Strengthening My Control Weapons
Saturday, October 27, 2012
What a lovely week its been! And, I'm thrilled to find I truly believe that!
Life, once again, has just continued to throw crap at my husband and I...but the lovely part is that each of those problems approached in a calm and quiet manner revealed a fairly easy solution.
One of them hasn't, but I have faith that an answer will present itself in time.
I'm back to tracking my nutritional consumption and my fitness activities. For a variety of reasons I stepped away from SP for a bit....and promptly put on 20 pounds. I've been incredibly uncomfortable, panicked and angry with myself for allowing it to happen.
It occurred to me last weekend that I was feeling powerless against the "forces" that have been laying burdens and obstacles upon me. I was FEELING powerless, but I KNOW I'm not. Its time to start strengthening the areas in which I do have control.
My weapons of control:
Calm and slow responses
So this week I focused on eliminating/reducing the foods I've come to understand elicit negative responses in my body: sugar, refined foods, alcohol. I tracked everything I consumed and celebrated the activities I found time to enjoy. I took time to sit quietly and breathe deeply. I used functional exercises to strength train my body in a practical manner. I ensured that my body and mind had a good long time to heal through sleep.
The result? I have been seeing myself in a more positive light. I've been laughing more. My pants buttoned more easily yesterday. I've felt lightness and joy in my heart. I've addressed some difficult problems this week and begun to explore viable solutions.
Its good to be back on a positive path. Its good to be back in the Spark world.