The challenge is almost over!
While in yoga last night, I looked over at one of the other participants and said “I’m ready for it to be over”. Referring to this Memorial Day Diet and Fitness (and Sobriety) Challenge.
What am I ready for? To not scrutinize every little thing I put in to my body, while also realizing that that scrutiny will aid my choices in the future. I want to enjoy the occasionally delicious chai latte, the ice cream, eating out with less stress of figuring out the menu…..
As a person whom has struggled with weight and come to terms with the reality of why the weight was put on in the first place – I feel confident that I can make appropriate decisions regarding what I put in to my body and why. Food is fuel – not therapy. (I saw that somewhere and LOVE it!) I know that beating myself up for poor choices won’t help the situation either – taking responsibility and then letting it go will.
Writing this blog during this challenge has been incredibly rewarding. I think I’ve heard that it takes 21 days to formulate a new habit – well, this is a new habit that looks as though it will continue. I won’t be writing every single day, but I look forward to publishing more blog posts than prior to this challenge.
Intentional movement hasn’t always come easy to me (see the struggle with weight above – similar reasons). Now that I’ve found something I enjoy doing, I’m seeing progress towards my goal to be stronger, and I actually enjoy intentional movement in terms of lifting, exercise, running, etc – it’s easy to keep this up. Even the hiatus post rotator cuff repair didn’t keep me away too long. I’m just a bit smarter about that movement now.
As many of my coaches have said to me – just keep moving, you’re almost done!
Today’s Total: 10