It sure has been a while! It sure has been a while and I can’t believe I haven’t caught anyone up on what’s going but it feels like there was so just many uncertainties that life started slipping through the cracks and motivation would be up and down. BUT, I’m here to say as of last week, I’m back to feeling like my old motivated self again and I couldn’t be happier. My energy is back up and last week I took it as a slow approach back into the 80/20. My workouts have been consistent but I just wasn’t feeling 100% as I’m sure many of you can agree with all the uncertainties through these times, sometimes we have our moments and that is totally okay and normal! At the end of the day, all that matters is if you get back up and get back on track to reach those goals!
Getting back into a somewhat normal fall routine was our biggest goal. We went back and forth on what we were going to do with school and we decided to send Mallorie full time and she has been doing great and she’s so happy to be back with her friends and teachers.
This week, I decided to start journaling. I have to. I need to get back to the basics of what makes me feel like the best version of myself. After a week with no alcohol, pretty good food choices, I feel like I’m on top of the world so with starting to journal and get back to basics, I can’t imagine where my energy will sky rocket to! And I always says it’s about balance, for sure but in this moment in life I need to get back to basics because I wasn’t really following any sort of meal plan or even tracking anything I was eating, and you know what that’s okay sometimes but I wasn’t feeling the best and that’s a strong indicator that you need to make a change for the better.
So, I’m officially 12 days into getting back to basics and 5 days into journaling. I’m feeling great. My workouts have been able to amp up with the extra energy I have. My sleep has been 95% better than it was and my motivation is back. I decided to give up alcohol for a month just to reset and cleanse my system. I’m officially 11 days in with that, and I plan to just take 30 days and reevaluate how I feel. I do enjoy my red wine and beers once in a while but it just felt like the right time to take it out as I am really honing in on my journaling for 12 weeks and with a new fall routine it just seems fitting. In the fitness and nutrition world it is definitely never a once size fits everyone approach and that’s why it’s so crucial to find a plan and life balance that works for you.
TM Fitness is off to a great first couple months and we can’t thank everyone enough for all of your support. It’s work(but fun) and busy but it’s so rewarding and we’re lucky to be able to help and guide so many of you.
The kiddos, Mallorie like I said is loving 1st grade and we’re lucky she is back at school with her friends and teachers. She really missed that aspect through all of this and we’re happy she is happy. She is definitely the big sister and tends to boss the other two around when they’re doing things they shouldn’t. She has a heart of gold and is still very much a daddy’s girl!
Makenzie is going to preschool two days a week and has always given us the hardest time. She is by far the strongest willed one and definitely makes us test our patience on a daily basis. She is definitely a mother hen as well as she always is playing with a baby or trying to take care of Tucker.
Tucker has really shown us his personality and he definitely is the most mischievous. He throws just about everything, he carries a stool around the kitchen and climbs on things he shouldn’t just to reach something he shouldn’t have and when you catch him, he throws it. He likes to growl at us. But he sure loves to give kisses and hugs. He’s a cuddler when he wants to be but is independent when he plays.
We have done a great job keeping the balance in life and the kiddos love coming to the gym and helping us out or playing.
It’s so hard to believe we are already coming up to the last three months of the year. I feel like March to August was basically blur. I’m sure a lot of you can relate! I hope everyone is enjoying fall so far. My goal is to blog once a week again and get back to sharing recipes, nutrition tips and more!! I’m planning to bring you along on my 12 week journaling process and I hope I can be of motivation to others to make healthier choices, exercise and be the best version of themselves. As always, it’s not always easy, but it’s so worth it!!
Have a great Friday, everyone!
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