I don’t know about any of you perfect people out there but I STRUGGLE WITH CONSISTENCY. No matter what I’m trying to be consistent in, I usually fail. Just being honest. Whether it be eating right, exercising, cleaning schedule, work schedule so on and so on…. I JUST CANNOT DO IT!!!! But in true Neesh fashion, I’m here to tell you how I intend to change this in 2018!!
But first…a backstory:
So last year I was supposed to be on a health kick, like every other person in America. I went hard for the first few weeks or so meal prepping, making my shakes, exercising etc. but then per usual I fell off of the wagon. I kept exercising but my meals and alcohol intake began increasing so I was basically undoing all of my workouts and I started
noticing that the body I worked for was leaving so naturally I jumped back on the exercise train…then fell off again. Rinse and repeat.
I usually don’t make new years resolutions but this year I decided to dedicate at least the 1st 6 months of the year to getting fine, mainly my 30th bday is in July, but I also want to live a healthier life. Now making the plan is never hard. All you have to do is write
a goal down. Sketch out a plan and BAM!!! Im set! I’ll be skinny in July, right?
WRONG!!!! (but y’all knew that already)
The hardest part is executing said plan. So of course I already had this all planned out because I’ve successfully stuck to my fitness goal numerous times before*inert sarcastic tone*. I’m going to eat right, cut out liquor (yikes!), no fast food and get it in at the gym! However, this time I added God to the equation.
My church (Hope City) does a fast at the beginning of the year starting in the second week of oJanuary because my pastor realizes that we’re human and have to warm up to the new year before we can make any changes. We do 21 days of fasting and prayer fasting what ever you choose and praying for God to give you strength and see the desires of your heart. I can tell you guys right now, even though I’m only a week in, that God was the missing part to my plan.
I’m fasting from alcohol and fast food and that might seem small to some of you but I was finding myself doing a little too much drinking and also noticing that I didn’t think I could have fun unless I poured up before hand and that concerned me.
Also, alcohol does nothing to aid in weight loss so giving it up was basically a two for one.
I haven’t reached the end yet so I cannot tell you what my outcome is but stay tuned because I will definitely be back to share my progress with this fast and my struggle with consistency. My goal is to make it through these 21 days with no slip ups!!
I know many other people out there fasting or just trying to do something different in their life. Don’t worry…We got this!!!