The Glorious Gap Year

The bottom photos are from three weeks ago :)
It’s not that dramatic of a difference but posting before and after pics helps motivate me! Which I need since the last two days I didn’t do so well. It’s hard to break bad eating habits.

So almost three weeks difference. I think my face is looking a lot thinner! :) (yes I did dye my hair!)

Breakfast with CAMILICIOUS! :) got to love the pancakes :) I drank like five cups of amazing coffee :3 
It’s good to be back!

Some photos from my dive! :)

My family and I went on a mini-vacation a few weeks ago! Drove down to sansibal island for the weekend :)

I got my PADI scuba license this past weekend! :) did four dives in the open ocean! My dad, who is an advanced diver, came along as well! :)

I got my PADI scuba license this past weekend! :) did four dives in the open ocean! My dad, who is an advanced diver, came along as well! :)

Just ran 2.5 miles in 34 minutes with the daddy-o!! Then had a spinach, celery, and buffalo chicken! Watermelon to boot!
I’m proud of myself!
One step closer to reaching my goal. :)

Puppie kisses before I run!! My Darcy baby is so sweet!! :)

Puppie kisses before I run!! My Darcy baby is so sweet!! :)

Hahaha!! I wish!!

Hahaha!! I wish!!

Today dad and I ran 2 miles in thirty minutes! It was a real challenge. I was tired and didn’t want to run but I knew I had to.
I listened to Christian music and felt really uplifted.
It’s only 85 degrees out but with the humidity it was so hot and bright. But I told myself that when I’m running my half marathon that I will hit a wall too and want to stop but I have to run through it, just like today when I didn’t feel like it. :)

Big news!
I’m officially going to learn scuba diving!  My class starts on the 11th! 
I got pink fins, pink mask, pink snorkel, and now my wetsuit! 
It was only twenty bucks at SAMs club! (Hint hint to all the scuba enthusiasts out there) 
I’m really excited because my dad and brother are advanced divers!
It’s all my dad talks about! :) 
I’ve got a lot of studying to do though!

Big news!
I’m officially going to learn scuba diving! My class starts on the 11th!
I got pink fins, pink mask, pink snorkel, and now my wetsuit!
It was only twenty bucks at SAMs club! (Hint hint to all the scuba enthusiasts out there)
I’m really excited because my dad and brother are advanced divers!
It’s all my dad talks about! :)
I’ve got a lot of studying to do though!

Yesterday I ran

With my dad. Twice around the neighborhood which is ended up being 1.6 of a mile! Then we walked around one more time to cool down.
I’ve sorted it out. My birthday is in march, if I add a mile every two weeks then I will be able to run 16 miles.
A half marathon is only 13 miles, which is great because one should always over train. So when the day of the half marathon comes and I hit that preverbal “wall” it won’t be as bad because I’ve trained for a longer event.
It’s like when I was a swimmer, if I had a 100 freestyle sprint to train for I would never just practice 100s but also longer events, like 200 and 300s.
I was so surprised at myself because I haven’t run in a very long time but I told myself that I could survive anything, it’s just my mind I have to convince. :)
If anyone has any other training advice let me know! :D I’m all ears!

I just want to have a completely adventurous, passionate, weird life.
Jeff Buckley, on moving to New York (via cierrafrances)

So I don’t look any different but I’m feeling great!!! Although my arms are so sore! I’m proud of myself for being consistent and motivated!
It’s definitely easier when you have your family to back you up. We are all doing great and making healthy choices!
Today I warned up with ten minutes on the treadmill and then twenty minutes doing arm weights and ab workout. I was sweating so much, totally feeling the pain! But I pushed through it. My arm muscles are do nonexistent; I can’t wait to see how strong they become!
Then I cooled down with twenty minutes on the eliptical.
I also swam for about thirty to forty five minutes with my gram gram! :)
I am pretty red! I’m so sunburnt. I am so not used to the unforgiving Florida sun.
Recipe of the day:
Reese’s pieces protein shake!
One scoop protein vanilla
One table spoon peanut butter
Ice ice baby! (Just a catchy phrase no actually babies called for in said recipe)
And one and a half cup dark chocolate almond milk

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