Time for a New Adventure
My Journey Journal Week Seven
Hello there! Happy Monday (or whenever you are reading this) and welcome to another Journey Journal. This week was a crazy rollercoaster of emotions and I feel like I have learned so much from the experience, but it was definitely tough to get through. Yet here I am, stronger than ever and ready to take on a new adventure. Let’s go:
Weight Loss Update: I’m Down 15 Pounds!!
Yep, you heard it here first (well, unless you follow me on Instagram, then maybe you heard it there first). I have officially passed the 15 lb mark.
Honestly, I am ecstatic that I’m making this much progress on my weight at this steady rate. Usually when I go for weight loss, I try to lose my weight as fast as possible. But not this time. This time, I am making gradual lifestyle changes that can last me the rest of my life. I’m allowing myself to have “bad days” and am taking notes about how I feel during the tougher times food wise. This time, I am constantly working on self-care while trying to do this so I don’t get overwhelmed with what’s in front of me.
This time, I have hope. That’s a huge deal for me.
New Month, New Gym
In slightly more stressful news, my gym is closing this week for good. It really shouldn’t be as big of a deal as I’m making it out to be in my head, but oh man am I making a big deal out of it.
I am not the kind of person who likes being seen as “weak” in front of people. So, starting to work out outside of the Zumba studio was a huge challenge for me. It took me six weeks to be able to do the full workouts that I was supposed to be doing daily at the gym solely because I didn’t want anyone else seeing me work out and make mistakes.
Once I finally got used to that and started coming in every weekday, I started sort of bonding with the gym staff and other members there and really got connected to the place. I know it’s silly, but I really don’t want to leave that gym. But I must press on for the sake of my journey.
So I’m off to find a new gym this week in hopes that I can get that same feeling from it. Here’s to hoping.
I’m not the kind of person who can sit still in the same place for very long. I have this strong wanderlust that has been dying to break out for the past few months. So, it looks like it’s time to start making some big moves to get ready for another adventure.
I have a list in my room of things that I want to do once it becomes easier to do them (weight wise). I call it my Non-Scale Victory List (don’t know what an NSV is? I wrote about it in this post right here). Hiking is on there, and I think it’s getting time to check that off my list.
So, what are your favorite places to hike? They can be anywhere in the world; I want to plan a really grand adventure. Let me know in the comments below.
Alright, that’s it for my journey journal update this week. Here’s to new adventures, to fresh beginnings, to retaining the important knowledge from older beginnings, and to making things happen. See you next time!