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Ready Set Saturday

Ready Set Saturday – January 21, 2017

Howdy everyone!

What a subpar start to Ready Set Saturday! I missed the first week due to dying with the flu, which I’m still getting over. That means it’s been a bust on goals this month so far. No gym still, missed a week of work, bailed on a concert, total fail. But, can’t be too hard on myself. I did manage to go outside a few times by taking my pupperoni Frodo Barkins out, and I managed to enjoy myself.

In case readers don’t know, one of the mental things I suffer from is agoraphobia, so being happy outside with my dog is a really great feeling! Frodo Barkins is my four month old pomeranian puppy that I purchased from a breeder specifically hoping he would help with my anxiety issues, especially my agoraphobia. At first, it was still really rough. Instead of worrying about myself when going outside, I was worried about Frodo. Will he escape? Will he accidentally get run over? What if someone steals him? But now that he is a bit bigger and fits better in his harness, walks are a joy! I can’t wait for the weather to be warmer so we can go on longer walks and find a park to play around at.

My goal for the coming week is to start the gym again (going at least once during the week), go to work every day, and bring lunch to work daily. Plus, make a video post for the site!

How are you guys doing with your goals? Anything specific you want to work on this coming week?

Ready Set Saturday

Ready Set Saturday – January 7, 2017

Ready Set Saturday is hopefully going to be a new feature here at Roadside Reader that features lifestyle posts and updates. What do I mean by that? Well, it’ll be a small glimpse into my (Lulu’s) life outside of blogging and reading. You can expect posts about weight loss, make-up, school, tv, my puppy, mental illness, etc. Basically everything and anything. Sometimes you’ll get video posts, sometimes, like today, it’ll be text posts. I’m just hoping it’ll get me into the habit of blogging regularly, but also help me reach some of my 2017 goals!

One of my 2017 goals is to start going back to the gym regularly, eat healthy, and lose weight. The previous year, I was able to shed over 20 pounds before getting derailed by mental health issues and¬†other events. Due to issues coming up, I stopped going to the gym, stopped cooking, stopped everything that had me on the path I was on. This led to me putting back on the 20+ pounds I had lost, and more. Now, with the new year, I’m hoping to start again and hopefully use this as a support system, knowing I’ll have to post something!

Do you guys have any specific goals you’re looking to work on 2017? I’d love to hear about them!