Wednesday, November 21, 2007
It's been 100 days since I quit smoking on 8/12/07. I am so proud of myself! I haven't even been thinking about smoking lately, it's not even an option. I did see a co-worker smoking today and I know he's been quit for longer than I have so it reminded me how easy it can be to fall back into any old habits. It's up to us to remain committed to our goals, whether it's not smoking or exercise or any other goals. We need to be vigilant or those bad habits sneak up on you easily! This is mindfulness.
I am disappointed this afternoon because I'm on my 2 hour break from work (I have to go back and work until 6pm) and I usually come home and exercise. Yesterday I was feeling pretty good and was going to try to do some actual strength training this afternoon. But I have a terrible headache and all of the muscles of my neck and upper back are inflamed and I'm not going to be able to do my strength training. I did the total wellness program last night and I can go ahead and do it again now instead of the strength training but I really wish I were back into my routine! But my body is talking and telling me it needs something different lately. I have been working on listening to my body and my inner guidance but it's almost funny because I get so frustrated when it tells me something I don't want to hear! If I'm going to pay attention I ought to be grateful for the messages I receive instead of frustrated, lol! This is being grateful for mindfulness.
I have been using the time from when I get home from work until 7pm as dedicated time for stretching and walking or yoga or anything else I can do. I think this will keep me on track. I might not be able to be as active as I might like but I can still be active. I can increase my intensity as I heal. So I feel pretty good about my exercise plan even if it' not exactly as I wish it would be. There is a lot I can still do and I am grateful for being able to do those things. This is gratitude.
I'd go for a walk but it is raining really hard and it's pretty cold, too. Events conspire so I stretch and relax, so I'll go with the flow and gladly do so.