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Goalssssss day 1/59 The Planning Begins

Friday, November 02, 2018

So here we are halloween is past, I have no more birthday celebrations to worry about until Christmas. I do however have the holiday season about to begin in full swing. I love Christmas I didn't always love Christmas but since becoming a mom I love the feeling of seeing my kids take in the most magical time of the year. Witnessing first hand the excitement build up to the night santa comes getting more excited with each passing day. I normally also make treats and LOTS of them ! Not the healthy versions either. This year WILL be different.
Instead of waiting until the new year to start focusing on my goals and planning I will be doing it now ! We have roughly 59 days left in the year. Those 59 days can ensure I am going into the new year already crushing goals and on a high momentum, or they can go in feeling like crap because that's what I have been feeding my body and lets not even mention the guilt that comes along with the holiday meals and treats. 59 days is a great start to building lifelong habits. I read it takes 30 days to build new habits so 59 should have me set to succeed in the new year.
My goals are pretty simple when they get broken down. Overall I would like to lose 100 lbs. over the next year, I want to actually get into working out again and I want to eat healthy and ensure that I am drinking my daily water. The water itself is going to be the easiest 4 bottles of water per day I can totally get that easy peasy. The eating healthy will be a bit of a challenge, especially with the holidays upon us. But nothing worth it is easy right ? Daily affirmations and meditation will hopefully help a bit with this. I admit I have been in a freefall for quite some time so reigning it in is not going to be easy BUT its something that has to be done. The exercising would probably come easier then the healthy eating, I mean you just godda move your body for 30 min a day right lol. I was literally a few years ago at a point I was walking 3 miles a day and a 30 minute workout. Now I sit on my butt and move as little as possible ... That's about to change ! Lastly the 100 lb loss. Well if I follow through with the other three goals then this one should just come naturally ! That's the one that in the past that I would have focused the most on and dreaded, this time its not even a concern on my list. My concern is doing what needs to be done to make that part just a side effect of my new healthy life.
I normally go into the new year with even more weight to lose then I had at this time of year from the holiday celebrations, this year I intent to go into the new year with less to lose and more determination and motivation then ever. I will find ways to still make the holidays fun without the food. Homemade ornaments seems like a nice project, snow angels and snowball fights, maybe a snow fort and some sliding (pulling kids up over hills is a workout all on its own). Christmas carols and maybe doing a little volunteering at the local nursing home. There are tons of feel good things that can make family time much more valuable then just making cookies and stuffing our faces.
As far as any functions, should we partake I will be the fruit tray and veggie tray bearing mom who ensures there is at least a little healthy to choose from there. I will be tempted and I will want some of those sweets sooooo bad and that's when I will remind myself that I also want a healthy life and to be here for my kids and future grandkids for as long as possible. Being here living, sharing my kids milestones and joy throughout life is a billion times more important then a holiday cookie will ever be. I need to just keep a reminder of that. New life quote do it for your future self and family :)
So heres to finishing out the year on a high note instead of defeated and feeling horrible about choices !!!
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    emoticon I hear the SparkFires of desire & determination in your voice today! Hold onto it ~ your plan is totally awesome & bet your family thinks so too!!! Go for it!
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