First of all I want to thank everyone for all the encouragement and support that I have received going into my “Transform Your Life PRoject 2.0.” I enjoyed last years project so much that I wanted to do it again this year. It created another level of awareness in my life and helped me to set goals throughout the year.
This year I feel excited, inspired, and full of hope!!!
My approach has shifted from my norm. Usually I put a lot of my effort into working out hard. I hit the ground running, take dance classes, and last year I started weightlifting. This approach does work! Especially if you combine it with clean eating. I noticed that I often worked out hard so that I could eat more. After awhile, this strenuous schedule wore me down (hips, feet, and joints) and it was challenging to maintain.
I have heard from multiple people and a myriad of sources that I will only see the results that I want once I learn to manage my nutrition. I have fought it because I love food! Food is my comfort and my joy and often my obsession.
This year I finally decided to tackle my nutrition first before I hit the workouts hard. I have resisted this for as long as I can remember because it takes a lot of willpower.
I still need to be active and move my body because I have a track record… All the times that I have become sedentary and have not worked out, I have become a monster. So I need to workout to maintain my sanity :).
This year I decided to try Buti Yoga at least for a month then if I like it I will continue. After not working out since before Thanksgiving, this practice felt brutal! I am glad that I have started moving again.
Here is a list of this months’ goals!
Build My Foundation
- A Girls gotta get her beauty sleep!(this applies to you guys too!). I have not been doing well with sleep. It is the last week of Winter Break so I am enjoying it and I am okay with that!
- Eliminate Distractions (less Netflix & Games). I have NOT visited Netflix this year! However I am still playing Starcraft.
- Create a healthy routine. I have stuck with my routine for the past three days!!!
- Plan your track and track your plan (keep a food journal). I have done this!
- Eat Clean. CHECK!!!
- Do What you must. I need to do more of this.
- Create Healthier Habits.
For my nutrition I am following the Bright line eating program. I really like it and am looking forward to becoming Happy, thin, and Free!!!
- No Flour
- No Sugar or sweeteners of any kind.
Those are the two biggest rules along with a specific meal plan. It has been challenging, but I have stuck with it for the past 3 days. I noticed yesterday that I was really tired. If I get too tired then I will back off from working out and continue to focus on nutrition.
Eating clean is definitely a new adventure for me. My boyfriend has done an amazing job with fixing up out RV and this evening we took it out for a mini adventure. We even took our puppy Ruby and our Kitty Alleyjandra. Tomorrow we might take it for a longer trip. At least before I start school again.
How is your week going? Have you managed to get back into the swing of things after the holidays?
Something else that I am going to focus on is hoping for and expecting the BEST rather than dreading the worst. I noticed that last year I felt like I was always bracing myself and worrying that everything would fall apart. I don’t want to live that way anymore so I won’t!!!
Enjoy the rest of your week my Dear Darling Friends!!! I will see you soon!!!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,