Operation Skinny Jeans: Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

No, I'm not crazy, and no, this post didn't get accidentally scheduled 6 months in advance.

I am starting over. I mean not starting over, I hate that term, but it's a brand new day. Every day is a fresh chance to make it a good one, and I figured that a new month could be twice as awesome! And since the year is half way over, why not start there :D

I let a lot of excuses get in the way of my dreams in the last 6 months. Which considering how FAR my dreams have taken me, even being held back, I am pretty happy.

But I need to stop holding myself back. I need to stop letting my fears take control of my life. So I have a new mantra. Live your truth unapologetically.

I am who I am. Take me or leave me, I am not perfect. I struggle. I am not a professional. And I am going to stop letting all of that hold me back. I have goals, real valid scary goals and I intend to achieve them. Will it take me 6 months? Maybe. Will it take me 2 years? Maybe. But will I do it? Heck yes.

I have realized that I got content. After losing 50 lbs, which is a LIFE CHANGING amount of weight, I got comfortable. I do love my body. I am comfortable in my body, so I stopped trying to improve it. But I realized that that comfort was really complacency. If I am being honest, I was pretty comfortable at 300 lbs. Comfortable because I didn't WANT to try to change it. But I don't want to be 240 lbs for the rest of my life. I am not truly comfortable here.

So today is a new day.

I am back to setting monthly goals. I know the importance of goals and I think I just got goal'd out for a little bit there. My goals this month are

1. Finish July weighing less than when I started. Progress is progress.
2. Move for 30 minutes every day. Period.
3. Drink Shakeology every day.
4. Plan my meals weekly and follow it mostly.
5. Drink 125 oz water daily.

I am going to start an instagram challenge today! If you wanna join, check out my instagram :D

Bring it on new year! I am gonna kick your ass! :D

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  1. I am going to join you for these goals!!! :)

    You can do it. 50 pounds is a HUGE accomplishment, congrats!

  2. Yay I love challenges! They keep me accountable and keep me motivated. I'm also doing the #noexcuses #75in31 challenge on IG, so this will go hand in hand.

  3. I loved this! Happy New Year! I feel like I did more in June than I have in YEARS..but I feel like it was a good set up to REALLY get going in July.

  4. Love these goals! So perfectly achievable! Good luck girl! I'm gonna check out your instagram post now :)

  5. Happy New Year Jess, you've got July in the bag!

  6. Go You! I am excited to take art in your Instagram challenge too.

  7. I love your first goal...weigh less at the end of the month than you did at the beginning. This way you aren't tied to a number or a slave to the scale! You are awesome!


  8. Love that you are choosing to start fresh when it's the right time for you! So excited to see how these next few months of targeted action change your life!

  9. I love all these goals :-) I really need to do this myself, the past month has not been good for me in terms of living a more healthy lifestyle. So I applaud starting a new year whenever you want! And I'm totally copying…. :-P


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