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    A semester of sustained awesome!

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    So the new year is just around the corner and it's time for resolutions.
    I know most people think that new year's resolutions are doomed to fail, but I have high hopes for mine:
    One semester of clean eating, exercise and general badassery!

    other badassery:
    I generally found myself unmotivated to study last semester. This may have been because I didn't really like my classes, I became obsessed with reading paleo blogs or because I am generally lazy.
    Whatever the cause I want to kick it back up into high gear this semester. goal? A+ average!
    Flossing! I should floss more
    I'm excited to see the difference some sustained commitment will make in my body and my life!

    This feels really ambitious but I think I can do it!
    Now I'm off to get my last grande americano with cream, and I will enjoy some chocolate today. Goodbye you terribly delicious indulgences!
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    Hi Jennerator,
    I'm starting Winter term on Monday also and really looking forward to getting back into the routine. It is so much easier for me to eat right and be disciplined when I am busy. I'm starting with the Whole30 but like you am planning to just transition it right on through the term. Gotta get back on track with some daily yoga, intervals a couple times a week and more walking. Wish I could ride my bike to school but the snow and ice make it impractical. I ended up with straight A's for fall term, but just barely. This term is going to be less cramming and more daily study! Cheers!
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    That's so true, once you have a routine established by school and work it's easier to manage eating right and exercising around that. Weekends and holidays are just deadly. I'm really looking forward to losing my christmas fluffiness.
    Yes, cramming is my downfall. Every year I seem to rely more and more on the pressure of the deadline to get me studying. Last semester I didn't even start studying for one of my finals until 8:30 the night before! I've never been that blase about my schoolwork! I managed to scrape together an A average but I know I can do better, especially with grad school applications on the way.
    I could ride my bike daily today but I'm a wuss about riding in the rain :P I grew up in a snowy city so I feel your pain.

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    Thank goodness I only have six months left until graduation and boards! I never dreamed that going back to school would be so challenging at the ripe old age of 36! I blame the mental decline on my kids. ;-D

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    I'm just stoked to have gotten through the hols without gaining weight. I wasn't always a good girl but kept up workouts and was strict between lapses. I finally got into a regular workout routine 4 years ago when I started doing workout videos at home in the morning. Now, I am NOT a morning person but I found that morning was actually the best time for me since getting myself to workout after work never seems to happen and I don't want to take time out during the day to get sweaty and then clean again. Do it in the morning and you don't have to think about it again that day cause you're done! Cathe Friedrich has a great HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout DVD that features 3 separate workouts that are only 30 minutes long. And you will be sweating and sucking wind, let me tell you. Check out collagevideo.com. They have little clips of the workouts you can watch, user reviews, and they will also accept returns on open/used dvd's even if you're only reason is that you simply did not like the workout. Cathe also has great strength workouts though they tend to require more equipment than I prefer to have hanging around the living room. Paul Katami has a super kick-as 4x4 boot camp workout that actually makes me want to cry occasionally. I usually only do 3 of the 5 blocks.

    By the way, you can totally do this. I lost 50 lbs on the primal blueprint and 45 before that just on portion control and exercise. Paleo/primal is much easier! For one thing, I don't have constant food cravings and crazy blood sugar swings anymore. Went from a food-addicted 240-245 lbs and never exercising to 150-155 lb grok-ette who works out 5-6 days a week and if I can do it, anyone can! Go, girl!

    p.s. if you get tired of Whole30, you can just kick it back to primal and still lose weight. My diet while losing weight still included half and half and chocolate. (and cheese! shhh, don't tell.)

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    it's great to write up your resolutions like this!
    i work at a university that starts monday as well. sadly this means the return of many students to my tiny town...
    a plus is that i get in lots of "slow movement" walking around and to campus!
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    Middle path: Your story is inspiring, thanks! I will check out those videos. I like to workout in the mornings too. I have to say once I'm showered it's highly unlikely that I will work out, I hate showering twice in a day! With the only exception being yoga: I love a sweaty yoga sesh in the evenings, it just winds you down so nicely from your day and gets you all ready for bed. When I do yoga in the morning I'm just too blissed out to get up and go!

    asmallone: yes writing in our november whole 30 thread was so helpful for me! somehow declaring these intentions to the internet world makes them feel more real!

    If anyone wants to post their resolutions/progress in this thread then they are totally welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennerator View Post
    Middle path: Your story is inspiring, thanks! I will check out those videos. I like to workout in the mornings too. I have to say once I'm showered it's highly unlikely that I will work out, I hate showering twice in a day! With the only exception being yoga: I love a sweaty yoga sesh in the evenings, it just winds you down so nicely from your day and gets you all ready for bed. When I do yoga in the morning I'm just too blissed out to get up and go!

    asmallone: yes writing in our november whole 30 thread was so helpful for me! somehow declaring these intentions to the internet world makes them feel more real!

    If anyone wants to post their resolutions/progress in this thread then they are totally welcome!
    I'm with you on the evening yoga though I don't do it as often as I should. It really is a nice way to wind down, though. As for the cuticle picking, I think a lot of us have nervous habits like that. I chew my cheeks and since you put up the invite to post resolutions, I will go with you on that and resolve to stop cheek chewing this year!

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    I didn't start until today so that I could participate in a New Year's celebration yesterday. But my second class today, in walks the prof. with a big box of chocolate/caramel macadamia nuts. Bummer! I continued to chew my BAS while everyone else indulged. Oh well!

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    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    Hey, as long as you are under 100 grams of carbs, you're good. 75 grams, even better. Beer and sweet potato fries is better than hard alcohol and white potato fries. Now, the seed oils the fries were fried in, on the other hand... ;-)

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