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Has it really been that long?

Monday, October 06, 2014

Time has passed by so quickly, I hadn't even realized that my last blog was in May!!!
LOTS has happened since then, most remarkably, I completed my Clinical rotations for my dietetic internship! (about time, right?) It was an amazing experience and I met some wonderful people, most of which I can't tell anyone about because of HIPAA -_-. But, my preceptors were awesome and my completion was a little bitter-sweet *tear.

So there's bad news and good news, the bad news is I've gained like 12 lbs (a daily 1.5 hour commute and free dessert every day make that muy facile).
The good news is that a lot of the weight is water and once I sort out my salt & sugar intake and resume my strength training regimen I should be good to go.
The really good news is that I'm still super happy with my body. I think I've reached some type of body image nirvana where I'm not concerned with the tiny details or obsessed with looking a certain way or being a certain size, I'm more in awe of observing how my body changes and responds to what I put in it and put it through. Not that I want to torture it with crappy food and let it go underutilized with a lack of activity, but if I do get a little off track, it's okay because I know how to get it back to its happy place & its happy place is not a number on a scale, a number on a clothing tag or a number of "packs" of visible abs. My happy place is a level of functioning at which I can perform everyday tasks and recreational activities with ease, it's being able to take a deep breath without any problems, play with my neice and nephew and actually tire THEM out! I'm SO loving me right now!!!

With that being said, despite the gain in weight I've still been really active during this whole time! I was doing body pump and spin at the Y near my internship site the first couple of weeks, that had me WORN OUT, but I loved it...gonna have to pick those back up here in OKC. I've completed many 5ks, placed in my age group a few times, completed another half marathon, still training for the Route 66 half marathon in November. I also completed a Dragon Boat Competition with the ladies of BGR! Oklahoma! That was SO much fun, so I won't bore you with any more words, let's bring on the pics!
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