Summer of Me.

When it came to my weight, I always said “by this summer I want to be in shape.” This has been a common expression for about eight years now. Then, summer ends and I tell myself that by next summer, I will have done it. You can see where the pattern is going.

Now, I am not saying that I am exactly where I want to be because I’m not. I do feel great though. I ran a 5k today in 27 minutes. That’s a new record for me. The funny part is that I stopped to walk twice during that time. If I would have just huffed it out, I probably would have done it even quicker. I am proud of that. Little things in life that start making a difference. I am getting there. I see in pictures, even from a few weeks ago, a difference and I just look healthier. Compared to what I used to look like, I feel like a whole new person and don’t even recognize the old me anymore. I’m okay with that though. It’s not just a body transformation; it’s a mind one as well. I like the new me and I like where I am headed.

I’ve decided that since this is the summer of me, I am going to do what I want and not worry about. I am going to Atlantic City this weekend for the 4th of July celebrations. I am going to the Revel pool party and I am going to have fun. I ended up dying my hair to a light brown/dark blonde so it looks like a mix between my regular color and the bleach blonde I had. I think that it is a little darker than what I wanted but I’ll take it for now. I am going to dye it again after I get it cut and see what happens. It’s something I’ve never done before and it’s nice to change it up.

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As for softball, my team didn’t win the championship. We ended up winning the first round of playoffs but we lost in the semi-finals. It was a good time though and I am excited for summer session to start in a few weeks. I also feel much better about it too because since I’ve been lifting at the gym and working out, I am hitting the ball much harder and moving a little bit quicker than I was before. I wasn’t slow by any means but now I’m even faster and I love being the quick one on the team. I also feel bad when I don’t work out. I feel like it’s become part of my everyday routine. Like I said before, a whole new me and I love who I’m becoming.

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