Hello everyone! If you’ve kept up with my blog, you know that I recently graduated and am now moving into the fascinating world of adulthood. With this transition, I decided it was extremely important for me to start treating my body better than I have been.
Over the past two years, I have gained about 45 pounds, which is crazy to think about! More than that, however, I feel as though I have let myself go in a lot of ways health wise, which is what the true focus of this journey is going to be on. Not only have I gained a lot of weight, I’ve been eating incredibly poorly and not giving my body the nutrients it needs, and my mental health has been in a constant state of highs and lows.
I want to be clear when I say this: I am not trying to shame myself or make anyone else feel bad about if they are larger or smaller than I am. I have been wanting to focus on my health for a very long time, and this was the best way to hold myself accountable while encouraging others who may be considering trying to become healthier.
With that in mind, I have taken my measurements (weight and inches) so I can track my progress and see that I am making changes, even if I don’t feel like it some days. Once again, numbers are only numbers, and it’s more important to me to be happy with myself in my body and not to be at a certain weight or inch.
The resolutions I am going to be working towards below are not meant to be goals, as they are too vague for that. Rather, they are promises I am making to myself as a way to promote healthy living in my life.
1. I resolve to cook for myself more often.
2. I resolve to make healthier choices in terms of eating.
3. I resolve to drink enough water to keep my body hydrated.
4. I resolve to make my body stronger through working out.
5. I resolve to love the way I look, even if it’s not my current ideal.
6. I resolve to not forget that my mental health is just as important as my physical health.
I plan to make these resolutions look really pretty and then print them out, so I can always see them and have them with me. It’s a great way for me to remember that I made this promise to myself that I will be taking care of me!
I may end up creating goals based on my resolutions, just so I can be held a little more accountable. I thrive with goals, so I really enjoy setting them and seeing how close I get or if I accomplish them.
Well, that’s going to be it for me today! I’m proud of being comfortable enough to share this information, especially because as I’d mentioned, this is the largest I’ve ever been. Please join me if you’re interested in shifting your health focus, or just cheer me on!
How do you take care of yourself?