I think I have been quiet around here-I have truly been in survival mode. This past month was the one year anniversary of my dad's death. I was doing really well after spending a lot of time working on myself and spending a lot of time in therapy this past summer. Then the crazy stress of month two of school coupled with the anniversary really had a rough affect on me.
Although I took care of myself mentally this summer I realized sometime in the last few weeks that I haven't been taking care of myself health wise. I haven't been eating well and haven't really been exercising since hurting my ankle early in the summer. So I have had enough with the extra 20 pounds I gained in the last year and a half. I decided to go back to weight watchers and commit to really trying. Not just half assing it. As of today I have tracked every day even the last two days which were not that great but I tracked them anyways..including the tasty yet not good for you cookie dough that I ate right out of the container earlier tonight.
I also signed up three weeks ago to go back to yoga. I went once and realized how much I love it. I wasn't able to go the last two weeks once because I was sick and once because Ryan was. The exercise is harder to get in but at least I am getting 10,000 steps a day in which is also a goal.
I also have been taking more opportunities to take care of myself. I am not allowing myself to get so stressed about money. I try and only go in do the bills every few weeks so I don't get so stressed. I have been treating myself to a few things every now and again. I even just signed up for Gweenie Bee as a treat to myself. I need to feel good at this size-smaller or bigger. That is essential to my mental health.
So I also committed to try and blog a bit more about my journey....I sometimes shy away from this place but realize once I come back that I feel so much better after I ramble a bit on here about my thoughts and feelings.
How is everyone else doing out there?? Update me!