So here we are.. I haven't blogged in what feels like ages and it's really very depressing to me, but sometimes other things have to take priority. I could talk details of what the last couple of weeks are going to be like.. but instead I'm going to talk about what the next couple weeks are going to look like for me.
When the beginning of the new year came around I came out with a list of things I was going to do and get done.. and while I wanted to accomplish everything.. I'm realizing that realistically I just don't have that kind of time... I have not accomplished all my goals and at first I beat myself up but now I am accepting my faults and trying to move forward in the best way possible.
Two of the things that are most important to me right now are becoming physically healthy and spiritually healthy. While I don't think I am a mess in either department I know there are so many things I could grow in as well. I decided recently that I was going to do the Chalene Johnson's 30-Day Challenge that is all about organization and achieving your goals which are two things that I honestly think having some direction will help me achieve. My goal is to get back on track with my reading to accomplish reading the entire Bible this year as well as doing my Bible study once daily. As far as fitness goes, I adore my baby, but I have never in my life felt worse about my body. And.. don't get me wrong, I know that having a child is a gift and I am so incredibly thankful that God blessed me with my perfect little pint sized princess but it definitely took it's tole on my body and my self-esteem. I've been trying on and off for several months to diet and exercise but I just finally about 2 weeks ago hit my all time low and realized that I can not go on this way.. my body may never be what it was when I was 18 and I am completely okay with that.. but I can't go on being upset when I put on clothes, feeling uncomfortable in anything but a sweatshirt or looking at pictures of others feeling almost depressed. That's not healthy and it's not okay and I shouldn't have to live that way. I know that if I at least feel like I'm eating healthy, good portions, and working out.. thoroughly putting in work and trying I know that I will feel leaps and bounds better.. even just my sporadic workouts the last few weeks have left me feeling really good. So to go along with my 30 days to master organization and accomplishing my goals I bought shakeology (which I will do a post about this week) and the Jillian Michael's 30-day shred and I plan to do both of those for the 30 days of the challenge with the gym 4-5 times a week for treadmill and row machine. I think it's going to be so good for me to start them all at once and I feel like 30 days is an attainable goal.
So.. anyways.. what I need from all you guys is some additional encouragement and support and ideas for healthy snacks, meals, side dishes, whatever the case may be! I will be posting my progress and talking about how it is all going..