December…

This week was great. I feel good, no, I feel great,  and am looking forward to another successful week of meal prepping and hitting my gym goals.

The week after Thanksgiving is always a little crazy especially after giving in to all the delicious food, plus the stress of getting back into work. But there are so many things that I am excited about for this coming month. December will be a good one. I can feel it.

Goals for the month:

  1. 64 oz of water everyday
  2. meal prep and stay within calorie range
  3. go to the gym and close my rings with a rest day on Sunday

It doesn’t seem like a lot of goals but I’ve come to realize that less is more. I can focus on the important parts of this journey by hitting goals that will make me successful. I’d like to think that eventually I’d get to a point where I don’t have to write these down or even think about them, but for now, I need to make it a point to be mindful of the things I’d like to accomplish. I’ve come to the conclusion that I also need to log my food and water in order to stay on track. It makes me more accountable especially since I have to look at these numbers, day in and day out. That being said, I have to remember, the only person I’m up against is me and when I see the number on the scale, the calorie counts, the meal prepping, the water intake, the minutes I exercise, and the days I put in 100%, I’m proud. I’m proud of the experiences that this has offered me, the people that I have encountered and have come to call my friends, and of the effort I’ve put in that I didn’t know I had.

I haven’t been this excited in a while. I let October and November get the best of me. I had a few days there that I felt I was being pulled in all different directions and confused about where to go from my first big milestone. Also, it didn’t help that I got hurt on that day. It didn’t help at all. I pushed through and kept up with my gym routine but my food choices could have been much better.  More than anything, though, it was the injury. I am frustrated with my foot. I wake up hurting, go through the day hurting, and go to sleep hurting. It gets to be too much at times. I’m usually able to push through pain, but it hit me hard a few days and drug me down. Way down. Hopefully, I will get some relief tomorrow by just knowing what is wrong.  I got some excellent advice on what to ask at the doctor’s office and I’m ready to take any more advice that the doctor has to offer.

I’ve decided that there should be no more wasted time and energy. I will continue this journey full force and keep myself accountable along the way. If I fall off, I will climb back up and continue my journey because I owe it to myself.

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