why homeless? :(
the apartment I was going to move into cost way more money than I could make during the school year, so I had to back out of it. Which leaves me homeless unless I can find something in 8 days
jeniibear asked: Hey! I think you're super inspiring and you're pretty much the reason I've started this whole healthy craze thing that I'm on (or I guess that I'd like to be on). And I have a 2 part question. I'm the same age as you are, also in university, so as I'm sure you could figure out I'm super busy with school work, so I'm guess I'm asking how do you get motivated to go to the gym and eat healthy even during mid term season? Have you always been athletic or was being healthy something you broke in?
Hello!! Its always a huge honor to be considered an inspiration!!
As far as being motivated to get my butt into the gym, and eat healthy.
I work at my university’s gym from 5:30am-9am almost every day, so I usually just bring workout clothes and workout after I get off. On the days when I don’t go in the morning/ don’t feel like going, I go through my tumblr, see how hard every one is working, and I realize I have no excuse. Today was like that, so I definitely just got back from the gym.
As far as eating healthy goes, I
don’t try not to keep any unhealthy food around. And I make foods that I can just eat all week, because I’m a huge creature of habit, and have no problem eat the same thing over and over again (case in point: I have made lentils or black beans every week since the semester started).
To the last question:
From about 4-12 I did gymnastics seriously, but when I moved away from my trainer, I completely stopped and then puberty set in. I was relatively in shape until 14 when I got a job at an Ice Cream Shop (that also had a deep fryer, no bueno). I also didn’t do any kind of activity, so I went from 115-160+ in about 2 years of working there. Lost the weight in quite an unkosher way, and was down to 120 by freshman year of college. Freshman year I decided that I wanted to do crew (rowing) so I did that for the 1st semester, but getting up at 5 every morning to row on a freezing cold boat for 3 hours a day wasn’t for me. Unfortunately for me, when I stopped crew, I kept eating like I was burning 1000- 1200 calories, and went back up to 145 during sophomore year. Fast forward to this time last year, I decided that I was tired of being out of shape, and the rest it history.
;tldr: I was active & healthy when I was young, then I wasn’t, then I was, then I wasn’t, now I am active and healthy again
that was probably exponentially longer than you expected. sorry about that.