A Better Me ⁻ᵖᵒˢᵗ ¹

Hey there friends and followers -- 

       So people, week one is done. Sadly I only went to the gym twice this week, although it was a good two work outs! I'm averaging just over 900 calories burned each workout. I've still been yoga and body workouts at home, so that is all good. I also have been doing well with not over snacking. It's really hard, but I just have to tell myself, is it worth it? Most of the time, that answer is, of course, No! So today was okay, but Fridays are rough to get a work out in, because I am starting to help out at my old job, which I don't mind, it's just still rough that I can work 40 hours and still not be able to pay my bills. I really hope to either achieve those other goals soon (better job/education). 
        Continuing on the above subject, I am going to be working for Candies by Vletas a couple of weekends a month, and probably some Friday afternoons here and there, if you would like to come on by and say hello. They are a great place to have a treat, but also just a good place to start before you visit somewhere else downtown. Check out their site here, which I have had the fortune of updating from time to time, or 'like' their Facebook page. They offer deals here and there to their followers. Happy to be a part of it, as always.
        Well, I will try to keep you all updated, and of course, I am doing this for my benefit as well, to keep me in line. I have to keep my promises with myself. If you are doing anything similar, don't be afraid to like this post, or leave a comment. I love to get other's perspectives, and of course, the occasional ego boost doesn't hurt either.

Thanks for reading and tagging along on this small adventure, that hopefully leads to larger ones....

        Still doin' my thing-- 


Project: A Better Me

        So my goal with this new project, is to basically give my life an overhaul. I have been in a 'just getting by' kind of lifestyle almost all of my life. Sadly yes, it has taken me this long to realize I want better. I have been through a lot of learning experiences, and seen or experienced some vicariously. Regardless, I want to start over and get things rolling. You are more than welcome to join me in this journey.
        Really the main point in this project of mine, is to set goals, and achieve them. You would think we do this, and we do, but most of the time we just go with what we're dealt instead of going above and beyond, or even trying just a little bit harder. I'm ready for the extra challenge, are you?

A few of the goals I have put down, and are catered specifically to me are below:

  • Go back to the gym (Mon, Wed, & Fri) (if you follow my facebook you know I stuck to this one)
  •  No sodas at all (not even for a reward/treat) Drink Water Only (tea as a reward)
  • No fast food at all (if going out, dine-in only, eat half or less of the servings, save for later)
  • Get a better job OR go back to school
  • Decide where you want to move & MAKE A PLAN
  • No snacking unless it's healthy! (snacking adds up fast!)
  • No more negativity! (no gossiping, journal your bad thoughts or get an agreed upon vent buddy)
  • No more lying! (if you lie, admit it and ask for forgiveness)
  • Publicly apologize for past wrongdoings (kind of like AA) I'm doing this on facebook later...
  • Try to curse less (if it's not really needed, don't do it)
  • "EAT TO LIVE, DON'T LIVE TO EAT (think sus·te·nance)

        There are more, some more personal that I want to put on a blog for everyone to see...but these can just serve as an example. Obviously the point here is all about me, BUT it will affect others too, by my having a better attitude, better health, better habits, etc.
        I just would like to invite whoever that would like to join me in this endeavor, to hop right on the train to a better you.  Cheesy, I know...but I'm really trying to make a change here for the better, and it's always more likely to work when you have someone doing the same.

Thanks for reading,