Sunday, January 06, 2013
I decided on my word for the year: betterment.
Believe in the ability to have all my aspirations come true, starting with believing in myself.
Extra. Put in that bit of extra to get that bit extra back.
Time. It's not an excuse to use when I don't have enough. It's a gift to use for my benefit.
Tribe. Be with others who bring me up and who I feel my best self with.
Explore. Take a risk, a leap of faith, what's the worst that could happen?
Read. Get the knowledge and stimulate the creativey to get what I want.
Elevate. Life others up, leave them feeling better.
Nobody can determine my self worth but me.
Thankful. Just be it.
Saturday, January 05, 2013
I looked at the goals I set for last year and found that I had met two of them, I didn't crochet a blanket and I didn't continue the photo journal. I started that off pretty well, but didn't keep it together. I really do think I made a lot of progress on dealing with emotional issues, releasing what I can't change, and moving forward towards my best life and what I'm made for. I'm really into positve psychology, and self-improvement challenges. It challenges my mind and my spirit, and makes sure I keep myself aligned with who I really am, instead of with what others expect of me (as easy as that sounds, it wasn't, I really cared a lot about what other people thought).
This year, I still want to focus more on gaining that confidence in myself, and turning the healthy routine into a lifestyle. I don't want to count on others to be happy, but only to contribute to the inner happiness and security that I'll have in my core. I want to be proud of what I accomplish over the year, physically, spiritually, emotionally and habitually. I really liked the idea another sparkbuddy did by defining what I want to happen this year in one word. I'm still thinking over what I want that word to be, but I'll be back once I do!
Good luck to everyone with your own goals and thoughts for this year!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
So, I haven't been meeting my goals this month. I think I asked a little too much of myself. It's okay. I got up and worked out 6 days before work, which is better than zero, and did a lot of walking!! Not exactly the way February and March went, but oh well. May is going to be aMAZing!
I just signed up for a bootcamp class that is 8 weeks long with unlimited classes. I am so pumped. I found myself getting so....bored. Bored with my workout routine. I tried each piece of cardio equipment at the gym, but the infomercials that play at 530 am and the blah music just was NOT cutting it for me. Plus, I really didn't have anything to hold myself accountable to. Anyway, my thought is that this will give me that push I need.
I finally marked some major items off of my to do list, and am feeling pretty good about the path I'm on right now. It's just about maintaining this healthy lifestyle!
My mom asked me tonight if I would help hold her accountable for working out in the morning and if she could go to the gym with me.
I have some thoughts on this. My mom has had some seriously unhealhty habits in the past, and she usually goes through this phase in where she pushes her hardest and has all these good ideas and then suddenly turns into phase out where she won't get out of bed for days and is miserable. Watching someone you care about go through that cycle and being totally helpless as it happens, well it sucks.
I have come to terms with the fact that it is not my responsibility to determine the healthy lifestyle of anyone but my own, and I can't take the blame or feel guilty about someone elses actions.
What I can do, is set a good example, and be supportive.
As much as I love my alone time at the gym, and as much as my mom drives me insane, I would rather have her here and taking good care of herself. Hopefully we get some goals accomplished.
This weekend we are going to make a plan of whatt days to go to the gym and a plan of what we want to do. Anyone with any suggestions on how to make this work, please send them my way! PS..she's not computer savvy so Sparkpeople isn't an option. Even though I love it!
Sunday, April 08, 2012
It's been such a great weekend. I got to spend some time with both sides of my family, be outside, make a road trip with my boyfriend, and cook some delicious food. I actually learned how to fly fish today, and I caught a fish! My grandfather taught me how, so that was a great memory to have. It was very sunny and chilly outside, but we all caught at least 2 fish, and released them all back.
My grandmother also gave me a vinegar cup that has been in the family for over 100 years for when I have my own family and place in the future :)
Tomorrow my boyfriend and I are rototilling the backyard for the garden! I can't wait to get my little seedlings and get things going. So looking forward to having my own vegetables!
What a beautiful life. Thank you Jesus for all the blessings you've bestowed upon my family and upon me, and thank you for giving your life so that we can be free.
God Bless, sparkers! I hope your weekend was filled with as much beauty as mine.
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