Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hey all

sorry I've been increasingly MIA lately!!
I was pretty sick, but i'm much better now, and also pretty busy with life.
I had my orientation for exchange yesterday and its scary to think how much is going to be going on this coming year!!

I have summer starting in a week!!!
Then Jaw surgery!! Oh and my mom will be flying in for the surgery. I haven't seen her since I started Uni, since she lives across the world.
Then I'll be flying to Australia, and I'll be there for around half a year studying.

It's all really exciting!! And when I return from Aus, I'll be out of braces and rocking my new jaw when I go back to my uni in Canada.

Anyway I finish exams on tuesday and I will be starting a pretty tough workout plan. I really want to be healthy as can be pre surgery so everything goes as well as it can go. I really don't want to have to have any worries post surgery when I'm across the world.
In case you guys want to know what I'll be doing, I'll post in on my blog.
I'm going to be doing a combination of running probably 4 days a week, 1 hour each run.
I'll be doing weights at my gym. I'm also going to be doing some additional workouts from both a Nike app that I love and a really cool youtube channel I found.

I'm not really overweight, and my weight itself confuses me since my body has changed so much since I started running a few years ago. I always used to have really skinny legs, and now my legs are thick. I pretty much feel heavier from the waist down because I've built new muscles running. Last time I weighed myself I was 115lbs which is over my usual weight but expected when I've been sitting around studying, eating easter chocolate and not running early as often as I should.

I'm going to be doing a fruit cleanse. I've done it many times before. I'll probably do 3 days eating all fruit to try and rid the horrible junk from my system. I'm also going to go back to taking Vega supplement everyday with coconut milk. This stuff is great for runners. It has decreased my muscle fatigue so much.

Anyway in about a week I'll post my workout schedule and my diet plan. For the time being, its back to accounting and HR. Hope you are all doing well.

P.s. Its 175 days until my jaw surgery!!! I know thats pretty far away. But I've known I needed surgery for over 10 years, 175 days isn't much time compared to a decade.

Also, Good luck Laura!!! Sending lots of good vibes your way!!
I haven't been able to comment on everyones blogs or respond to all my comments, but I do get around to seeing everyone's posts. This blogging community means so much to me, i think it keeps me sane in the midst of all this jaw surgery stress.


Here are some pictures from last time I was in Australia
Looking forward to being back there.
I think its so important for us to have big post surgery goals, to help ease the whole process.


  1. hey lady!
    I am so happy to hear you've decided to go on your exchange program! i promise you that it will completely change your life. i am soo excited for you!

    please please keep us posted on your workout routine. and do are to share the nike app/youtube channel with me? i have recently moved to california and need to get rid of my minnesota winter extra weight i put on :) hehe.

  2. Dani!! I finally got to follow your new blog, for some reason it wasn't working last time I tried to.
    I'll post my whole plan thingy in a few days. But in the meantime, I've been loving these really quick workouts. I've tried probably 2 of them and I felt like I was going to die lol. <---- this is the youtube.
    I have to re download the app I use because my phone erased everything when i updated but those workouts are longer. I used to do them last summer and they were pretty tough but really effective.

    How was it for you going on exchange? I'm so excited/ nervous!!!!!

  3. I want this schedule :D You sound like you have so much to look forward to.
    Thanks for posting about your exercise routine, I always find that interesting. I need to get myself in shape. After surgery my diet was so messed up and I'm struggling.

    Post lots of pictures when you are in Aus please (too jealous!)

  4. Winter is such torture for any workout plan. I can only imagine what a pain it was to have surgery and have everything thrown off like that. I feel really grateful about everything coming up. I never thought I'd get the opportunity to study across the world, so it sort of feels like a dream.
    Hope you're doing well :)

  5. WOW! You've got a busy schedule this summer! Let me know how your cleanse goes...I always wanted to do the Blue Print Cleanse.

    PS- I love the blonde!! My favorite hair style was when it is short and platinum, but I started growing out my hair and dying it natural to compensate for my tin grin (and help pay for braces...haha!).