Where to begin?

I sit here, staring at the page, bewildered [https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/bewildered/]. I have no idea what to write.

I keep hoping that inspiration will find me again. Emotionally, this past week was a rollercoaster. The dust is finally beginning to settle, and as I (figuratively) peer into the ruins, I am faced with the reality of reconstruction. This should be an exciting time for me, and I plan to make the most of it, but where do I begin?

The only answer seems to be “everywhere at once”. However, knowing that I’ll be rebuilding EVERYTHING is daunting. Sometimes, it feels nearly defeating. I realize, with my personality, I need to break down the long run into smaller short-term goals. Something manageable as to not overwhelm myself…so, where to begin?

Perhaps a list!? After all, I do love list-making. Maybe a to-do list? Or a dream board? Or both! At this point, it feels like ANYTHING would be an accomplishment.

Here it goes; my February goals:

*write a new blog at least twice a week.

*pay off one credit card.

*lose 5 pounds.

*go to the gym at least 3 days a week.

There, 4 small obtainable goals for the next 4 weeks (well, 3 weeks). And now that I’ve shared my goals, I suppose I’ll have to stick to them. At last! Inspiration!

Starting progress: N/A.

Since my break-up I have yet to return to the gym. So that gives me the next 4 days to go at LEAST 3 times. Do-able. Credit=we don’t need to get into that. Needless to say, I have bills. Setting an extra $300 aside by the end of the month should accomplish goal #2. Like I said, manageable (as long as I take a break from my retail therapist). Lose 5 pounds: Currently, I weigh in at about 254 pounds. Despite gaining back a portion of the weight lost (one too many sessions with Ben and Jerry post break-up), I’m happy to say I didn’t ruin ALL of the progress made thus far. I’m still down 11 pounds from the beginning of the year, so that’s good. Losing the 5 pounds I gained back will be an added bonus.

They say “slow and steady wins the race”. At least now, while I wait for my next big inspiration, I have a couple small goals to keep me going.

My “inspiration” today is this, my blog and my followers. It’s not easy transforming yourself. You have to be willing to put in time and effort in order to make any real changes. I just want to say good luck to anyone else out there who finds themselves on the same journey. Message me below and we’ll journey together!

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  1. Well Kelly, you and I both need a redo on certain aspects of our lives. The hardest part is staying true to the plan, but I think with support from friends and family, we will absolutely achieve our goals. You are doing it the proper way…reasonable attainable goals so you don’t get discouraged. Your blog is helping me feel like I’m not only one struggling to find/rebuild themselves. At 46, it’s going to be harder, but I’m ready. Change most certainly needs to happen and now neither one of us has anything holding us back. No excuses, right?

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