Hi Friends! Welcome to Cardio Thyme. I am a recent college graduate, and after two years of trying to figure out what I want from my life, I finally decided to dive into the medical school world and pursue my dream of becoming a physician. I start medical school this fall and I am so excited to get started in this incredibly long and stressful journey ahead. In this crazy pursuit to hopefully becoming a doctor one day, I want to strive to find and maintain a healthy and positive balance in my life. Thus, this blog was born: to help me record this journey, and to hold me accountable in leading a healthy and happy life….even in med school. And this way, I can definitely practice what I shall be hopefully preaching one day: that finding a balance between healthy eating, and exercise can help us to lead a healthier and happier life. I sincerely believe that a happy body leads to a happy mind which leads to a happy life! 🙂
As for my fitness story: My parents were a firm believer in the whole healthy lifestyle, and encouraged me to stay active and eat healthy when I was growing up. I started swimming when I was about 8 years old, and I swam competitively for 4 years, until junior year of high school, when I just decided to quit swimming. Then college happened. And I would occasionally do the elliptical, or meander to the weight lifting room, and try to pretend like I knew what I was doing with all the crazy weight machines. It wasn’t until after I graduated college, that I became serious about exercise, and staying physically healthy. I started jogging more, and did my first 5k. And then I decided to get lifeguard certified so I began swimming more. And even though I knew I should be spending more time studying for my MCAT, I still took a few hours a day to hit the gym, and get a good run in or attend the occasional bootcamp class. It was therapeutic and I enjoyed working out. And I still do. I love trying new exercise routines. This year alone I have challenged myself a lot physically by taking classes I never would have tried. I’ve done several Zumba classes (I can’t dance. I’m serious). I did the Bikram Yoga 30 day challenge, which was hot & sweaty & difficult, but totally awesome. And I am now addicted to Crossfit. It really helps to find the right exercise. An activity that challenges you, but at the same time makes you look forward to spending an hour focusing solely on you.
I welcome you to Cardio Thyme. I am excited that you stopped by. If you have any questions or comments, whether it is about fitness, daily life, or even medical school (though I am not sure how much I can answer about this latter one just yet), feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to hear from you!