Today is a new day. Today is a new year. Today is the day that I sit down and make plans - not resolutions - plans, for what I want to achieve this year.
Top of the list - a healthy body (having my first soft drink for over a week is probably not the best way to start but sometimes you just have to give the water a break !!!!). My plan is to eat healthily, exercise regularly and listen to my body when it talks to me.
I know that no dairy, no sugar, no wheat makes my body function better.
I know that exercising regularly makes my body feel more energised and work better.
I know that listening to my body when it talks to me makes me more aware of how I am treating it and if I am not treating it correctly, it lets me know (in no uncertain terms).
A friend if mine has told me about mindful eating and I plan on making that a habit when I am eating too - getting rid of the mindless eating that I sometimes find myself doing.
I started exercising on 27th December - slowly building up from walking to nearly running the whole way. This morning I went for a run. I have been walking / running with A and the dogs - we walk and then he will take both dogs and I will run up and down a few side roads, join up with them, walk a while and then go off running again. I have been so pleased with how I was doing. Yesterday morning I went for a (mostly all) run (only walked about 6 light posts) and felt good except for a little twinge in my right hamstring. I got home and stretched really well and nursed it along (well enough I thought but now I know different !!!). Drove down to Kyogle yesterday and it seemed to be OK.
This morning I woke up and decided to go for a run - walked to half way through the foot path to the Broadwater and started to run - not even 1km into my run and I could feel my hamstring. I was so tempted to just suck it up and do a 5km run but then my head got the better of me and I decided to just look back home. So a very short run to start the year but, in all honesty, it is better than nothing - not because of the distance, but the mental side of actually getting out there and exercising.
I got home and stretched and am going to spend the rest of the day icing and resting it BECAUSE THIS YEAR I AM GOING TO RUN MORE than I did last year. I am going to look after my body so that it can do what it is supposed to do - what it is meant to do - properly !!!!
And, because it is a Tuesday, I am linking in with Jess and her new team at #IBOT
(I cannot believe that tomorrow it will be a month since I last blogged - where has the time gone to ?)
TFTD : When you are no longer able to change a situation, you are challenged and still perfectly capable of changing yourself !