So, my blog has been seriously neglected in the past two months, as I have stated before. This is stopping right now! I’m realizing now that I want to make this blog much more personal, so to speak, and make it more “LeeshaLand” and less specifically about makeup. For the longest time I have always thought that xSparkage needed to be solely about makeup and beauty and blahbalh, but I’m seeing now that it shouldn’t be. It should involve all aspects of the things I love (but of course, the main focus should still be beauty!) I thought we could start that by talking about something that I am trying to get back into- fitness!
Last month, when I bought myself some douchey gloves so I don’t get blisters when lifting. Hi-ya!
Earlier this year I was doing a little weekly post called Healthy Beauty, and I know there were some of you that really enjoyed that. I did too, as it really helped me keep on track and feel like I wasn’t alone in trying to become healthy and fit. I’ve definitely fell off the tracks as of late with being healthy- moving home and seeing to many old friends and such has definitely had me backtrack on weightless and healthy eating/living.
The infant-sized protein powder I have.. Cookies & Cream! :) (This photo is from exactly one month ago today, and I’m wearing the same shirt AND bra right now. freaky?)
I had somewhat of an epiphany last night- i was snacking on something out of boredom, not hunger, and my friend called and basically TOLD me i was going to the gym with her. A good part of my brain was nagging “its 10pm! you’re tired! tomorrow!” but i told that part of my brain to suck it and went to the gym, literally kicked my ass- ran harder than i can remember ever running, did more sit-ups than I’ve ever done, and really pushed myself with weight lifting.
I left feeling exhausted but excited. I woke up this morning ready to change my eating habits for the better, get back into writing down what I eat, and most importantly feeling better. More than once this week I’ve been bored at night and just ate for the sake of something to do, and went to bed feeling really grossly full and mad at myself, and just that one gym session has totally changed my outlook on things and has me ready to get back on track. I love when that happens!
My plan this week is to search the interwebs (ie-pinterest) for some awesome healthy recipes and get my crap together. I am the master procrastinator in all things in my life, and I’m over it. I need to start waking up early, wanting to exercise, wanting to eat right, and then I know my energy will skyrocket, my attention span will actually exist, and my productivity and mood will just be amazing. I’m done complaining to myself about how i look, feel, and act, and I’m about to DO something about it.
“Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to it’s power.“
Thanks for listening :) I’ll get back on healthy beauty posts ASAP! I’ve got to think of some other fun topics I can post about.. I guess it can be just about anything really, huh? Kitties! Clothes! Food! haha Let me know if you have any good post ideas :)