Recently I moved. (Picture taken the night or 2 just before I moved, when I was feeling stressed!)
It was a fast move. Like in less than 3 weeks I was moved! I needed to move out by Jan.1st and I suddenly found a place for Dec1, and since I didn't have much time & seemed a good temp fit I decided to go for it.
However it was a very crazy 3 weeks packing up my basement apartment place I've been almost 3 years! and downsizing to a very different situation. Cheaper, bascially like a room rental. Its been a bigger transition than I thought. I miss my home. Truthfully, I don't like my new place a lot, but I'm saving money and realize its temporal, its a place to lay my head, sufficient and I needed to move. It works for now.
Since I've moved (barely 3 weeks) I haven't slept well etc, so I'm still trying to catch "energy" from that! & just adjust to a new place BUT... I did decide on ONE good thing (I'll name the goood thing and the struggler right now) The good thing: JUST DO TEN!!!
I decided the beginning of Dec. to just get out for 10 minute nature/outdoor walks each day till Christmas. I was so out of routine from packing etc. I was feeling bleh, and knew I needed To *help* myself get myself into a rhythm . So except for maybe 2 days of the month, I've done that.
Even if its been after supper just hitting the sidewalk! Usually I get to the trail. Today I had over 20 minutes on the trail...and it is winter now ya all.
And I've yet to make friend with the cold ;)
The beginning of Dec.I told myself the 10 minute theory because thats what I started my healthy living journey with! & since then, 10 minutes is always doable in my head. LOL. I even apply it to dishes and laundry when I'm overwhelmed...just fold 10 items/wash 10 things. :D And more often that not I do more. Sometimes I don't. but either way, I always feel better, and I always feel like okay I can DO that. Its achieveable.
Because I started my healthy living journey with something very small, achieveable...and it lead to success (hello new me...gone over 90 pounds!!), I associate this theory with a relaxed mindset :) . ( 10 minute walks a day.) Back then, I was like Mon, don't focus on the eating...(because that was CRAZY out of control-binge eating etc and that was my HUGE mountain that wasn't budging) I told myself instead to focus on what you COULD do...SO, now 4plus years later my "Just Do Ten--" theory works :))
And my struggler....my room came with a mini fridge in it. (I have to put most of my food in there)
I was like seriously!?!!!! Are you fricking kidding me?! I left it by the door. So its the least convieint and try only keep veggies in it... but STILL, having food in my bedroom is just a tempation...and tonight...I gave in. I just bought a bunch of binge foods. And felt sick.
(of course I felt sick) But then a little while later I saw a clip of this movie of a lady thats actually TRYING to reach 1000 pounds (current 700 something), showed all the food she was eating. Yes, you read that right :( Trying to reach 1000 pounds. That's her choice. A sad one to me. I think she is a brilliant beautiful person, and having a goal makes a difference in her world. Having goals is important. It depends where and why it gets us to. Watching the video clip was super emotionally hard for me. It reminded me of things I went through at almost 250lbs, and it just did a jolt in me.
So while I'm transitioning, I'm acknowledging I need to take extra care. Realize I have a vulnerablity at the moment, low sleep, new place/emotional change. there is a blasted FRIDGE in my room (and i have to respect it properly!).. do what I CAN do, ...and remember the VALUE of me
So I'll just keep doing my Just Do 10 theory :) This month it is: 10 minute walks. celebrating that I am, that I can... the fresh air. Nature, and the good it is for my soul, mind, body and spirit.
Pick something for you...10 minutes journal, you time, walk, food prep, laundry :P ;) Do what works for you and always LOVE you!!!