This year has definitely been a very interesting year. I know so many people have lots their jobs, have lost a loved one or maybe even more due to COVID which is awful and I am so sorry to those who have been deeply affected during this pandemic. I think this year more so I am feeling so thankful to just be alive, for my health and my family. I have realized that family is everything in the end; whether we are talking about blood family or families that we have created with our spouses or even friends. I have found who my true friends are this year, who really cares for me and who is just using me to benefit them. I am thankful to be able to be home with my dog and be able to cook for my husband daily. I am thankful to have a roof over our heads. I am thankful for my parents for letting us live with them until we are ready to purchase a house hopefully outside of California because lets be real…LA is crazy expensive. I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. What are you thankful for the most this year???
My blog post that I upload yesterday was a fairly sad one, so I today I wanted to share 5 things that I am blessed with.
- My husband – he’s my everything and I cannot imagine life without him.
- My family – this whole safe at home situation has brought us all so much more closer and I’m forever thankful for it.
- My baby girl Daisy – we recently got a toy maltipoo puppy less than 2 weeks ago named Daisy and I am so obsessed with her and feel so blessed to have her in our lives.
- My health – yes I have some health and hormone issues but I feel blessed that it is not much worse.
- My job – I know so many people have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and I feel thankful that I still have a job and am still working.
What are some things you are thankful/blessed for?
I have been training myself and my body to slowly incorporate healthy habits into my everyday life. It isn’t always easy as I forget or get busy sometimes but I really do try for the most part. I wanted to share 3 healthy habits that I’m working on currently and 3 that I would love to add soon.
Healthy habits I’m currently working on:
- Walking more.
- Limiting only 1 to 2 cups of coffee intake per day.
- Complaining less & appreciating more.
Healthy habits I want to add:
- Drink more water.
- Eat healthier.
- Be more positive.
What are some of your healthy habits?
With everything going on I knew that I wouldn’t eat as healthy or as good as I would like so I decided to get back into intermittent fasting. I challenged myself to do a 100 day fasting challenge and to aim for 16/8. Today is day 11 and so far I’ve done good, there’s only been 2 days where I didn’t reach 16 hours and that is really ok. I did notice that 2 days that I didn’t reach 16 hours was because I ate past 7 pm the night before. For example last night my brothers girlfriend bought her new puppy to our house so I was distracted and played with the puppy for a while and by the time I got to eat it was closer to 7/7:30 so I didn’t finish eating till 8 pm so for it to be 16 hours I had to fast till noon today and that’s hard for me since I’m awake and working so early. I woke up this morning and was starving so bad so I waited it out for a bit took a shower and I was still hungry even after drinking water so I gave it and had breakfast so I only fasted for about 11.5 hours and really that’s ok! I’ll try better today by trying to finish eating by 6:30 or 7pm the latest tonight. I’m going to share my results here! I’m hoping this helps me shed a few pounds since I’m such a bad stress eater and like everyone else right now I’m under a lot of stress with what’s going on in the world. As far as exercise goes I’ve been trying to go on 2 long walks with my nanny kids a day and if we can’t then I have an elliptical at home that I’ll end up using after I’m off for about half an hour to an hour.
How are you handling the stress? Are you still keeping up with healthy eating and exercising?
“Make new year’s goals. The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” – Warren McLaren
Happy New Year!!! I cannot believe that 2018 is over; it went by so so so quick. 2018 was an ok year for me, it wasn’t the best but it wasn’t the worst either; however, I am hoping to make 2019 my best year yet!
Every year I make new year resolutions and I never ever stick to it; well this year I really want to make goals rather than resolutions and I am going to try my hardest to stick to it and reach my goals.
Here are some of my goals for 2019:
- Live a healthier lifestyle by drinking more water, exercising at least 3 to 4 times a week, and eating healthier.
- Try to control and get rid of my OCD as much as possible; my OCD has gotten so bad in the last year with making sure everything is locked and that my alarms are on, etc. It is really really affecting me and I want to change it once and for all.m
- Care less about what people think. I am so sensitive, emotional and such a people pleaser and I hate it…
- Read at least one book a month, I have so many books that I have bought and haven’t read yet so my goal is to read more and hopefully blog about it.
- Stop Procrastinating.
- Practice photography and become more comfortable with manual setting rather than automatic.
- Become more confident.
- Be more positive.
- Save more money and to stop spending on stuff that we don’t really need.
- Cook and bake more (especially healthy options) and share here on the blog.
- Be more in the moment especially with my husband; for example, putting our phones away at least for an hour or so and spending quality time together.
- Be more active on social media and blogging by commenting on other’s posts and interacting with others more.
What are some of your goals for 2019???