Thursday, May 09, 2013
Maybe I'll get some guts and do a video blog. I'm not sure I'm that brave.
Okay, it begins. I'm determined to keep up with this, if only for my own sanity. Having others involved will help with my accountability, that's for sure. And I'm in a safe place where I can talk about things like my body, my mental health, and my spiritual health.
Today, I'm going to write a lot about what I'm hoping to achieve. We'll start with body.
My biggest goal isn't to lose a lot of weight but to feel happier and more healthy. One of the biggest things I've been doing is switching out pop/coffee for tea. I'm kind of a tea addict, and I'm highly sensitive to caffeine, so I should probably cut back on the black tea and switch to green. At the same time, the energy is nice. I like to have energy as it helps with my level of patience. Still, an addiction to the stuff is not healthy in the slightest. When it comes to body my hardest problem is not eating my feelings, and getting out to move more during the week. There are just other things I'd rather be doing than going for a walk, though I do love to walk. Finally, I would like to add more healthy options to my diet and not so many processed foods. I don't eat out often, but I do eat a lot of microwave prep meals.
Stress is my biggest stumbling block. It causes me to over eat, and unleash raw emotions on unsuspecting victims, manly the kiddo. I don't like this. it makes me unhappy in general, and that creates a loss of motivation too. I do not like feeling lonely and depressed and hopeless. I need to work on writing more and taking advantage of that writing time so i'm actually producing things instead of being lazy both mentally as well as physically.
I've been working on reading my bible every day. That in and of itself has created a huge difference in my spiritual life. I'm also working on trying to understand God more. Finally, I want to be more bold and honest about my faith to Christians and non-Christians alike.