Heyyyyy you beautiful ray of sunshine.
Thanks for taking the time to read this blog.
I hope you know how much it means to mean to be a part of this community. It's not always stardust and rainbows on the Community Feed but 99.99% of the time, I feel so supported, informed, motivated, or celebrated by all of the Sparkers that I've come across.
Since Vanessa Gullien's brutal murder was uncovered during the 4th of July weekend and just more terrible global news in general, I think we all have something to be really upset about right now.
This may sound crazy; I might sound mad as a hatter but: I'm proud of myself for learning from my mistakes and making gradual changes in my healthy lifestyle.
There, I said it, and my inner voice can't bully me into taking it back.
I'm proud of myself.
I ordered pizza one night -I didn't order a bunch of sides and sodas and a dessert. I ordered a pepperoni pizza and it was good.-
Between eating terrible, I snacked well, worked out, got lots of sleep, and leaned on my support system.
There was another night of bad eating.
Instead of getting the massive double bacon cheeseburger I wanted from Five Guys, I got the Veggie Burger w/Cheese -it was almost HALF of the calories of the other burger I wanted...-.
I still ate a 💩 ton of fries though.
And a salted caramel milkshake.
I loved it.
Then I loved the Biggest Loser Bootcamp workout that I did before bed that night.
Most recently, I was craving Taco Bell. I focused on protein and veggies and managed to only binge about 1,000 calories this morning.
But I'm still standing (I loveeeee Elton John.)
I watched my first Stars Wars movie with my fiancé last night and then woke up early this morning to workout. I crushed my Week 2 Day 1 workout and now I'm about to go grab a protein shake and apple.
I also drank 3 cups of water so far today.
I'm celebrating every single success from here on out! Life is too short, too beat myself down.
The world does enough of that already.
So, after a quick check-in with my favorite community of people-centered on healthy living (It's you!) I'm about to spend a couple of hours walking around to do some grocery and household shopping.
Then I'll be studying, doing chores, and making dinner.
The only reason I'm so uplifted and positive rn is because, to me, the last week worked!
I mean if I only half-a**** it and binged heavily for 4 days and STILL MAINTAINED MY WEIGHT just by doing 3/4 of the basic healthy living goals I have ( good sleep, good hydration, and good exercise -- my eating was not good.)... then I know I can lose my goal of 3 lbs by my next weigh-in on Sunday!
I hope that makes sense lol.
Basically it means, I'm focused rn y'all. It also means if I make a mistake, I'm not going to rip myself apart.
I can do this and I can be better than I was yesterday.
You can too!
This week has helped me remember that as long as I don't give up, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel for me.
What's helped you stay focused? What's your "why"?
I'm keeping this at the forefront of my mind as I return to classes at Independence University on 07/20 to start working towards my Bachelor's in Business Administration (emphasis in Marketing), The Supermajority Education Fund Leadership Cohort that starts on July 14th, and so many other important milestones in my abundant life.
I hope that y'all are doing well and that you look at the links I have below if you want to learn more about any of the things I mentioned.
Also, please send me a SparkMail if you want to connect further! I'm always excited to make another SparkFriend!
You're amazing (and I am too),
P.s. - Thanks for the comments on my pics lol Nick and I will be sure to and snap another one while we grab a meal during shopping :) (I'll probably post a picture of what I'm eating too bc y'know...accountability?)
Some links for y'all to learn a lil:
What does "mad as a hatter" mean?: www.google.com/s
Still Standing - Elton John: www.youtube.com/
Water Me - Lizzo: www.youtube.com/
The Supermajority Education Fund: supermajority.co