Hannah's Postpartum Adventures - Happy July 1st!
Photos on left are from June 1, 2019. Photos on right are from July 1, 2019.
Measurements: Since January 1, I have lost a total of 10.5 inches. Now I’m looking forward to adding some muscle and INCREASING some of those measurements. I'm really happy with how my upper body is looking and feeling stronger!
Happy July! I love July 1st because it’s the beginning of the second half of the year. It’s a great time to think about how the first half of 2019 went, and make adjustments if you need to, or keep on keeping on if you’re crushing it.
In my social media post late last week, I wrote about being human and how that means sometimes I don’t make the best decisions when it comes to taking care of myself and my own health. That’s hard to admit as a “professional” but it’s the truth. Just like you, I’m a wife, a mom, a chauffeur, a cook, a grocery getter, a boo boo kisser, a housekeeper, a small business owner, you get the idea. Sometimes fast is easier and that leads to poor decisions regarding nutrition, especially.
Instead of beating myself up about it, I sat down and put together a plan for myself to get back on track. Starting today, July 1st, the official midway point of the year. I chose a few areas to focus on that I felt like could make a big difference in how I’m feeling:
Nutrition: I’ve been a huge slacker in the last few weeks in this department. I need to get back on track as far as food prepping and making sure I’m putting things in my body that are good for it. Not things that I absolutely know are going to make me feel like garbage.
Moving more: I’ve been weight training and yoga-ing, but my daily movement in general has been down. I can feel it. When I make a point to be more active all day, throughout the day, instead of just during my workout, I feel SO MUCH better.
Personal Development: I love to spend a few minutes a day reading, journaling, to-do listing, just generally getting my head on straight. It only takes about 15-20 minutes, but I’ve been neglecting this too, and I can feel a giant difference. I’m committing to spend 20 minutes in the evening after the kiddos are in bed to sit down and take care of getting myself organized for the next day.
I challenge you to spend some time in the evening or first thing in the morning getting yourself prepared. Get a plan together. Figure out what you want to accomplish for the day and when and how you’re going to do that. Post to instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #ImpactGetsItDone and let us know what you are doing to make the second half of 2019 awesome!
Happy first day of the second half of the year! Hit that reset button, or keep on with your bad self, whichever you need to do today! Let me know how I can help you at firstname.lastname@example.org!