Sunday, June 7, 2009

Two weeks later...


Yes. That's right. It has been two weeks since the dreadful break up. Honestly, I have more good days than bad. I am trying to work on myself and make myself happy; something I haven't done in years. I have started a new project entitled, Project Me. I have several phases to this modification that I think will lead to me finding who I am and the type of person God wants me to be.

The first phase of Project Me is mental. Since I am out of school and don't have a mentally challenging job, I have decided it is important for me to keep my mind active. I have started to read more. (If anyone wants a good book I will pass on this suggestion that my bestest friend Micah passed to me, Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin. It's a fairly quick read and keeps you interested the whole time. (thanks, Micah).) I have always loved reading and have never had the time to read more than one or two books at a time. I am going to try to average a book a week. I need to keep my mind active just like I am trying to keep my body active.

Which leads me to phase II of Project Me which is my physical self. I have been talking about losing these extra pounds that have been accumulating since high school but I think that now is the best time for me to do something about it. I am about 50 pounds away from being at my very best weight. I am about 10-15 pounds away from feeling better about who I am. So, my first goal for phase II will be to lose 15 pounds by the time I leave for vacation July 9th. Thats about a month away so I really need to get serious about working out. I have been doing Weight Watchers for about 2 weeks now and have lost about 4lbs. I now need to get my butt in gear and start working out. I know what to do but its getting off my lazy butt before or after work that is the block for me. My favorite workout time is, of course, right in the middle of my work day so I have to adjust my motivation to either wake up an hour earlier (which is super hard for me) or start working out right after I get home from work which is what I need to do. I might start getting up 30 min earlier and going for a run and then do 45 min of weight training after work. That way it is broken up into smaller groups and I don't feel so overwhelmed. I am going to track my workouts and eating on my other blog knowallfitness so if you want to see how I am doing I'll try to post pictures....

So, those are my first two phases of Project Me. I going to add more after I have established these two in my life because in every good behavior change model you can't start every change you want to make at once if you want it to stick. I know I need to work on my mental and physical health to make myself feel better and stronger at this point in my life. After that, who knows? I might try to continue my language learning and get a Rosetta Stone to practice my Spanish. Any suggestions on other things I should try?

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