Much Needed Motivation

Hello Folks,

Recently I’ve felt an over whelming desire to improve myself, but didn’t quite know where to start. Things like: “get in shape, eat better, sleep more, stop biting your nails, be happier, think more positive thoughts, plan less, get a better job” had been playing through my head on a constant loop.

I had been doing sporadic at-home workouts the last couple weeks and attempted to start a meal plan, but quickly lost motivation due to lack of real commitment to either. Today I was talking to my boyfriend about starting this new work out program I saw online and hummed and hawed about it before I thought to myself “if not now, when?”.

So today marks day 1 of BBG, which if you haven’t heard of it, is an at home work out program designed by Kayla Itsines. You can learn more about the program here. She constantly shares amazing results of other women on her Facebook page and since I was only really interested in a workout program I could do from home, I thought why not!

My meal plan, although I haven’t followed it to a T (as I realized I don’t eat lunch 99% of the time due to my work hours) has been going quite well. It’s allowed me to watch what I’m putting in my body, eat healthier snacks (as that’s what I now have laying around) and to eat a fuller and balanced breakfast and dinner.

Not on a fitness front, my finances have been doing better as well. I’ve cut my visa bill down to almost 1/4 of what it was in a matter of a couple weeks (thank you tax return haha). I can’t even explain how much of a stress reliever this was. Once my visa bill is paid off I plan on lowering my minimum. Credit cards = bad! haha.

I know fitness and finances aren’t all encompassing but they are two things I’ve really wanted to work on, so it feels  nice to make some progress, even if it’s small.

I may just be in a positive mood today, but I’m going to run with it because it’s been a while since I’ve felt like this. As any regular people reading my blog know, I’ve been in a “funk” the last 11 months and it hasn’t always been easy to muster up the energy to keep myself motivated with anything. I’ve struggled with finding reasons to stay positive, to continue to improve myself and to work towards things in general. I wanted to share a few quotes I like to look at when I’m down to psych myself up again.

I know this post isn’t much of anything, but I kind of just wanted to say that some days are going to suck and you’re going to buy the wrong cat food and have a melt down about being a bad cat-mum, but some days are going to be really, really good. And you just need to hold off until those days because eventually you may see more of them.

Love always,
Kate

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