I remember the
day night clearly. I’d spent the day at school, in class and volunteering hours for an on-campus organization. Then, I left to go spend almost 3hrs in an LA courtroom volunteering more hours. I felt fine. Nothing in my body hinted at any type of problem. Read the rest of this entry
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I remember the
December 7th has come and gone. I took my LSAT! Now it’s just waiting game. I have about a week and a half left before I know the damage. You guys, I don’t think you understand just how important this is for me. LSAT scores (plus my application of course) determine, not just whether or not I get into law school, but also if I get into the ones I want. Right now there are two at the top of my list.
Do you know what this waiting feels like? It’s like waiting for the results of an STD test after a weekend of “freelove” -_-. It’s that serious.
I haven’t put my other goals on the back burner, though. I’ve been a little less motivated but it’s still happening. I’ve tried the whole save-money-use-the-apartment-gym thing but, I think the lack of other people is making it a little jaded for me. I still have my gym membership so, I’ll be back in there. ZUMBA EH! I’ll admit, I do come up with a lot A LOT of excuses for not doing what I need to do but, as any GLO member can ask, “What are excuses?” Answer: The tools of the weak and incompetent.
I am neither weak nor incompetent. I’m a champion.
It’s true though. I have a reason or two…or more for:
- Not eating right (“Well, I don’t live alone and don’t want to have to cook two separate meals” or “Healthy food is expensive, if I just eat less I’ll be okay” or “I didn’t have time to pack a lunch before I left”). I call BS on myself! I can make food that’s healthier for the both of us and still tastes good. I’ve done it before. The farmer’s market just moved RIGHT across the street from me and if I can get over 3lbs of something for barely $5 why not? And fine, there’s always the night before.
- Not working out as I should (“I workout better with a trainer but, they’re expensive” or “The equipment I need is not accessible for people like me” or the top excuse “I’ll go tomorrow at some point”) Again BS on myself! Why? Because there are classes that are included with my membership. Because I’ve already proven I don’t need special equipment. Hello! I’m a double-amputee and can do squats! Tomorrow’s today, point-blank-period.
You get it, I’m sure.
In OTHER news: I’ve invited my college friend “TW” of Success Weight Program to do a guest-post on my blog. This girl…THIS woman is such an inspiration and I implore you to check out the FB page and blog. 1 year, 100 lbs and counting. Ms. W is doing amazing things the healthy way and I can honestly say that watching her journey has been great. I remember the days in college when we’d be up at almost 1AM ordering from a local spot called Crave Cave. Yup, 1AM eating wings, wraps and whatever was greasy, because we could. Not anymore.
Step One (revised): Find my motivation. I think the ever-expanding rolls on my midsection and ill-fitting bras (I refuse to buy another size up) are motivation enough on the “looks” level.
Step Two (revised): Set a goal. I promise myself that ONE YEAR from today I will be so many pounds lighter. Because of my wheelchair it’s hard to set a weight goal, so let’s just say I’ll no longer be a XXL-XXXL but an XL or smaller.
My journey took a small hiatus (read: over a month or two) but I’m back! I got a little detoured after dealing with the loss of my brother and all that comes with that. Then I found other ways to be busy. Then I felt like the weight was starting to increase so I had to buckle down.
Tiara Lanice is back! That’s what matters. I do not quit. Even if I disappear from the workout world. In that time, my journey has changed a little. I’m on a journey to a healthier me, but I’m not just on a physical journey. I want an all around better me and in my absence, I’ve been interviewing for jobs in law offices and and AND…applying to law school!! Yes, I have picked my #1 and will submit my early decision application – as soon as I stop procrastinating. Mental and Physical. Two journeys in one.
I don’t remember if I said it or not but, I want to thank whoever made a donation towards the arrangements for my brother. I received a donation from a very kind person (thank you) and realized he isn’t someone I know personally. So if you are a follower here, thank you so much. Ever dollar helped somehow.
So back to the workout:
Today Me and the workout buddy did arms and cardio. Actually, he did arms and cardio. I just did arms. The plan was to do arms, abs, and cardio. That changed to arms and abs in the morning then cardio in the evening…I never got around to the last two parts. No, it wasn’t laziness, I just didn’t manage my time too well.
Tomorrow is something else. I think back and chest. We shall see.