August Goals

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Hello, my loves!

Today I’m going to go over a few of my August goals! I hope it inspires you to set some of your own.

 

Goals for August:

  • Walk twice a day (morning and evening)
  • Drink only water except on weekends
  • Eat adequate fruits and veggies during the day
  • No food after dinner
  • Work on new class
  • Dance, Sing, Do yoga daily
  • Write as much as I can
  • Have a good birthday

 

 

How To Stay Hydrated

Hello, my loves!

 

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Today I was thinking about talking about how to stay hydrated. There are a lot of people who don’t like the taste of water but there are ways around that! I{‘m going to give you some tips for drinking enough water during the day.

  1. Drink water right when you wake up. Your body is dehydrated of fluids when you wake up in the morning and this is a great time to replenish.
  2. Get a cute water bottle. This will inspire you to drink more water. We all love a good aesthetic water bottle. Carry this around with you and keep drinking!
  3. Drink infused water. If you don’t like the taste of water, you can try to infuse your favorite fruits and herbs into your water. This will make you want to drink more water during the day and it will also give you the antioxidants of the water.
  4. Measure your water intake. You can do this through an app on your phone or by purchasing a bottle online that marks how much water you want to drink.
  5. Put packets of drink flavoring in your water. I know some people won’t even drink infused water. There are drink flavoring packets that you can put in your water. These do have artificial f sugar in them so don’t drink them too much but if you’re desperate to get water intake, they are worth a try.
  6. Try to push yourself and set goals. If drinking water is a problem for you. Try to set a goal each week to drink more water. If you drink enough of your water goal, then reward yourself with a treat.

I hope this inspired you to get out and drink more water. If you have any other ideas, please leave them in the comments.

Love,

Julie

Staying Productive During Quarantine

 

So today I’m going to talk about how you can stay busy during the quarantine days. These are uncertain times right now and it is hard to stay happy and productive right now, but it is possible. I currently only leave the house to get groceries or go to my immediate family’s house. When I’m at home I try to stay busy with fun activities that leave me happy and nourished. I’m leaving just a few but there are tons of things you can do to stay occupied.

  1. I think this is the most important activity because not only do you get out of the house, but you get exercise and fresh air. You don’t have to walk miles, but just around the block is perfect. I usually go for 3-4 small walks a day. It has also help with weight loss.
  2. We all need to practice the art of writing. It helps release tension and Is using creative energy to express yourself. Try to write something new or simply journal. I personally prefer poetry, but you can always write short stories, letters, etc.
  3. Honestly, it may not be for everyone, but it can be! Put your favorite tunes on and start moving your body! That’s all it takes. It’s also good for your body and dancing has helped me gain confidence in myself. It can help you too!
  4. You can be entertained for hours from coloring. Pick up a coloring book and work on a few pages. Put some music on in the background and grab a snack and you’re all set! It helps the brain focus and you can really come up with some beautiful pieces to hang up as decorations on your wall.
  5. Now is the time to clean up your house. You have all the time in the world so there are no excuses. Put your favorite television show or music on, grab some cleaning supplies and make sure your essential oil diffuser is on and go at it! Deep clean the areas you haven’t done for a while and scrub everything that needs it.

These are just a few tips to stay busy and productive during this trying time. If you have any others, please leave them in the comments!

Love, Julie

My 50 Pound Weightloss

Hello lovelies,

 

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I hope you are all well. I am going to be back blogging on a regular basis and try to come up with creative content for each post. I have done a lot of soul searching in my absence and I am sure that you will love my new fresh approach to blogging.

For my first post I’m going to be talking about weight loss and how I managed to lose 50 pounds in a little over a year. I unfortunately don’t have many before pictures but I have some after pictures which I will share with you.

I am so happy for losing weight. I was initially 280 pounds, nearing 300. If I didn’t make a change I would likely develop diabetes and other ailments.

So, the first thirty pounds I lost was in the hospital. I was in a psychiatric hospital with meals provided to us and no snacks in between meals. I was in the hospital for two months and lost 30 pounds about.

The twenty pounds I lost afterward has been diligent and hard work for me to lose. I moved into a group home and we can eat whenever and whatever we want within reason. The pounds were lost by walking daily, consuming less calories, and letting some of my feelings towards food go. I realized food isn’t helping me advance as a person and it was actually dragging me down and making me tired. I eat as much healthy food that is available to me and I monitor how it makes me feel when I eat poorly.

I want to tell anyone who is trying to lose weight that it is a process. It took me a few months to lose the extra twenty pounds and of course I am still aiming to lose 70 more pounds. I am excited to lose more weight and feel better.

If you are still struggling, don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are tons of resources out there for you and you just have to ask.

Love,

Julie