Sarah Bush Lincoln Blog

Week 19

January 17, 2014 9:40 a.m.

Dear Readers,

So this past weekend I went to Theatre Fest with my drama club! It was pretty great and included basically all of my favorite things rolled into a thrilling adventure with some of my best friends. The group I spent most of my time with saw a total of 7 productions, and unfortunately only went to one (full) class. I actually was planning on trying something called “Yogalates”, (a combination of yoga and pilates), but I couldn’t talk anyone into going with me. Apparently, exercise wasn’t on the top of anyone’s priority list.

However, everything ...

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Updated 01/17/14 @ 09:40AM CST by abetts

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Week 18

January 10, 2014 9:02 a.m.

Dear Readers,

I’m writing to you from the North Pole! (Well...that’s what it feels like anyway.) I have been cooped up in the house for what feels like ages, and with the sub zero temperatures and mountains of snow, it’s not like getting out is much of an option. I’m getting a touch of cabin fever, but at least in my own home I don’t have to worry about unhealthy eating: healthy food is all we have around here!

With healthy food taken care of, my main concern has been getting some exercise. I ...

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Updated 01/10/14 @ 09:02AM CST by abetts

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Week 17

January 02, 2014 9:42 a.m.

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Happy New Year! I can’t believe how quickly this new year arrived, but here it is, a chance to start fresh, a clean slate! People make fun of New Year’s resolutions, but wouldn’t you like for this to be the year that you prove everyone wrong? This could be the year you finally accomplish what you’ve been wanting to for ages.

I began working toward my fitness goal before the New Year began, because I believe I’ll be more likely to keep it. I have a funny story about that actually! Last night ...

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Updated 01/02/14 @ 09:42AM CST by abetts

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Week 16

December 31, 2013 9:49 a.m.

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I’m writing to you from Kentucky after spending the day with my wonderful family. This Christmas was awesome, as usual, because as everyone knows “there’s no place like home for the holidays”. Over the course of the past two days, I’ve been in three different states and spent time with an innumerable amount of cousins, all while attempting to kept my eating in check.

My mom and I are always looking out for each other, reminding one another “Remember- we’ll be eating again in an hour” and “If you want some of Granna’s ...

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Updated 12/31/13 @ 09:49AM CST by abetts

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Week 15

December 23, 2013 1:56 p.m.

Dear Readers,

Attention: I AM OFFICIALLY ON CHRISTMAS BREAK! And I am so totally thrilled. Today was my last day of school this week, and now it’s time to relax! However, relaxing does not mean I will be skipping out on my trips to the Y. Those must continue throughout the break so I don’t have to be rolled back to school in January.

Since last week, I’ve been to the Y frequently, and one of the best times I had was with my good friend and “personal trainer” Hunter! We happened to show up at the ...

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Updated 12/23/13 @ 01:56PM CST by abetts

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Week 14

December 12, 2013 9:40 a.m.

Dear Readers,

It’s Allie here! Can you even believe how close it’s getting to Christmas already? I’m so excited! I just got back from a workout at the Y, so I’m also excited about that! Tonight’s workout was great; I’m starting to feel stronger already.

This past week was “Fitness Week” in P.E.! If you don’t remember what that is, allow me to assist you. It is usually a tortuous week full of humiliating physical assessments performed in front of your classmates. However, this time was different. This time I showed “Fitness ...

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Updated 12/12/13 @ 09:40AM CST by abetts

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Week 13

December 06, 2013 12:59 p.m.

Dear Readers, It’s me, Allie! I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I know I did. I visited with family, had a girl’s night and sleepover with my long-time best friend, braved the crowds of Black Friday with my brother and cousins, and saw my grandparents, uncle, and cousin off on their mission trip to Uganda! It was great to catch up with everyone and to spend time in my hometown where we do things a little differently than up here in Mattoon. (I’m from Kentucky for those of you who don’t know ☺ ).

So after ...

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Updated 12/06/13 @ 12:59PM CST by abetts

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Week 12

November 22, 2013 1:24 p.m.

Hey guys, It’s me, Allie! This week has been really great in every way possible. I’d like to give you some encouragement based off the success I’ve been experiencing!

So, I went to the Y four days in a row this week and OH MY GOSH- it was awesome! I feel great. Not only do I feel accomplished and proud of myself, but it puts me in a wonderful mood every time I go. Getting on the elliptical or working out my arms makes feel like I can do anything and I feel totally stress free! I ...

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Updated 11/22/13 @ 01:24PM CST by abetts

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Week 11

November 14, 2013 9:05 a.m.

Hey readers! It’s me, Allie, and I’m going to tell you about my awesome week! New things are beginning and new things are around every corner.

So, this week, my dad cooked the sunshine squash we got at the pumpkin patch! He is a pretty creative guy, and he decided to make it into soup as opposed to baking it in the oven. The soup was totally AMAZING. My dad is a really great cook, and he always likes to try new things in the kitchen. Now, he can be pretty secretive about his recipes, but I’ll ...

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Updated 11/14/13 @ 09:05AM CST by abetts

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Week 10

November 07, 2013 4:29 p.m.

Dear Readers,

It’s me, Allie! I’m writing to you this week to tell you that I’ve been going to the Y this week, and I’m feeling the effects already. Like I said last week, you need to make yourself believe you can do it and it gives you a sense of empowerment!

I’ve accomplished a lot of things I didn’t think I could do, just by trying them! Every time I’ve gone to work out these past two weeks, I have made myself to 100 sit-ups on the abdominal bench. I would never ...

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Updated 11/07/13 @ 04:29PM CST by abetts

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