Well, hello there. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve jumped into my little corner of the internet. I have such a love / ambivalent feeling about blogging. I’ve been feeling the urge to write again, so I figured why not log in and share a bit about where I’m at personally and my new motto of “I’d rather fail than quit.”
2017 and 2018 were overall a pretty big hot mess. I dealt with more personal crap than ever before. There were a lot of low lows, but also some highs. The biggest change (obvs) is that Jason, Hoss, and I are now living in Iowa. Definitely not part of our plan, but a good and unexpected change.
Here’s the thing. Because of those low lows, lots of things suffered. The biggest thing begin my health – and really my weight. Since Jason and I got married in 2015, I’ve gained about 50 pounds. It happened slowly and was a result of not being as vigilant and stress eating and drinking (hellllloooo beer and wine!) way too much. I’ve finally reached a point where I feel more content and settled than I have in a long time. Which means its time to focus on this pesky weight issue that is quite literally weighing me down mentally and physically.
I decided not to set resolutions because I think their dumb. No offense if you’re all about them, but they just don’t work for me. So instead I’ve set a few 2019 goals and created smaller January goals to help me make progress towards the big ones.
2019 Planner – January
January 2019 Goals:
- Lose 5 pounds
- No alcohol Monday-Thursday (unless it’s for a social occasion that has been pre-planned)
- Workout a minimum of 4 times per week
- Weigh myself Monday-Friday
- Sew at least one time per week
- Read 3 professional development articles OR one book
- Renew Iowa drivers license
Some of these goals relate to my weight loss and others are more related to work, fun, and being a grown up (I should have renewed my drivers license awhile ago…sigh). I’m keeping track of my goals in my new planner, and each week am creating a plan to help me meet my goals.
Here’s the thing. Trying is scary. Part of the reason I wanted to blog about losing weight and setting goals is because I want to be accountable. I’ve tried to lose weight over the past 3 years and have not been successful. But I also haven’t shared my goals or plan. This time, I want it to be different and feel like I have the focus and motivation to make some real change. So I’m going to try. I might fail or might not meet all of my goals, but that’s ok. This time I would rather fail than quit, because failing means that I tried. Quitting means I just didn’t want to do the work. The difference is important.