something over these last several weeks and I chose to keep that to myself. I’m ready to talk about it now though and decided to because I’m sure that I am not the only one to have ever felt this way and maybe it can help someone who’s currently going through it.
It’s ok to indulge from time to time of course, but the problem is that once I fell off track I just couldn’t figure out how to get back on it. I was eating like crap. I was no longer working out. I honestly just lost motivation to do things and was spending too much time at home. I was going to bed super late and sleeping in longer than I should have. I would wake up and be in such a rush to get things done for the day and that only annoyed me and put me in a bad mood. I was losing some of my inspiration to shoot for the blog and it felt like I was forcing myself to do it. I was not happy with anything that I was doing, but I kept trying to ignore it. I was sleep deprived. I noticed most of my clothes were no longer fitting
me. Then I started doubting myself. I started to doubt my work. It was literally just this huge chain effect. It is so crazy how one negative thought about yourself can lead to multiple negative thoughts and it really is just so unhealthy. I honestly have not been this way in a very long time so part of me was just really upset with myself for allowing it to carry on. I loathe negative mentalities and I have just come way too far in my life since my father passed to allow myself to live in that space again. I’m not doing it.
about it. Feeling sorry for myself was never going to get me anywhere. Our
minds are so powerful that we can literally take the smallest thing and turn it into more. We can create something from
nothing, which is why it’s so important to be KIND to ourselves. We need to have more faith in our capabilities and our worth. So over the last week and a half I’ve made some serious lifestyle changes and have officially gotten back on track. While it may only be a short amount of time so far, I truthfully feel 100% better. I’ve been waking up an hour earlier every morning and I get my workout in first thing. I am slowly becoming more of a morning person. Who knew?! I am back to my 21-Day Fix program, which helped me tremendously last year, only this time I am going to stick with it for much longer until I hit all of my goals. I’m eating well again and giving my body more of what it needs and less of what it doesn’t. I’m going to bed a little earlier too. I got my motivation back and it feels so good that I can’t believe I ever lost it. The choices we make every day have more of an effect than we realize. We all tend to steer off course from time to time, but the important thing is that we find our way back. If I did, then you can too. That smile up there is
genuine. At first I had no idea what photo would even relate to the content of this post, so I just went with something happy and fun because I really am back to that mentality.
could have done. It’s never an easy thing to open up about my personal struggles, but if these posts can motivate, inspire or help at least one person, then I know it was worth sharing. Cheers to positive lifestyle changes and learning to pick ourselves back up after we have fallen. <3