I’ve been going through a transition period as many of you know. I’m working on taking control over my life in many aspects and I have to say for it being two weeks of real dedication that I’m feeling quite well. Mentally, I feel stronger than I ever have. I’m more determined to accomplish my goals.
I wake up in the morning, eat breakfast with my daughter before school, and we talk about things. It’s a great way for me to connect with her and make sure that she’s doing well herself. After that, I move on to make my bed.
Making your bed every morning, no matter what is such a huge thing. I have to say, I haven’t gotten to that point yet. There are days when I’m not working in the back office that I simply forget to make the bed. Or days where I”m dragging and wind up back in it. I am, however, striving to really take these out of the picture. During this time I listen to motivational videos and philosophers. Anything and everything that I can consume in short bursts while I’m tidying up for the morning.
Once my bed is made, I work on meditating. It’s fifteen minutes to a half hour that I get to myself. It gives me the chance to check in with myself. I can focus on what I wish to accomplish for the day and clear out the negativity. A few years ago, even weeks ago I would have made some comment about meditating as a hippie thing to do. I’d have scoffed and said there was no way I could sit there and do that type of thing. Let me tell you, in the short time that I have been meditating it has changed my day so greatly. I am genuinely a happier person and I start my day ready to take it on.
Now that I have all of that in place it is time to work on my physical happiness. I have let myself go. I gave up on myself and my health after struggling for six months to really cut down my weight. Eventually, I just woke up one day and decided that wasn’t for me and I went back to eating garbage food. All that processed crap that is so cheap to buy became my friend and no surprise to anyone that weight came back on. I was lucky not to get the ‘and then some’ weight that usually accompanies weight gain. It did plateau out at my usual fluffy self.
With my mentality where I want it and my productivity getting there, now it was time for my physicality to reach there as well. I created a plan to be a healthier me. No more sitting in front of the television all night. So, I picked up the hobby of photographing nature. It is a brilliant plan on that part. It would both get me out of the house and get exercise and feed my creative need. While I’m still not getting out as often as I’d like I am working toward an end goal.
Now we have movement, it was time to get my eating under control. I was out shopping and I found these Skinny Box sets. They help you control your portions and help you devise a menu that keeps you on track and eating healthy. My youngest daughter wished to join me so she was eating healthier as well. She is tired of all the sweets, junk, and soda she’d been consuming so we decided to work together.
Yesterday, we were finally able to go grocery shopping to get the things we needed. While today is the first day that we are starting this, I can say, while the portions appear small in the containers they were rather large outside of them. Both of us weren’t able to finish the entire breakfast that it had set us. There was yogurt, oats/granola, and fresh fruit. After mixing the oats/granola into the yogurt and eating it, both of us had most of our fresh fruit left.
I know it sounds weird, but it has been a lot of fun for me to work on adjusting myself and growing as a person. While it won’t be everyone’s idea of fun. It certainly has been for me.
Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.