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Blc 26 Goals

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sept 17 - Dec 10

-To make every decision from a place of mindfulness and with the intention of feeling good/increasing health and fitness
-To lose 25 lb
-To stay consistent with exercise and nutrition goals (staying in calorie and carb range, avoiding sugar, eating 5 servings of freggies and a probiotic daily... Exercise goals TBA*)
-To be asleep by 11 pm each night and to develop a set schedule for mealtimes
-To do something every day to manage stress and to laugh
-To pick myself back up after any small setback and keep going
-To seek out a sense of community/new friendships and support lacking in my every day life
-To treat myself the way I'd treat my best friend (in action and thought)

*I'm about to start a new job, so it's difficult for me to write up a definitive exerise schedule yet; for now, I am aiming to make it to the gym at least 4 days per week.

I am having some mental health struggles right now, and rather than sweeping them under the rug and acting as it they don't exist, I will be facing them head-on and likely blogging about them. I am seeing a therapist and will consider medication if there is no improvement over the next month or so. I am going to try to embrace and heal the wounds. Being in a time of struggle is no reason to give up on my health goals; on the contrary, I expect the exercise to help me feel better (as long as I don't overdo it)!

Every night, I will take a bath before bed and lotion my skin... concentrating on each body part, ignoring any negative thoughts that come up and focusing on how grateful I am for what my body does for me and how much I love each and every part of me. I will forgive myself for what I've done wrong and celebrate what I am proud of that day. I will release any shame or tension I feel so that my head can hit that pillow feeling calm and soothed and proud. .. I refuse to give self-defeating thoughts any real estate in my mind. Each morning, I will wake up to a positive mantra (I have an app for this, lol) and set my intention for the day according to my goals. I'm doing this... for me.

"Healing isn't all sunshine, puppy dogs and rainbows. Healing is work that involves stretching way out of our comfort zones into the unknown, in order to cultivate new fertile ground in which to thrive."

(Insert Landslide by Fleetwood Mac here)
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  • KIPPER15
    Great goals. Best wishes on the new job! emoticon
    2187 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12765175
    love it. I too struggle with depression alot...i have been on meds & done the therapy thing. meds weren't for me as they made me feel like garbage & therapy i believe is a great thing that more people should not feel ashamed of and seek out. I have also found solstice in meditation and yoga. it has done wonders!

    What app do you use for the positive mantras? thats a great idea to wake up to for sure!
    2187 days ago
    Those are some really great goals. It's good to have emotional and physical goals, and you've got both covered. I wish you the best of luck with them, I know you can do it!
    2190 days ago
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