Thursday, November 14, 2013
I tend to be an all or nothing person; either I do something completely, or I don't do it at all. I'm not good with half measures. However, I realize that goals are things which take time to achieve, and there is no better goal in the world than health and wellness.
I realize I'm not going to go right back to exercising for an hour 4x/wk., and I'm not going to have the same fitness level. My hoops have collected dust, and so has my endurance, so to speak. It's somewhat defeating to feel that way, but it's also motivating because I want to get back to where I was. Right now, my goal is to pick up my hoop for just 15 minutes each day. Even if I don't feel like it, I always feel better once I do and I always enjoy it.
My other goal is drinking enough water each day. This is something else I used to do and have stopped, simply because I'm usually not thirsty and it's a challenge to do it when it is no longer a habit.
And third, for this round of "adding healthy habits" back to my routine, I'm going to learn how to make one meal each week. Even if it is the only meal I prepare each week, I'm doing it. I will gradually increase the frequency as I get familiar with new things and more comfortable preparing them. I'm going to have my kids join me so they can learn, too.
I feel my mood improving a lot already with just a few days of hooping, and my outlook is definitely more hopeful. I guess simply getting started was the most difficult part of all…so far.