Fitness and the New year

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‘Tis the season for New Year resolutions!

And the top, most requested goal/wish for the new year is becoming a healthier version of yourself.

I love-making plans for the new year, mine usually start on my birthday (which is in November). I make a few small goals to finish out the year and then save my bigger plans for January 1st 🙂

What kind of goals do you usual make for yourself?

How do you set yourself up to crush them?

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Writing them down is always great step towards making them stick and helping them come one step closer to reality. 

Some people also suggest sharing the news with close friends or family as a way to help keep yourself accountable. But I’ve also heard about the “working in silence” strategy too-  Keeping the main goal (and reasoning why) to yourself to avoid negative remarks and unwanted comments. Understandable.

Today is seems even those wanting to be fit and healthy are getting shamed and treated like complete outsiders.

I love fitness and I’m in the process of making it more than just a hobby. I’ve been into fitness since way back when I first watched  The Biggest Loser  as a preteen and fell in love with Jillian Michaels  way of training 🙂   Around that same time I became a life long fan of Zuzka Light ( at that time she only had Youtube videos. Easy, but effective, at home High Intensity Interval Training- AKA “HIIT”. )   Since then she has grown immensely evenly in her training and business.

I could talk for hours about who I derive motivation from, but those two bombshell women will always be at the top of my list and my most inspiring idols.

So back to the fit shamming …. Do you have Instagram? If so, simply looking up “Fit” in the hashtags will show you a huge assortment of fitness loving individuals and their amazing journey while they become healthier and grow in the fitness field.  Then if you go as far as reading their captions (which most people fail to do now in this quick paced world) and further by reading the comments …. You’ll not just find motivated and loving comments meant to inspire the individual who made the post, but you’ll also find those lovely trolls who feel like everyone needs to feel miserable and unhappy no matter what they’re doing.

Personally, If you appreciate your sanity and like to believe that people cannot be so nasty towards other people trying to turn their health around or working their bums off to reach a goal… I wouldn’t dive to deep into the comment sections.

But that’s just my opinion. 

Today it seems we have to work even harder to keep our mental health in check while trying to grow and live our lives.

And no, I don’t believe – “If people stop putting their lives on Social media, they wouldn’t have to deal with trolls and hate…”.  Because this kind of hate is everywhere right now.   It’s at work, in our homes and schools. Heck, you can get heckled just walking down the street.

No. I believe this is all the more reason we must talk about what we love and learn to grow confident in what we have to share and say.

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Either way, Stand for who you are and what you believe in.  And don’t shut others out just because they think differently than you do.  Stay open-minded, and willing to learn why others love what they do and who they are.

I feel like I have jumped ship a little here, but when I get talking you never know which way I’ll end up going. lol

Long story short-  You do you boo, You do you!

 

Jen

It’s been a while….

So, I’m no longer in Georgia with access to a lovely poolside view 😔…

Nope, I’m currently in South Carolina! 🙌🏼 After staying for a month in a “ok” hotel, I’m now set up in a cute little farm house out in the boonies lol.

(Seriously, cell service and internet connection vary depending on the weather).

And speaking of weather.

For about 2 minutes it snowed down here yesterday! 😳 Yes, snowed.

Only after it rained all morning though and then when that brief 2 minutes of snow ended… the ice pellets began to fall and the roads became slip-n-slides.

Gotta love the south for their random weather 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

Here’s a little peak out my upstairs window.

More pictures to come as soon as I remove the work related photos from my SD card 👌🏼

Jen

Writing inspiration and March goals :)

What is your story??

How many times a day does your brain tell you that “you should be writing” vs doing whatever else your doing? Mine tends to whisper sweet nothings in my ear around 4am and then again at 7am…noon…8pm… oh and of course while I’m about to fall asleep (you know that voice) the one who figures out all the plot holes or  a way the story could move forward just when your comfortable and almost fully asleep. 😒🙃

I personally feel I have plot foxes 🦊 vs bunnies 🐰 due to their sneaky habits and bad timing for showing up. 

 But why do they feel so compelled to speak?

What is the reason behind those little voices telling you that you must write? 

What is your story?

Whatever reason you had for first sitting down and taking pen to paper, you need to find that again and hold tight to that feeling. Your the only one who can tell a story with your unique point of view, no one else can do it for you. 

So Write! 

I keep a pad of paper on me at all times (or a post it pad) so that I can jot down a few notes whenever they come to me. 😏being smarter than the plot foxes 👌🏼

I always carry a notebook in my bag too,for the times I actually have a break and can sit with full focus. 

That way, even if I’m really busy I can listen to my little voices. 🦊

However, I do tend to have more notes than completed chapters. So that brings me to my March Writing Goals 😊

This month I’m giving myself a deadline of 15,000 words, written in complete sentences.  Which is a simple goal of 500 words a day.

I’m giving myself the 31st to polish my final work, so if you noticed my numbers didn’t add up, that’s why ☺️

Every evening I’ll post my daily word count, to keep myself accountable. Like we all did for NaNoWriMo.

I will be posting on my Instagram account which can be found here My Instagram

And it will carry over to my Facebook page as well, My Facebook

So if your active on either one of those be sure to follow me and feel free to join me this month! I’d love the compmany!

Just comment or message me and let me know your in 😊

Jen

Writing distractions!

Seriously, I am finding it so difficult to focus on my writing and the tasks at hand lately.  It’s time I sit back and regroup a little bit.


Haha 💙

It also doesn’t help that my laptop is being on the fritz , literally every time I get into working on my website or papers it freezes or acts up/ shuts down 😔 ugh!

Think a new  computer is in my future… hopefully 🙏🏼

In the mean time, good old fashioned pen and paper for me. I actually do most my first drafts on paper, then the first edit comes into play as I type it up on the computer. So whenever my computer bug takes a nap I’ll have many, many first edits to be done! 💻🤗

Planning to make the most out of today and bring a few projects to completion.

~Crushing daily goals~

Jen