But first: Creating my blog = Greatest decision ever!
“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked pensively.
“You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
– Trina Paulus
This is my 6th post and I have been itching to write something new. Last time I mentioned I’d be writing less because of finals coming up and needing to study. That’s because I am a slow learner and need to study twice as much as the next person in order to get good grades! But I’ve found what works for me is a little thing called REPETITION.
Like hard core, do the same exact math problem 25 times kinda repetition. I literally filled up a 3 subject notebook in the first month of class >.< I have never done so much math in my life. I can’t even believe I know how to do some of this stuff, esp because I am the one who whips out her phone to calculate the tip at a restaurant.
[SIDENOTE] I know, you move the decimal…or something…do you know how many people have tried to teach me how to do this w/out my phone calculator?? No! I don’t want to. I want my phone calculator.
All the studying is taking a lot of time and energy, but that’s ok because I’m making better grades & that’s the first thing PT schools look at :))
What I do on campus in order to maintain some level of activity:
1. Walk: I make sure I park far away from my classes so I end up walking a lot throughout the day. As a student, sitting down all day, the more you are up and walking, the better! [only do this during the day when its safer…I’m parked right up on the building if I have night classes]
[FUN FACT:] In the hospital, after you have surgery, they try to get you up and walking that same day so that you can activate your muscles, prevent DVT (aka blood clot), & get the blood flowing bc it promotes tissue healing!
2. Stairs: When you use the bathroom, use the upstairs bathroom so you’re doing extra work & using different muscles. Also, randomly get up from wherever you’re studying and go up and down the stairs a few times throughout the day. Will people think you’re weird for this? Yup. Will your ass look better? Yup.
3. Use what you got: There is a track at my school and I go walk a few laps and talk to someone from my inner circle (aka fam/specific friends/boyfriend) on the phone. Whoever said multitasking was bad for you just didn’t know how to do it right.
[SIDENOTE] Post on the importance of your Inner Circle coming soon!
These 3 things keep me active but don’t get me too sweaty for when I’m on campus all day.
P.S. I am absolutely loving life right now. It is amazing how pursuing something and going 100% ALL IN can make you the happiest you’ve ever been. I hope you guys are happy too. If not, I hope you change whatever it is in your life that is making you unhappy. You deserve to wake up happy and excited for your day.
I’m off to make a hot cup of chamomile and drench my hair in coconut oil for some much needed deep conditioning :))
What keeps you motivated to keep pushing for your goals? Anything you like to remember when you’re going through a tough time? What gives you that extra push?