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Let’s Get Healthy!

In our society, people generally believe that skinny equals healthy. That is completely false. I have been skinny my entire life I can tell you that I am nowhere near healthy. I eat way too much sugar, can’t run a mile without getting cramps, and have only been to the UMass recreation center about ten times in my three years here. I’ve never enjoyed being underweight, but now I am starting to think my eating and exercise habits are affecting my mental health.

I am pretty content with my life currently, however, I still strongly feel symptoms of anxiety and depression. As mentioned in my previous blog post, I have been trying to make positive life changes. I’ve started to see a new therapist and psychiatrist, am in the process of adjusting my medication, and even adopted another rabbit. Now I am going to try to make changes to affect my physical health.

I’ll be honest, I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing or how to stick to it. I decided to write this blog post to hold myself accountable, so here are my goals for the rest of the summer (and beyond):

  • Start going to the gym (at least) twice a week
  • Begin drinking protein smoothies
  • Stop eating frozen meals and start meal prepping
  • Cut down on junk food and replace it with healthier alternatives like fruit
  • Figure out a healthy sleeping schedule that works for me

My ultimate goal is to get to a healthy weight for my height. I’m hoping that these changes will positively affect my mental health and help me on my journey to becoming the best version of myself. I’m going to write a check-in post in a month to see how it is working!

I hope you are all having a great and healthy start to summer!

xo, Lauren

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