Just Start

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Do you know how many times I have started and stopped my fitness blog???

I have been trying to lose the same weight for now 13 years.

I came up with this brilliant idea that a blog would hold me accountable. It doesn’t.

A new instagram page would hold me accountable. It doesn’t.

Throwing money at some new program would help. It doesn’t.

Or even joining a new challenge. Nope, that doesn’t help either.

My oldest is about turn 13 and I’m still where I was after I had him. And I’m a little bit heavier now too because with my last pregnancy, I gained extra weight and it’s still sitting on me.

It’s time for something to change.

It’s time to approach this from a different directions.

It’s time to create some healthy habits that will hold out for the long haul.

Healthy Habits

I sit down here this morning because I’m going to approach this differently. I know a million ways it doesn’t work. Let’s find a way that does.

And I’m going to focus on developing healthy habits.

Instead of trying to do it all at once so I can see quick results, I’m going to focus on small changes. Make some charts, and find a reward.

I’m only going to focus on 2 habits at a time. 2 habits that will slowly transform my life to a healthier me. And as I go, it will eventually get me to reach my goals.

Mental Training

On top of that, I’m going to work on my mental training.

I’m going to find my ultimate fitness goal and then break it up into small goals.

I’m going to think about affirmations and small, weekly goals that will eventually get me to my goal.

I’m going to work on talking to myself better and think more positively. I’m not going to berate myself for falling off the wagon, but then watch to see what caused me to back track and find a new way of doing things.

I think both of these things are going to help with creating an environment where I can make the right decisions.

New Habits

Last night I made a list of habits I wanted to implement. That also means there were things I would have to get rid of or change too.

This list of healthy habits seems overwhelming if I were to tackle it at one time. But if I only implement one to two habits at a time, then it will be very doable.

Here is what I have come up with, though I’m sure I will come across a few others as I’m going:

  • 100 oz of water a day
  • Stop drinking soda
  • No more sweets/limit treats
  • Get in a daily workout
  • Get up early
  • Tracking my food in My Fitness Pal
  • Follow a meal plan
  • Complete a workout program
  • Daily/weekly journaling about my week
  • Blogging about my experience
  • Recognizing my progress
  • Implementing Miracle Morning
  • Focus on goals
  • Reach daily calories expenditure goals
  • Reach daily step goals
  • Reach daily floors goals
  • Getting to bed on time
  • Start running
  • Implement yoga into my life
  • Implement a bedtime routine
  • Take vitamins daily

Other Daily Habit

Since I was making a list of healthy habits, I also wanted to add a few other habits that I would like to implement.

  • Do hair daily
  • Do makeup daily
  • Do dishes before bed
  • Clean-up house before bed
  • Personal scriptures
  • Personal prayers
  • Family scriptures
  • Come Follow Me
  • Goals
  • Family Home Evening
  • Tithing
  • Ministering
  • Don’t Miss This
  • Conference talk
  • Journaling
  • Seeking the Spirit
  • Making my bed
  • Quilting
  • Scrapbooking

That seems like a very overwhelming list. But I think that all of them can be implemented if I’m willing to take TIME and not try to do it all at once.

I’m not really sure what the future will hold. But I know that I can make the changes I want, as long as I do them slowly.

Here’s to a new life ahead!