I have been feeling so ridiculously good lately. I gained some weight since moving to Austin in June due to overeating, little exercise, and dropped habits. Only recently have I started to be more motivated to take better care of myself and my body.
I find that as time goes on, I bounce back quicker when I fall off the wagon. This is good - because the truth is, I'm not going to be perfect all the time. Sometimes I'll go a few weeks without keeping my health and fitness in check, but as long as I can always bounce back, and as long as I can do it more and more quickly, I know I'll be just fine.
I think a lot of this wonderful feeling is my being more mindful. This month, I started doing yoga almost every day for 45 minutes/day. Not only does it make me feel relaxed and more flexible, but it makes me soo much more aware of my body and what I put into it. When you have to sit there and do the moves, totally focused on your movement and breath, you really can tune in with yourself on a deeper level and realize how silly it is to put off things that will make your health/life better.
I haven't been craving chocolate and bread. (Well not nearly as much, anyway - and I've been much better at resisting temptation.) A couple of weeks ago I was ravenously craving those things. Now I'm of the mind that my body just doesn't need it. I've been eating so much less food, and healthier food. Lots of raw veggies and soups. Oh, I feel so wonderful! I've even felt more productive. I finally decided to commit to writing in my blog - Allyssamarie.com
- and the words have just been flowing out.
I've been also surrounding myself with positive things, reading books by inspirational people, listening to empowering music.. I'm trying to be a ball of inspiration and light! Trying to be my best self, every day.
I can already tell that I've lost some weight - my waist is smaller! I don't have a scale, so I'm not sure what I'm at right now, but it doesn't really matter. I just love feeling this good and energetic. So I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing.
I just feel wonderful... aaand I wanted to tell someone :)~ I hope all of you are doing well.. I've been MIA on Sparkpeople, but I really love this place and all the superb people I've connected with. Have a fantastic week full of love and inspiration and relaxation!