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I don't know how to juggle

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I'm young. I always need to remind myself that I'm only 23. I have such high expectations for myself, and I of course expect to see every change that I want to make as soon as I start trying. Life clearly doesn't work like that, but I still have a hard time accepting it. I want to eat healthier, I want to feel like I need to work out in order for my day to feel complete. I want to do better in school, I want to keep the job that I currently have and move up when given the chance. I want to be financially stable so that I don't have to worry about money, and so that I can also stop having to ask for my mother's help. I want so much, but I almost feel like I can't do it all at once. Am I supposed to tackle one then move on to the next one or am I supposed to do a little of each? How do people do this? How come I can't do this? What do you chose first? What is top priority?
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AUTUMNHOPE 7/24/2013 8:58AM

    It's always hard starting out as an adult, but you are where we older girls wish we could wind the clock back & be again.
I will tell you what I'd tell the young me if I could go back & kick her in the pants & wake her up.

I'd say it's scary yes, but look at it as an adventure ! You are the captain charting the course for your whole life the choices you make now will decided your happiness & security in the future. So pull up your boot straps now while your young & give it ALL you have & you'll reap the benefits when you have less energy & are older.

NEVER settle for second best . Don't just take any guy that shows you attention .because you're lonely.You'll suffer for it. Show the world No matter what size you are that you ARE somebody worth knowing ! When the right guy comes along, & he will , that appreciates you then hitch your wagon to him & not before !

ENJOY your youth & freedom . The world is your canvas ! Explore it, live while you are free to do so.

Work is hard , balancing it all is HARD , but settling for less & not putting in enough effort will give you a less than fulfilling life & that is HARDER for a LONG time !!!
Make a plan start with some small goals. You can't drop 10 lbs in a week in a healthy way, but it is possible to drop 75lbs. in a year & a year flys by & that will make a BIG difference in your appearance. 1 lb. a week for 10 weeks is 10 lbs.then you sill have over 40 weeks to go in the year & it's attainable ! So start with 10min. of exercise a day, weekly, cut portion sizes,by a little , add a little more veggie to the beginning of a meal.Slow down when you eat to become fuller faster.Little steps is what will lead you to the BIG goal ! If you do too much you won't be able to keep it up & you'll quit. Steps forward ,even smaller are MUCH better than big steps forward & then back again. Just keep moving forward & you'll get there. Make sure to read the success stories on this site, too.

Spark Coach is free for a week & really helped me to start setting small goals & get focused & after the week it's very affordable.

Start saying I can & I will NO EXCUSES ! emoticon You ARE stronger than you think !

Comment edited on: 7/24/2013 9:02:18 AM

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