I am so overwhelmed with the response to my first blog post. I have to say – throughout this journey there have been so many people that have supported me. I am so very appreciative to all of you out there who take the time to read my post and comment. I hope that you will continue to do so!
I wanted to take a moment to sort of outline what is to come with this blog of mine. I have lots of big ideas and hope that this will become a space for people to find help, inspiration, and useful pieces of information for their own personal journey. My goal is to up date the blog once a week. Of course, there will be times when I can post more, and I am sure there will be times when I struggle to get that one weekly post on! I am a full time mother and teacher. My husband coaches two varsity sports back to back – my time for breathing is limited – let alone time to sit down and write! I have made it a goal and scheduled it in though, so be on the look out for weekly posts!
On my early morning run today, I figured out what direction I want to go in. This blog will focus on four major parts of my journey: SELF, STYLE, FOOD, and FITNESS.
SELF: Self will look at me! Who I am, my motivations, the way I do things and why. I will focus on the mental part of this journey – how this has changed over time. I will try to capture what works for me and what isn’t helping as I try to reach my goals.
STYLE: Style will look at my outward transformation – including, but not limited to – clothing, accessories, makeup, and generally taking care of yourself. It has taken me a while to realize that even though my body is changing and I am taking care of it that I am enjoying things that I did not before – trying on clothes, for example. I never worried or thought about putting on makeup to leave the house or even doing my hair. I’ve come a long way!
FOOD: Pretty much this theme will cover what I’m eating and not eating – what I want to eat and hacks that help me to think I’m enjoying those things!! Food has always, always been a battle for me. Now it is less of a battle and more of an opportunity to increase my own and my family’s health. I will be totally honest here – I am not on the wagon 100% of the time – who is?? I am human and I have cravings and sometimes I indulge. However, I am indulging on healthier things now and that makes me proud. Look for recipes and photo food journals of my weekly meals.
FITNESS: Exercise as always been the hardest part of the weight loss journey for me. Being motivated to do something everyday had been a big chore. Right now, this is not where I find myself. I find myself wanting to move and do something. I feel strong when I exercise. This topic will explore what I do for exercise – again what is working and what is not working. I run, take fitness classes of all types, swim, and hit up the gym. I also will explore what is out there for me to keep my body moving. I am worried about what the winter months will bring…it is
cold FREEZING in Maine and it snows a lot!!
I hope that you will come back later this week and check out a new post. I am not sure what I will be covering yet – but I am working on a couple of things!! Anytime there is something that you would like to see covered – please do not hesitate or comment or shoot me a message!! As always, thank you for stopping by!!