Welcome November

October 30th 2020, I’m shifting my intentions and moving into a new phase with weight loss.

In October I did lose 5.5 pounds, which isn’t much, but it’s a start.

However, in October, I came to some new understanding in my spiritual life and with my destiny, which in turn brought me to a new level of surrender on weight loss.

My guides and I crafted a pact that lasts seven months from today.

7 months/30 weeks/210 days – just to cover all the bases.

I can do this, hardcore focus for 7 months, and I am entirely blessed to have all the heavens behind me on this. Starting with clearing the decks for me with responsibility, providing for our needs, and add to that, Amy and my kids who are behind me a million percent. Amy’s even going to do all the cooking for the next seven months so I can get this done once and for all.

We’re focused on workouts and fitness, in large part because of my age. My body is slowing down, taking longer to recover, all the things. My guides want me to stay strong and fit into my later years. It’s imperative! So the plan is to get as strong and flexible as I can, and to build my stamina to a new high.

Reality being what it is, I can’t do much right now physically… and I keep getting distracted by work.

So we’re starting slow.

A few images from today’s walk.

I have to disengage from work obsession, and I have to just get moving.

The plan is one walk of at least 1000 steps a day for the first week. Next week we’ll double it. Week after that we’ll triple it, then the last week of November, we hope to have quadrupled it. 4 walks of 4 thousand steps each day by the end of the month, putting me at a total step count of 16k.

These do not have to be fast paced walks.

In fact, I believe Amy is referring to them as “turtle walks”

But I’m not bitter.

In December, we’re going to drop the walks back to one a day, but add in longer yoga, weight lifting, and different cardio. But I’ll figure that all out when we get to it. Let’s just see how November goes.

As for getting distracted constantly by work… they’ve put a moratorium on work for the duration. Replacing it with the Sims 4 and blogging about the game, which you can find on my personal page for this journey.

Sims 4 and the blogging will tick all the boxes of things that drag my focus off weight loss. Weight loss bores me, but since I’ve never played Sims 4, I’ll have to learn everything, keeping my mind busy. Then the story aspect of the game will grab the need I have for being creative. Lastly, by blogging about it, that will soothe my need to connect and be social.

I’m going to be allowed to continue writing Trapped by the Mouse, but not until I get a firm handle on the weight loss/fitness journey. I’m thinking that may not be until the new year, but I’ll be putting the full first book up soon, there just won’t be anything after that for a bit.

I know how crazy I sound, but I’m writing this blog for me, to chart this journey. I don’t expect it to make any sense to anyone else, but I’ve tried doing this the way everyone wants you to do weight loss, and I can’t. I’ve proven that time and again.

Yet, I know this is my destiny to lose this weight.

So this time, I’m doing it bold, and I’m doing it my way.

I think the best advice my guides have given me for this month is to take each day in a box and don’t transfer success or fails from one day to the next. Each day has a plan, just stay in it and check off what’s done, then put it away and start again tomorrow.

I think that’s the best any of us can do.

Samantha

Romantic and magical, Samantha lives with deep faith in the shadow of Magic Kingdom and believes destiny can never be outrun. πŸ’œβ™ΎπŸ•‰ -11 11- πŸ•‰β™ΎπŸ’œ

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