So……another summer has gone by! It still -feels- like summer so I really can’t believe it is October 1st. It is going to be 91 degrees tomorrow!!! This is crazy because the Midwest had snow already! Once again, I am re-reading my old blogs to try and get some inspiration. I look at my photos and feel a little bad about what has happened. I have gained some weight & it is 1,000,000% my fault! I cannot blame anyone but myself. I don't even blame myself, I just know I need to make changes to become a healthier person again. I know what to do, I just need to figure out how to do it!
My life has been pretty good besides the same problems with food and exercise. My Mom is still in remission, and I have been happy about that. I have been cleaning my house and organizing it the way I want it! I feel good when things have their own place. We got rid of a lot of junk which really makes the house look nicer!
After reading my old blogs, I don’t know how I used to workout so much. Somehow something was pushing me to do it! I did kickboxing, pilates, yoga, Zumba, etc. I even did workout videos from home! Now, I barely even go for walks after work. I just got in a rut and need to figure out how to fix it.
I need to take control of my life again before tax season. It seems like I go through the same cycles the past few years. I really need a way to figure out how to keep making healthier meals and continue exercising. I used to use social media a lot – I would post random thoughts and photos very often. The past few years I notice I have no interest in posting much besides a new profile photo. I still browse other people, but I feel like I do not have much to share on there. Nothing NEW has happened in my life which seems share-worthy to me. I have done some fun things, but do not feel it is important enough to share with everyone.
Even though I had a great summer, I feel like I didn’t do enough daily. I did have my family vacations, but I didn’t really do as much as I wanted. I didn’t get to pick any fruit except my blackberries outside. The heat really kept me in this year. I did go to a few parks, but not enough. My husband doesn’t really like walking with me anymore, so I stay inside. I need to learn to do things on my own!
I read my last blog from 2 years ago and feel a little upset. Where does the time go?! I didn’t have those 2 gym buddies for long. We only did Zumba a couple times. It isn’t really their fault, but not having someone there really hinders me. I wanted a running buddy but ended up becoming lazy! I stopped and started tracking a bunch of times over the past two years. Last tax season really took a hit on me. I was super unhealthy because of the stress. Past years I could handle being healthy with the stressful workload. Hopefully this year I can become healthier again!
I did get an insta-pot Crockpot, but I only used it once. I don’t have room on my counter, so I must put it away every time. I have been cooking with more fresh foods lately, so that should also help me. I notice that when I work out, I eat better… so I really need to exercise more!
Walk more! Move more!
Dinners- more fresh foods!
Batch - make batch meals before Tax Season!
Organize - almost everything is done except the bedroom & kitchen cabinets!