Taking back my health

There are a few reasons why I decided to get back into blogging. One huge reason is my health. But I knew I didn’t want to just focus on my health, since I have so many exciting and somewhat scary things going on in my life right now. That’s why Oh So Apropos as my blog name felt, well, appropriate.


Oh So Fitness Selfie

So what do I mean when I say I’m taking back my health? Well it can mean many things! I’m taking back my health from: fried food monsters, laziness, cold Chicago winters, insecurities, procrastination, 12 hour Netflix binge sessions, and so much more. Pretty much, graduation got me thinking. The couple months after school ending are definitely a time of reflection and I realized that college was amazing, but I didn’t pay enough attention to my health. Unfortunately, I used weight gain as an indicator of being unhealthy, but there is so much more involved. Yes, I gained 30 lbs over the past four years, which I am trying to undo, but I want to focus on being happy, and happiness and healthiness are intertwined. It’s not about weight to me, it’s about being fit and feeling good. I want to focus on moderation and fighting back against complacency.

I always heard parents talk about how college students are so busy that many times their health suffers. It may be a little late for me to fix during college, but I hope my journey of taking back my health can offer bits of insight to anyone who is putting off that workout or relaxation day to that future “tomorrow”.

One thing I have decided to do is have a workout spreadsheet. It may be because I majored in information systems and love organization, but spreadsheets help me feel comfortable and motivated. This is what mine looks like (I just looked up templates on google docs). It is really helping me to not skip too many days and leave excuses in the past.

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Have you recently taken back your health? Let me know in the comments!

P.S. Love my sports bra in my “Oh So Fitness Selfie”? Click on the image to find out where I got it from!

2 thoughts on “Taking back my health

  1. Kate says:

    Great focus on health rather than weight 🙂 I’ve started weight training and fueling my body rather than depriving it – feels great!

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