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 )
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.
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.