Monday, June 9, 2014

June Goals

Last week I shared with my challenge group my June Goals and asked them to do the same.  I know it sound kinda silly to some but in reality it's one of the reasons I and tons of others on our team have been able to stick with not just our "weight-loss journey" but we've been able to strengthen other areas of our personal life.  It's all about balance right? Family, Friends, time for YOU! Having your goals clearly laid out for you  gives you this added drive to push a little harder that day and resist temptation, or even the way you handle certain situations.  I've discovered that my relationship with my husband and family has THRIVED over the last few months since we have stopped stressing over the things we can not control and learn better methods of handling the not so good times.   I have my personal, fitness, and family goals all written down, some are private and meant for my eyes only ;) 


Saturday Morning Weight In in my challenge group and I'm personally down 4lbs.  Summer is here, or at least it already feels like it so the Summer Fun has begun and I slacked off a little after doing the 21DayFix. My weight fluctuates and depending on my food choices some days I think I even look pregnant I can get so bloated.  It's nothing a few days of clean eating and plenty of water won't fix and it showed! 



I'm back on my A-game and holding steady with these stats.  I'm good, in all still down 50lbs and forgot how many inches but I also know it's time to step it up a notch in the kitchen again.  I know what I'm capable of and it's time to knock out these last 20+ or so lbs I have left so stick around of updates! The biggest tip I give my challengers is that even though it may seem like an uphill battle, once you MAKE IT YOUR HABIT making healthier food choices even when you're out become much easier.  Temptation is everywhere, I know that and you know that.  This lifestyle isn't for everyone, you will stumble, you make bad choices even when you think you're doing good, but giving up is not an option, at least for me it isn't. 



There is always something happening, a party, an event, family get together...my point is that waiting around for the perfect time to get started is just never going to happen. Enjoy the good times and if you overindulged that exact moment you recognize that you did, accept it, let go and move forward in the right direction.  Don't ruin the day by just giving up.  Add an extra workout, make rest day and non rest day and get yourself prepared! Don't have time to cook, hello!! heat real food, no cooking necessary and grab one of these rotisserie chickens and BOOM! INSTANT MEAL with endless options! 


We had one of the busiest weeks yet and having my time crunched like that had me on my toes but I pulled it off.  Our friends put together an amazing Adult only bus trip fundraiser, where we got to booze it up and hit the casino and outlets for the day, ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE OF COURSE!!  It helped buy new uniforms and equipment for their kids team so I'm pretty sure you can guess that indulged.  I am not a big drinker but boy was it nice having an afternoon with out the kiddos and enjoying a cold one...lol  I also snagged a new gym bag and shoes! I couldn't help myself.  My how the times have changed, LITERALLY!! Gym clothes and shoes are filing the heels and purse racks pretty quickly.  This is way better than rewarding myself with food like I have the BAD HABIT of doing.  


Summer is practically knocking on our door step and I had these high expectations of being able to rock a two piece...well err...not there yet but I'll tell you what, I'm closer than I was this time last year that's for sure! My body had changed in so many ways, not just the physical part but the strength I have, inside and out! I've stepped WAY OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE by even sharing these moments, my thoughts, my struggles but it has been worth it, for every "Thank you" and encouraging message of support I have gotten, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU <3. 



 This is more than skinny jeans and a bikini.  It's about loving yourself enough to care for yourself.  It's changed me, I've grown and I love the person I'm becoming, the wife and mom I imagined and not the mom I  thought would disappear into her own darkness.  There is nothing but light bow, it's not perfect, but we until you can learn to love yourself the other broken pieces in your life won't be able to repair themselves either.  Some days are harder than others, but it's your choice each and every day to determine what you will do with it.  

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