Hello Hello Hello!
I apologize for my absence! There has been so much going on; I’ve moved into my first house, traveled across quite a bit of Europe, drove across the country and dropped my phone in the sink.
I hope your summer was as fun and adventure filled as mine was. I just graduated from the Air Force Academy in May, and after graduation they give you 60 days of paid vacation before you have to start your job/be a grown up/start real life. So, for those of you that are curious, the reason I’ve been MIA these last 2 months in short is this:
I went to Hawaii to visit my best friend (Alexa from One Media) who got stationed there. We went paddle boarding. It was fun. **Side Bar** Paddle boarding and surfing are both great workouts. Wear sunscreen!
I watched my friend Jen (from the One Future blog) get married! She was the most spectacular bride. **Side Bar** reason 346 to stay fit: So you can look good in your bridesmaids dress/wedding dress. And trust me, Jen looked stunning.
I then stole my friend Jen away from her husband with my other friend Melissa (from the One Dress blog) and we gallivanted around Europe. SO much fun. We went to Dublin, Barcelona, Rome, and then London. Yes we were there for the birth of the Prince, and London got REAL excited about it.
While we were in Dublin, we met up with Delaney (from the http://www.onequay.org/#!one-spirit/c1yzj), Irene (from One Guide), and Haley (also from One Future). How cool is that?! So many of us together OUTSIDE the boarders of the US.
However traveling abroad has made me realize how proud and happy I am to be American.
BUT funny story, on the plane back to the US from Europe, my friends and I were eavesdropping on a conversation between a mother and her children. The kids were asking their mom if they were going to get fat while they were in America. The mother replied with legitimate rules and regulations on how to avoid gaining weight while they were in the United States. At first I thought it was hilarious; this was a serious concern for this family’s week vacation stateside? But then I was humiliated. This was a REAL concern for this family.
So that leads me back to the very purpose of this blog. Things change. Reputations change; meaning we can change the stigma that America currently holds. We don’t have to be so weight conscious, but we can definitely be health conscious. For those of you that are overweight, no worries! Changes can happen. How it happens is up to you. But here are some quick and easy rules I think that if you focus on will help you.
1) What you focus on manifests. Treat yourself well, encourage yourself and support yourself. If you don’t like yourself, fake it, and eventually you will, making it easier to take care of yourself. If you already like yourself, awesome! Now treat yourself like you would your best friend.
2) Get your heart rate up at least once a day. It speeds up your metabolism, and helps increase blood flow around the body which is important for good health.
3) Forget the scale. Use the mirror. The results will show themselves over time.
4) As far as food goes, if it rots its more than likely healthy. Twinkies don’t rot, but raspberries do! So if you have a choice between the two… obviously choose the raspberries.
Oh and lastly. As I said earlier, I just moved into a new house (which has been a hilarious experience) so I don’t have WiFi, and I dropped my phone in some water so I don’t have 3G either. When I post will be sporadic but I promise I will give you at least one post a week at minimum.
Look forward to next week!
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