Well here it is…the post you have all been waiting for. And by “all” I mean no one because literally no one is following this blog. Seriously, I haven’t posted since September. It was then that I had won the Biggest Loser contest at work and felt on top of the world. Apparently I felt like that was going to be my lifelong achievement and the pinnacle of my existence, making it okay to slip into months worth of celebration and laziness.
I’ve definitely found it difficult to get back into my healthy habits, but beating myself up doesn’t do any good either. I have learned a couple of things these last few months. The most important thing that I have realized is that the “all-or-nothing” attitude can sabotage multiple aspects of my life, not just health/fitness. It has caused the near death of this blog. While researching tips of successful blogging, I frequently came across advice that a blogger should decide on a posting schedule and adhere to it. I choose to post Monday-Wednesday-Friday when possible. This became increasingly difficult with working full-time and I became more disappointed and frustrated with myself with each missed post. I gave myself permission to skip a Friday F-Bomb and it was all over from there. I wasn’t giving writing 100% effort and my blog wasn’t perfect, so it was a failure. It’s a very toxic way of thinking that I thought I had kicked.
The second thing I learned is that I really miss writing. Without this creative outlet, I had become increasingly anxious and crippled with indecisiveness. One of the best feelings was when my husband told me that he really liked the person I had become. I was driven and living with a purpose. I lost some of that when I stopped writing/posting. My goal is to get back to that place, mentally and physically.
Not a whole lot has happened since I last posted, but I thought a quick recap would be fun anyways.
- We had an EPIC Packers party at Buffalo Wild Wings
YES that is a picture of my sister and I racing to drink the same beer. That is what happens after you day drink on a random Sunday after having no alcohol for months. Oops!!
- Said Goodbye To a Great Coworker
Apparently it ain’t a party unless I share a drink with someone…LITERALLY!! I don’t know what that’s about.
- I’ve Ate Some Good Food
- Had Some Much Needed Sister Time
- Survived Multiple Hunting Seasons
- Organized and Executed a Flawless Girl’s Night
- The Holiday Season Came and Went
- We Made Some MAJOR Progress on the Addition
We went from this…
So here I am, writing a blog post on a Sunday at 3:35 pm while drinking a glass of Moscato. It’s the new year, but it’s the same me. Only this time, I’m writing my own rules and doing shit my way. My clothes are tighter, my stomach is fuller and my motivation to change any of that is at an all-time low. I could cry about the regression I’ve made, or I can take another swig of wine and remember that tomorrow is a new day. Spoiler Alert…I’m choosing the latter.