Lately I’ve been on a mission to challenge myself more. I don’t even know why it started.. maybe I just felt like it would be a nice way to revive my life. Not that my life needed to be revived, but hey.. we can always use improving, right? So first it started with.. “30 Day Squat Challenge? 55-250 Squats a day? I CAN DO THAT!” I almost did too! But at Day 28 I threw my back out again. But hey! My legs have never looked better! Then I said.. “HEY! I’m challenging myself to drink more water daily. 12 8oz. cups per day? SURE!” Haha! This one is an ongoing challenge, but it makes a huge difference too. My skin has never looked so good!
Anyway, point is I like the feeling of seeing a challenge and having the confidence in myself to be able to see it through. Maybe this is the way I’ve been living my life for the last three years but it’s been great. So I want to encourage you to do the same. Challenge yourself! Whether it’s to workout more, break your own fitness records, drink more water, or just speak out every positive thought about someone. Seriously, have you ever watched someone after they’ve been complimented (especially girls) I feel like you can just see their aura glow when they’ve been complimented. NEVER HOLD BACK A COMPLIMENT! SPEAK IT! Anyway, I digress.. just challenge yourself. It keeps life interesting!
So, in the spirit of challenges.. I need to CHALLENGE myself to get back to blogging. I stopped over the last year and a half for really stupid reasons. Won’t go into detail, but blogging makes me happy and I’m on a mission to do more of what makes me happy. Also, I want a place to post about my fitness adventures (AND CHALLENGES) and start posting some before an afters. Something I wish I did when I first started my health journey 3 years ago. BUT, no time like the present! So I’ll work on digging up old photos and make a nice before and after to show you guys and start taking pictures more regularly so I can see my progress (because sometimes I still feel like I’m that 244 pound girl).
And one last snippet for today.. On this day 7 years ago, my brother left this Earth and joined the party up in Heaven. I can’t believe it’s been 7 years and I can’t believe how much I’ve changed in that 7 years.. not just physically but emotionally, spiritually and even just the personal growth. I’ve changed so much just in this last year. I wonder if when he looks down from time to time if he’s proud of the woman I’ve become and the choices I’ve made. I’m sure he won’t agree with ALL of my choices.. but I hope he’s at least proud of me.
That’s all for today’s snippets. Going to work on updating the blog and fix some plugins and such! Stay tuned!