I made a promise to myself that I would start this healthier/holistic official change on Sunday. Guess what? It's Sunday.
I have a pulled muscle in my leg (from exercising/stretching) and I have not made it to the grocery store.
Instead of getting frustrated and saying, "Well, tomorrow is another day." I decided I can do what I can with what I have.
To me- living a more healthy/holistic life is going to include both mental as well as physical changes. For one, I decided sometime last week that I need to find way to "unplug." Literally. I need to disconnect from the outside world.. at least for a few hours a day.
So far this year, I let outside influences infest my safe nest with toxic "fake" positivity. Does that make sense? Basically, I always felt an excellent friend has my best interests at heart. I took note, and now I have a better understanding of what that looks like.
My idea is to work on me, without involving a lot of people (in a hands on capacity.) Come up with little projects and hobbies by myself. I think too often as females, we need a pack of us to attempt most things. I need to find that peace in living without so much support. (Is it really support if it causes you grief later???)
There are so many things I want to see and do and try and read and taste and feel. I will try to make a list and see what need to happen to close out the second half of this year.
As for as food, I am heading back to the Mediterranean diet full-force. I dabbled for a while, then it turned into a trickle. Now I want a full fledged gusher. I was only purchasing local, organic fruits and veggies - then I got lazy and went to Walmart and Publix. Time to head back to the earth. It takes more time and money, but in the end - it is sooo worth it.
As for exercise, as soon as my leg heals, I will make a more scheduled plan with the trainer. I want to do the aerobic portion on my own. But use him for the sculpting. I want to commit to two days a week, not three. Not now. I know I need three of weights, but honestly - it is hard for me to commit to anything more than twice a week. For now, it will be better than nothing.
I am also doing a spring cleaning. I am going to get rid of soooo many things. I have already begun the transformation in the bathroom. I have a new curtain, rugs, and some accessories. It is nice to change things from time to time. Now, we want to sell my dining room suit, and replace with something a bit smaller. I am also tossing the leather couch and twin day bed in the sun room. Anyone interested in these items - please let me know now!
I hope with the new commitments, new food, new hobbies, new schedule I will have a better outlook on my days. I hope to see the difference and feel the difference in time.
I am always sooo bad about starting something, and never following through. I want to look at this as a journey... with no end in site. I don't want to set goals. I only want to improve. It's about the quality of life.. not the pounds, anxiety, and material goods shed.