Fit For Fall

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So, big news everyone!  On Wednesday morning I passed the Registered Dietitian Credentialing Exam!  Woot Woot!  After 4 straight years of school and an internship I’ve finally come to the end of this journey.  I’m officially a Registered (and employed, I might add) Dietitian.  Finally!

appleNow that I’ve finished up my long and stressful journey, it’s time for me to get back on track with healthy eating and working out on a regular basis.  If you know me, when I’m chronically stressed (aka the last 4 years of life) I’m not always a gleaming beacon of health (oh ice cream, sometimes I wish you were never invented!).  Which is kinda ridiculous considering the whole time all I had been doing was studying nutrition, health and general wellness.  You think I could have applied some of that to my own life.

Yea no.  Now, 4 years later plus maybe around 10 lbs, I’m a dietitian who can’t always follow her own advice.  But the time for excuses are over.  I’m not stressed, I don’t have homework, I don’t have to study for a big fat scary exam, and my schedule is predictable and regular every day.  I’m excuse free at the moment.

So, I’m putting my little mini journey right here on my blog.  That way, I’m accountable to…ya know, the whole world.  Plus, maybe somebody out there will want to join me?!  Anyone?  Either way, I’ll share my plan with you (see below) and my progress on Friday’s – under the title of Fit For Fall (I’m going with Fall because, well, summer is practically over and Fall is just way more exciting).  There will be no fad diets, cleanses or fasts.  Just fewer calories going in and more calories burned with exercise.  You can check out this post on healthy weight loss to get a better idea of my philosophy.

Here’s my plan:

  1. 10 lbs by Oct 15th.
  2. Food journal – keeping track of every bite that goes in.  I’m using MyFitness Pal because it’s on my phone and there is NO reason that I can’t record what I’m eating.
  3. Work out schedule:
    1. Monday – Body Pump (aerobic weight lifting class)
    2. Tuesday – Spin class
    3. Wednesday – Body Pump
    4. Thursday – day off – everyone needs a day or two to recover
    5. Friday – Run 3-4 miles
    6. Saturday – Spin Class
    7. Sunday – day off

So that’s it.  I’m starting right now!  Who’s with me?!


  1. Amy

    August 16, 2013 at 9:21 am

    🙂 I’m glad you are stress free Mrs. RD! Good luck getting back on track and let me know about the Hershey Park Half Marathon 🙂 I’m excited for all our upcoming adventures!

    • mewinebrenner

      August 16, 2013 at 10:01 am

      Will do!

  2. Melissa @ Eat on the Run

    August 17, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Love your workout schedule! And I’m with Amy — let me know if you want to do Hershey. Since I’ll be living in DC as of Aug 31, we can train together 🙂

    Congrats Mrs. RD!

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