The BIG Apple!!!
M&M STOREE!!! YUMM!
The daycation to NYC was a blasty 🙂 We could not stay for more that a day because we had things to do on Sunday.
We woke up at 5am and got started on the 3hr and 45 min drive.( I decided not to bring my camera because I wanted to carry all my shopping instead)
I LOVE times square! Its soooo ALIVE. With all different types of people and various shapes and sizes 🙂 Even if you feel like you don’t fit in you just do because you are different. There is something about New York that embraces everyone and their various cultures. Living in a suburb for more than 20 years I am not used to the hustle and bustle of a big city, however I found myself dreaming about living in a city. There is something charming about New York that attracts millions of people. The one thing that I noticed was how well dressed everyone was. I CHOOSE to wear clothes that cover my body and because I am not comfortable in the body that I am due to the weight that I have gained. So I tend to wear baggy and other items without putting much thought in them. Plus most of my cute clothes are in a smaller size and they are too tight to sit in comfortably.
I know that most people would love to have the curves that I do;however , I have an ideal body that I want to have. I don’t feel hopeless because I know right now I have to work on my injury as well as my eating habits. And I am hopeful knowing that at one point not too long ago I was at my ideal weight. I was unable to to maintain it due to getting injured, school, stress and not planning out my meals.
Theses are all situations I need to get better at dealing with because that is a part of life. I will not always have the most perfectly healthy meal handed to me. Nor will the stresses of college life vanish once I graduate. As well as when I get older I won’t always be able to run and take kickboxing classes every single day. Looking back I worked too hard to get myself down to that weight, it was not a lifestyle that I could handle once school started.
Life is a learning process, through the multiple blogs I read, I have been able to pick and choose food items, that I enjoy and are healthy for me. Lets face it, it is impossible to do a 180 on eating habits otherwise it is too easy to revert back to your own ways when they are presented to you in a desperate time. By desperate I mean when you are out shopping and you are starving you will grab the nearest food item, regardless of how healthy it is. And sometimes those options are not there.
I am learned to think for myself when it comes to my eating habits. I can’t allow the food industry to do that for me, otherwise I will end up like the 97.1 million Americans that are currently overweight. My main goal in life is to help others, I can’t do that unless I am helping myself first.
I refuse to feel like a failure because that I am not at the weight that I want to be and because I am not going to medical school right after college. My future is in my hands, and I have to make the choices and the changes that will allow me to get there. I get frustrated when I am unable to find the friends that share the same ideas and values as I do. In my social circle and and at school I do know plenty of people that I am with and they are great people. However, I am not able to find someone that shares the same passions as I do. I try not to spend my life searching for the perfect person, because there is no such thing, every individual has their own ideas and goals. These will not mesh well with your own. I feel that sometimes I try to “make” my friends just like how I live mine. But I know they are their own person and it is “wrong” of me to do so.
I want to be able to inspire others to live a HEALTHY and FULFILLING life style with out waiting for it to land in their laps. Sometimes I do feel like I am waiting for my life to start, for it to start going the way hat I want to. But that is in MY control. What I eat, what I wear, what I look like, who I become- thats all me. Our fears are what hold us back, my fear of being alone, and trying something different do hold me back in some aspects. And in due time I will get there. I know myself and I know my potential.
The food that we eat reflect that lifestyle that we lead as individuals. It is not just an act that we do 3 times a day just to get it out of the way. It encompasses our every waking moment. Food gives us the energy to do our daily activities. It gives us a reason to love/hate our bodies, it teaches us the value of sharing and giving, as well as being thankful for all that we have.
We are currently on our way to a festival/ concert at George Mason University!
I can’t get over how AMAZING these are, I think I ate an entire batch in 2 days!
Things I bought:
Everyone loves a good knock-off deal 🙂
I love jewelry!
Question: Do you feel like you have full filled all of your dreams?