It Has Been Six Months… Where The Heck Have I Been?

First and foremost, hey guys!

Whew. Now that I’ve got that obligatory and horribly awkward salutation out of the way, I can move on to the highly necessary and equally awkward process of explaining where the heck I’ve been for six months.

No posts.

No updates.

Six. Whole. Months.

*Cue the Jeopardy theme song while I try to think of a super lame, hardly believable excuse for why I’ve been missing for half a year.*

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I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes.

Happy Friday, everyone! 🙂

For today’s post, I am finally going to share the good news that I’ve been holding back. Despite meaning to talk about this as early as last week, other things kept popping up, pushing today’s announcement to the back of the bus.

Drumroll please… 🥁🎶😬

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Doin’ It For: The Chance To Become A Rower.

I bought a rowing machine about two and a half years ago.

At first, I was so excited about it. Boy, did I have some high and mighty plans for that thing! I can still remember how I basically stalked UPS every single day until its box arrived at my doorstep, and how quick I was to drag it into my room to put it together.

This was not long after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. My (then) boyfriend and I had spent those few weeks watching various events together (but not without lightheartedly bickering over whose home country would win more medals– For the record, mine won). ☺️

Some of the events we watched were long-time favorites of mine like track, gymnastics, swimming, and diving. However, my boyfriend watched several sports that I had never spent time looking into before. First, there was rugby sevens, which I ended up loving. But then there was rowing, which left a favorable impression on me that has lasted until today.

But let’s get back to talking about that clothes rack– Ahem! I mean, my rowing machine. 😏

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I Can See The Light: A Month Two Review + A Thank You!

Now that I have embarked on the third month of my weight loss journey, it is time to take a look at the last 30 days. 

For anyone who is trying to lose weight or meet a particular fitness goal, I highly recommend keeping notes about your physical progress, as well as your mental/emotional ups and downs as you go along.

Although pictures of bodily changes may speak louder than words, nothing can replace the benefits of being able to go back and trace your various changes over time. After all, improving your health and transforming your body is just as much a mental feat as a physical one. 

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Tightrope Walker: Trying To Balance Weight Loss And Everyday Life Is A Major Fail

Hi, guys! Before we jump into the new week, I just want to wish all of my fellow Americans a very happy Memorial Day! I know it’s pretty late now and the day is nearly over (or perhaps completely over, if you’re reading this after the fact), but I still hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. 🇺🇸

I know I went MIA on Friday (sorry!), but there’s A LOT going on in my life right now that usually isn’t. I’m trying my best to juggle everything and acclimate to the change in pace, but it hasn’t been going very well. 😂

Even though I’m not the type of girl that likes to plan life out (at all), I desperately need to create and stick to a schedule, like, pronto. In fact, that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today: balance and my lack thereof.

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Baby Steps.

Today was the first day that I have attempted to run in a very, very, very long time.

I’m not in the hospital, sooo… it must have gone okay. 🚑 ♿️ 😂

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Doin’ It For: The Fashion

In the last post of this series, I shared a desire to celebrate my future thinner body by taking a trip to the French Riviera. But as you could have guessed, a sun-kissed vacay isn’t the only reason that I wish to lose weight.

Today, I am going to share another source of motivation for me during this weight loss journey, and boy oh boy, is it a big one.

Fashion.

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Weight Loss: When You’ve Already Been There And Done That, But It Hasn’t Worked.

Like many things worth achieving in life, losing weight takes dedication, patience, and consistency. You must continually work on your weaknesses and bad habits, all while keeping yourself motivated enough to not give up when things get tough.

It is so important to stay positive throughout the duration of your weight loss journey, but sometimes, this is much easier said than done.

If you are like me and have struggled to lose weight time and time again, it can be so hard to start over. However, this can apply to repeated attempts to reach any goal, not just weight loss.

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Doin’ It For: The French Riviera

For some, the road to weight loss can be a long and bumpy one.

*Raises hand*

Committing to your long-term goals, whatever they may be, can require a significant amount of focus, determination, and resilience. When the going gets tough and you start to question how you’ve found yourself where you are, it’s extremely important to keep in mind all of the reasons you wish to pursue the goal you’re chasing.

For me, it is a daily necessity to use my intended future life as a source of motivation and inspiration. Opposed to focusing on my present situation and weight (which isn’t going to drastically change anytime soon), I try my very best to regularly use my imagination as a weight loss tool.

Each and every day, I call to mind all of the things I plan to do and all of the things that will change for the better once I reach my goal weight. This practice has helped me immeasurably, so from time to time, I would like to share the dreams that help keep me on track.

One of the major things I want to treat myself to once I reach my goal weight is a trip to the French Riviera. 🇫🇷 🌊 🛥

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