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28 Day Bootcamp - Week 1 - Day 2

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I decided to join the 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge on Spark because I feel like it will hold me more accountable. I like that there are individual things to complete and check off and it's broken up into 4 weeks. That's the perfect amount of time for me before Halloween, which is one of my short-term check points in this long journey I'm on. I have 5 more days to go in week 1.

In addition to the 28 Day Bootcamp I also started three other 30 day challenges for pushups, plank, and squats. I have completed day 2 of both challenges. Yesterday and today I did 30 minutes of cardio and 10 minutes of strength/toning as well as my pushups, planks, and squats. I have also been tracking my food again and drinking more water. It feels so good to be taking control of my health again.

One of my goals has always been to get back to the weight I was before I quit smoking a few years ago and then keep going from there. I fluctuated with my weight a lot while I was married for over 10 years. Right before I quit smoking a few years ago I had made it back down to around the weight I was when I had first met my now ex when I was 19 years old. When I quit smoking I gained it all back and then some. 22 more lbs and I will be back to what I was iand then I can keep going even further on my journey. 22 more lbs and I will have lost 72lbs. Then I want to lose another 75 - 100 lbs after that. It's sooooo much and it seems so daunting, but I know I can do it. Every day I have a choice.

I'm in a new relationship that is wonderful so far. He just moved in with me almost a month ago. I want to give him the best me I can be because he deserves it. I want to give myself the best me I can be too and everyone I care for. My work contract ended early and so I haven't been working the past few weeks while I wait for EI to get approved. I finally got a phone call that I should expect some money soon so that takes a lot of stress off of things while I look for a new job. My boyfriend and I have only been together 8 months now and though we are living together I don't want to depend on him financially yet like that. I have been taking care of myself now for a few years. Anyway, things are starting to look up in a lot of ways. Halloween is coming and then Christmas. I'll be going home with me to stay with his family. I'd like to be down another 40 or 50 lbs by then so that I can enjoy myself more and not feel fat and uncomfortable.

Tomorrow is Day 3!
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    You're doing great so far! You have a great mindset too, which is a big deal!

    Where is the 28 day Bootcamp Challenge on here? Sounds like something I may need to look into lol.
    1522 days ago
  • POPPY53
    Good for you!!! Sounds like you're back in the zone and ready to get healthy again. I started back a month ago and feel so much better. Good luck on your journey! You got this!
    1522 days ago
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