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#MicroblogMonday #3 – Regaining My Health

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Here we are. The first week of January, 2015. Which marks the busiest month of the entire year at the gym. Most of those new faces are ones of those who have made resolutions to finally get healthy. Many will start to watch their resolutions go by the wayside by February.

I’m did not make a resolution to get healthy this year. I never stick to my resolutions. Ever.

This year, it’s my goal. And this time, it’s not all about vanity. It’s about my health.

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At 28 years old, I weigh more than I have in my entire life. I’ve never been over the 200 lb mark. I am now. And I hate to even admit that out loud. But I need to make sure I stick to my goal.

YOU WEIGH OVER 200 POUNDS. YOU DON’T HAVE A SMALL AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO LOSE.

(Sorry, needed to put that out there. Just as a friendly reminder.)

What started as a goal to lose 30 pounds over 6 years ago (just to lose that college weight), is now a 60 pound journey. Yes, I’m horrified. Yes, I’m scared. And yes, I’m ashamed for getting to this point.

But this isn’t all about looks. Yes, of course I want to lose weight for Vegas in the spring, and our wedding in 2016, not too mention dress shopping this summer, but this is about regaining my health. Hypothyroidism, diabetes, heart disease, just to name a few, run in my family. All diseases that can be helped by exercise. Even my anxiety dissipates when I eat better and exercise more.

So yes, I’ll be back at the gym. I’ll be eating better. I’ll be focusing on getting my health back. But this is not a new year’s resolution. This is the long-term goal.

We only have one body and one life. I’m ready to regain mine and become the best version of me that I can.

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My 2012 Resolutions? I’m Not Making Any.

For as long as I can remember, I have always made a New Year’s Resolution and I have yet to follow one through until the next year. Every year, it’s the same old “I’m going to start going to the gym regularly”, “I’m going to lose 20 pounds (or 30 or 40 depending on the year)”, “I’m going to stop biting my nails” and “I’m going to run a 5K”. I’ve yet to succeed at any of them. Although, I did lose 15 pounds last year, but I managed to gain 10 back.

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So this year – I went the anti-resolution route. Why keep making myself promises I can’t keep. It seems silly to promise myself these things over and over, year after year, so I’m taking matters into my own hand.

Just like my previous posts about 2011 and 2012, my only anti-resolution resolution is to make 2012 a year to remember. I’m not promising myself anything and I’m not setting an unrealistic goal for myself. The only thing I hope for as December 31st, 2012 at 11:59 pm rolls around is that I can look back and say, “Wow that was a hell of a year!”

We are already 5 days into the New Year and it’s already looking to be a good year.

In a month, I will be taking an Intro to Digital Photography course with the Newburyport Adult and Community Education Foundation.  I’m taking this class purely because I feel like it will be a good chance for me to brush up on my photography skills and really learn my new camera. Plus it will be something fun to do on Monday nights during the winter!

I have several people interested in shoots for the coming year – always a good thing!

I intend to read as much as possible. I’m currently reading:

And I still haven’t decided how I feel about it. I’m about a quarter of the way through it. Everyone tells me it’s amazing. So I can only hope it gets better.

If you’re looking for a fantastic read, check out “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. AMAZING. The last 100 pages grab you and don’t let go.

And I hope just enjoy my life to the fullest.

Oh – and I guess finally lose those 20 lbs (Thanks Weight Watchers).

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