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Thursday, October 28, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 18

Day 18 - Something you regret


I try to live a life without a whole lot of regret. I like to think the choices I made were mine and that I should accept them and learn from any mistakes. And we've all made mistakes.

I promised myself that I would be open and honest on this blog and especially with this 30 Day Blog Challenge. So, here it is...

One thing I regret is not taking control of my health sooner. In college, I ate my way through the "Freshman 15" and kept gaining about weight each year. Not really something to be proud of, but this was me. I was too busy eating, drinking, socializing, sleeping, and studying to take any interest in my health.

{sorority formal senior year}

Now, I've lost 35 lbs. since college and I can't believe I didn't do it sooner. As a college student, I had a rec center I could use for free. I had friends that would run daily and go to the gym. I had ample time to go and workout. Why didn't I jump on the bandwagon? Why didn't I see I needed help?

I knew how to workout. I even hired a personal trainer for a few months. What good was she? I guess sleep and junk food were just too great to pass up!

There's no time like the present to make a change. And daily, I find myself changing little things I do to become a healthier, more productive human being.

13 comments:

Haven's Mom said...

Wow!! Good for you! :)

Kristin said...

Wow lady! Good for you. It's so hard to break bad habits and be healthy (especially in college!) I regret not taking better care of myself as well, I'm still on the journey to find a happy medium between eating healthy and working out and still enjoying food and lazy time! :) Any tips?

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Wonderful inspiration you are!! I love that you do this, because you motivate people like me!

Let me also make mention that while you are working out and living a healthier life, you don't shove it in peoples faces! I am not a fan of those kind of people, and unfortunately, I have people like that I know ... It makes me want to shove a hotdog down their throat - not to choke them and make them shut up (although that is a FAB idea) it's so they gain weight!!

Wwll, that's my "mean girl" comment of the day! :)

Have a good day - give love to Knox from me!!!

Marcy XOXO said...

I am going through the same feelings about the weight as you are! You look so great by the way! Good answer and I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

Whitney said...

Good for you!!! You look amazing.

Michelle (michabella) said...

Girl it is SO hard to be healthy anf fit in college, unless you play a college sport of course. I gained 30 lbs in college. So proud of you to be at a healthy weight now! I am too. GO US!!! <333

Mateya said...

I love how honest you are about this! I did the same thing....I was at my biggest at the end of my freshman year and I never stepped on a scale. I have no idea what the number would have been but I know it was bad.

Now I would say that I am probably the smallest I have been since high school and maybe even smaller. It took me a long time to realize how unhealthy I was. I was having too much fun drinking, eating, and having fun!

Just like you, I knew how to work out. I was a gymnast my whole life, but in college I guess I thought "it just wouldn't happen to me." Haha...yeah right!

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Great story!

ty said...

You and me both, sister. I wish I would have done the same.

Neely said...

Thats awesome Caroline! I was at a bad health point about 2 years ago and you're right its hard to do but its worth it in the end. Not just to be skinny but just to be healthy. I think a lot of times some girls(not you at all) get the two confused.

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Ugh I'm right there with you. I even got a gym membership for a few years and NEVER went money down the drain. I still have my freshman-senior 20 that I want to loose.

Leslie said...

That's amazing, Caroline! You look fantastic, and it is always encouraging to hear of people taking charge of their lives and making changes!

Lauren said...

You look AMA-zing!! I need to get it together, but we chat about that all the time... So happy/proud at all you have accomplished! Keep inspiring me, please!