So tomorrow is April first, the last full month in the school year. I am going to be spending this month prepping myself for the summer ahead of me. Ultimately I will be spending this summer working out and getting healthier. I’m tired of always saying I wish I could look like that or fit that size. While I do take small steps to be healthier like not drinking soda and avoiding super heavy fatty or fried foods, I can do better. I can go to the gym more and improve some of my dieting choices. I’ve made great improvements in these areas in the past 2 years but I know I can and I will do better. So with the start of April right around the corner I am committing myself to 6 things this month: Going to the gym at least twice a week for 45min-an hour, spending one day a week (if the weather permits) outside hiking on this beautiful mountain campus, not eating pizza, drinking at least one bottle of pure water a day, having a salad at least twice a week for lunch or dinner, and avoiding candy. I know it’s gonna be tough at first, but I can do it. If I want to reach my goal weight by the end of summer and be happy with how my body looks I have to do this. Ultimately by August 10th I want to be down to 130 pounds and be able to complete the mile in around 9 minutes. I guess my main goal is to just be healthier and happier. I want to return to school a completely different and better me. Unlike most people though, I will not be weighing myself ahead of time. My first weigh in won’t be until the end of April. I think part of the fun of this is knowing your destination but not knowing your starting point. After all the fun is in the journey right? So I figure to keep it interesting it’d be great to start knowing where I want to be and having no clue where I currently am. It’s kind like starting a race blind folded-scary but exciting. Most importantly I want to start my “get fit journey” on a positive note and I don’t want to be discouraged by some random number that I see on the scale. I’ll keep a weekly update posted about this journey and give an in depth explanation of my summer plan later.