New Year. Fresh Start. Here we go…

I have such a hard time with the whole concept of New Year New Me and the temporary resolutions that are not often seen all the way through. I am trying to be better at setting goals and achieving them but it is really hard. 
 While abroad I returned home to find out I lost 10 pounds which was a huge feat for me as a T1D and also someone who has always had a hard time losing weight. The results of my hard work and healthy diet had indeed paid off and I felt really good about this accomplishment. Now as I am starting my year off back in the states life is getting crazy busy and I am trying hard to stay focused.

 School has begun again and I feel like I am always scrambling to get homework assignments completed, hit the gym, eat health, work, study, see my friends, and enjoy my senior year. I am struggling with the conflicting lifestyle of a college student and the fitness/healthy lifestyle I crave and my mind and body needs. Drinking and staying out late are not exactly part of reaching my goals, but then again it is my last time in college and I want to enjoy it with all the wonderful people around me. It is a bit of a constant battle waging in my mind of whether to be fun and impulsive or controlled and intentional. I have always been the girl who is down for anything, I am impulsive and spontaneous and I kind of like it. But as you can guess, this doesn’t really work for someone with health and fitness goals. I also feel like I cannot put off this passion any longer and need to commit wholeheartedly.
2016 Goals:

•Run a 1/2 Marathon (April- SF Rock ‘n’ Roll)

•Practice Self Control

•Stay Focused

•Live Intentionally

•Establish a stronger relationship with God