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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A lot of the stress I was feeling a few weeks ago has finally dissipated. I wouldn't say I'm stress free, but my levels of stress definitely dropped.

I'm working on my attitude at the moment. Now that my job situation and vehicle situation are entirely sorted I can work on myself.

My first goal is to walk the dog at least 4 times a week. We take a route that's 1.3 miles and we can finish it in about a half an hour. I'm also going to continue with my PT when my back acts up or my legs feel tight; amazing how the lower body can have such an impact on the back. Eventually I want to work up to something more aerobic.

My second goal is to continue making healthy choices while eating. Keeping track of my calories threw me for a loop (I was making poor caloric choices toward the end of the day just to meet my quota). I'm going back to being conscientious of what I'm eating without too much emphasis and exactly how many calories a day. This way I eat more fruits and vegetables and make better snacking choices.

Lastly I just want to be good to myself. I've cut down on the amount of time I spend playing mindless games (which have a time, place, and purpose, but I don't want to anesthetize myself). I'm doing more creative projects and aiming to audition for a theatre group this summer. After months away from my hobbies I realize how sustaining they are, how they can refresh the parts of your mind that need rest and release.

I'm going to continue and struggle through the rough bits, because the end goal is more important than the setbacks and I can look back to this point and see that positive momentum to reclaim it.
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  • 4KWALK
    I would say you have a really good handle on things here. So glad to read that your stress levels are down. You are learning how to SPARK to help yourself the most with food choices and hobbies.
    Wishing you the very best as you figure out how to use these tools for your benefit.
    I liked your blog - it gave me much to think about. Thanks emoticon
    1874 days ago
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