Chasing the Sun: The Beginning

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Do you know how many times I’ve wanted to start a weight loss blog, only to have it fail? Or really, I failed at the weight loss, and thus the blog failed.

So I would delete those posts and start over the next time I was ready to give it a go.

I did this over and over again. Even publishing some of posts in hope that it would motivate me to keep goin.

Yeah… it didn’t.

And so as I’ve thought about it this time, and over the last few months and more over the last few days, I think I’m going to approach it differently.

I’m not here to prove anything, though I would like to show myself that I can follow through.

I’m not here to reach a goal and get fame, though I do have a few goals I’d like to meet.

And I’m not here to just accomplish weight loss, well… see line above, I do have a few goals I’d like to tackle.

I’m here to change me and my habits. I’m here to get a healthier grasp on life, and I’m here to, hopefully, inspire someone to do the same.

The Bigger Picture

I realized that though I do want to lose weight and I want to fit into all my *much* smaller clothes in my closet, there’s much more to it than that.

I want to eat healthier and enjoy it.

I want to have less mood swings and a more positive attitude.

I want to become less lazy and more active.

I want to feel good instead of being tired and worn out all the time.

I want to become a runner, and tackle some races.

I want to wake up refreshed and happy and ready to start the day.

I want to be an example to my children and teach them the things I’m learning.

A Little Background

I’ve recently came across two things that have pushed me to make the change, and to make it in the direction that I’m heading.

1 – There’s a song out, called Lady by Brett Young. It talks about his daughter and hoping that she looks up to her mother.

My youngest is a girl. She’s 2. She’s fun and vibrant and loves life. I want that to continue. I want her to choose foods wisely and to not feel the need to criticize her body. I want to teach her all those things that I wished I had known when I was younger.

I want to be an example of health to her.

2 – I started listening to this new Podcast. It’s called “The Keto Happy Hour”. I’m currently listening to episode 4 about their non-scale victories. They keep coming back to: energy and waking up.

I want to not be tired all the time. I want to be ready to get up in the morning. I want to be the morning person I used to be. I don’t want to be draggy all day. I want to be a go-getter, not a lazy person. I want to exercise and enjoy it.

Part of those is learned behavior. And it doesn’t help that my husband likes to sit around and watch TV and not do anything active.

But I also know, when I feel like I’m never getting enough sleep (no matter how many hours I sleep) and I have a hard time making myself get out of bed in the morning, then it’s time for something to change.

3 – I wasn’t going do a 3, but this goes off of the podcast I mentioned above: After listening to their episode 3 about binge eating, I realized more that I might have a binge eating disorder, and not something that’s only related to dieting and restriction.

I’m going to think, study, and look into this more and figure out where my binging is coming from (for that’s really where it becomes a disorder) is it from stress or diet.? (I think I’m going to have to explain more later how those are different in my mind.)

The Next Step

Where I live, it tends to be really grey this time of year. The clouds have departed, I see the blue sky, and the sun shining. And as I sit in my kitchen, during naptime, in the quiet of my house, I’m starting a blog, that is somewhat different.

I need a drastic overhaul. Changes in food consumption and exercise.

The ultimate goal: Energy and Life!

That’s what I’m looking for and hoping to accomplish as I moved forward.

It’s time for me to start energizing my life and start a journey to a more healthier me. A happy, energetic, full-of-life me.