It is week 2 in my quest to be physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy. For me, I can’t have one without the other two. Usually, by now, I would have been sick of exercising and eating right and in the next few weeks will have abandoned such a regimen. This time around, I’m actually liking this healthy lifestyle thing.. I’m doing things a little differently this time though. I’m not setting unattainable weight loss goals – my wii even cautioned me on this one. I’m aiming for 5 pounds in 6 weeks. Secondly, I’m not letting my mind get all obsessive on me. If I miss a day of exercise, I tell myself that I’ll do a more intense workout the following day. If I eat something that I deem “not good for me,” I don’t derail a whole day’s of eating anymore.. I just make sure that I do a little more exercising that day. All in all, cutting myself a break and giving myself some breathing room to “make mistakes” has done me a world of good.
body: I’m continuing with my 30 Challenge on my wii active. Along with strength training and running, my animated “trainer” has added basketball, inline skating, and tennis. She tells me that she’s going to introduce volleyball to me tomorrow. Along with the wii, I’ve also been doing pilates. I’m fighting the urge to do both in the same day because I don’t want to burn out and quit exercising altogther.
mind: When I lost my daughter Riley, I was unable to maintain many friendships. Only those who truly understood baby loss stayed in my circle of friends. Now that it’s almost been 2 years, I feel like I can emotionally invest in friendships again. So, I’ve been reconnecting with friends. This has helped me 1) keep busy and not overeat from boredom and 2) since I’ve been initiating outings, my friends don’t feel like they don’t have to watch what they say or gauge how I’m feeling which makes me feel “normal.” Does that make sense?
soul: Since I’m completely off the clonozepam (for anxiety and to sleep), I feel a little edgy though oddly I’m sleeping better than before. I’m going to go for a Reiki session soon. After a session, I always feel better and more grounded. I’ve also been meditating a lot more (which went from none to some). I can’t really afford a session right now but I’m following my mantra of doing things that are good for my soul.
How is everyone else doing?
Here’s a bit of motivation and encouragement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq86e4Fhja0