MIDLIFE

Weight Loss Update

Weight Loss Update

Time for a weight loss update!!!

POUNDS LOST
As of today I have lost a total of 5 pounds. I have many more to go, but as long as I can keep loosing every week, then I am on the right track. I have changed my eating habits in many ways, but still need to continue to improve in the things I need to say NO to! 

EXERCISE
As for working out, I do that every day on the Total Gym. I started doing the 6 day 6-8 minute workout that gives you something different to do every day as to help ease the monotony of doing the same thing every day as that gets old and makes me loose interest in what I’m doing.

SUCCESS
I feel like I’m on the road to success as long as I keep my long-term goals in mind and continue to strive to do what I know is best for me physically and mentally.

 

 

My Weight Loss & Mental Health Journey Begins

My Weight Loss & Mental Health Journey Begins

I finally decided to get two of the most important aspects of my life in order, my weight and my mental health. For several years my weight has gone up and down and so have my moods. I have searched for a doctor several times to help with the mental issues, but never could find someone who would take me serious when I said I had problems. Thank God, my doctor in Texas took me serious and has begun a regiment that will help me mentally get my life together.

MENTAL HEALTH

Along with getting my mental health together, I have decided to start working on my weight issues as well. If I’m going to be healthy, I need to be healthy in all areas of my well-being. In the last 3 years I have added 40 pounds to my body and not only do I have to lose those forty, but I need to lose a lot more. I know it will be a total life change in what I eat, what I do and how I look at myself for this change to really work.

TOTAL GYM

We bought a Total Gym, so we could workout at home as we know from previous experience that going to a gym will not work out for us. I have been doing the Total Gym now for two weeks and I’m down 2 pounds. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but for me to stay upbeat and want to continue I must see some type or progress no matter how small or big.

In addition to using the Total Gym I am walking, but need to increase that more and more every day to have even more success in this process.

PROGRESS

My plan is to post about my progress even when things might not be going in my favor. I’m the type of person that must hold myself accountable and I need others to hold me accountable as well. That helps to keep me on track.

The way I look at this is I have nothing to lose, but a hell of a lot to gain on this journey.

My Journey to Becoming a Virtual Assistant (VA)

My Journey to Becoming a Virtual Assistant (VA)

A few months back I was working a full-time job for a company that I won’t name doing a job that I hated. It was at that point I decided I needed to work for myself. Most people ask, “why would you want to work for yourself?” and I have to say, “so I can be in control of my life.” Of course, we all know that your only in control to a point and then it’s the people you work with that have a certain amount of control over you.

In my lifetime, I have had several job titles and learned many tasks that I am now wanting to use as I make myself available as a Virtual Assistant. What is a Virtual Assistant, aka VA? A VA is a person who assist small businesses, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, etc. doing administrative tasks, website creation and maintenance, social media platforms, bookkeeping and any other tasks that an administrative assistant, personal assistant or executive assistant could do in an office, but when done by a VA, it is done from their home office via online.

I get to set my own hours, which are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (CST) Monday through Friday. I get to decide who I work WITH, not who I work for, but who I work WITH as I am your equal. I am an independent contractor, so I don’t work for you. You do not have to pay me any benefits and give me holiday or vacation pay.

I will give you a FREE hour for every 10-hour Retainer Package that you lock in. Packages are available for 10, 20 and 30 hours per month. In addition, you can purchase time by the hour. If you need more time per month, I will prepare a proposal for such. Please contact me directly for more information at my business email: freedomvirtualmanagement@gmail.com.

 

Adjusting to the Big 5-0 has Not Been an Easy Road

Adjusting to the Big 5-0 has Not Been an Easy Road

I always thought turning 50 would mean that I had finally hit a momentous occasion and would have really accomplished something in my life. However, when 50 came rolling down the road, it hit me like a ton of bricks that no one cared but me. There was no big celebration, no cake, no candles, no nothing except for the Facebook friends who said Happy Birthday and a couple of calls from family members.

After a few days of it sinking in that I was now of a certain age, it was time to take matters into my own hands and figure out where I wanted my life to go from here. I’ve had an empty nest for almost ten years and for the last two years my husband and I have traveled the eastern United States. So now where do I go and what do I do with myself?

To be honest, these past few months have been very depressing and I have felt that my life had no meaning. It was not until recently that I knew I needed to make some changes and get my crap together and get back to the fun loving, outgoing, energetic human being I use to be.

I know I’ve lived with a lot of guilt and grief over the last ten years and it’s been hard to put all that aside and move on with my life. My guilt involves my children and my grief involves my late husband. I have read many books, articles and blog posts by Carole Brody Fleet who was widowed at an early age and have gotten a lot of inspiration from her. I know deep down that I have what it takes to get my life back on track as I done that back in 2009 and 2013 and now it’s time I got my stuff together again and put my life back together, quit being depressed all the time and enjoy the time that I have because I’m still very much alive and I have a lot to be thankful for. 

I have three beautiful children, a step-son, their spouses and eight adorable grandchildren that I should be doting on as much as possible all while enjoying my life with my wonderful husband. This past year has been harder on him medically than me, but we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak and we are looking forward to him being 100% recuperated soon.

I am taking the necessary steps to get my life back on track by getting medical help for problems that need to be addressed and starting an exercise regimen that will help me to not only loose some much-needed weight, but will also help me to feel better in the long term. I can already tell a difference over the last 10 days that this has been going on and I look forward to continually getting healthier.

Just because I’ve hit the big 5-0, it doesn’t mean my life is over. My life will always be whatever I make of it and I’m not ready to roll over dead just yet so look out world because I am coming back with a vengeance and I will get my life back on track and will succeed at whatever I put my mind to.