Usually when New Year’s comes around, we all start off with a bang and go full on then we get tired of keeping up with everything. This leads to roughly 80% of people giving up on their goals before the end of the year. Burnout is very real thing. A huge lifestyle change can be a lot on a person and we should remember that most things worth doing take time to complete. I personally will be taking things slow. I will add in healthy habits in increments to prevent possible burnout.
I’m starting with exercise and organization. I am highlighting my calendar whenever I work out as a visual reminder of how much I am going. It doesn’t matter if it’s 25 minutes or two hours. If I go, it’s highlighted. Later I can add times in when I get more into routines. When I see all that yellow, I get motivated to keep too many days from being blank.
The next two weeks, I’m just focusing on getting mobile. I work most of the day on my feet but I don’t get enough exercise. I haven’t lifted or done any form of actual cardio in 3 months so my body is retaliating a little to being forced to work harder than it normally does. By the end of the month, I would like to be into a good routine for my schedule.
I have come to finally accept my ADHD for what it is now that it has been professionally pointed out. I’m making a lot more lists. They are crazy and all over the place, but it’s progress. I have always hated routine but craved it at the same time. My mind is always in a bunch of different places so keeping on task can be very hard. All of these lists are going to help me keep focused and I will get worlds more done than I have in the past.
If you have been following me, you know that since my older daughter was born, I had lost 90lbs.Between 2014 and 2016, I gained 20 of them back. I have yo yo’d a few pounds here and there, but I haven’t been able to get them off. To be honest, I didn’t really try hard either. I lost 10 in October of 2015 but I gained them back quickly. I have dealt with a lot the last few years and I built a wall of negativity a mile high. It got to a point where I didn’t think that I would have any of my motivation back. I am seeing this year as my time to break that wall down, remember that I am a fierce mama, and make all my dreams come true. I can’t do it all at once though. It’s going to take ONE BRICK AT A TIME.