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getting healthy {clean eating and motivation}

17 Jul


Part of my motivation this week is to really try eating a lot healthier. I’m surrounded by people who have been losing weight, like my brother who has lost over 100 pounds and Dan who has lost about 20 pounds. I’ve been running and exercising but it hasn’t really made a difference. I’ve been going up and down in weight within 5 pounds. I know that for me, a lot of losing weight is about what I eat. And I haven’t been eating awful but not that great either. 
So I decided that I need to pay a lot more attention to what I’m eating. I’ve been seeing a lot about clean eating on Pinterest. I’ve decided to try clean eating. I know I can’t do it 100% of the time, but I can do it most of the time. Dan and I went grocery shopping on Sunday and I bought a lot of fruits, veggies, chicken and beans. Yesterday I ate really well and so far today I have eaten really well. I need to find some recipes for meals because as of right now I feel like I mostly have snacks. I know it will take a little bit to really get into it but I know I can do it.
Dan isn’t as conscious about what he eats right now and I have a hard time when there are junk foods at the apartment. I have a good willpower at the store, but at the apartment….not so much. So I decided to hang some motivational signs up to help me.

on my bulletin board

on our fridge to stop me before I reach for something

I found lots of motivational sayings on pinterest. I could hang them all up but I thought these 4 were good for now.
I also found:

I am definitely going to look for some delicious recipes and I plan on sharing them on here. I also plan on sharing my progress. We will see how this goes.
Does anyone else have similar issues as me? Is anyone clean eating? Any ideas for me?



getting motivated

17 Jul
Ok. So I have been super unmotivated for the past few weeks. I haven’t been posting on here much. I haven’t been doing much, period. I don’t know really know what has been going on. I think it has something to do with not having a teaching job, only working at old navy part time, and being totally broke.
I’ve been kind of down about still not getting a teaching job. It is so frustrating. But with almost 200 people applying for each position, I just don’t know what to do. Hopefully next year something will come up for me.
Anyway, this week I have started to feel more motivated. I am motivated to eat healthier, really work on losing more weight, do some crafts, to post all of the things I haven’t posted about, and just do more things other than watch TV all day.
So here is to being motivated!
Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

blog under construction {kind of}

6 Apr
So I have been playing around with the way my blog looks for a little bit. I haven’t had a ton of time to just sit and play, but I have been doing a little here and there. I was getting bored with the way it was looking and want to make it look more like me. I still want to add a header and maybe a few other things. I think I found a background I like and a theme I like. It is a start anyway.
This have been crazy busy because I have been trying to apply for jobs, which takes up so much time and is so annoying, and other things have been going on. Most of the time I feel like I just want to curl up in my bed in my sweats and sleep or read or just lay there.
Hopefully I can spend some more time on this blog and actually start really blogging again. I decided to not do another photo challenge right now because I was feeling totally unmotivated and I also wasn’t really blogging about anything else. So I want to get back into that. We have been doing some things that I could be blogging about I just haven’t gotten around to it. My goal is to be better about blogging.
How do you think the blog looks so far? Any suggestions for me about how to make it look better and/or how to get me motivated to be a better blogger?
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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