Lots to Ponder Upon
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Today I will be strong. I will stick to my meal plan, and feed my body only healthy foods that it deserves. I will walk on the treadmill and give my body the exercise it needs. Today I will remember that no matter how much extra weight I have, I still need to take care of me. If at any time I feel like I can't be 'strong' with food or whatever, I will take a break, not from my meal plan, but a break for me. Take a shower, do a face mask, have some hot tea, do something nice for me other than food or skipping exercise.
I'm beginning to see how the exercise and the nutrition are ways of doing something nice for me. I've compared how I feel eating good and not eating 'good'. I ate on plan for weeks and then had a night of not eating very healthy at all. I felt horrible that night and it made me look back at how much better I felt eating healthy. That night I felt almost sick and I was so lethargic! And when I exercise, unless I overdo it, I feel so much better for the rest of the day. Like I need that jumpstart to my day.
I'm also realizing more just how stationery I am. I know this last week has been because of how very little sleep I got all week, but on days I actually get sleep there is no excuse for me not getting my goal of 6k steps on my Fitbit and getting things done from my To Do List. That is going to change. Or I should say changed starting today. I must be able to walk plenty for after my surgery, and now I have at least 6 more weeks to prepare for all the walking I'll need to be able to do for recovery. And I'm starting The Seasonal Scrub by Alison May (30 day 'scrub' of your home), which gets you up and moving doing cleaning. I'm going to take a week to work on unpacking and getting the house not as disastrous as it has become, and then the next Monday, the 5th I will start the Scrub. I also want to start doing 10 minute increments of extra walking (aka not part of my daily workout) when I have the time throughout the day, while not doing too much.
Flylady is going back over the Baby Steps, and I'm going to do it along with her instead of trying to just jump right in. I'm going to take this more seriously than I have before. Before when we were renting I didn't like the house, it was difficult to keep clean, and other excuses. I'm behind where she is at so I'm starting on day 1 and starring the rest so I can read them as I'm ready for them; one day at a time.
I'm trying not to overwhelm myself with 'new' stuff, and just take things one day at a time. If I don't get enough sleep I won't do as much, I'll have to learn to pace myself with how much I can do each day according to how I'm feeling and not be harsh on myself if I can't do as much on one day as I did the day before. With my health in the condition it is in I must keep a close eye on it and not overdo it... but at the same time I don't want to use that as an excuse not to do anything or to not do as much as I could.
Lots to ponder upon and work on, but I'm going to take it one day at a time and pay attention to how I am doing physically and mentally along the way.