Hi Bellaz’ Babes !
Welcome back to our Korner. Today we want to talk about setting up goals and following through.
Many people say that sometimes in life the hardest thing is to start, take the leap of faith and trust the process. That is true to a certain extent. Once you start, you must find the energy to keep going and that can prove to be even harder.
One of my main goals for the end of 2018 and the rest of my life, was to be healthy, physically, mentally and spiritually. I was going to start back eating healthy, exercising and meditating because the mind is just as important as the body.
In June 2018, I started back cycling and exercising every day. I also discovered the Keto diet on YouTube. I did my research, I was very excited about it and decided to give it a try. Right away, it was very easy and I saw amazing results. Unfortunately, one of the things that I forgot about myself is that I have a love/hate relationship with food and at times I forget to eat. Lol. No big deal you say, well on the Keto diet, once you adapt, you are rarely hungry (at least I was not) so I would go entire days without eating and not remember it. As 1+1 equals 2, the lack of food intake and the poor nutrition, as I was mainly only drinking bulletproof coffee, affected my health and I had to stop the diet only 2 months in and 30 lbs. down. I was annoyed and disappointed in myself as I ruined one thing that was working and was making me feel so great. My mood was so much better, I looked better, I felt better and I was happy. And since I don’t do anything half way, I stopped STOPPED. I quickly went back to worse habits than I started with, I was depressed so I ate to feel better. I was eating so I was more depressed because I looked worse, and I stopped working out because I just didn’t feel like it, it is a vicious cycle.
“Living is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep pedaling.”
What does that story have today with today’s topic? I had a dream of looking my best and feeling my best (I was trying to live my best life honey!). I started, and when the first obstacle presented itself, I stopped, so I fell off the bike!
You see, in life, we can start a million projects, and only see one all the way though. Without the right support system, methodology and mindset, we cannot keep moving forward. On a bike, the only way to keep moving forward, is to get back on the bike when you fall and remember next time to not stop pedaling or you will fall again. But if you do fall, just get back up and try again. So, no matter what your dream/goal is once you start you should always believe in yourself, only keep in your corner people that have a something to add to your journey and motivate you, never stop mastering your art, and join support groups. The most important thing to remember, you need to write things down: Successes, failures, obstacles, solutions, ideas, because putting them on paper make them a little realer and reminds you how far you have come. It’s OK if you plan changes along the way, but writing down your vision, even if you don’t know what the next steps are, helps you visualize what the end game is and why you started.
So how does that translate to me? I am getting back on the Keto diet (a more sustainable version for me), starting meditation, and going back to the gym next week. I am very excited to be back on my bike and this time I will pedal slow and steady, to be able to maintain the pace. I hope that whatever your bike is, if you fell off, you find the strength to get back on and try again, and again.
I hope you enjoy these blogs and please feel free to comment and give suggestions on next topics.
PS: Let me know if you are interested in my Keto starter checklist or even reading about my new Journey, I will be happy to share it with you.
Always remember to be remain humble and keep pushing until you make it, and the some more.
Be Bold, Be YOUnique and Be BeYOUtiful!