Springtime (for real this time, cross your fingers)
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
My best friend and I were planning to go to a local performance of The Producers, until we found out the tickets were almost $30 each. Of course, considering that's the only thing I can think of to complain about right now, things are looking up!
It's finally looking like Spring here in Minnesota. We had a snowstorm last week and lost power for a couple days, but the snow is almost melted and it shouldn't snow again until October or November. (Please, oh please let there not be anymore snow this year. I really don't want to scrape ice off my car again until next winter.)
Spring is a time of growth and new beginnings, and I've tried to fully embrace that in my life right now. I recently got a new job that I love, and a few of the other ladies there are also actively trying to lose weight or eat healthier, so it is a really positive environment to be in. I've been connecting with some old friends whom I haven't talked to much recently, I've made an effort to talk to my family more instead of locking myself away from everyone, and I try to say hello and just be generally friendly and cheerful around anyone I encounter. It feels good.
I've started to track my food here on SparkPeople again, which automatically makes me curb my snacking and binging. Taking advantage of the (finally) pleasant weather, I've gone outside and gotten some chores done that I normally put off. I also try to stay as active as possible throughout the day, doing everything from a scheduled set of daily situps/squats/pushups to walking in place while watching television instead of sitting. I'm not doing anything major or incredibly time-consuming, but I feel like the little changes are really helping both my physical and emotional health.
In addition to cleaning up my eating and exercise, I also started to clean up my space. I keep my car empty of anything I don't immediately need, I'm starting to sort through the accumulated crap in my house, and I think more about what I actually want or need before purchasing anything new.
I tend toward seasonal depression, so this epically long winter was excruciating, but now that the sun is out and I can enjoy being outside, I feel good. I'm not pumped up and ecstatic at all times, but I am content with life, and that is a nice change.
I really hope everyone else is enjoying their Spring weather (which probably started everywhere else about a month and a half ago)!