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First post! :)

Hellooooo blogworld!

I’m super excited to finally have started my blog, after much pressure from the boyfriend, who has encouraged and motivated me to start this blog from day one, because I’m always reading blogs and talking about them!

Today started off as any other lazy summer day. Minus the fact that my whole body is completely sore from the gym yesterday. I spontaneously decided to join Bally’s Total Fitness this past Tuesday, because they were having a ridiculously good deal price-wise, and because there is a Bally’s in Towson, where I go to school. I’ve never been a fan of the gym, or exercise in general, to be honest But, I decided since I’m not working (I’m a nanny for two families) as much as I’d like to, I need something to do with my time so I don’t just spend my day laying around and doing nothing.

I’m not in the best shape. After my first year living at and attending a new school, I thought I would avoid gaining ‘The Freshman 15’, since I wasn’t technically going to be a freshman. However, due to my grocery store addiction and terrible habit of eating on campus (even though the apartment I lived in had a full kitchen), I’ve gained more weight than I’d have liked to.

Sooo.. back to the gym I go! I’ve met with a trainer, Gerald, twice and he’s helped kick my butt and motivate me to go to the gym (I’ve been every day since I’ve joined!). However, the two times I met with him were complimentary, because I signed up. I can’t decide whether or not I should pay to continue seeing a trainer, given it is so expensive but I’m worried if I don’t continue meeting with a trainer, than I won’t have any motivation to go to the gym – I’m the kind of person who needs someone to tell me what to do or else I won’t do it. (Not in all situations obviously but specifically pertaining to this one).

Any suggestions as to what I should do? I’d really appreciate any feedback/comments!

Today’s eats –

On top of going to the gym this week, I’ve also been trying to eat as healthy as possible, because diet and excercise go together when trying to lose weight – duhhh, Sherry.

For breakfast I had a bowl of 365 High Fiber cereal from Whole Foods with blueberries and skim milk.

not my picture, I need to remember to bring my camera home from school. for now I must resort to google images and my lovely blackberry camera, woo.

I woke up late, around 10:30 or so,  and didn’t really have an appetite.

I’m trying to eat light today because tonight Matt and I are going to his friend’s 21st birthday barbeque/kegger. I’m not a big beer drinker (in fact I hate beer) so I won’t be partaking in the keg part.. but barbeques are a big trigger for me.

I also had a bag of Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws (bought at Costco, thanks Nan!)  and some 711 coffee with cream and Splenda.

taken with my blackberry, excuse the poor quality.

My tummy is starting to grumble so I will probably make a turkey sandwich with mustard on Ezekiel bread. I just bought some at Whole Foods this week after seeing it on so many blogs. I’m still trying to get over the taste – I know, I know. Most things that are good for you don’t taste good. My mom usually buys some type of high fiber bread and I guess I’m used to that.

Before the party tonight, I have to make my way to the mall to get a strapless bra from Victoria’s Secret to wear under the dress I’m planning to wear. I hope it doesn’t rain tonight!

I can’t believe I just finished my first blog post 🙂 haha sorry for rambling!

xoxo,

Sherry Rachel

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