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this grand adventure

Yesterday officially marked my first day in my twenty-fourth year. I’m dedicating this year to finding my health and balance in life so that I can start my life after school in tip top shape, like you didn’t already see that one coming. It’s been so good to center myself a little more this summer, and my retreat here in Hilton Head has been nothing short of intoxicating for these new steps.

So far Hilton Head Health, where I’m taking this retreat, has been life-changing and it’s only been four days! I’m meeting people of all walks of life, and we’re getting together and working hard towards all of our personal health goals. The spirit here is very catchy, indeed. I feel a little like we’re all back in summer camp and things are getting a little nutty. You wouldn’t believe the foam rolling class we had the other day—it was a complete giggle fest. We’re all working out, eating well, and supporting one another through some of the harder steps. Oh, and I’m completely sore over every single limb. I couldn’t forget to mention that one! We’ve been climbing hills on the treadmill, flexing our way through some yoga, and bobbling around during some ‘nautical noodle’ pool classes. I seriously had no idea that you could get such a work out from those play noodles! Yowza.

Pairing this retreat with my upcoming meetings with Dr. Vaughn, I feel so excited that I’m starting this year of my life on the right foot.

HEALTHY TIP:

Did you know you’re supposed to get at least 10,000 steps in a day? I had no idea when I started here at Hilton Head. I got myself one of these fantastic devices and have been monitoring my steps, my calories burned, and even how many times I wake up in a single night (so crazy to actually track!). Even if you go with a more traditional pedometer, it’s a great way to keep fitness on the mind and make sure that you’re heading towards your fitness goals. I heart my pedometer so hard right now and I’m sure we’ll continue growing our relationship for a long long while.

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  1. Dad

    September 3rd, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Glad your having a good time and learning at the se time. Emailed you birthday wishes from Germany. Hope you received. Keep up the great work! Talk soon. Love you.

  2. Kelsey

    September 3rd, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Thanks for commenting on my blog Dad :) Just sent you an email!!

  3. emily // the object enthusiast

    September 5th, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    oh kelsey! good for you! i admire your wish to want to treat your body right, i’m feeling that desire too.

    i’ve got to get me one of those fancy pedometers!

  4. Kelsey

    September 5th, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    The fancy pedometer is amazing :) I just got an email telling me that I’ve logged 50 miles this week, and wow that felt neat to hear from my little device! From everything I’ve seen, you seem to be doing such a great job with your health/eating/etc. All it takes to get where you want is a little motivation and some planning, and you’re on your way. Blogging about it is helping too ;)

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