Facing the Facts

I have been kind of a slacker lately.

A slacker at life.

Basically, I have been practicing minimalism in its purest sense. I have been doing the least I can possibly do to get by.

I have been phoning in my exercising.

I have been eating too much junk.

I have been lazy when given the opportunity.

I have been a “sideline mom.”

I have not been giving my all in basically any area of my life.

I usually blame this on “October Blues.” My dad died in October so I feel like I get a free pass on the depression department in the month of October.

But, I really cannot blame it on anything but me. I am not living as the best version of myself and it absolutely has to stop. I did not work so damn hard for a year and a half to throw in the towel now.

I deserve better.

I am better.

Yesterday I got it together and made a few mini-goals for myself. They are very easy modifications to my lifestyle that will make a big difference. I am going to document them here for accountability sake. And my timeline is short to get these goals under control. November 1 I will be adding on to these simple goals.

Here they are:

  1. Daily exercise (5 days/week) at at least 85% effort
  2. No senseless snacking and no eating after 7pm
  3. Hydrate

Easy and simple, but necessary to get myself back on track.

I am proud to say at 7:30 on Tuesday that I have nailed these three goals for two days.

And, you know what? I feel better mentally and physically.

So there you have it.

And here is a cute pic of my cute kiddos at the pumpkin patch this weekend.