Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Hello and welcome to my blog.

My name is Sara, but I go by Gypsy, and I am a 27 year old female who is looking for what I want out of life. I  am currently unemployed, trying to figure out what I want to do now that I lost the job that I volunteered 6 months for, only to get let go 5 weeks after making it onto the payroll. This shook my life up in more ways than one, because it was the job I had wanted to retire with. Seeing as that isn't going to happen anymore I need to figure out a new plan and a new goal for my life. This is where a blog comes into play, but I should probably explain that first.

After losing my job, I had the fortunate event of being able to go see Jillian Michaels for her Maximize Your Life Tour it was one of the best experiences of my life because it reminded me that I do matter. I took a lot from the show, and started to do some little things to get a general idea of where my life wanted to go. It has been a journey that I keep going back and forth on because part of me wonders.... does anyone really care about my life and my troubles?... Truth be told, probably not, but then I reminded myself that I am not doing this for other people but I am doing it for myself. There is of course a plus if I do end up having someone get the courage to fight for their dreams.

My journey to happiness has started with changing the way that I eat, as well as what I drink. I have started my journey to healthy eating using these list from Jillian Michaels. Now I know what some of you are thinking, I can't do this because it is way too expensive, but let me tell you it really isn't. I took my weekly grocery budget and was able to get TONS of healthy food, by cutting out processed foods, and now soda. I spent roughly $70 dollars on food, which I thought would only be enough to last me a week, I was mistaken as it has lasted me 2 weeks, so it can be done. Now, I know that many of you go into the stores and see the price of organic foods and get all worked up on the price. This is where the Dirty Dozen come into play. If you buy your organics based off of that list, you won't be spitting out a whole bunch of money on food. Now, I also buy all my dairy products natural as well. This is mainly due to the fact that I am allergic to pesticides and didn't know until I saw Jillian that those things can leak into dairy products.

By making these changes in my life I have started to feel better physically, which is a huge improvement for me. Not only have I been trying to eat healthier but I have been trying to move more as well, which hasn't gone so well for me. Despite the fact that I have increased the amount of water I drink, and stretch like I am supposed to, I get these killer migraines and get dizzy so for now I have stop exercise until I can speak with my doctor to know what is going on.

Speaking of water,

I hate water, I hate drinking it by itself I think it tastes horrible and I have tried everything. I have tried it with fruit, I have tried it warm, cold, I have done the filter and bottled water. You name it I have tried it so that I can drink more. In the end I got a lovely bottle from a P!nk concert and because I can't physically see how much water I have been taking in, I find that I am drinking more of it. I do on occasion add some Mio or Kool-Aid liquid to my water to get a bit of flavor because lets face it, being an avid soda drink does not make switching to just strict water all that easy. Mind you I still try and take in at least 30oz of plain water every day, because the dyes and artificial coloring in foods is not good for the Kidney's but lets face it things that actually taste good are going to be what I drink.

Now for a little bit about the direction I am going to be taking this blog, that is easy... I am going to talk about the things that I need to talk about so if you want to read this great, but if you don't want to it is not going to hurt my feelings. Most of the stuff that I will talk about in my blog will have a lot to do with the things that I am working on by listening to Jillian Michaels book 'Slim For Life''Unlimited', and her Podcasts. I will be referring back to her a lot because I admire what she has been able to accomplish and that she actually talks with her fans. That is right Jillian Michaels actually talks to the people who need her help. How do I know this? Because I have personally got replies from Jillian on Twitter, and I know she cares because when I went to her show and stood outside for her autograph, she knew who I was from the tweets she replied to. That to me is encouraging because it lets me know that she is human, and that people in the world do actually care.

I am not going to make any promises that I am going to make a post everyday or even once a week. I am going to use this blog as I need it and that is pretty much how this is going to go. I will also be using this blog to do 'homework' from Jillian's books so they may not always make sense. With that in mind I will do my best to label each entry so that way people know if it is a personal blog or homework.

So yes, that is what is going to happen here. I hope that I have people out there that get encouraged by what I am doing, and use it as a way to motivate themselves. I look forward to posting here more often, and I hope to have my blogged spruced up a bit as time goes by but for now this plain old blog will just have to do.

Take care of yourselves!


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