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Hey, I'm Lydia. I'm 23, and currently trying to get into better shape/health than I am right now. I'm going to use this blog as a way to document my progress, and share with you some tips that have helped me. I'm open to suggestions and trying new things, so please don't hesitate to share!
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Good morning Tumblr Land!!

So I decided to get off my butt and do something today.  I was working on my midterm for one of my classes, and just needed to get out.  I was roughly following the Couch-to-5K program above, and I’M SO SORRY BUT I CAN’T FIND THE SOURCE FOR THAT PHOTO. IT IS NOT MINE. 

In any case, I’m pretty proud of what I accomplished. I spent a grand total of about 45 minutes in “workout” mode, doing some in-apartment stretches and moves, then actually going outside. The app I used on my phone is called My Tracks from Google.  I think it’s fantastic.  It keeps track of how fast I’m going, where I go via GPS, and it backs up to my google+ account and drive.  

This is my first time officially “working out” in almost 7 months. I’m pretty happy that I was able to do what I did. There are plenty of service roads around me, so I was able to huff and puff and feel like dying in private. Every mile matters, and I just need to keep telling myself that otherwise I will forget why I started.

Track Listing:

  1. Daft Punk - “Get Lucky”
  2. Soulja Boy - “Swing”
  3. Enrique Iglesias - “I Like It”
  4. Maroon 5 - “Harder to Breathe” (very fitting, actually)
  5. Pink - “So What”

I came home, cooled down, drank a ton of water, and now I’m just doing some basic stretches to help prevent lactic acid build up.  After a PB and Banana sandwich with some tea, I’ll shower and continue my homework.

I’m sore. My lungs hurt from the 30 degree wind.  I can’t stop coughing.

I’m very, very proud of myself right now :)