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Tuesday, October 01, 2019

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!

Fall Goals:
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!

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  • KIMPY225
    Thanks everyone! It feels good to have a good mindset again. Instead of having a big snack, I just had a few grapes after dinner. I even watched my portion size and tracked what I ate. It does help to just keep track and watch what I am doing!
    568 days ago
    I hope you can find your mojo!
    568 days ago
    I am thrilled to see you Sparking! You have proven to yourself and to others that you can set goals and succeed in whatever you choose to do. This year I empowered myself by 'doing more of what makes me happy'. Find places to go that energize you and look outward to find people who share what you want to do. I wanted my husband to be my exercise companion, walk with me, etc. Well if he wanted to do it, he would have already. He does his own thing. If I wanted to have a gym companion, I had to go the gym and keep going. In time it happens new friends are there and they share my interest.

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    569 days ago
    Just taking small steps to get back into the swing of things will help.
    If blogs help motivate you, just post what's on your mind. Don't feel like it has to about vacations, or exercise, etc. to be interesting to the reader. Just write what's on your mind.
    You know there is so much support here. Jump right it.

    You can do it! Spark on!
    569 days ago
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