The Last Piece

Hey, it’s Wednesday! That means Nichol is going to share some stuff.

July 2010. Almost two years ago. I feel like I should start crafting my anniversary blog post now, but I’ll wait. I do want to talk about the goals I had then, and the new goals coming up.

I had only two things in mind at that point.

1. Eat healthy.
CHECK! For the most part this has gone swimmingly. I have not eaten one iota from my former regular dining establishments (McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Burger King), and my intermittent dining establishments (Wendy’s and others I can’t think of right now). I ate at Chick-fil-a once, and Panda Express twice. I have had soda once. And it was on Friday at Rock the Zoo. I thought I was tasting my friends dark beer, turns out I took a big swallow of root beer. I still drink coffee, and I have a newly acquired Peace Tea obsession, but mainly I drink water (and beer…and wine…and vodka).

2. Exercise regularly.
SEMI-CHECK. I did great until summer 2011. Then I slacked, big time. Even with a mini-triathlon thrown in, I really stopped doing a lot of activity. I went from 4-5 times a week, to once or twice. But since January 1, I have exercised EVERY DAY! (Yes, I count one mile walks through Target and Barnes and Noble). There was a period of three days when I had the flu (102 fever) and I still walked. I’m going to brag about that forever.

New goals (just started or about to start)

1. Exercise every day.
Already been discussed. Next.

2. Every meal and snack will be planned, and include at least half fruits/veggies.
This worked really well the week I had spring break. It’s harder now for sure. This weekend I will try the make it and freeze/refrigerate route. I’ll let you know how it goes.

3. More water, less coffee/Peace Tea.
Stash tea bags are my new obsession and I get a new flavor almost every time I go to the store. I’m going to make an effort to bust one of those put when I’m craving a Peace Tea.

Here comes the big one:

4. QUIT SMOKING
I love to smoke. I really do love it. But I’m kind of over it. It’s expensive. It smells. And it doesn’t help me run. My asthma doesn’t like it much either. I am also taking suggestions on this.

So that’s basically it for this week. It’s getting to the end of the semester so I’m swamped with class work, projects, and presentations. But I’ll see you next week. Same bat time, same bat channel.

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That’s me and my buddy Nirit from last week. My second hike with her, my third up Mormon Trail.

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