Well it was my birthday last Satuday! I had a pre-birthday evening on Friday with the mr. and then on Saturday went with some friends [and the mr. of course] to a local bar for some drinks. It was a simple birthday, and if you ask me those are my favorites. Just hours of nice company, good food and great drinks [gotta love those margaritas!]
On previous birthdays I can say that I’ve felt different when the day came, but this time [I turned 26] I felt like an ordinary Saturday. The one thing that I wasn’t planning on sort of happened. You see I haven’t been completely honest here, I’ve not kept to my diet, I’m not exercising as I should and I’m not even putting as much dedication as I could to my studies. I’VE LET GO OF MYSELF. I think know it’s because I’m lazy and I’m always putting up excuses on most of what I do. Well I’m tired of the excuses and I’m tired of the laziness.
Now I think I’ve said it before, that a change will happen, but the thing is I can never commit to doing something [so far the only thing I’ve been constant in is this blog] and now I am reaping what I sew. Why this realization now you ask? Well a few things are going askew with my student/professional life, things I want to change, things I’m tired of making excuses for. Can I be frank? The things I want to change are some of the most vital things when it comes to your professional/student life [i.e. punctuality, studying]. On top of that I keep gaining weight and complaining but I’m not doing anything about it. It’s only now that I understand what it is I need to do a 180*.
It starts with small goals. We’ve heard it before, I’ve read it many many times but I hadn’t really applied it to my life. BUT I STARTED YESTERDAY. On Sunday [out of nowhere ‘cause I was reading for class] I had this sudden urge to prepare for the week. I picked out my clothes, I prepared my class materials, I even did a meal and exercise plan for the week. It was an impromptu ordeal, one that I kinda did without noticing and so far it’s been good. I am waking up earlier with a breakfast and lunch plan, I have an extra 15 minutes to do a small exercise routine and I am getting on time at work. I am happy to say that [even it’s only been three days] I feel different already.
So my goals are much simpler now. I no longer have “lose 25 pounds” and “get back in shape by December” on my to-do list. They’ve turned into smaller, simpler things to do instead of long-term goals. So here’s a peek at this new to-do list:
-get up at 4:45am tomorrow
-prepare breakfast and snacks for work
-leave by 6:25am for work
-do the 4 minute routine when I get home [click here to see it, it’s reaaaallly easy]
-prepare my bag and class materials for tomorrow
See? It doesn’t look like much but these small things done every day will help me accomplish the whole exercise-punctuality-weight gain troubles. Now the only thing missing is my simple studying “to-do” list, I’ll keep you posted.
PS. It’s the Mud Run this Saturday! I’m not even close to ready to run the whole 10k, but at least you can walk it [I’m mostly excited to go through the obstacle course and get dirty!] Pictures coming next week. 🙂