my own personal balancing act.

March 7, 2014

Sometimes, I feel like that's me.  Desperately trying to balance everything in life.  My weight loss has slowed down because I can eat a much wider variety of food and I'm slowly introducing more things back into my diet that shouldn't necessarily be there, like bread.  (God I love bread!)

And going to the gym.  I know I need to do that.  I know I need to keep working out, taking classes, trying new things, and keep my body moving to lose weight and reshape myself.  But after work, I'm tired.  And knowing that I have school work to do makes it even harder to be motivated to go to a class at the gym from 6:30-7:30.  By the time I finish the class/workout, get home and settled down, it's already almost 8:00 and I have to start school work.

And planning the wedding.  We still have so many things to get done before the wedding, and we're six and a half months out.  I know that sounds like plenty of time, but it's going so fast and I'm starting to get overwhelmed.

And then there is blogging.  I had a lifestyle blog once and never really found my voice with it.  I was mostly doing giveaways or sponsorship's to gain more readers, when in reality I didn't have that much interesting material to write with.  I love this blog.  I love documenting every part of my weight loss and I love the feedback I get from people.  But that little lifestyle blogger, as small as she may be, is itching to come back out.  So I am going to get a new layout from Rekita and possibly start doing a little more normal lifestyle stuff.  I'm torn.  As you can tell from my previous complaints, I don't have a lot of time.  But I love this blog, and I love my readers (that sounds weird) and for once I just feel like me when I write.  And that means something to me.  Not forcing myself to find interesting material is a really freeing sensation, and I like that.  But sometimes I want to talk about makeup.  Or hair products.  Or do a fun link-up that has nothing to do with weight loss.  Plus, eventually I am going to reach my goal weight.  I can't talk about Zumba or Yoga or my diet for the rest of my life, right?

We'll see.  I'm still thinking it all over.  Being an adult is hard.  Having a hectic schedule is often frustrating.  But at the end of the day, I'm so blessed, and can you really ask for more than that?


  1. Just remember, you've got this. That one quote that's been floating around Pinterest "You've got as many hours in the day as Beyonce". It's the truth. You can get everything done, because you're determined. Sometimes the very last thing I want to do everyday is go work out, but I do and I'm always glad I after I've done it. Everyone deserves to do one thing every day for themselves. Let that one thing be working out. <3

  2. I couldn't agree more with Allie. Last night I was so tired and had worked so long and just really wanted to go home and stuff my face instead of working out, but I went to the gym and I felt great afterwards and it even spilled over into today! It's a great way to destress and let myself just go and have time to myself. Let that be you with working out...just let it be the one time you get to yourself to just destress and sweat it out!

  3. First of all, this is your blog. You write about whatever the hell you want to write about! If you want to talk make up or clothes sometimes, then do it! Your blog name is hunger and happiness. Doesn't the every day life things make you happy?

    Secondly, life can be overwhelming sometimes in general. Maybe look at your work outs as a way to blow of stress and you will see it as a total necessity in order to have a clear mind for all the other things going on in your life? I have to wake up extra early to fit in my work outs Monday-Friday, I have zero time or energy when I come home at like 6:30-7:00 pm and I know that. I cant make an excuse at 4:30 am though.

    You got this! I know you do!

  4. I agree. Right what you want. Some people believe they have to have one blog for one subject but I don't see why you can't have one blog for all subjects that you are interested in. Working out after work is hard!! I can't even imagine with school. Well, I can. I did it for 2 semesters and it was exhausting!! Just keep on keeping on!!

  5. To me you're an inspiration with juggling all the things going on in your life. This is a way to document it and learn you're not alone. (Especially with the weight loss/gym troubles - SO me girl.) You have so many good things in your life, celebrate them!