My Story…

…just changed. A lot.

I’m 23 years old, live on Long Island, and work in Manhattan for a Media Agency. (It’s part of the advertising industry).  I grew up here, went to college at Virginia Tech (GO HOKIES!), and fell in love with the south.  I somehow ended up back up north after college, and have been enjoying living rent-free for about 2 years now. 

When I was in school I REALLY enjoyed myself.  I drank way too much, never worried at all about what I was eating, and visited the gym maybe once or twice a month.  My senior year I got a job downtown at a bar/restaurant, and ate all of my meals off of the various menus from the surrounding restaurants, and if possible, drank even more.  And I loved it.  For a while.

Moving back up to NY, I decided it was time to change my life.  I was a competitive swimmer growing up, and was on every diet possible at some point in my life before college, so I had a vast knowledge of “healthy” eating.  I was very realistic about my goals, ate the right foods, and started going to the gym everyday.  I lost the first 10 pounds in the first month before I got a job.  I lost 30 pounds the first year, and another 5 very slowly over the last year.  I ran my first half-marathon in April, and I looked forward to running my next this fall, and hopefully a marathon by the fall of 2010 ( a goal I made when I was 15 – to run the NYC Marathon in 2010 when I’m 25).  I also bought a bike and started going for 12 mile bike rides once or twice a week down to the beach and back.  I took my first yoga class a few weeks ago, and loved it.  Also had my first surfing lesson (from my sister) a few weeks ago, and I loved that, too.  I’m a very active person and I hate being sedentary.

Then everything changed.  I was in a car accident this week and broke my leg.  I’m going to be in a cast for the next 8 to 12 weeks, and then will need physical therapy after that before I can think about running, biking, or anything else active.  I have no idea how I’m going to handle this, but I’m sure it will be interesting.

I’ve been reading a lot of Healthy Living/Food blogs over the past few months, and have been interested in starting my own for a while.  I had planned to use this blog to log my daily eating and activity, but now I think it is going to be so much more than that.  I’ll be sharing my journey of a motion-addict forced to sit still.  I don’t know how yet, but I will be getting off of this couch.  Hopefully sooner than you think.

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One Response to My Story…

  1. caitsplate says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the accident! I hope you recover ASAP!! I know that feeling of being injured and having to sit still – I’m no good at it either. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers!

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