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Week 53

September 11, 2014 3:43 p.m.

Dear Readers,

This week I decided to experiment a little with the saying everyone has heard a million times: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day". I tried a variety of breakfast foods and then observed the effect they had on my focus, mood, diet throughout the day, and the overall quality of my day. Here are my results!

Pancakes: Not a good choice. Obviously, they taste delicious, and my dad is an excellent pancake chef. However, the upset stomach that ensued was not quite as enjoyable. I also found that they didn't really make me feel ...

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Updated 09/11/14 @ 03:43PM CDT by abetts

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Week 52

September 05, 2014 1:28 p.m.

Dear Readers,

So it has definitely been busy around my house. Senior year is bringing quizzes, homework, studying, late night rehearsals and trying to make time for a social life. This year has already brought about some big changes, but I've come to realize that no matter what, I've gained an unshakeable self-confidence. That's a great feeling.

I've still been drinking as much water as humanly possible each day and I'm working on timing so I don't have to leave the same classes to run to the restroom every day. And on another positive ...

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Updated 09/05/14 @ 01:28PM CDT by abetts

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Week 51

August 28, 2014 1:54 p.m.

Dear Readers,

So, this week has been great so far! I love all my classes, and I've been working on the goals I set last week.

To help myself towards my weight goal, I've been drinking water nonstop. Although, teachers seem a bit irritated when I ask to go to the restroom everyday in their class. I assure them that it's for a good cause.

I've also been to workout twice this week and two of my drama club friends have expressed interest in becoming work out buddies! Of course I have the always-ready-to-go Katie as ...

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Updated 08/28/14 @ 01:54PM CDT by abetts

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Week 50

August 22, 2014 11:02 a.m.

Dear Readers,

So I told you I would be thinking about my goals for this year, and I have been. Some are more personal, but the ones I think you'd be interested in are:

  • Lose 15lbs by the end of 1st semester
  • Better develop a healthy eating plan as a lifestyle (because everyone knows diets are hard to keep)
  • Run at least one more 5k this year (I would add more than that but I don't know how much time I'll have to train!)
  • Find a consistent work out buddy
  • Like tomatoes

Okay, so I tried to ...

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Updated 08/22/14 @ 11:02AM CDT by abetts

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Week 49

August 18, 2014 8:18 a.m.

Dear Readers,

School starts in two days. And this isn't just any school year, no. No. It's SENIOR year. The last year I lie at home and can develop healthy habits to carry with me to college an throughout my life.

With the new school year starting I'm setting new goals, and reinstating the ones I've slacked a little on during the summer. During the summer there's always an excuse to eat unhealthy or pass on exercise for something a little more fun, but this school year I'm erring back on track to success ...

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Updated 08/18/14 @ 08:18AM CDT by abetts

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Week 48

August 11, 2014 10:26 a.m.

Dear Readers,

So the shoes that I showed you last week? I thought you'd be interested to know that those were my first new pair of tennis shoes in five years! Not that my parents refused to get me any new ones, but every time we went back to school shopping I would refuse to look at tennis shoes, insisting I keep the same pair as long as I could get some more cute clothes. That just shows how much my priorities had changed within the last year!

Now that there's only one week until school starts, I ...

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Updated 08/11/14 @ 10:26AM CDT by abetts

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Week 47

August 01, 2014 9:16 a.m.

Dear Readers,

Well, I've been running every day but one this week and it's awesome. I've found ways to mix it up (music, no music, taking my dog, going alone, etc) and I've found that it's one of my favorite moments of the day. I get to be alone with my thoughts and just push myself to do my best and work harder.

I've also been making a smoothie for breakfast each morning and I'll give you the recipe because it's fantastic!

-1/2 cup of blueberries

-1/2 cup of plain ...

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Updated 08/01/14 @ 09:16AM CDT by abetts

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Week 46

July 25, 2014 9:24 a.m.

Dear Readers,

So the race was on Saturday. And how did it go, you ask? FANTASTIC.

It was an amazing feeling to run the entire time and finish without feeling like it would take a month to recover! I was so proud of myself, my sister, and my mom. Running that 5k gave me such a feeling of accomplishment that I can't wait to run another one.

Finding out that I actually don't hate running is exciting because it's a new way to exercise that I can do anywhere and it makes me feel awesome. I've ...

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Updated 07/25/14 @ 09:24AM CDT by abetts

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Week 45

July 21, 2014 11:27 a.m.

Dear Readers,

I'm SO excited! Saturday is the day! I'll be running my third 5k with FitGirls and it's gonna be awesome. The girls have been working hard, and you know how I mentioned I wanted to start running on my own? Well, I have been! Last week I ran about 1.5 miles everyday, up until the end of the week when I started running two miles.

I ran two miles every day this week except yesterday; we only ran one at FitGirls so we didn't over work our muscles prepping for the race. I ...

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Updated 07/21/14 @ 11:27AM CDT by abetts

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Week 44

July 11, 2014 2:19 p.m.

Dear Readers,

So the biggest thing I have going right now is FitGirls, and it's awesome (Aside from dumping a whole yogurt parfait on a girl's lap...)! I ran two whole miles with the girls on Wednesday, and 1.39 on Monday.

The girls are so kind and hard working, and I can't wait to do the Run for the Bagel with them this coming Saturday! FitGirls is inspiring me to run on my own as well! (I ran 1.3 miles last night) And that's something I never thought I would say.

I've never ...

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Updated 07/11/14 @ 02:19PM CDT by abetts

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