Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Over lunch today (a salad with chicken, hard boiled eggs, carrots and tomatoes) I was talking with a friend about eating healthy. She is doing it because she wants to have kids, so she is avoiding anything processed, etc. However, it was amazing to sit back and have a conversation about these topics since as of mid-December, I was the poster child for unhealthy living.
I know that every day is a new day and I have the chance to make new decisions, and healthy decisions. I also am cautious about the fact that I could easily slide back into my old habits. I know it wouldn't be hard. But when I look at my life today, just 45 days into it, I am so much happier. I still struggling with the depression that accompanies any chronic illness (daily back pain) but I am more responsible for myself and that feels great. I still struggling with stress, but I'm spending my hours so much better than 50 days ago. For just those reasons, not adding in losing weight, I have good reasons to fight for my healthy lifestyle.
For many people around the world, the season of Lent brings with it a decision to give up something important, to help people in some way or to commit themselves to doing something for the next six weeks. I am trying to keep that philosophy in mind this week. This week I'm not watching tv during the week, and I'm hoping to find that I can live without my big cable package, and save a little money in the process. So far, it hasn't been that hard. The only problem this morning was when I went to sit down in the living room to ice my back. Sitting in the living room with the dark television felt very weird. But I did enjoy the book that I read over the last few days, and look forward to getting a little caught up on my leisure book reading. Plus there isn't the excuse to allow me to avoid my homework either.
Those are my revelations today. Now I'm off to do more homework and then go to the gym, if I ever figure out the homework. :)
Happy Wednesday everyone!