New Year, New Strategy

Happy New Year, folks! I can’t believe it’s 2020 already! I remember the days when everyone was is panic mode because Y2K was on its way. Then 2012 was looming, and everyone thought the Mayans had predicted the end of the world. Look where we are now!

This year, I’m hitting the reset button. I’m going to change my weight loss strategy, and I’m going to stick with it. I’ve been browsing around on Pinterest and have found a few home exercise routines I may try. Gyms can be expensive and introverts like me don’t generally do well in front of other people. With a home exercise routine I not only save money on a gym membership, but I also can do it at any time of the day.

My next plan of attack is to really hone in on the eating habits. I’ve let them lapse and need to get back into cooking healthy meals. Life is so simple when you can just run through a drive-thru and pick up some instant happy, but that doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Once a week used to be my thing. Eating out was a treat, and I’d like to make it that way again.

My third plan of attack is on the supplement level. I’m taking vitamins, but now I’ve added a supplement to help with joints, and I’ve added a supplement that aids in the weight loss journey. That particular supplement is called Riduzone. It’s expensive, but it’s natural and it helps the cravings. I notice that when I take it, I definitely don’t eat as much. The joint supplement I picked up at the local GNC. The name escapes me at the moment, but it really has helped my hip pain. I don’t know if I’ll stay on these particular supplements this year, but I’m willing to give it a try.

My goal weight is 135 pounds. That’s approximately 60 pounds that I need to shed this year. I know there are a lot of people who need to lose less or more, but this is my personal obstacle. Weight loss really is a battle of the mind and of the will.

My next goal this year to to grow spiritually. As a Christian, I’ve really lapsed on the church thing. I think I can count on one hand how many times I attended church last year. I’m still doing my personal devotions, but I need to connect with other believers. Having that connection is like having a free support team. We can lift each other up, call each other out when we’re wrong, and pray for each other for needs and during difficult times. If you don’t have a church, I’d encourage you to find one. I’m not saying jump in and sign up for every class or event they have. I’m just saying show up with an open heart for what God may be trying to say to you. I’d also encourage you to grab a Bible and read through it this year, or find a devotional book and follow along with it. Spiritual growth is good for the soul and the mind.

Well, that’s my plan for this year. Feel free to follow along with me on this journey. I may or may not reach my goal at the end of the year, but at least I’m trying! With God’s help, I’m going to make it. Until next time, stay healthy my friends!

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