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Life Update? Kind of?

I am feeling like a FAILURE today. Firstly, I neglected this blog for like, a week, and totally did not accomplish everything I wanted to.

Today, however…the feelings were triggered by a picture my mom took of me where I look BAD. Granted, I wasn’t standing straight and she took it from a horrible angle…but my stomach is sticking out and it drives me crazy. That’s always my problem area, and when I gain weight, that’s where it goes.

It’s amazing how something that small can completely consume my thoughts for a day. I really do understand how eating disorders happen…I would not go to that extreme, but I get it. That feeling of no control. It’s sad that living a generally healthy lifestyle isn’t enough sometimes. With my body type and my genes…I really have to work for it. It doesn’t seem fair.

I need to be honest with myself and admit that my health habits have slowly drifted for the past year, and I am not where I should be. I hate being hard on myself, but I think I need to be for a little while. It’s worth it to be comfortable in my own skin.

In a few minutes I’m going to the track with my mom for a run/walk. This week, I’m going to do a raw cleanse for at LEAST two days. And I am taking control. Any positive vibes are greatly appreciated.

4/14

Good start to the week! Accomplished all my daily goals. I did my kickboxing DVD (same workout as last week) and it killed! Tomorrow, I plan on doing both kickboxing and yoga.

Other goals for tomorrow:
- Drink more water throughout the day
- Take my iron supplement in the morning
- Do 4 sets of bicep curls

Today’s packed lunch! KIND vanilla blueberry granola clusters are THE best.

Today’s packed lunch! KIND vanilla blueberry granola clusters are THE best.

My fave breakfast :) kashi waffles with PB and banana!

My fave breakfast :) kashi waffles with PB and banana!

This week’s goals (M-F)

1. Drink at least 16 oz of water every morning.
2. Drink one green smoothie every day.
3. Do at least 15 minutes of yoga 3 times this week.
4. Run or do kickboxing every day.
5. Eat more fruits and vegetables as snacks.

4/9 and 4/10

This week is going great! Keeping up with my goals for the week - I’ve done my kickboxing DVD and had a green smoothie every day. Today I had a peanut butter banana smoothie (with lots of spinach) and it’s definitely my favorite combo. Much easier to drink!

Setting up goals one week at a time is definitely best for me. One week seems like nothing, but in the long run, it counts.

4/8

Another good day! Did my kickboxing DVD again and had a green smoothie after school. My goal is to do at least those two things every day this week! :)

Forever drinking green. Strawberry mango chia :)

Forever drinking green. Strawberry mango chia :)

4/7

Good day today! Started the week off right by drinking a big spinach smoothie, resisting the urge to buy ice cream, and trying out my new Jillian Michaels kickboxing DVD. The workout I did was only 20 minutes, but it was sooo good. I can definitely make time for that every day!