The Great Outdoors

After spending a few days feeling rundown and uninspired, I was glad to wake up Saturday morning with a spring back in my step. 

Despite not being back to 100%, I went outside to do some landscaping. The backyard needed some new rocks for the planters, so with the sky clear and the sun blazing, I decided it was as good a day as any to get some much needed fresh air.

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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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Barely There, Don’t Care

Before I jump into anything else, I’m so sorry for missing my last two posts!

But you know how you wake up one day and you have all of these wonderful plans, only to end the day wondering, “What the heck just happened?” Well, that is exactly how my weekend went.

One minute, I was trying to binge watch Homecoming (the Julia Roberts show on Amazon, not the Beyonce doc… although I do have to watch that still), and the next minute everything went haywire. *Sigh*

Never mind all of that though! I’m back and everything is all sorted, so there shouldn’t be anymore interruptions to our normal programming. 🙂

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Dream Catcher. (A Poem)

Hi, everyone. 

Today I’ve decided to post something a little different. I hope you guys don’t mind.

If you aren’t familiar with some of the content I post on my personal blog, I sometimes like to write poems that reflect the things I’m going through. Although writing is typically my preferred method of communication, there are times when it becomes quite difficult to articulate my thoughts and feelings outside of some form of poetry.

Perhaps this is weird. Perhaps I’m weird.

Anyhow, today is one of those days because I’m not feeling particularly cheerful or optimistic about my weight loss journey. 

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30 Days Later + A Very Special Thank You!

Today marks the one month anniversary of my weight loss journey and blog!

They say time flies when you’re having fun, but have I been having fun over the last thirty days? Let’s chat about that. 🙂

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Do It Anyway.

Man, does it feel good to take a shower after a workout! But come to think about it, actually finishing your workout isn’t a half bad feeling either. 

Let’s not forget those awesome, feel-good endorphins rushing through your body too. 

Ahh…

It’s a feeling of accomplishment that simply can’t be beat.

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Rely On Your “Why”

If you are someone who has repeatedly tried to lose weight only to give in to discouragement, motivation may be to blame for your lack of weight loss success. I know that this has definitely been the case for me.

Most of us know how it feels to genuinely desire to bring about change in ourselves or our lives. Yet, we may have experienced some degree of difficulty keeping ourselves fully engaged in and committed to the process of that change.

It can be both frustrating and disheartening to feel as though you simply can’t find the inner strength to follow through on your plans, but I’m here to tell you to never, ever give up.

Today, I’d like to share what has been keeping me focused during my weight loss journey, and hopefully encourage some of you along your way to finding motivation that actually works.

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Donut Even Go There

Can I just start off by saying that today’s workout was a bit brutal?

My back hurts.

My abs hurt.

My thighs hurt.

My arms hurt.

My hair even hurts.

I mean, okay. So maybe hair follicles don’t exactly have pain receptors, but if they did, they’d hurt worst of all.

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