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August 2020 Goals & Realizations

Monday, August 03, 2020

Hey there. I am trying to start small again. I did it before & I can do it again!!!

Two of my main goals when I first started on Spark were to be less stressed & more confident in myself. In general, I try not to be as stressed & I am more confident in who I am. I know I have been a decent person and I try to help out everyone when I can. I just need to turn back to myself and do more for me. I realize what happened and how I slipped. When I as at my goal weight, I needed to workout 4-5 days a week. When I got married and moved into my home, I did still workout for a while but then I just got used to my life. I didn't want to keep up with working out that much. So I cut back. I gained 10 pounds and was content with how things were. For about a year, my weight was about the same. I was still happy with my weight and still worked out at the gym. I had workout buddies but then that stopped. I stopped working out and stopped making healthier batch meals. I started feeling lazy with my cooking and just had easy meals instead of lots of fresh veggies. The weight just starting coming back instead of staying off. I let my body slide back into chubby mode again. I was hoping eating mac & cheese wouldn't make me gain weight again but it did. Damn! Time to move forward again!!!!!! Restart, move on, drop some pounds in the process!

I read through my old blogs. Again. For the 50th time I'm sure! It was really great to read through the good and bad days. I remember hitting all of the goals. It was a great feeling. I bought things like a running belt that held water, went to Zumba or Yoga 3 times a week, ran 5k races. I tried my "first crockpot meal". I bought new clothes because my old ones were too big. I had a dresser drawer full of workout clothes. I still have the same clothing, but they don't fit!

Now, I still make crockpot meals but only once or twice a month. Now, I barely go for walks because the humidity is 85%. I haven't worked out at the gym in a year and a half?? I canceled my subscription a long time ago because I didn't want to waste the money when I wasn't going. I had to buy a couple new pairs of pants because my old ones were too tight. It sucks I am hoping to lose weight again and these pants will be a waste, but I had to buy them so I could wear them to work without feeling squeezed all day!

In my mind I feel OK about where I am, but I really need to get back to the healthier Kim who will willing to do more to be better. I feel a little ashamed that I need to start over again and hit those goals again. However, I know it is the right thing to do.

Small goals are the way to go again. I did it before. I am doing it again!!!

August 2020 Goals:
-Commit to being healthy again
-More water!
-Bought some healthier foods to make overnight oats & smoothies.
-Healthier menu instead of quick, fatty meals
-Tracking some calories to make sure I don't overeat too much
-No nighttime snacking!!
-Add some more exercise (like walking)
-Find a way to get into the mentality that being healthier is DOABLE & POSSIBLE

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    It sounds like you have looked back on what worked and also where you need to refocus.

    It's easy to veer off track when there are life changes like marriage, moving, pandemic, etc.

    You can do it again! Just take it one day at a time and remember small steps can lead to big changes.

    You got this!

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    360 days ago
    Writing it down and following your plan is the best way to see results.
    360 days ago
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