Happy Body, Happy Abby

For me, 2015 is all about happiness. This year I want to work on making changes in my life in order to work towards living each day with a smile on my face and joy in my heart. I want to be more confident, more adventurous, and braver in my every day life. But, at the root of all of this, I have realized I need to take better care of my body. I need to take care of myself in order to have a happy, healthy body able to do the things I love.

I have never really been happy with my body. I quit playing volleyball my sophomore year, and ever since then I really let myself go. I made no effort whatsoever to stay active, and I think going from working out six times a week to zero really threw my body for a loop. Add my massive sweet tooth into the equation and you can imagine the results. I’m not fat, but I am not happy with how I look or feel and I know my body isn’t either. I don’t take care of my body the way I should, and that needs to change.

About twice a year I get randomly motivated to try and get in shape. I spend two weeks watching what I eat and making meager attempts to go to the gym, but it always ends the same way: failure. I need to keep myself accountable, and I think posting about my progress and really putting my goals out there for other people to see will help me be more successful. I would love it if y’all would help keep me on track. Having others to keep me accountable and focused on my goals would be a huge help, so if you’re ever feeling inspired to write a quick “Hey Abby, what have you done to make your body happy today?” on one of my posts or something like that, I would appreciate it more than you could imagine! On that note, if anyone else is trying to live a happier, healthier life this year (however that may look for you) let me know! I would love to have an accountability partner to help motivate and become friends with!

I’m not quite sure how I plan on making these changes, but I know they need to happen. My first step is research and goal setting. If any of you guys have a favorite fitness blog or tips from personal experience, please share then with me! I’m going to need all the help I can get. I can’t wait to continue to update y’all on my progress and let you know some specific goals for this journey!

P.S. This does not mean this will become a fitness blog. You just might see an occasional post about it!

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