It’s a chilly 73° and rainy this morning.  It feels good!  I would have liked nothing better than to curl up next to Puppy and read a book all day.  But alas, the World Awaits!!

The Jyllicious™ Academy of Spiritual Growth enrollment period is closing tonight at 11:59 pm.  If you have been wanting a Mentor it is a steal at $39 per month (I used to pay $100 per hour for my Mentor)!

I’m back on my exercise and health kick.  You know that feeling when you look in the mirror and are disgusted with your body (or part of your body)?  That’s been me the last couple months.  My bugaboo is my belly.  I know I could blame it on being 48 and metabolism slowing down and perimenopausal symptoms kicking in, but the truth is it is good to exercise, period.

You know that feeling when you look in the mirror and are disgusted with your body (or part of your body) and decide “TODAY is THE DAY I DO SOMETHING”?  That was me last week.

So, I asked myself “What could I do to get back into the routine of exercising that feels manageable and doable?  What would it look like?”

I decided to do a little bit each day.  Baby Steps.

I did some abs and planks.

The next day I did some abs and planks and lifted weights.  I’m talking 10 reps, nothing major.

The next day I did abs with weights and squats with weights.

I think I skipped some days.  I didn’t beat myself up.

Yesterday I swam/snorkeled.

Today I started a 30-day Lose Belly Fat Challenge.  It took me 7-minutes to do the routine (because I skipped some of the rest periods).

I’m getting back into the routine.  I’m feeling accomplished.  I’m making progress.  I can feel my muscles toning up.  I can see my abs again (well a couple of them! HA).

Yesterday I started thinking about my eating habits.  I’ve always been a good/healthy eater.  My friend was talking about people who were vegan and vegetarian.  I pondered what that might look like to eat less meat and more lentils and beans.  I have those items on my kitchen shelf and have cooked them before.  Once.  Why did I stop?  I could easily cook them again.

Here is how to create a new habit:

  • Start where you are.
  • Make small commitments.
  • Take Action.
  • Continue taking Action.

You can always make adjustments as you go.

We make it so much harder than it has to be.  Make a decision and take a baby step.  That’s it.  ROAR!

What have you been holding off starting?
What have you started but gotten stuck?  What could be your next step?

If you need help figuring out what your Baby Steps could look like, reply back and ask for some clarity!

Here’s to your Roar!
Jyll

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