How can I turn this shit around?! Help me, Tony Robbins, help me! #2017

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I have a confession.

Today was the first time in 2 months I've gone to the gym. Yes, I pay $50 a month for my gym membership. Yes, I know, I should have just set that $100 on fire to keep myself warm during Vancouver's snowpocalypse. At least then it would have been useful in some way. But no, instead I just decided to feel "too tired" every day for the past two months and then wallow in self-regret about not going to the gym. Fabulous.

Don't get me wrong. I've got things going on. I'm never doing nothing. I'm working a physical FT job and trying to get the freelance writing thing off of the ground so I can stop working FT for a company. I'm trying to balance my social life with essentially working two jobs. It's an ORDEAL.

With that said...2 months. It's been 2 months since I stepped foot in the gym that's a 2 minute drive from my place.

I haven't gained a significant amount of weight thanks to my physical job but that's neither here nor there. I have definitely lost muscle mass and gained fat. I am more jiggly than I was before. More cushy, I guess you could say. Which isn't the worst thing in the world and not really cause for concern by itself.

What is cause for concern is my not great eating habits and putting my health on the back burner consistently for months on end.

That's not okay.

Health has always been one of my passions. Eating right and exercise was always kind of my jam. So what the heck happened? When did I start saying "Snap Pea Crisps" were an acceptable dinner? When did I decided to completely forego the idea of salad and instead live off of homemade hamburgers and yam fries? When did I stop taking my vitamins in the morning? When did I decided to sleep through the gym alarm every single day?

Oh right, when I stopped making my health a priority in my life.

Nope, not cool.

I know it's super cliche to start on the whole diet and exercise thing at this time of year, but hey! I'm jumping on that bandwagon a little early. I'm not doing it to look a certain way (okay, a little!) but more because I'm going to need to be healthy if I'm going to achieve my goals. I need exercise and vitamins and minerals to help my brain work the way it should. I've been so sleepy and lethargic (even with my amazing SAD light...) that I need this to get my energy back. Along with that, no one wants to start feeling gross about themselves. I need the confidence that I get from the gym/exercise/taking care of myself to propel me forward in my career.

So, with all of that said, I'm going to be daily blogging on here for the first 31 days of January. Yes, every day. I'm going to have photos and updates and maybe even a selfie or two. I'll tell you guys about the (hopefully) delicious things I'm eating and what I'm up to and where I am on my journey. I feel like the commitment will be good for me.

Also, I'm also going to make a FB group so you can choose to follow along there or....if you're doing the whole "NY Resolution Thing" too you can join in and we can work together to get where we're going. I'll be posting helpful tips and articles over there...plus, I'll probably set up a Google spreadsheet for all of us also. As a group, it'd be pretty dope if we could support each other and get less squishy for 2017. 2017 feels like a good year (much better than 2016...), so I'm excited to see where it takes us.

So, obviously if you want 100 pack abs, keep your eyes open for that.

And don't worry, we still have like....nearly 2 weeks before Jan. So eat all those chocolates and drink all that eggnog while you still can...

Oh yeah, and have a Merry Xmas everyone! Spend your holiday with the people in your life that put a big smile on your face. :) I sure as heck will!

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