hello and welcome back to my blog! if you are new here, hello my name is Karla, I am a junior in college majoring in health administration. this series on my blog is going to be a raw, in-depth journey I am taking to get healthy, find myself, face my problems and challenges head-on, find my purpose in this world, and ultimately find who I am. I hope through taking this journey and putting it on the internet, I will be held accountable to obtain the life I deserve, and I hope maybe one person reads this and decides to do the same for them. you can check out the other episodes here.
This week I decided to boost my motivation and inspiration for this journey by creating a mood board! I have made mood boards in the past but this one I wanted to really spend time on in order to give me the motivation and inspiration I need!
The first step in making a mood board is finding images that focus around your goals! I took to Pinterest for this and created a specific board dedicated to these images which you can find here. I used a lot of fitness and healthy eating images as well as quotes and bright colors to capture the mood and aesthetic I was going for!
The second step is printing them off, I copied and pasted all of the images into a google doc and then printed them off at the library using the color printer! If you do not have access to a color printer feel free to print them in black and white!
Next, cut all the images out and you can either tape them in or glue them in whatever you are using! Since I am using my bullet journal I decided to use double-sided tape to stick them down the way I wanted. This is the fun part, you can arrange them in any way you want and create the perfect collage! Here is how mine turned out:
If you have not started a bullet journal I highly encourage you to do so! It is a great way to get organized, inspired and motivated! I find myself looking and writing in my bullet journal at least twice a day, it just reminds me of what I need to do and in a way it holds me accountable!
Moving on, I wanted to talk about how this week went on the journey because it was a rough one. I did not eat healthy like I said I was going to, I ended up going out to fast food a couple times and my snacking was out of control. I did go to the gym once which I was proud of, but it does not make my eating habits disappear.
I know I need to eat healthily, but the convenience of fast food when I am busy is something I get addicted to. When my friends and I hang out, we oftentimes go and get something to eat, so that also adds on to the bad eating habits and spending money.
I know I am not perfect and that is okay, it is normal to have slip-ups and I need to be able to recognized the reasons why I continue to mess up. I know the main thing is being constantly stressed, whether that be about college, work, or my personal life, stress is a big factor that leads me to eat in ways I shouldn’t.
On the bright side, I have been consistently been waking up between 7am and 7:30am and have been sticking to my morning routine. Reading before bed has really allowed me to fall asleep quicker and ultimately sleep better which I am more than happy about.
my favorite of the week: gen z girl podcast by Abby Asselin!
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That is it for the third episode of the better me diaries, I hope you guys enjoyed and if you did make sure to subscribe to my blog, this series will be going up every Sunday!
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