Fitness Reflections

The word is that summer is officially over, am I sad… not really. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. Something about the turn of the season gets me so motivated. Oh and there’s the whole pumpkin spice movement, don’t get me going… I already have my fall scented soaps sitting at every sink. Don’t judge!

fall is here
Give me all the fall things… #psl, duckie boots, leggings, and flannel haha πŸ’•

 

I haven’t blogged for over a week (oops!), but I sure have been thinking about blogging… And my fitness journey, a lot lately.

This time last year I was seriously contemplating leaving my stressful and emotionally draining job (also mentally draining), and this time last year I put in my notice to leave said job. I can’t believe a year has gone by… a scary year of unknowns and “what if’s.” I thought I would have accomplished a lot more by now, especially with my fitness goals, and being able to dedicate all my time and efforts towards reaching them… but I haven’t. Does this make me a failure? I don’t think so, but there’s a tiny twinge of self doubt. I’ve come a long way, all those inches and pounds, 20 lbs total (I gained 6 pounds back this summer and added some inches back. It could have been worse tho, right?) I truly am far better off than the me I was a year ago, certainly on the inside.

On September 20th 2015 I wrote what is now my first blog post on beach body bliss (you can read it HERE) sadly I had deleted the previous posts I did from Feb ’15 to Sept ’15 (I only had written few) and in my recent contemplative state I decided to read what I had written… I was so full of hope! But I feel like I still am! I’m genuinely and consistently in love with fitness for the first time in my life- it’s no longer an on-again, off-again relationship, but more than that… I’m in love with living a life that doesn’t make me miserable. That’s not to say things are perfect! I’m still so far away from my fitness goals, I’m living life on a somewhat fixed income (that is waaaaaay less than I was making when I left my job) and I still struggle with the #girlboss in me that identifies so much with being a professional badass, and I still have the same ole family issues… and crazy teenagers, and all that beautiful mess. But I’m doing things every day that feed my soul. Deadlifts, those suckers make my day 😜

Having said all that, it’s time to really zone in and focus on the bigger picture goals, not just losing weight but really making plans to grow myself, professionally. There are a million and one things I want to do, create, share. This last year was a great time to learn about being me, and just doin’ ME. And now is the time to build on that. Hopefully I can share some of that here, along the way! I’m excited. And feeling so incredibly grateful to Kris for helping make this happen, and not just thinking all my dreams and aspirations are silly!

Summer might be over, but looks like I’ll need to keep my shades out… the future is so bright 😎

buddha

Oh, did I mention that September is my “dry” month? I’ve mentioned we do them 1-2 times a year, I didn’t make it the entire month of May… it lasted about 21 days or something close. We started a bit early, so technically it’s been 12 days without having even one glass (or bottle) of Rose. Not only is it a dry month but we’ve cut back on eating out, so meal prep has been going on like crazy in our house… and no soda (that’s always pretty easy considering I only really drink soda with alcohol.) It’s not much but in 11 days I’ve lost 3 of the 6 pounds I gained over the summer so that’s exciting! Definitely has kicked my fitness journey into high gear, which is why I wanted to do it! Anyone else ever forgo drinking/soda/sugar/takeout etc for an extended timeframe, what’s the best part about it??

‘Till next time fit fam! ✌🏼

-Tee

 

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  • Welcome back to the blog world! πŸ™‚ Haha I’ve definitely thought about doing a dry month! But really, I don’t drink all that often. Probably once a week! My husband would probably find it more of a challenge πŸ˜‰

  • I love the idea of a dry month especially after this last month of summer. Not that I drink a lot but like my glass of wine and have had wine much more frequently lately which also happens a couple times a year where I will have a glass a month for a week or two instead of just once or twice a week. Of course there are weeks where I don’t have a glass but not often months, unless of course there is a reason. It’s always hard to look back after a big life change, like leaving a job, and upset for not reaching goals but I always try to look at “failures” as learning opportunities.

  • Great post! You have so many different things going on. Love the idea of a dry month. I just finished a fast with my church and alcohol was one of the things I went without. I recently had one of my favorite brews and it wasn’t as great as I remembered. LOL. Maybe that’s a good thing.

  • I love the quote from Buddha…it is so true! Great post, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Nice to have you back in the blogging realm! I’ve been doing a dry month- for 9 months! Ha! It’s rough.

  • Oh the fear of the unknown! Sometimes so hard to do, but it sounds like you are making the right choices for YOU!
    Your future IS bright πŸ™‚