My reason to be a shiny, shiny star of human possibility:
One of my fitness goals this year is: run a 10k race - I am in week 7 of training. Yesterday I ran for 45 minutes along the river, so beautiful, lush, green.
I caught myself asking myself if I could really run that long, so I gently encouraged myself with a "give it a go, just run 15 minutes, you can do it!"
I ran 15, walked 1 minute & ran 15 more, and then another 15!
At the end, I caught up with partner & child, I felt so
Today I am grateful for my health. I have not always looked after myself.
I have denigrated, starved, ignored and abused my body in the past.
I was a perfectionist workaholic, on an unachievable quest to gain approval from my parents with my career.
Today I am grateful that all that IS in the past for me.
Tomorrow I will travel interstate to stay with my mother post her hospital stay. I have boundaries and strategies in place. I will continue my running & I have other activities planned for me. I am looking forward to hanging out with mum and seeing that her support system is working for her.
I plan to catch up on some art ideas with drawing & writing.
At least 15 minutes a day but would like to stretch it to 30.
Oh I have been really working on turning off electronic equipment by 11pm.
I am tracking it, I am doing the Spark Sleep Challenge.
I am still establishing this habit.
"DO IT mindlessly and with conviction or you’ll second guess yourself and talk your way out of going. Save the thinking for when you get there."