I know I haven’t posted in a while. To be honest, I haven’t done a lot of anything in a while. There are a few reasons for this. Things have been really crazy at work; therefore, I have not been connected to my blog or the Jillian Michaels message boards. However, I was still able to maintain my exercise regimen (for the most part) and healthy eating. It all began last Friday, January 11, 2013, my great-grandmother passed away. She was 105 years old, so she lived a fabulous life. She had only lived in the nursing home for a year after she broke her second hip at 104. I live a good ways away from the rest of my family, which means I had to wait to hear when the funeral was and such before I could go down. Between the time she passed and the time of her funeral, I had a lot of work to get done, which is what led to my poor eating habits. I would go through a drive through and get fried chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, and fries instead of packing something or picking up something healthy. Going to the funeral was not much better as far as my eating. We had the typical funeral food, which consisted of fried chicken and vegetables covered in butter and oil. I did not eat very well, and I notice a difference. I am not as energized or as motivated as I was when I was eating healthy and exercising regularly. For the last few days, I have been thinking about what leads to my “self-sabotage” and have thought about some changes I can make.
First, I realized that focusing on my diet and exercise is not the only thing that I need to work on in terms of balance and being a “better me.” I need to do things I enjoy, such as read books and craft and sleep. Therefore, I decided to create my new blog called “The Me Project.” While I still want the main focus of the blog to be health and fitness related, I also want to write about some other things that help me stay balanced and lead a “healthier” life. There is more to health than just weight loss. It’s also about stress management and happiness. I am lucky to have a job I enjoy and that makes me happy; however, there are so many more things that make me happy that I do not usually make time for. However, I have been trying to find the time to do more of these things. I am going to start blogging about more things I enjoy, such as books and crafts I come up with. I also want to start adding pictures…motivational pictures, pictures of things I create, all that stuff.
For now, that’s where I’m going to leave it. I’m going to go for walks this weekend and get started on Body Revolution again on Monday. That way I’m not messing up my schedule. I think I am going to change it around to make my rest days on Thursdays. I work late on Thursdays and do not get home until late. This means I do not eat dinner until late as well. It is difficult to get an effective workout in on a more than empty stomach (even if I eat some kind of snack before I get home). Just to make my life easier, I am going to do it this way. I think this is a major contributor to me getting off schedule. Then, I can take a walk or do cardio on Sundays, which is not so bad.
As I get more into this, I may start a facebook page and/or a twitter account. That will keep me more involved. For now, I am going to make sure I can maintain my blog posts. Hopefully I am well on my way to figuring out my barriers and can continue to work on me.