My name is Dion.
I'm a perfectionist. I'm a pessimist. I fear what other people will think of me, and of being judged. I hate approaching people that I don't know because of this. I don't raise my hand in class because I'm afraid of being considered stupid. I've stopped doing all those activities that I love, and even hanging out with friends. I feel lonely. My grades have slipped, and my mood has fallen drastically. I fear failure, and yet I seem to be pursuing it. What people say about me and what I feel are completely different things. I'm tired of it! I will be who I will be and I don't care who knows it! I will no longer hide! From this day forward I will own my accomplishments, and stop belittling myself with negative talk!
I am beautiful. I am smart. I am unique. I am an athlete! And furthermore, I am not and will never be perfect!
This blog though is about my athletic goals. I used to get in 7-14 hours of exercise a week. I loved it! I miss it desperately. I've been insanely busy though and haven't been able to do much of anything (stupid all or nothing mentality) so I'm going to make it something that I will do every single day! Even if its only 10 minutes!
I have some overall fitness goals though:
-Run a 5k
-Run a half marathon
-Run a full marathon
-Do one hundred pushups
-Do two hundred squats
-Do two hundred situps
I don't have a time frame. I will just simply do - no use complicating things.
Also I want to experiment with recipes. I'm tired of eating unhealthy foods, like chocolate and fried greasy awfulness. I don't feel good after I eat it. Also, I'll admit it - I have an obsession with coke zero! I drink 2-4 of them a day! Not good... I don't drink any water. So another one of my goals is to incorporate water into my daily habits.
So with that being said today I made Peppers stuffed with Couscous and turkey
|This picture is taken off of Roni's website|
So this is by no means my recipe! But I figured I would link to the wonderful woman (Thanks Roni!) who created this culinary delight! It was very good! I added some gravy to it at the end, as well as some cranberry sauce (home made with no sugar added)
Overall it was really tasty. I love couscous! This is only the second time I've ever had it and yummy! I can't wait to try more recipes.
This one wasn't too time consuming as I have a chopper, though I imagine if you had to do it by hand it would take a while.
On the exercises front I haven't done any tonight but as soon as I finish posting I'm going on a walk!
I'm starting now - there is no someday in a week.