Updated: Jun 4, 2020
Have you ever felt like you don't know what you got yourself into? Do you get that feeling you may have just did something you may regret?
Yesterday was a tough day for me! Although, I had excitement about what I had begun for myself, there was those two burning questions in the back of my mind.
Seriously, what did I just do? Can I really do a blog and learn how to run a website all at the same time? With all of that, make social accounts to go along with it!
It started dawning on me, this is tough work. Maybe I should've slowed my role and not jumped all in with two feet! There is a lot of learning to do, a lot of things to get everything running.
But guys, listen!
Yes, I had these doubts! I still do, today, and guess what? I probably will tomorrow and the next day, and the day after that day!
It is so easy to have doubts as you are starting something new! The second something starts to get hard, it is easy to say "This isn't right for me".
If we do this with everything new we try and accomplish, where is that going to take you? It's going to take you down the path of feeling like a failure, and a high possibility that a year from now the "what if" question on the mind. "What if I would've tried a little harder?", "What if I didn't quit, and continued learning?"
Without taking the action steps I did, even with my fear and doubts, I would turn out just like the girl I talk about below.
No more! No more, was I going to stop something I wanted to achieve, just so I can regret it later.
No action steps towards your vision, determines your future regrets!
Don't let this be you!
That girl, I mention above... That girl was me. 2011, me!
You've heard me mention I have tried blogging before, on a couple different occasions. Like above, it was difficult, I didn't know what I was really doing, and I really did not give it a chance. I also, didn't put in the money to hold myself accountable. I know for sure, if I didn't take the buy my domain, I probably wouldn't be here today, writing this post!
So it was 2011, I attempted a blog, as you can see above. It wasn't anything I really knew about and from what I recall I do not think blogs were to big back then. However, I could be wrong, and maybe that's why I chose to go the blog route.
My boyfriend, (Now spouse) had told me about an old high school friend who started posting her weight loss journey online. She was doing awesome and lost a ton of weight. I don't know her personally, He is 12 years older than me. So his high school friends, I really have not met many.
Hearing of her journey and accomplishment I decided this is something I want to do.
I was unhappy with my weight, so chose to blog about it.
I can honestly say, I do not know where a lot of my positivity thought process came from back then.
The only book I would've picked up at this time was my college books. One book I recall, was one I read during my business communications class. It was called "Leadership and Self Deception" by
The Arbinger Institute. It is the book I live by to this day. It is the book, where my advice comes from for my sisters and friends. It has shaped me in knowing there is more perspectives than just mine. Again, I am not sure if this is where my positive attitudes 'born' from, but I have nothing else to relate to it. Maybe a person is just born with it(I do not agree with this, but that's a whole other blog post, for another time).
Back to the point.
2011, I decide I want to blog about weight loss, being the best you, positivity, kindness, and goals.
As you can see in the following photos, in order to accomplish this, I wanted to post challenges. Quote challenges to better my positivity, and kindness. Also, workout challenges to accomplish my own goals with weight loss.
This was my first ever attempt at a blog! I am not going to lie, I think it looked freaking awesome. I absolutely Love the direction I was going in! One thing I would do differently would be to follow the same quote for at least a week. Would be too hard to add on seven new habits in a week while keeping them all going!
Checkout that knowledge on muscles!!! What the?!?! Who was I back then? Although it is definitely true, cannot believe I actually knew that! I think I was working out at a local gym before starting this. Anyways, clearly I do not give myself enough credit!
I truly am struggling, thinking about had I continued. I will be honest here in saying my weight did not stay the same as I aged, nor did it go down, especially post second baby! Do not get me wrong, I am totally happy with who I am today, but you know... There is always that "what if?"
I guess that leads into my challenge of the quote to follow, below.
"Instead of wishing you were someone else, be proud of who you are, you never know whose been looking at you and wishing the could be you."
It's the first quote I had posted of my challenge. As well as, the only quote.
Nearly ten years later, and I can tell you I am happy with myself for sure. However, I do sometimes catch myself wishing, or wanting more of what someone else might have. Definitely a great quote, that I will have to start remembering!
Here is my one and only workout challenge I posted. Not going to lie, that seems ridiculously easy. Although, my next photo indicates it
wasn't. Haha. Must be why I only did the one workout.
I even included a progress report. As you can see my comments are from December of 2011. Can you imagine where I would be if I followed through with this blog? Not even the blog, just with the challenges for myself.
Fast forward to 2020. All the rage right now is motivational coaches, mindfulness, and health! You guys, what I am saying here... The whole point of this long post is DON'T STOP! If you have a vision for your life, or even just like me back then a plan. DO IT!
I do not have regrets, there is a reason I stopped and my life took the direction it did!
If I could go speak to my past self, I would most definitely tell her to keep going. However, that is not the way it works. Here I am today. Focusing on my present self, using the tools I have learned from my past.
Now I won't go into much detail about the blog I started in 2019, that'll have to be a post in itself. That one was not so much a personal blog but more so a business blog, I think? When I look at it, it was the 'lead up' to my business I want to open. Again, like 2011, it was an incomplete venture again.
I will leave you with that, and explain more next time around!
Guys, Keep in mind.. I am getting to the fun stuff! I am simply just filling you in, on how I got here today!
Tell me about you!
How did you get where you are today? What is something you may have quit or gave up on, and you often wonder where that hobby could've taken you? Do you still want to do it?