My Health Goals

Happy First Day of Spring! It was 61 degrees on my ride home from work in the late afternoon and it was a nice change of pace. I feel on cloud nine from this wonderful day outside. As I was contemplating what to blog about I realized that I don’t write about health or wellness on this blog. Usually I write about comics and books, video games and general posts about my life. Today I wanted to write something a little different and share my health goals.

*Side Note* I love my body. My body isn’t perfect, but I adore how I look. To some, this may sound vain, but it wasn’t until my 20’s where I felt at peace with my flaws. I struggled in high school with my body image (who doesn’t?) Now I feel calm looking at myself in the mirror and acknowledging that yes, those black skinny jeans look fabulous on me.

20% Body Fat.

Last time I had my body fat tested I was at 23.8%. This is not the same as losing weight. I don’t necessarily want to change the number on the scale, just modify how my body is composed. Gaining more muscle mass is always going to be a goal of mine because I want to lower the amount of body fat I have.

More Vegetables

I eat plenty of fruit in a day, but veggies? Not so much. I love red bell pepper, carrots, broccoli yet I don’t cook enough with veggies. I have a huge sweet tooth so sometimes vegetables aren’t appealing to me. I find that when I cook vegetables with olive oil and some pepper they’re good to eat. It’s difficult for me to eat veggies raw and if you can, good for you!

Yoga/Spiritual Exercise Once a Week

I have been slacking on yoga. My workout regime is about 3 days a week of cardio and 2 days of strength training. That leaves two days of active recovery. On one of those “days off” I want to add yoga or I want to attend a yoga class at my internship site. Yoga is extremely beneficial and I feel that I need to try harder to make this happen.

I’m at a good mindset where I can set these goals for myself without feeling insecure in my body. I’m grateful to have reached that place even though it took a while to get there. I would love to hear your health and wellness goals in the comments below.

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17 thoughts on “My Health Goals

    • I wish as a society we would be more positive when it comes to our bodies. It took me a while to be at peace with my body and now I’m really happy. I have more fat on my body, but man I love my body and what it does for me. I hope that you find acceptance with your body and if you want to try and lower your body fat, go for it. Realize that you’re a beautiful human being no matter what! 🙂

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      • Awwww, thanks. I’m more unhappy with the fact that I’m living unhealthily and that I need to move back into better choices. AND it’s frustrating when some of the body fat is due to medications -_-
        But, I definitely appreciate the kind words and the reminder. ❤ I wasn't trying to make my comment come off as negative. I was just meaning this used to be a goal that I was trying to achieve when I was pretty fit, and now, it's still an underlying goal, but it's not going to be the FIRST that I hit. (: BABY STEPS.

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      • For some reason it wouldn’t let me reply to your most recent reply, so I just clicked reply up here, SORRY.

        But yes, I’m trying to remember there’s a lot of different factors because sometimes your mind can get all muddy, especially with mental health in there, and discouraged when it’s not all working (I hope that made sense).

        I hope everything works well for you too! ❤

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  1. Maybe you should try a stir-fry for your veggie intake! If you make the sauce yourself, you can control the ingredients and make it healthy, but sweet and savory.
    I always tell myself to get back into yoga, too. I’m very reluctant to do the same things day in and day out. They begin to feel monotonous.

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  2. Sounds like you’re doing amazing! I definitely need to increase my exercise. I’m still waiting for warm temps around here, but I know it will get much easier to fit more in when the weather is nice and I can be outside enjoying it! Unfortunately, it’s snowing again as I type this! XD

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  3. I’ve slacked off with exercising for the past month ’cause I was dealing with a foot issue. But after it clears up, I’m definitely getting back on the yoga bandwagon. It looks like you have a great list of goals ahead. Best of luck! 😀

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