About Me!

 


Hi!

I’m Sara! I’m currently an undergrad at Penn State University and having a blast! I’m a friend, sister, and daughter. I’m down-to-earth, love to laugh, and love the beach! I’m just a small town girl living life to the fullest and dreaming big!

I love working out. This was not true a couple years back. I was a cheerleader and dancer all throughout high school so I was active, for the most part. I was never fat, but I was never built like a barbie. During my senior year of high school I joined a gym for the first time. It was alright, but I didn’t enjoy going all of the time. When I came to college I immediately had a struggle with weight and body image. I ate greasy, fattening foods and partied pretty hard. Not realizing the effects that this had on my body, I continued this unhealthy habit. After two semesters, I realized that I had gained a significant amount of weight and that something needed to be done.

Spring semester of my freshman year I put my plan into action. I limited myself to around 800-900 calories per day and I wouldn’t leave the gym until I burned at least 700 calories. On Friday’s and Saturday’s when I knew I was going to be drinking at night, I would save all of my calories just so I wouldn’t feel guilty. I know this is not healthy by any means, but it worked and it seemed like the only thing that worked for me. I lost almost 20 pounds and I started feeling skinny, something I haven’t felt since I was in 6th grade. I kept at this routine throughout the summer and I thought it was the best idea I ever had.

 

end of freshman year

Then came Fall semester of my sophomore year. I eventually gained all of the weight I had lost. From that point until the beginning of spring semester of my junior year, my weight was constantly fluctuating. I’d go to the gym some weeks, and some weeks I wouldn’t. I would binge on chocolate and snacks. I ate irregular meals and I’d eat potato chips for dinner. It didn’t really hit me until I looked at pictures from halloween of my junior year. I knew I really had to change my ways.

Halloween 2010

Now I actually enjoy going to the gym. Working out relieves stress and clears my mind. I love the way I feel after I work out. I now eat 1400-1600 calories per day, and I burn around 400-500 calories at the gym 6 days a week. I have also lost 11 pounds in 3 1/2 months and I’m doing it the right way. I’ve had more energy and am now in a better place!

March 2011!

One of my main reasons for creating a blog was to stay motivated in my quest to stay healthy. There are so many inspirational blogs out there and I wanted to be a part of that. But my blog is definitely not only about fitness and health. My blog is about life. My blog covers all types of topics and I’m glad I get to share my ideas and journeys with all of you 🙂

When I was thinking of a title for my blog, I picked fun, simple, and sweet because I just liked the words. But after I thought about it, each of those words has a meaning to me. Fun: I love having good times and enjoying life, family, and friends. Simple: I am not extravagent. I live a pretty simple life, and I like it that way. I enjoy the little things in life the most! Sweet: Because I’m sweet 😉 hehe and I LOVE  LOVE LOVE sweets, especially anything with chocolate.

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6 responses to “About Me!

  1. I am a huge fan of sweets too little chick! Good luck in school and it sounds like you are living to life in the fullest, so I am sure you love it! 🙂
    Carly

  2. applesnoats

    congrats on finding a way to be healthy and happy keep up the hard work your beautiful girl!!!!!

  3. You are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog so that I could find yours 🙂

  4. Great story, so glad you found balance!

  5. this is awesome!!! you are so pretty and TAN!! jealous!

  6. Your picture at the top is too cute!

    That’s great that you were able to get to a good place and find balance; it definitely sounds like you’re doing it the right way! 🙂

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