Friday, April 26, 2013

get happy series: start it up.

Our fitness challenge wrapped up this week! I began this challenge beginning of this semester with my vegetarian transition, maybe a little too ambitiously. With a busy dental school schedule and marathon training, I spent a lot of time stressing out about what I should be doing. I had actually gained weight!

I chatted with Sharon right after my weigh-in. She set me off to deep thought about the way I think about health and fitness. An interview with her, our inaugural SHAPE challenge winner!!!, will be coming up soon- meanwhile, you can read her interview about her HPSP (military scholarship for dental school) here.

Being healthy isn’t just about weighing a certain number or looking a certain way. This is why I’m excited to start this “Get happy series”. (I took this picture on my run crossing the bridge to New Jersey!- Philadelphia looked so beautiful with the sun setting in the background.)


I’ll be write about health, physical fitness, nutrition, dentist ergonomics and emotional health***: many things I should pay more attention to. To start off, here’s my baseline right now with a busy school schedule.

  • I sit on average 8 hours a day at school + 3-5 hours studying/working/writing.
  • I walk about 3000 steps on average on days I don’t run.
  • I snack throughout the day into the night out of fatigue-boredom-stress.

I want to focus more on the mental/emotional health on this dental school journey. Once school lightens up a bit I’m going to organize and structure this blog a bit, so look forward to new changes.

I’m heading to DC tomorrow morning bright and early to tackle 13.1 miles. Sleep tight, everyone! Please send me some badass running vibes!!!


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