Wow…it feels like it has been forever since I have actually sat down and written a post for you guys. I am truly sorry, I’ve missed being here and writing and discussing things with you guys! Here is a little insight to how I my life has been the past month or so:
I started school about a month ago and am now working full time and taking a full class load (12 credits) and I have never been busier! I am not going to lie, it is pretty overwhelming!
In the past when I have been overwhelmed, weather by school or work, or even just life. I resorted to hiding away and stuffing my face with food. I would avoid any responsibility until someone else caught me and forced me to deal with it or I quit. That’s exactly what happened when I attempted college a few years ago and something I will not allow to happen again.
The past month has been spent adjusting and learning how to balance this new life and schedule. And learning how to be a student, specifically a successful and hard working student! It’s not an easy task, I have actually found myself fighting to procrastinate! Despite the trials and challenges, this past month has been one of the most rewarding and intellectually progressive times I have had!
A few weeks ago I got sick with a nasty cold and in the past that would have grounded me, I would have used that as an excuse to stay in bed and not go to school or work. But because I care to much about what I am doing, and changing my habits, I pushed through it and went to class and work, sniffles and all! And guess what happened?! The cold went away in record time and I still got work done! In High school I always wanted to rush to get things done so I could leave, I would be the first one out of the room when taking a test or writing an in class essay. Yesterday we had an in class essay and I actually let myself care about the quality of work and without realizing it I looked up and was the last person in the classroom! It’s like I am finally allowing myself to care about succeeding and learning, just like I have let myself care about losing weight and my health. And it’s a really cool feeling to experience, to actually be passionate and care about the quality of what I am putting out there.
On top of the school and work I am (obviously) still focusing on weight loss and health! The weight has finally started to come off regularly and that plateau seems to have passed (thank heavens!). I struggled at the beginning of the month to find time to workout because my school schedule threw off my workout schedule that I had been following. I have finally rectified that issue and am now working out at least 4 times a week, for at least an hour or more. I can’t do daily workouts at the gym, but I have increased the time of each workout to still get the same overall workout time. Speaking of workouts, I have been loving cardio recently! I have found that my energy, despite running around like a mad woman, has been so much more recently! I can actually walk/ interval run on the treadmill for a full hour without stopping and do a body weight workout after! Wherever this new found stamina and energy is coming from I am going to hold onto it because it has been so helpful and honestly feels amazing!
Overall things for me are going well and I am enjoying being busy, but there are things I want to improve upon, this blog being one of them! Starting this blog played such a huge part in changing my life and my habits and it’s something I want to continue! I will be here with a weigh in post and a second post every week, not sure on the day that the second post will be published, but you will get at least 2 posts a week from me! If there are any topics you would like to see me cover definitely let me know below!
I hope all of you are doing great! Let me know how your journey has been recently! It is so nice to be back on here! ❤