Losing weight and writing a book. These are two personal goals I really, really, need your help with in 2019.
Pourquoi? 1. Because I’m so sick of being overweight; and 2. Because I really, really want to write a book.
Specifically, I want to lose 40 pounds and more specifically, I want to write a book about the HER-story of postpartum depression, sort of a cross between a memoir and the history of postpartum depression/maternal mental illness.
I’ve been wanting to lose weight ever since I started gaining weight after the birth of my second daughter, four years ago, and I’ve been wanting to write a book for the past couple years after finally getting my shit together, mentally. (I think. I hope.)
But… I haven’t been able to accomplish either goal yet and I don’t know why. Perhaps the timing wasn’t right or perhaps I lacked the accountability and motivation.
So, going forward, in 2019, I’ve decided to provide myself with accountability by blogging about my pursuit of these two goals, in that, I mean I’m going to hold you, my readers, accountable for holding me accountable just by reading my blog and (hopefully) offering me some encouraging words and advice (as long as it doesn’t involve selling me a shake, workout program, or self-publishing package).
I’ve already got all I need to reach my goal of losing weight – a Fitbit, a treadmill, and some weights. I’m also a nutritionist and trained yoga instructor so I know about food and workout routines. All I’m lacking (and it’s a lot) is will power and consistency.
As for writing a book, well, I think I need a plan. I need a plan to get me from page one to page done. I’ll worry about how I’m going to publish it later. I’m a journalist so I’ve got the writing part down pat, except when it comes to writing a book. Articles and novels are two different beasts. I think. I don’t know. If I knew what I was doing, I guess I would have started already.
I guess what I’m saying is, I’m stuck.
Where the heck am I going to get will power, consistency, and a plan?
And so, now, over to you my fine feathered friends – what are your goals for 2019? How do you plan on achieving them?