Saturday, November 15, 2014
Hello fellow Sparkers,
It has been a rough 3.5 months. Still no job, Filling out applications for college for January. Having financial troubles with EI (Employment insurance) some days I am not sure how I will survive.
Thus my eating habits are horrible, I sleep a lot and exercise is walking to the store to get food once or twice a week.
Stress sucks, Depression sucks. I think the uncertainty of everything is really chipping away at me.
I miss exercise and doing it at home (when I can) is less than motivating and not really existent. I just have lost all hope and progress and holiday time will be the worse food wise. I am in a rut, I am afraid I have not got out of yet.
So here I sit waiting for OSAP to buy out a gym membership for the year, go to school to do medical office administration so I can in 2 years get the job I love (I hope)
Life is handing me lemons...I may make lemonade but right now it is bitter and I will most likely add the vodka.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
I went on vacation for a week to my cottage. I have always had such fond memories of growing up there and spending my summers. Playing in the lake, hanging with my cousin, fishing with my uncle.
We spent a week there and I was still true to myself. When I got there I set a goal to run to the end of the "main" road. I accomplished that goal. The scenery was beautiful and I hope one day to move up there permanently so I can always enjoy the scenery to run. I ran 3 days and the other days I took nice walks. After I would follow up with a dip in the lake to cool off. It was so refreshing.
I had so much time to think about things, where I am in life, my goals, my dreams. I even had a chance to remember my childhood and the dreams I had as a child. I always knew what I wanted and nothing would ever stop me but it seems life got in the way,
I know now these are my goals and dreams, a healthier lifestyle is priority and I will not let anything stand in my way, I felt so good in that bikini that I want to wear it more and shop for more next year. I also reorganized my dreams and I am now more focused than ever before.
Sometimes getting away, taking time to drift back to the days of your childhood can open up some wonderful doors and keep you more focused. I know it helped me.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
"Not everyone will understand your journey. That's fine. It's not their journey to make sense of. It's yours."
I saw this quote today and it led me to write this blog. It really applies to those of us on this journey to a healthier lifestyle. Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, maintain or simply make better choices to aid you in your daily well being, this quote applies to you.
We have all been there, we have family, friends or a loved one that we tell about our goals and in return we get the forever routine response. "You're not fat why would you want to lose." My other fav is "It's a holiday, you can take ONE day can't you."
While we are all choosing our new lifestyle that does not always mean that those around us will support us. I have seen and read it all. "My family doesn't understand." "My friends tell me I am not fat why am I trying to lose weight." My personal fav is :"Just cause your doing it you better not expect me too."
These are all natural responses from outsiders. Those who choose not to follow a healthy lifestyle think that those of us who do are Out of our minds. Some of our family and friends do in fact support us. e can even get them involved and they start their own path to well being but what do we do for those who don't?
When you are faced with the adversity, the non support you must remember this quote. Print it out put it up around the house or on your phone. Write it in every planner, do what you need to make this quote stick because in the end it is is correct. This is YOUR journey, YOUR choice. When you are not getting that motivation or support from others, remember this quote and use it to regain your motivation. You are doing this for yourself, you are worth it.
You may end up surprised at how many of the "not me" people will follow once they see how fabulous you truly are. If they do not, remember they have chosen their journey.
What path will you choose?
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