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life/ bookish goals for oct

Posted October 1, 2017 by Hillary in monthly goals / 2 Comments

 Go  Back to Paleo


I have thought about this long and hard and I will admit that this was not an easy decision to come by. I wish there were an easier way of getting healthy and getting my weight under control, but there isn’t. I was at my healthiest three years ago when I went full on Paleo and lost almost90 pounds. I was soooo close to my goal then I fell off the proverbial bandwagon and never got back up…until now. Before I felt as if I didn’t have any support while doing this. This is not a Lifestyle you can do on your own. The cravings will be there, and in this great land of ours, we are surrounded by processed food and sugar and artificial stuff. I feel as If I now have support and proper motivation to keep at it this time until I die of hopefully a nice old age.

So many people that I know have gotten sick over the last year. So many friends and family members have received the diagnosis of Cancer, and it has shocked me into realizing that I do need to take better care of myself. I had quit smoking and left it at that, but I ate like crap, and yes I felt like crap. Which leads me to Young Living Essential Oils. The community that I have found there has been nothing but love and support. I know I can get all the way healthy with their help


Read for at least two hours every day


I have been doing good with this for the last few days. Most of the time. I still struggle to get back into the groove of reading every day after I finish my work instead of binging on Netflix. I got in the Netflix habit while I was depressed and let me tell you it is a HAAARD habit to break. LOL, SO MANY SHOWS. But there are also SO MANY BOOKS. I have seen so many books that I want to read, and it feels like a constant struggle between Netflix and books. I will have to find a happy medium.

 Be more active with Instagram

I have said this a million times, and it seems that this year is just flying by seriously. I blink and a new month is upon me. Anyone else feels this way? For Oct I am determined to be active on Instagram. I was hoping that I would have my iPhone 8plus sometime this month but nada. They won’t start shipping until Nov 3 ahhhhhhhhh…. So I will just use my fancy camera.


Go to the gym every day in OCT


When my depression descended upon me, I quit going to the gym and stopped paying my monthly dues, so I owed like an ALOT. I paid it off and had been going for the past few days. Kris Carr also recommends exercise, and I know I feel so much better when I do exercise. My focus is better, and my twice legs are still, and it aids in alleviating (along with my oils) my depression and anxiety. The thing about excessive is that you have to do it every day for a while for it to show its effects so hopefully by Nov I will be feeling super good.


Learn more about and experiment with essential oils


I recently bout some Young Living Oils and even though I was a skeptic before I have become a die-hard fan. I have only ever sampled what is in the starter kit, but it has been life-changing. I am agar to small more of what Young Living has to offer. I will be sure to keep y’all updated


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Life Goals for August 2017

Posted August 1, 2017 by Hillary in monthly goals / 2 Comments

 I like to make goals each month. Here are my goals for August 2007

Keep up With The Exercise

I have finally gotten back into the groove of exercising, and I want to keep it up. I am starting to feel good again, and I notice my productivity levels are going up. Which is good for a full-time blogger. People think blogging is easy, but it is not. It requires stamina. All jokes aside any endeavor where you are a one woman show requires stamina, and exercise increases your stamina so a huge plus.
It also helps with my anxiety and depression. I am hoping to stave off another depressive episode like I had the first six months of this year. My shrink says depression is helped by exercising and last year when I exercised for six months I felt goooooood! I am hoping to work my way back up to that.

Continue with Weight Watchers

I fell off the wagon with this one in the last half of July. Oops. I was doing well, but then I just got tired of tracking and didn’t go to meetings cause I did not want to face the scale.
I could whine about how it is a pain to track everything or I could suck it up and just do it. Whining has gotten me nowhere fast, so I am just going to suck it up and start tracking. That seems to be my biggest downfall with any diet I have tried. I track and lose weight then I get tired of tracking guessed it.I either stall or gain weight. I would rather LOSE weight, and I know what I have to do to lose it, and that includes tracking what I eat in the Weight Watchers app. It is really easy. I am just lazy sometimes. I gotta develop discipline in some things. I got a LOT discipline in some areas and not so good discipline in other others. Gotta work on that! And I am paying for it so it just makes sense that I would use the program to its fullest capabilities.

Get Back Into Reading

I haven’t read much this month. It seems I have been slogging away with Tools of Titans forever and ever. That is one long ass book. I am almost done with it though so I have high hopes for August will be a great reading month. I have a HUGE problem with DNFing a book and Tools of Titans is a good book I just feel like I have been reading it forever and ever and I dunno.. I am not motivated to pick it up, and I have it in my head that I CAN’T read another book until I finish Tools Of Titans. Sounds stupid when I write that down. I am a sucker for self-help books, and I keep hoping that I will come across some magical new program in it but I seem to be really on top of the online tech stuff cause I have heard of and in most cases tried every program they mention in the book. I am almost done with it anyway though, can’t quit now.

Beyond The Pages

I am starting a new feature. I read so many self-help books, and I want to start to keep track of the things I read I try and implement them. I want to change this and actually, try and apply what I read. I have every intention of doing so when I read a book but then it just gets forgotten, and that is a shame for a New Age Self help junkie like me. So I have made a list of things that I want to try and implement.
I was trying to think of a name for this feature, and for the longest time I couldn’t think of one then Beyond the Pages jumped into my head on the treadmill yesterday morning, and I thought it was perfect. See Exercise IS good for something! I seem to get all my best ideas in the gym. First book up is Unfu@k Your Habitat. I will explain how I got my apartment in order in the Unfu*k Your Habitat style.


Start my booksagram

I have meant to do this all year, but yeah I got hit with a wallop of a depressive episode. Now that I am all better I am going to dig out my fancy camera and tackle Photoshop and do some books a gram posts. I know it may not look as pretty as some as I am just starting out but with practice comes progress Right? Or something like that. I enjoy seeing other peoples Booksagram, and I can only hope that mine will be half as good as some of the accounts that I see. Maybe I will take a photography course and a Photoshop course I LOVE courses can help you tell?

Cook More

I have come to face the fact that my dining out habits are getting in the way of my weight loss efforts. Restaurant foods are fattening and ridiculously high in points. There have been many times where I THOUGHT I was doing well in picking a low point food but nope. I took a good hard look at what I usually eat and well as I like to say…This is why I am fat…I am so good at the self-deprecating humor at times…but honestly, it is true. I mean eating out once in a while is ok but for me who does it almost every day, it is not good to my health AND weight loss efforts. I have had to go to the ER TWICE last month cause I passed out and my friends all thought I had died and called the ambulance. It turns out my blood sugar had dropped, and the DR told me I needed to change my eating habits and get my weight under control. I can cook somewhat, but I am going to practice and hopefully get good at it.