Today is going to be a beautiful day.

My family is toning it down a little this year for a morning of brunch and then we get to just relax the rest of the day.

I am also taking off today from working out. I feel I have done a great job staying committed and I am excited to have a day to completely relax all day long.

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Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone.

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I have gotten much better at this, but I still mess up sometimes. The key is not to let any little mess up discourage you or keep you down.

And you don’t need to cut out everything that’s bad for you! You can have a cookie or a burger or anything here and there. It’s about making healthy decisions most of the time so that when you have that cookie or that burger, you don’t need to feel bad or guilty about it.

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Whew, exhausted after my workout.

I did the T25 Abs workout (second time doing it ever) and I feel like I improved a bit, especially with the Superman and Rocketman moves. I had those on point today.

I didn’t participate fully in the cardio breaks because I did it upstairs today and didn’t want to be stomping on other people’s ceilings and stuff, but I didn’t stop moving so I think that’s the most important thing.

It’s really weird, though because I didn’t sweat a drop. Not one single drop! Even though I feel like I did well with the workout, that little fact makes me second guess and think that I actually didn’t even do anything right at all.

I guess I’ll just have to wait and see tomorrow. I hope my abs hurt like hell when I wake up!

4/100 #100happydays
A selfie because today, I am so proud of myself. I have accomplished a lot in the last three weeks; eating healthier, exercising more, getting more sleep, more positive thinking. Although I do slip up here and there on each of those things, I am on the right track and I am doing a wonderful job. My tummy is still the same as it ever was, though but I know if I keep working at it, I’ll get to where I want to be eventually. 😊🐬🌻πŸ’ͺπŸ’•

Welp, I noticed it’s been a few days since I’ve updated about my health journey and stuff. So I figured since I gained a bunch of followers while doing that, I’ll give you guys a short update on how stuff has been going.

You may have noticed that I stopped posting my meals and workouts on here. This is for a couple of reasons. Mostly it was hard to stay consistent with it. I had to force myself to keep track of everything mentally so that I could later type it all up. My days are usually pretty long, so I usually wasn’t able to post them until late at night anyway. Basically it was hard to keep up with it after I got behind once.

BUT I have still been keeping track of everything in a notebook. I have a page for each day I’ve been doing this (19!) containing what I ate for each meal and snacks and what exercise I did. I usually plan out my meals either the night before or the morning of and stick as close to that as I can. This has been working immensely better for me, and I have been doing very well. I still slip up at least once every other day where I eat one not-so-healthy meal. But I really feel that everything healthy I eat throughout the day kind of cancels out the unhealthy stuff I give in to. I’ve learned to realize that pizza is not the end of the world, neither are cupcakes. It’s about eating as healthily as you possibly can so that you don’t have to feel miserable when you do slip up or cave in.

As for exercise, I continued running and walking on the treadmill up until this past Monday when I started the Focus T25 program. I am now on day four and I love it!

Basically it is a program designed to be finished in five weeks. Monday through Thursday you do a 25 minute workout each day and on Fridays you do two 25 minute workouts. Weekends are rest days. The videos are fantastic, it’s easy to follow, and the time goes by so fast. There is a schedule to follow so you always know what you need to do, but you can also modify it however you want. Since they’re videos you can do them when you have time, or instead of doing two workouts on Fridays, you can do one on Friday and one on Saturday. It’s such a great program.

I’m on day four and I’m already seeing a few results. My calf muscles are more prominent and my thigh muscles are getting there. The ab workout is today and I haven’t done it yet, but my belly is already feeling tighter. Not visibly, but touching it I can feel a difference.

I think if I stick with this, I can definitely get to a spot I want to be in.

I’ve finally found a system - nutrition and exercise - that I feel like is working for me, and I’m very proud of myself for sticking with it this far. Just a few more days and all of this is technically a habit!


So yeah, there you go. Thank you guys for all the kind words and support you’ve given. It’s very helpful to know there are people rooting for me!

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3/100 #100happydays
Jax is such a cute little munchkin. ☺️ I bet these are all going to end up being dogs.

2/100 #100happydays
Puppy bath! Mister Kane was such a good boy today. :]

I’m doing this 100 Happy Days thing. That’s all there is to it. And I’m starting it off with one of my favorite daycare kids, Stryker. There is something very touching about a dog who chooses you as his favorite person at daycare, and I couldn’t be happier that this bugger chose me. His giant smile is contagious and we are always so excited to see each other. He follows me around all day long, and cries when I leave for my break, and when I come back he’s laying down in front of the door waiting for me. He is such a special boy and I am so happy to know him.