this wednesday, march 6th, leg appreciation day.
oh what the heck, another gpoy. happy thursday!
before i start this, let me just warn you that this is going to be a completely jumbled mess of my emotional ramblings just rushing out from my keyboard to the screen. i haven’t really ever exposed feelings about my body to the world before. i know i don’t have a lot of followers yet or anything, but i know i need to just write everything out.
so, first of all. i am not overweight really. i’m 5’5” and about 135 pounds, maybe a little less. this isn’t awful, but it isn’t amazing. i KNOW i am unhealthy. i am currently 19, and ever since i began college at SCAD (savannah college of art and design in georgia) in the fall, my health and nutrition have entered a downward spiral. i ran cross country and did two other sports at my high school for FOUR years, and when i got to college, i had no structured workouts or a team to motivate me. so essentially, gradually, i stopped running. it felt nice for a while, not worrying about running or eating habits. but when my weight hit the 137-139 range i freaked out a little bit. but i didn’t do anything about it for a while. i just kept doing what i was doing because i have pretty bad mental strength when it comes to indulging in food. i LOVE food. and i love healthy food too, but sometimes i can’t will myself to NOT eat a piece of cake or a cookie, even though i know they will all still be there and taste the same tomorrow. i was so unhealthy for a while there, and i knew that if i kept going on in the same manner, it would be much harder to turn back.
another problem was eating around my boyfriend. i never ate so much fast food until i met him. he plays so much soccer that it doesn’t matter, he stays thin anyways. but i didn’t ever work out.. so you can imagine what him taking me to fast food every week was like on my body…harsh. and i couldn’t resist it for whatever reason. i “binged” 24/7 you could say.
in high school, i was SO concerned about my weight. and that was just a year ago. i was barely ever over 127 lbs and my stomach HAD to be flat or i’d be so upset. this was probably due to the fact that i had two friends with eating disorders and all of my other friends were runners. i was very self-conscious. now, i am more confident with my body because i don’t have these constant weight reminders staring at me in the face. but i still know i am unhealthy and that irks me increasingly more and more everyday. i just have to do something about it.
so, about a month ago, i saw this girl’s health blog and was really intrigued by it. i didn’t give it much further thought until a couple of days ago, actually. i crept on her blog again and found that there was a whole COMMUNITY of health tumblrs out there, all encouraging each other to stay motivated and keep on track. this is EXACTLY what i need. for so long i have been living without motivation or encouragement. with people around like me, even if across the globe or somewhere i will never reach, i can be inspired to stay healthy and fit. i’m so excited to start this journey. from looking at your blogs, i KNOW i can do it. i just have to stay focused.
a fresh start
hey! my name is sarah beth, and i attend scad in savannah, georgia. last year was my first year of college, and as everybody knows, the freshman 15 is very real. i was a cross country runner all throughout high school, for four years, and i played a sport the other two seasons as well. but when i began college, i wasn’t required to work out anymore, and there was loads of yucky, yet seemingly delicious food, shoved right in front of me. so, as you can imagine, i stopped working out and began eating pizza and fast food. i’m sure you can all guess what happened from there.
so, this blog is my new motivation. it’s summer, and it’s time for a fresh start. i have a job, and i am becoming increasingly more active. i’m making it my goal to work out 4-5 times a week for at least thirty minutes each time. i hope to eventually start running a lot more, since i used to be so good at it. i don’t only want to get back in shape though — i want to be healthy as well. i want to make smart decisions with my eating habits, and i hope that looking at so many inspiring health-progress blogs will help.
lastly, if you have any tips or words of encouragement, please use the ask box. i could use it!
and good luck to all of my fellow health tumblrs! <3