I will have spent 4 years in college after this week is over, and I am thankful it is not over.
As much as I wish I were graduating on Monday with all of my classmates, I am not ready.
Sure, I have learned a lot.
Displacement: the difference between the path of the initial and final position covered by a moving object.
What is the displacement? between 2007 and 2011? A gain of 40 lbs.
I would like to call myself, what I consider healthy fat. I feel healthy, I am active and I am still fat. Or in other words, I am a work in progress.
I did not gain 40 pounds instantly, I lost and gained it.
In fact last year (2010) I was close to my weight in 2007.
College graduation for me will not be me just finally getting degree, it will be about me feeling in the best state of health possible.
Just because I am struggling with school does not make it “ok” for me to give up on myself and my physical goals.
I have been active my whole life, I know what it takes to be in shape ( it seemed easier before). I know that just because I am unhappy with my academic life, I don’t need to translate that within myself.
I have things I can be confident about.
Yesterday, I ran a two mile race. It was hot, I was huffing and puffing so much you would think I was being chased by a pack of wolves.
I was annoyed that I had to run with a dead garmin, it’s not that heavy when it is on and working…
If anything, in college I have learned that just because you work at a gym and have been healthy your whole life things won’t always stay that way.
I have changed and so has my body.
I am still in college because it leaves me something to be desired, physically and academically.
And back to the lesson of displacement, this is not going to be my final position, I stay moving!