Okay, so it’s been a little while since I posted about my Health/Fitness journey. And, there is a very good reason for the delay. Would you like to read about it? Well, here it is…….
I am challenged with maintaining multiple balls in the air, consistently. That’s always been true for me. However, I am always working on and looking for ways to improve myself. If my heart is devoted to one or two areas in my life, I’m all in, but some of my other loves may be neglected. As is the case with my health/fitness journey. I didn’t fall completely off the wagon, but it had taken a back seat. I was experiencing some unhappiness in other areas of my life and I began consoling myself with my favorite drug — food. Then there were the holidays, the after the holiday treats, the “snowstorm oh well I’ll hibernate” eating… ugh! Can I say that I have an intense dislike for the winter months in Ohio as well?
As is typical for me, I am now beginning to feel the budding of spring time and there is a stirring in my belly. Couple that with a more flexible schedule since I am finally full-time self-employed and I feel excited by the possibilities. Needless to say I am a warm weather baby, although I was born in November. I have never fully embraced the winter season because I feel like I am somehow imprisoned. I know that this is a state of mind, but still… When it’s cold outside, but sunny, mentally I feel better. However, when it’s cold, gray and 12″ of snow waiting for me outside my door AND I have to drive to work in those conditions, I feel imprisoned and a bit depressed.
Well, I have decided not to fret, but to act. I am taking steps each day to add one more healthy act to my regimen. Just one, not two. This way I won’t feel overwhelmed. Drink that additional 16oz. of water, choose whipped cauliflower over whipped potatoes, use no sweetener at all, etc. And, when we finally have warmer temperatures, I will begin biking again, walking outdoors and naturally eating less because that’s what I always do. It’s nice to fine tune my behaviors while recognizing and promoting my positive health/fitness patterns. I don’t have to overhaul everything I do at once, just fine tune some areas.
Above all, the single most important thing I will continue to do without fail is — Love Myself No Matter What! I am so grateful that I am able to love myself more today than when I was 20. So many years of self loathing really could have done a job on my future, but I refuse to allow my past to dictate my future.
A friend of mine said to me yesterday and I concur, the confidence that one experiences from personal development is the Ultimate Sexy! Loving yourself from the inside out will allow others to be attracted to the authentically Sexy You!