Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Aminals and Salt Water Drops
So! Things are going well over in my little corner of the world. I just finished day 5 of my boot camp. On my off days, I've walked. Yesterday I took an awesome walk along the Chicago River. I've even taken some walks on my boot camp days. I feel more energetic than I have in a long time. Oh such a glorious feeling. I love when I break a sweat and it rolls down my face into my eyes. It lets me know I'm working hard.
Now, that being said, my eating has been wonky. I've had days where I'm not hungry and days where I could eat and feel hungry 20 minutes later. I've not noticed a pattern as of yet. Basically what I'm doing is logging when I eat and what I eat. I've not been counting the calories, just being accountable to myself to write it down. I've been eating mostly healthy, so that's all good. My weight has been somewhat the same for the past few days, but I'm not worried about it. I'm very happy with my progress these past couple of weeks.
Journal-ling has been an exercise I should have done a while ago. There are so many thoughts and feelings I had hidden away that I shouldn't have buried. It has been so freeing to get them written down. Some days I don't write more than what happened during the day, some days, I write a lot. But every day, I write. No matter how little or big, I write. Some of the things I discovered: I really need to learn to love myself again. I'm not perfect I shouldn't expect myself to be. I've learned from my mistakes and also realized that things have happened for reasons, and because of those things, I continue to grow.
Every single day, after I write... I finish the day's entry with a one sentence, usually 3 word statement telling myself that I am awesome, or I will succeed. Whatever floats my boat for the day. Because the most important thing of all of this is I am doing it. And by doing it, I will succeed.