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For REAL this time...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Work life recently has been less than stellar. For the 3rd time I applied for a supervisor position and did not get it. A master's degree and a few years of taking on supervisor duties has not gotten me much in my workplace. They decided to hire someone who I trained myself and had been in the office three years less. It was a lot of take in... A few good cries and some time away from the office has made me realize, life is not about a career. Life is about so much more. It is about family, friendships, and the experiences that make you smile. I have decided that I am going to continue working to the best of my ability at work, but focus more on what matters. My happiness...

I am going to spend more time with my loved ones and more time doing the things that better my life. That includes taking better care of myself. Fall is my favorite time of year and I'm going to take full advantage of that. That means great weather for walks and outdoor activities. My fitbit is fully charged and I have been using it for a while now. Now I just need to work on my eating. I will admit I wasn't eating much of anything due to stress but that has changed. I brought a wonderful little lunch and have already racked up 3000 steps so far today. I also have my gym bag packed and will be going right after work.

This time (for the millionth time it seems) has to be it. It has to be for real. I am 30 years old and want to start a family. There is no better time to get healthier and happier. I want to teach my children great healthy habits, and I can't do that if I'm unhappy with myself. Also, I can't gain more weight on top of what I am already carrying. If I truly want a happy future, I have to make this time count. So here are my goals:

- Walk 10,000 or more steps daily
- 5 times a week of cardio exercise (whether that be at the gym or at home on my elliptical)
- 1500 calories or less a day to start (if I need to adjust this I will)
- fruit/veggies as snacks instead of crackers, granola bars, pretzels, etc.
-Allowing myself to cheat every now and again, because let's face it you can't be perfect all the time...

I feel extremely motivated and I'm confident that this time I will succeed. I would love encouragement from my SP friends! If you have a fitbit, add me! ashn85@gmail.com emoticon

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  • PAPER_WINGS18
    Oh Ash... Your first paragraph, I could've written:
    "Work life recently has been less than stellar. For the 3rd time I applied for a supervisor position and did not get it. A master's degree and a few years of taking on supervisor duties has not gotten me much in my workplace. They decided to hire someone who I trained myself and had been in the office three years less. It was a lot of take in... A few good cries and some time away from the office has made me realize, life is not about a career. Life is about so much more. It is about family, friendships, and the experiences that make you smile. I have decided that I am going to continue working to the best of my ability at work, but focus more on what matters. My happiness..."

    AMEN. That really blows that your Employer screwed you over. I would NOT BE HAPPY if someone I had trained got it over me. :( BUT!!! Your attitude is definitely right here. I am glad that not getting the job helped you realize that your happiness and sanity is more important. I used to think I had to have the perfect career, but now I like my job, I like my coworkers, I do my job, and go home, and it's fine. Is it my career? No, but I am okay with accepting that. My family/friends is more important now.

    I am with you. I've really gotta buckle down and just do this. I'm actually thinking of deleting my spark page and starting fresh. I feel like I just need a clean slate. Will keep you updated if I decide to bite the bullet!

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    2074 days ago
  • MOMMA-MOOSE
    Hang in there! You are so right about focusing on what's most important - and that's not always career.
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    2092 days ago
  • MARYONAMISSION
    Yay! So happy you are back at it. I'd love us to be motivation/accountability buddies.
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    That totally sucks about the promotion but at least it led to you reevaluating and finding out your happiness is the most important thing to you and that's the sliver lining.
    Great goals too! Can't wait you to meet them, exceed them and surpass them!
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    P.S. Thanks for reminding me about my FitBit. I need to charge that sucker up!
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    2093 days ago
  • BLACK_CANARY19
    You so got this girl! I'm happy you're back on track and ready to Rock! Fall is my favorite season too and we are gonna have all those pounds fall away! :) emoticon
    2093 days ago
  • ALMOM68
    You CAN do it :)
    2093 days ago
  • SEAJESS
    emoticon One day at a time and you can always start over!
    2093 days ago
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