The 52 Project

The 52 Project || Year of Me: 8/52

So it’s week 8 of the year of me, and since 8 is my favorite number I decided to post 2 pictures and…I’m gonna list 8 things. These will be things that I want to improve on as well as me switching up my goals some.

1: my private accountabrittany instagram is now public. I need to be true to myself and not worry about others. I need my journey to be public. I do not like having a private Instagram. This wellness instagram will still stay separate from my main instagram that’s associated with this blog.

2: i’m going to try my hardest to run a 5k in April. Running is something I haven’t done in years. I have plenty of time to train, and I know that I can do it if I believe in myself. I do believe in myself. I GOT THIS.

3: eating right is important for my body and I need to listen to her more. She’s telling me the foods that make her feel bad. She’s telling me that I need to eat in moderation. She’s telling me that I need to stop binge eating at home. She’s telling me to love her so that she can help me live a healthier life. So I’m gonna listen to her and I’m gonna get my shit together.

4: weight loss is not important to me, but my knees and my back need it. I’ve had bad knees for as long as I can remember. Even back when I was small, I dealt with chronic knee pain. Like 4th grade I remember crying in the nurses office about it. The pain has only gotten worse as I’ve gotten older and gaining weight did not help that one bit. By losing weight, I’ll be able to make my knee pain lessen. I’ll also be able to better tolerate my chronic back pain. These are things that I do not take prescription strength medication for because I am terrified of becoming dependent on it. I rarely even take over the counter medications for it. So yeah, weight loss to help deal with my pain. And I’m gonna track it. And I’m gonna unapologetically celebrate it.

5: i bought multivitamins. I’m gonna start taking one everyday. I didn’t even take a vitamin while pregnant because they made me barf more so yeah this is new for me.

6: i’m going to go to the gym more. I try to work out on my days off, but that’s a pretty inconsistent schedule. I’m off 2 days one week and 5 days the next week. Can you see why that’s a problem for me? That plus how sick I’ve been lately, I’ve been in the gym nowhere near as much as I realistically want to. I am going to start going to the gym after work some mornings. I’m going to try to go 3 or 4 days every week. Once I figure out a gym schedule that works for me, I’ll share it.

7: i’m going to meditate twice a day. Meditating every day before I go to sleep has been stellar. Adding in an extra session when I feel stressed has helped. I really need to meditate when I wake up every day too though. I think that I will have even fewer rough nights at work that way. The nature of my job is trying, and I’m sure I’ll benefit way more by meditating daily before work versus starting a session while I’m already a puddle of tears.

8: my skin will be moisturized. I will wash my face every single day. I’m going to pay attention to my legs and feet when moisturizing more often. I treat my skin so bad. I have been making sure to moisturize more often but I typically forget to moisturize my legs and feet because I keep them covered. I forget to moisturize my face because it already feels moisturized (though I know it’s just my face being oily). When my hands feel dry, I’m gonna put lotion on them. When my lips are chapped I’m gonna put on chapstick. I’m gonna drink more water.

My goals last week were to buy a multivitamin (check!) and to close my rings 4 times. I closed my rings 3.5 times!! The watch doesn’t always register my stands and when I am not wearing my watch, it doesn’t count my stands so even though I crushed my stand goal all week, it doesn’t count for my watch if I’m not wearing it. Goals for next week: take the damn vitamin every day and drink more water.

See y’all next week!

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