Friday, May 10, 2013
The new 5% Challenge is about to start and I'm reflecting on where I am. So far this year, I've focused on creating balance and health while managing the changes of my new job, and all the changes that brings - schedule, skills, people. I'm doing well sometimes, but struggling to keep up with things at home, and getting the rest I need to stay healthy. The past few weeks have been challenging with not feeling well physically, working on some financial challenges left over from being laid off for a year, and managing depression symptoms that are triggered by all that. I am making good progress in spite of that, and reminding myself that the challenges are temporary, and making good choices each day and week.
I will use this 8 week challenge to keep focused on the basics of exercise and diet, staying connected and accountable, and enjoying the season. I'll be starting with new health insurance in June, and am working on sorting that out this month, with plans to get caught up on some health maintenance needs, while working with my family members who need my regular help with their health needs, too.
I continue to walk at least 20 minutes most days, on my work lunch and enjoy the mild spring weather as the earth slowly wakens. The creek along the walking path is slowly swelling with mountain snow melt, while trees are beginning to show leaf buds. The ducks are pairing up and enjoying the season too.