Be Better Than Yesterday

Monday, January 4, 2016

I said this last year, and I'll say it again.

We don't need to make a resolution. We've got 365 of them. Be better than yesterday.

I just re-read my blog post from January 2, 2015 - and as I read the post, I noticed I have the same goals aligned for myself for 2016 - to become the happiest and healthiest Amanda possible taking baby steps each and every day. 

These posts get a bit exhausting though as I feel like I am writing and re-writing the same thoughts and posts over and over again. Telling myself to not give up, stay active, eat healthy, motivate others, be a better self.

The problem is, I always give up at some point. I got gutsy on September 4, 2013 and had an amazing health journey until February 2015 losing 35 pounds. I than fell off the wagon, gaining lots of weight back and got my ish together in October 2015 with the 21 Day Fix. October and November I FELT AMAZING, probably the best I have EVER felt. Then December came, I lost focus and after stepping on the scale this morning, I gained back nearly half the weight I lost during my first two rounds of the Fix. I knew I was being bad and my body could feel it as well. Funny how food can make you feel like such garbage or it can make you feel like a million bucks.

I am tired of giving up and starting over again...I am tired of taking two steps forward, than taking one step back... sometimes in life I feel like I can relate to an addict -- they take two steps forward and relapse on drug of choice and for me, I do the same, I relapse on my drug of choice - FOOD. I know a milkshake here and an order of fries there won't be the be all end all, but bad habits quickly come back if you start to lose control. 

So again in 2016, I want to be better than yesterday. It's all about baby steps of making a better, happier, healthier Amanda. 

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