I am an amateur runner, boxer, and spinner. This is a blog about my journey to try to get healthy, live a happier lifestyle, and to one day, be able to call myself an athlete. It's a new life, and a fresh start.

**disclaimer: i just post pictures that I find and that would think be motivating and inspirational and in no way am taking credit for others pictures!

New Life, Fresh Start

My Nike Sportwatch

Probably one of the best gifts I have ever received. Next to my Fitbit of course!

Life Lessons from Adorable Dogs

ucsdzone:

1. Don’t forget to stop, drop, and roll. 

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2. Don’t forget to hug your loved ones!

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3.  Go for a run with your friends!

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5. Get off the computer and go outside and play catch!

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6. Don’t forget to be safe while swimming!

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7. You can achieve anything you set your mind to.

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8. Don’t forget to SMILE! 

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Don’t get discouraged.

Don’t get discouraged.

Day 12 of Half Marathon Training: Feeling OK

So today I was supposed to go on a 5 mile run, and it didn’t go so well. I had a bad asthma attack after 1 mile and it really really discouraged me. I was so frustrated because asthma has stopped me from doing a lot of things my entire life. I wanted to cry because I was so frustrated. I ended up walking for awhile, but ended up running again. I ran 4 miles total, but walked a lot in between. I think that I need to realize that it’s ok and that asthma isn’t in my control. It just brings me down a lot.

And I was talking to someone who is a huge runner, and she says that it is totally fine to walk in between. It only makes you that much stronger. And I should be proud of myself anyways, even with breathing not so great, I was still able to run 4 miles.

I need to remember to not let things that are out of my control bring me down.

Day 9: Feeling Fantastic

I hope whoever is reading this is proud! I went on a 4-mile run today, and I also ran my fastest 5K today! It was 39”12!! Which might not be super fast to many people, but that is definitely the fastest for me :) I feel so great and feel so healthy and light. THIS is the reason why I run. I just need to remember this when I’m like my last post and don’t remember why I even run in the first place haha :)

7:31am and I don’t want to run

But I know it’ll make me feel better. And it’ll make me stronger. And I’ll be happier. Ahhhhhhh

Truth.

Truth.

Day 7 

So it is day 7 of training for my half marathon! To be honest, last week wasn’t that great. I feel like I should’ve allowed myself at least a week to recover from my 10K, so I wasn’t as active as I would have liked. I only ran 1 time last week, but this week I know I will be better! 

Here’s what I’ve already done so far:

Sunday, 02/16: 3 mile run + Yoga
Tuesday, 02/18: 3 mile run

Today’s run was pretty good! When I first woke up at 7am, I definitely did not want to run, but I am glad I pushed myself to get up. Even during the run, I was struggling a little bit, but once I finished, I was SO happy and was also reminded of how much I actually do like to run, even though I don’t always think so. SO glad I don’t have to worry about working out for the rest of today!

My breakfast! Egg whites with ground turkey, bell peppers, mushrooms, with steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots.

My breakfast! Egg whites with ground turkey, bell peppers, mushrooms, with steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots.

Starting to love yoga

Just got a groupon for Core Power Yoga. Loving the hot yoga and the way it feels after. I love the sweat, the release, and the happiness it brings me.

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