HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It’s been an interesting start to the new year, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Went downtown Atlanta to see the Peach Drop with my sister and two cousins. It was fun, but super crowded and my personal space was nonexistent. I’m glad we did it though, we’ve been talking about it long enough.
Another one of my cousins and his wife invited me up to visit them in the DC area sometime this spring. I’m pretty excited to go. It’s been a couple years since I’ve been up there. Sometimes I wish I could just move up there. I love that area. It’s super expensive though and well I don’t have a job. That isn’t helpful.
Anyways, I think I’ve decided that I’m not going to set ‘resolutions’ exactly this year, but life-goals. I know it sounds cheesy but it seems like that might work better I think. There are some big things that I want to accomplish this year. And I guess just part of it is being a happy, healthier me. I’ve been slowly working towards this goal already but I’m kicking it up a notch. I just want to be happy with myself and I’m not there yet. It’s been something I’ve been dealing with for a long time. I’m sick of feeling bad for myself. If I want to make it better then I have to do something about it.
Well, I’m going to watch some Glee and then hit the hay. Night!
So, I just woke up from a very unplanned, very long Friday afternoon nap. And well, it kind of got me thinking…
Just how sleepy can a person get. And I’m not just talking in the vernacular, literal sense. But in a spirit sense I guess. It seems easy to just tread through life without really ever really living. Kind of like sleep-walking. You’re there, physically, but mentally? You’re in some dream land. Don’t get me wrong, I like dreams. And sometimes living in dreamland is nice. But in reality, there has to be more than that to your life.
I’m fed up with living in a sleep walking type doze. I want to get out and really live. Sure, it might be uncomfortable at times, but shouldn’t life be uncomfortable at times? What’s the point if everything is easy-peasy? I want to try new things, stretch the walls of my box out, and live my life not just sleep through it. It seems like it would be much more fun that way.
Sidenote: My super awesome vacation is like 260 days away now! YAY! California here I come! (And well, stretching commence, without getting arrested I’d really like to stalk…I mean meet, certain people. Haha! I think I may be a little crazy…)
So it’s been roughly a month since I pledged to start my new life style and it’s been tougher than I thought it would be. The no soda thing is actually going pretty well, because until last night I hadn’t had a sip since I told myself I wouldn’t. I caved last night though and had a glass of Pepsi Max. And I still feel sick about it. It was way to sweet and I can’t seem to handle it anymore. Which is probably a good thing.
The new thing I’m giving up is fast food. I eat way too much garbage and fast food is a lot of that. No more running to Wendy’s or Taco Bell for lunch just because it’s the easiest. A co-worker of mine has been working on loosing weight too and we’ve been doing good at being encouragement for one another. She’s been bringing salad for lunch and I think I’m going to start following her lead.
Now in all of that I did my first weigh in since I started last week and I’ve lost 5 lbs by just cutting the soda. I have to say that I’m pretty happy with that. Especially because I know that I can do even better when I get my eating habits in line with that.
Alright, I really should get a jump on the day now. :) Thanks for anyone who’s reading…and even if no one is, this is therapeutic. So I’m going to keep it up.
I’ve always been a girl that has struggle with my weight. It’s been a burden that I eventually just stopped caring about. And that is when I put on my most weight. And I’m sick of it. I’m not happy with the unhealthy lifestyle I’ve been leading lately and I’m kicking the habit. The first thing to go bye-bye, soda. Today is day 8 with no soda (or sweet tea, and that my friends is a big deal) and I’m loving it so far. Sure, there has been a couple days were I would have loved a Mt. Dew or Pepsi Max, but I’ve resisted and it feels oddly powerful. The second thing to go bye-bye, fast food. Day 7 and it’s actually getting a little easier. I feel great taking healthy options to work for lunch and I know I’m saving loads of money that I didn’t need to be spending on fast food or junk.
I’ve got a goal I’m trying to reach by the time I leave for my vacation next summer. In 225 days I leave with my bestie for San Diego and LA and I can’t wait. (We can’t wait so much we made a paper chain countdown. Yup, we’re not in elementary school, I promise.
Yes, we really spend the time to make this..
It’s been a crazy week but I have certainly learned that resistance is key. I by no means HAVE to put junk into my body. And I’m already liking the outcome of living healthier.
I can’t wait to see the end result either
Summer just isn’t the same when you still have to get up and do life everyday. I miss the summer days of sleeping past noon, spending the day in a swimsuit, and only having to worry about how many more days left of glorious bliss you had before school reclaimed your life. But somewhere along the way I became an adult. I’m still not sure exactly where it happened, but is has.
I like adult life. I enjoy being able to go anywhere I want, whenever I want and having the freedom to make my own choices. But the pros don’t always outweigh the cons.
Okay this is getting depressing, which is far from what I actually want this blog to be. Therefore, no more complaining. I really do enjoy my life and I’m happy with most of the things that are in my life right now.
The things I’m not happy with, well, I’m working on changing those. The first is my health. I’ve always dealt with my weight, even when I was younger, but over the last several years I’ve really done a yo-yo type thing. I’m sick of not liking the way I look and I’m changing it now. I’m making plans to go to LA/San Diego next summer with my bestie and I’m determined to be almost at my goal weight by then. It’s not going to be easy and I know that. But nothing worth getting is supposed to be easy to get.
And my health and being happy with myself is definitely worth getting.
Here’s to getting what you want, no matter what it takes.
There is something about the start of a new season of the year that makes me decide to start something new. It’s summer, and here I am with a personal blog. It’s been a long time since I had a blog, a personal one at least, and I’m nervous about starting again.
Sometimes I wish that I had a different life. I know that seems cliche and probably pretty pathetic, but it’s true. There are things about my life that seems boring and too normal, but it is my life. And I’m the one that has me here. If I really want a change then I need to make it.
Here’s to change.