It’s fall … new goals for new season!

I hope that you’ve had a great summer!  As awesome as summer is, fall definitely wins the prize as my favorite season.  I am SO excited for sweaters, soup, pumpkin dishes and the leaves to change colors.  Seriously, I have a bunch of soup recipes that I can’t wait to try as soon as the temperatures drop a bit.  I just have a hard time eating soup when it’s still above 90 degrees outside…

A couple of days ago I made a decision.  Well, I guess it was also a realization.  Let me explain… I’m SO grateful for all of the wonderful blessings that I’ve received.  Since moving to Texas I’ve found my awesome husband, a job that I absolutely love and have really learned a lot about myself.  I studied and earned my personal training certificate (I’ll be sharing more about this in future posts), trained for and completed a marathon, fell in love with weight lifting ( I didn’t want to even try it at first but my husband was so encouraging that I finally agreed )

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Weights from a weight session with my husband … mine are definitely the 15’s although I’m getting stronger!

and discovered yoga (love it!).  In the back of my mind though, I still felt like I had a goal that I hadn’t yet achieved – to be comfortable in my own skin.  I’m not talking becoming a bikini model but I am just not as comfortable with my body as I want to be.  Although I spend time exercising and also working on my spirit and mind, I just haven’t spent the time that I need to working on my food.

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I’m inspired by so many strong, accomplished women – including Heidi Somers aka Buff Bunny!

I asked myself, “What would it take?”  Well, I would need to be more consistent about tracking my food and sticking to my food goals.  Don’t get me wrong, I am a pretty healthy eater, but I know that my lack of accountability with food is holding me back from achieving my goals.  I’m consistent in my workouts but the more I learn, the more I realize that nutrition is a vital component to building the body we desire.  Okay, so now on to the decision.  Sorry to keep you waiting!  🙂  I decided that now is the time.  I don’t want to be the very thing that is holding me back!  I am giving myself a year to be more accountable with my food, feed my body the right way and be confident in my body.  By Labor Day weekend next year, I hope to achieve my goal.  Why a year?  I take things slowly.  I’ve struggled with an eating disorder in the past and I have to watch myself to make sure that I am taking the steps I need to each day to stay in recovery.  I’m not looking to be a specific weight – I don’t believe in measuring progress by the scale.  I do believe that if I can make consistent choices over the next year to treat my body better I will be giving myself an incredible gift.

I’m going to be posting about my journey here to keep me accountable.  I’d love to have you follow along with me.

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4 Responses to It’s fall … new goals for new season!

  1. Lisa Leavitt says:

    That’s awesome Emily! That’s something I’ve been working on since March.

  2. Loretta says:

    Emily,
    I love your writing. It’s so fun to read. I was just about to start tonight back in my own eating plan for weight loss that is offered through my insurance co., Blue Cross. You are motivating me even more. Let’s do this!! Maybe we can keep each other in track.
    Didn’t know you were a trainer. Wow, Emily!

    Loretta

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