Linking in with Stacey-Lee from GetOnWithItAlready - what place are you in right now ? Not physically - but emotionally and mentally ? Are you where you want to be ? Are you close to where you want to be ? Or is where you want to be not even on the horizon for you ?
I didn't realise just how directionless (I think that is the word I am looking for) I was until I looked back over the past few months and realised that apart from a couple of events and a holiday to NZ, I really was just marking time. No concrete goals to aim for. Just marking time.
I was thinking about myself recently and realised that now I have direction - I have goals I want to achieve and I am following specific paths to achieve those goals.
1. I committed to the LEANing Challenge with We Are Slimming
2. I committed to Tracey's 30/30 challenge for November at Bliss Amongst Chaos
3. I am involved in research for a book that involves all different areas of my life
4. I committed to Kate's #operationMOVE for November at katesaysstuff (which I am doing in conjunction with point 2 above)
Looking now I see it is just 4 points - which to my way of thinking previously - was a bit piss-willy - really, all I could come up with was 4 ?????? But now I realise that maybe the smaller the number the more chance I have of achieving them - I tend to be an all or nothing kind of girl so often would tackle
I can't tell you how different I feel on the LEANing challenge - no sugar, no wheat, no soft drinks, no dairy and I feel fantastic. My energy levels are up and I feel so much clearer in myself (not sure that is an expression but that is how I feel !!!). Yes, it takes a lot of preparation. Yes, it means I have to be more organised. Yes, I have to have a plan. But, between K and I, we are doing it.
My newest 'sweet' - 70% cocoa chocolate
My child who is normally a grumble bum about most things that don't revolve around her - has become (for now anyway) a helpful, considerate, thoughtful young adult to have around the house. She has been amazing - so much so on Wednesday night she came and sat next to me with her computer and said "Let's do a menu plan for next week so we can get the shopping done and we know what meals I'm cooking and which one's you are cooking." - as I said before whoever has swopped out my child, please don't swop her back anytime soon !!!!!
It looks like A might be getting a bit more interested in exercising and eating healthy food. He has been for a run for me one night and was going to run last night but into our walk he was light-headed and didn't feel well so we walked home and I just went for a run by myself. I hope that our good habits start to rub off on him - he used to be so fit and healthy.
Next weekend we have Warrior Dash at Kilcoy - I am hoping that it will be just as much fun as The Stampede. Tomorrow we are going op shopping to find clothes and shoes to wear because once you are finished, the bin is really the only place for your clothes / shoes !!
I am choosing to embrace the positives. I will acknowledge, then let go of the negatives. This is the time for me to look after ME. It is the time for me to accept that I may not get to be the weight that I think I should be but I can still have a healthy body - one that I nurture and nourish and treat with respect - not only with how I dress / look but how much I exercise and feed it.
I am off to have my next lot of water - have the BEST day that you can and I hope that your weekend brings you whatever it is that you need !
Also joining in for FYBF with Grace from With Some Grace - hop over and meet some other bloggers !
TFTD : Success is not a skill, it's a persistent attitude