Single with Bad Habits

First of all, I should say, I’m not single. Well, technically, I am, according to my taxes and the bank, but I have been dating a pretty excellent guy for almost 6 months (who’s even agreed to go shopping with me this weekend!). I’ve been reading blogs left and right for as long as I can remember and I finally mustered up the courage to start one (though I still don’t have the courage to post it all over the place to get reads).

I was thinking what I could write about. I’m not a mom, so I can’t write about my kids/family life (let’s be real here, baby blogs are the cutest). I’m not a fashionista or a chef, so I don’t have fantastic outfits or recipes to post. Finally, it landed. I’m not my perfect self; there are so many things I want to change. From watching less TV and flossing every day to being a more outgoing person and getting rock hard abs (and maybe outfitting myself in a snazzy wardrobe and learning how to make a grilled cheese without the microwave while I’m at it). The saying goes, “It takes 21 days to form a habit” so I’ll catalogue my efforts in developing these habits and just my general thoughts during the day, but I might leave out the gruesome details of flossing every day. I will attempt to add a new habit every Sunday or two and say which one’s I’m sticking with and which ones were fun to try but realistically, it’s just not going to work out.

Don’t get me wrong here, I love myself (in the least conceited way possible), but there’s definitely room for improvement and I’m suffering from the classic girl self-esteem problems. That’s why I titled this blog “Building the Frame.” I’m building myself, hoping to develop good habits so I can be the best me in all the ways I define myself: Christian, daughter, sister, friend, girlfriend, babysitter, and in the future, wife and mother (and maybe a writer now!).

Luckily, I started a “goal” on Monday that I can turn into a habit pretty quickly. Log at least 5,000 steps a day on my fitbit. Sounds pretty easy since the recommended amount is closer to 10k, right? Not for a girl with an 8-5 desk job with an hour commute home from work usually. I’ve had this fitbit for 18 months now and I average about 2,500 steps a day just walking around work and my house, so I have to go well out of my way (on a walk, run, or shopping adventure) to hit that 5,000 benchmark. I THINK about being healthy a lot but have really poor follow through (hence this blog), so seeing it written out for me that I’m only moving about 1/4 of the amount I should be has been pretty alarming.

My first “new” habit to start will be to blog every day for 21 days. I feel like this will be the most difficult since I’m not a writer and don’t have anything to write about yet, but hey, I have day one down!


1. >5,000 steps: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
2. Blog posts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Single with Bad Habits

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