Where to start, I haven’t been exactly flowing with inspiration or confidence lately. It possibly may have something to do with my inability to take my medication on a regular basis. I really feel like my mood has been so back and forth lately. My motivation, my resolve, my confidence. I decided to download an app that sends me reminders and lets me mark off when I take medication and supplements. Half the time I felt like I couldn’t remember if I took it or not. This makes it easier to keep track of that and be more consistent. So, the last few days I have been consistent with my medication and with my eating.
I also have decided that I need to stop with weighing in. I mentioned earlier that it’s been interesting that now that I’m comfortable with my body it’s been harder to keep the habits that I’m building. So, now I need to continue those healthy habits without looking at a scale. This week I have been doing better than I have in a while. I think choosing to do it no matter what results I see has put me in a much better mental state. I refuse to gain back the weight. Being a healthy size does not excuse falling back into habits that made me unhappy and unhealthy.
Here are some of my goals going forward.
Habits: Focus on the healthy habits that I want to be a regular part of my life. This includes working towards my fitness goals and maintaining a healthy diet. I want these things to truly become habits and not just a means to an end. Especially in my diet, I feel like this is the biggest challenge that I am facing. The foods that I choose to consume is a huge part of being able to continue my momentum and progression.
Calisthenics: I have been loving working towards greater core and body strength. I find it really nice to do all this training mostly relying on my own body weight to improve myself. For some reason it really gives me satisfaction for my body to be what is encouraging improvement.
Protein: I have also realized that I need to be more consistent with my protein intake. The better I am at getting the protein in, the more improvements I see in my strength and my cravings. Protein has shown to be a huge benefit to a large majority of people.
Articles: As mentioned earlier, I have found myself a little less inspired as of late. I want to really put some time into pondering over some good topics that I can write about and be passionate about.
Adventures: I am reasserting myself as well in being active and outdoors. I feel like it’s fallen by the wayside with everyday life. I actually just took the boys out yesterday to do a hike. I took them thinking that we would go until the boys were losing steam and then turning around. However, they were plugging along really well and by the time they were wearing out, I thought we were close enough to the end that I really wanted them to be able to say they made it to the top. Therefore, I decided to bribe them with ice cream to talk them into making it to the top. This definitely worked but it was also a long trek back down to the car. I’ll have to write more about that later.
Bedtime: I seriously need to work on my bedtime. I know that a huge part of my motivation lately has been an issue with sleep. I have found myself going to bed later and later. Sometimes it’s the middle of the night before I’m actually getting in bed. This makes me so tired and worn out that I never really want to do anything but go through the motions. Today for instance I was in bed at a more decent time and up before six this morning. Meaning that I was able to get this written and posted early! I really don’t like waking up early, but I can’t deny that I always get a much better start to the day if I do.
I really don’t mind if you all hold me to some of these new goals and call me out if I’m slacking. Sometimes, we all need an extra push from those around us.