Thursday, April 19, 2007

Summer before 1L

Well, spring actually. I am getting antsy about starting, which I suppose has as much to do with wanting out of what I currently do as wanting to be in school NOW. I wish the university I was attending had the summer start program (I am such a geek).

But now, I wonder what I should do. Most people say there is really nothing I can do to prepare for law school. That doesn't sound right to me. I feel like there should be some way that I can prepare. Therefore, I am preparing the only way that makes sense to me: I am going to lose weight and get into a fitness program.

So to diet:
1. Cut out sugar (ow, ow, ow, ow). Why do this? Sugar saps the life out of me. It always has. Plus if I start now, I may be over the shakes by August. Yes, I get the shakes. I get headaches. There will be nights that I won't be able to sleep. It sucks. People think I exagerate about this, but I am completely serious. I gave up smoking (after smoking almost two packs a day for 15 years). And, for myself, it was much easier than giving up sugar.
2. Protein. It is the only thing that conteracts the sugar thing.
3. Fruits and vegies- TONS of them

Exercise:
1. Get off my duff and walk during the day.
2. Get in 3 aerobic sessions a week.
3. Toning, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and on the weekend.
Stretch every day so I don't get sore.

Will this help me? Yes. When I have energy, I think better. When I feel good about myself, I project a much more positive attitude. Being very heavy (probably could lose 100 lbs) makes my body hurt, makes me tired all of the time, and makes me just negative about a lot of things. So instead of reading a bunch of books that will likely scare the crap out of me about law school, I am going to train for it.

I am also taking a law preview course. Any opinions on this?

4 comments:

IsmaelTapiaII said...

Honestly, there's not a lot you can do to prepare for law school, other than get your life in order so that, once law school takes over your life, you know everything else is ok. The first semester is especially rough, but you'll get through it.

The best thing you can do is avoid books like 1L--books that make law school seem like the worst thing ever. You've obviously intelligent and disciplined, so you'll do fine.

Eliza said...

I decided to do the preview because it's been so long since I have been in a real class. But I am stearing away from many of the books that seem to do little but scare the reader about law school.

I just recently found your blog and have been catching up with the archives. Good site. I am getting the first season of Heroes.

IsmaelTapiaII said...

Thanks for the kind words. Do you currently watch Heroes or are you waiting for a good jumping-in point?

Eliza said...

I haven't seen it at all and now won't watch it until I know if I need to see the first season or not (or is this the first season).