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Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Stages of a Health Kick

I think it's safe to say that I've been on a health kick lately. I'd like to believe that everyone goes on health kicks occasionally. I think mine started after Europe thanks to a terrible 24 hour stomach bug in Prague. It took me like three days to start eating normally afterwards, and I was terrified of touching alcohol until almost the end of the trip. When I got back from the trip, I realised I was very close to my pre-university weight and not terribly far off from my slimmest high school weight. Though I have no desire to get down to my slimmest high school weight (I'm not kidding about the starved-into-my-dress thing), I'd like to get down to my pre-university weight.

Me at my slimmest in high school. Yay, prom!

Anyways, I've been doing all sorts of silly things in hopes of getting down to my pre-university weight (my slimmest high school weight is not feasible or healthy for me). So far, this has included buying chia seeds and convincing myself that I like them, doing yoga even though I think it's incredibly boring, and doing this horrifying activity known as cardio workouts. Honestly though, how does anyone enjoy yoga? I think it's the most dull activity on the planet... especially when dance, aerial, and skating exist! I've also been doing this thing where I leave my yoga mat out all the time in my bedroom in hopes that I go on it and do some variety of exercise. Turns out that the mat is quite comfortable to sit on whilst crocheting... which exercises my brain and fingers, I guess.

Another goofy thing I've done since being on this health kick is getting my father to take pictures of me in fancy poses. Since he's a photographer he doesn't really mind, but it's still a bit funny. I'm essentially asking him to indulge my vanity... but I'm going to try not to think about that. Look, I can do a pretty full-blow dancer pose.

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Perhaps most people had their pre-summer health kick, but has anyone else had a pre-school year health kick? I head back to university next weekend for my SENIOR year (woohoo!) and I guess I'm trying to slim down before dining hall food and endless coffee sustains me for another semester. 

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