Thank you all so much for the support and positive feedback on my post last week. Because of your encouragement and your interest, I’m going to share some steps through this journey.
Like I said, I don’t have a “plan” in terms of a distinct eating plan or anything like that. But I can see some steps to take that will help me to be healthier and happier.
Like I’ve said before, I don’t have a “goal weight” in mind- just wanting to get back to taking care of myself out of love for myself.
One way I do that is by being active. I do teach Zumba and I have for years. It’s great activity, but it also sometimes feels like a job and not so much like being active “for me,” if that makes sense. So I know I have to put forth the effort to move more. I feel better when I do. I feel less stressed, I sleep better. I even eat better as a result of putting in the work. So here’s my first step: establishing the habit of being more active.
It can be difficult to be active while it’s so cold outside, but I have done it before. I remember even going on a run when there was snow on the ground! One way I’m going to avoid using the weather as an excuse is to try and establish a morning workout habit. That’s my first step.
I’m used to setting the alarm for 4:45- but lately I’ve been using my mornings for housework, Bible study, and playing with the dogs. I’m going to switch to working out and reading by Bible (that’s a habit I don’t want to replace with a workout!).
My plan is to start a bit easier, with a Leslie Sansone walking DVD and some weights. Over Christmas break from Zumba (I get two weeks off), my plan is to amp it up with some 21 Day Fix or 30 Day Shred DVDs. When it’s nice outside, I might walk the dogs or go for a wog (walking/jog). Either way, my first step is to be much more intentional about being active.