Well as you can see, I have a hard time keeping up with blog posts! It has been almost 3 months since my last post and I thought I should at least write something. A lot has changed since then!
I started running! It is as hard as I thought it was going to be. I never imagined that a woman my size should be running in public but I am. This is what this blog is really about for me, overcoming my fears and just doing it anyway. I had to get over my fear of running in public. You really have to not care about what others are thinking….this isn’t about them, it is about me and my journey of becoming healthy.
I have not lost any weight for 3 months now and that is super frustrating. But people do comment on how great I am looking! I work out with a personal trainer 2 times per week and now am doing cardio 2-3 times per week. I started with a personal trainer 3 months ago, I can only hope that I am still losing but gaining muscle mass. But at what point does my body start to lose more fat than it gains muscle mass? It has not hindered me from eating healthy and still exercising. I can only hope I get over this HUGE hurdle soon!
Pet owners! I cannot tell you enough how important it is to pay attention to your dog’s/cat’s behavior! Last week my dog started peeing in my living room (we have hard wood floors so it is easy to clean up). I knew this was not like him at all! He is completely house trained. When he started to vomit that is when I finally took him to the vet’s yesterday. Turns out he has pancreatitis and his blood glucose was through the roof! He was literally peeing sugar onto my floor, that explains the EXTREME stickiness of it! I am so happy that we caught it but he is spending the weekend at the vet’s office.
A lot has happened in the last 3 months and I hope to get back into a blog post schedule again!
Hey! It’s a blog post the same name as my blog! Amazing! Hehe.
As I was contemplating on creating a blog I was thinking of a great name to go along with it. My blog is not about any one thing in particular but it will surround my health and it changes. It will also include things from other aspects of my life as well.
I chose the name Courageous Healthy Me because (1) I have a instagram account already created with that name and (2) it takes a lot of courage to become healthy and leave all of the bad things behind you!
Becoming a runner at a larger than normal weight of a runner takes courage! I am still working on that New Year’s Resolution by the way!
It takes a lot of courage to not follow the crowd!
I love this quote, “Courage is not having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have the strength”. Let’s admit it, sometimes we do not want to do a damn thing. It is too easy to stay they way that we are rather than to have to change it. But me not changing the way that I was, I was going to end up killing myself into an early grave. As I go on, it is only going to get more difficult to keep losing weight and to maintain that weight lost. But I plan on doing it and exceeding it. This is not for anybody else but me. This blog is more of an accountability to myself and if I am able to encourage someone else along the way, that is even all the better!
I will make mistakes, I will fall down and not want to get back up, but I know I will have the courage to get back up and keep moving forward even if I take 5 steps back and only 3 steps forward.
Many people make New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, 45% of people make a New Year’s resolution but only 8% of that 45% actually succeed in keeping their New Year’s Resolution. I can honestly say, I have NEVER been able to keep a resolution! I get so discouraged if I fail even once then I stop altogether. I think that is the problem for most people. They make a resolution but if they fail even once they think they should just give up. For New Year’s 2016 I did not even make a New Year’s Resolution. This year….it is going to be different!
I have recently watched a video and have gotten an idea of how to stick with my New Year’s resolutions. Although one of the things listed said not to have multiple resolutions but we will see how it pans out for me!
This is what the video suggested:
Take one New Year’s Resolution at a time, you do not want to burn yourself out with too many changes at once
Get specific and use SMART Goals. Smart goals really help to keep your resolutions attainable. I will get more into SMART goals in a later post.
Anticipate failure. Anticipating failure can help you know that it will come and it will help you to refocus and recommit to the resolution over and over again.
Now, I have multiple resolutions but they really coincide with each other. I believe that I will be able to accomplish all of these within the next 365 days.
Here are my resolutions:
Become a runner
Learn how to play the ocarina
Strength train 2 times per week
Honors list both terms
Get outside more
Complete a 90-day challenge
Write short stories or poems
Start a blog (Hey! I am ahead on this one!)
Broaden my vocabulary
Get my conceal carry license
This list is quite extensive but some of the resolutions go hand in hand with each other. I need to be more specific on each of these goals but I have an idea of where I want to go. I have goals on my first and third resolutions in that I will start those two tomorrow. Becoming a runner starts out with walking. I will post my SMART goals for each of these resolutions in the next post but I think you get the idea. I made it a point to not have all exercise or losing weight resolutions. This year is about me being the absolute best I can be for myself and for my family.
Good luck on your resolutions this upcoming year!
Happy New Years!
“Making New Year’s resolutions that actually stick.” CBS News. CBS Interactive, 2016. Web. 31 Dec. 2016.