Week One concludes with a loss
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
I have to say I had a panic during the week when preparing for an appointment I snuck a peek at the scales and saw I was up almost 3kg -it must have been fluid and inflammation from my increase in exercise and pain though because come weigh-in this morning after a strategically placed rest day yesterday i showed a loss of 1.3kg from last Wednesday
I've been extremely busy and I can feel it in every part of my body and I'm both mentally and physically drained, but I feel proud with the steps I'm taking to build this new routine for myself and for taking control of the year strongly from the outset.
Normally I would deal with one thing, then look at something else once I'd settled that thing. This time it isn't so much that I'm taking on more or stepping up the anti, it is just that there are changes and small actions happening in every area of my life at once.
Mental, physical and environmental shifts which on their own would be insignificant almost, but all added together are going to make this month seem like a massive springboard leaping into 2020. Rather than the slow crawl of previous years where I'm only just getting to the peak of my summer plan and summer is over, I'm still working on a winter plan and the spring flowers are popping out. No more of that - this is a 100% commitment, not 100% as in perfection, that is a ridiculous notion, but to give all my energy to an overall improvement in all areas.
Not a seasonal or per round basis. Not a "need to lose 5kg buy next month to fit this dress" thing. Not even "I want to look good for so&so" thing .... because let's be honest I've done all of those even when I've been spouting the line "Oh I just want to improve my health" - I really do want to improve my health, but I NEED to improve my whole LIFE
Sooooo this week's victories, I was more active every day, even on my rest days I plodded through tasks and put myself out of my cave (the hermit has left her room every day) I was socially active, I exercised, I gardened, I worked on my writing, and I did the maximum I could each day
This week's areas that came up short and will be the prime focus next week - I wussed out with an anxiety attack over the pool and my new swimsuit, I will conquer that this week. The first time is always the hardest. I nibbled too many crackers and hummus etc, and not enough fruit and vegetables - I will resume my nutribullet lunches and eggs for breakfast
I'll leave on a positive note, NSVs for the year already - I'm in clothes I couldn't fit before, I walked around my beloved Mauao for the first time in over 18 months, I am stronger than I give myself credit for.
Catch you next week