New Point of View

As I mentioned in my last post, I am currently living in Southern California. I am enjoying the lifestyle out here very much. One of my favorite parts of the lifestyle is how health and fitness is a high priority. You all know I am on a mission to take back my health and this new environment is definitely helping me.

This is what I have learned so far:

  1. Do not try and mimic someone else. I love to keep up with different lifestyle and health bloggers as well as fitness experts, but at times I just wanted to copy their workouts and meals verbatim. I learned that part of what has motivated me to keep working out is adding my own creative touches as well as paying attention to my body and how it is reacting to my daily routines. I recommend using these people and their healthy habits as inspiration and guides, but pay attention to your body and don’t be afraid to draw the line on some things that are just not for you.
  2. Feeling great leads to looking great. Of course I want to look great, but I learned in the past that when I focused on every calorie and jumped on the scale everyday it did not seem that healthy. I have really been working on changing my way of viewing health and fitness. I now celebrate each day that I take the time to workout and don’t shame myself when I feel that I need a break.  I know how hard I am working on changing my habits which is positively affecting me both physically and emotionally.

    New Point of View — PC Kaitlin Marron

  3. Mix it up. I mentioned this briefly in The Slide. After writing that post I have found that mixing up my workouts has really been helping me. I have made sure to take advantage of what Southern California offers. Lately, in a typical week, I go to two yoga classes, go the gym twice, hike one day, go on a walk, and go for a run. I have even tried paddle boarding, which I will discuss in the future. This mix has been working for me. I no longer try and avoid working out, because I am not sick of a certain workout or location due to the mix-up.
  4. Set short and long term goals with incentives. Incentives are always great and I personally love having things to look forward to. That is why I make sure to set short and long-term goals. For a more short-term goal I have a deal with my friend Lindsey that if we work out 7 hours a week for two months we will reward ourselves with a lulu lemon outfit. We have decided to make it a long-term goal as well that extends until new years to make sure that our short term goal does not lead us to stopping our good habits. We have not decided our long-term incentive yet, but we figure we have two months to come to a consensus! I have also signed up for a half marathon (more info to come), which is another long term goal of mine.
  5. Shout, shout, let it all out. I may be copying Tears for Fears, but why not?!? Don’t be afraid to let people know of your choice to focus on your health. This blog is one of the ways I am doing so. It allows me to make sure I keep on it. If you let your friends and family know of your plans, they will support you and it really does help with staying on track, if not I am always here to offer advice. I am not an expert, but I once was in your shoes! We all have to start somewhere.

2 months and 1 day

I am oh so sorry for the not so brief hiatus. Yes, as the post is obviously titled, it has been 2 months and 1 day since my last post. But don’t fret, I’m back with a ton of content and exciting plans.

I thought I would recap as well as give you all a taste of what is to come:


Past 2 months:

-Moved from Florida to California

-Started my career

-Learned how much work and time it takes to move across the country

-Learned how busy a new job can make you

-Began going to yoga classes

-Found a new hobby in hiking

Future:

-Posts on tips and tricks for moving

-Posts on starting a career and surviving the corporate world

-Fitness posts (yoga, hiking, paddle boarding, etc.)

-News on some exciting projects I am working on

Stepping into my future — PC Kaitlin Marron

 

So there you have it… a brief list of what occurred and what is to come (yes I know I can get a bit list-crazy, my new co-workers quickly learned of my list obsession).

 

 

 

That thing called the “Real World”

This transition has made me feel oh so…excited, terrified, grownup, naive, professional, overwhelmed, pumped, and so much more. So what is this transition that has motivated me to start blogging as a creative outlet, but if I’m being honest mainly for my sanity? Well its my transition from being a college student to a working gal in that thing people call the “Real World”. I guess in order for anyone to understand how I am oh so feeling about this Real World thing it is important to know the path I’m on right now. I like to babble and can get pretty wordy in person, so I’m trying to change that in my writing. I’ll keep it concise.

The day the Real World became oh so real

Start of journey: Just graduated from Loyola University Chicago in May with a BBA in information systems and a minor in visual communication (graphic design). Now I’m back home in Key Biscayne planning my move to California (Newport Beach area) to start my career.

What I have learned: Moving is complicated. Moving is thrilling. I don’t know what this Real World thing truly is, but I’m learning that may just be the point.