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Day 2: Step 1

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Hey all

So I got my butt up and went for about a 6 mile hike with my dog Max. After that I took him to the dog park to get some social time in, plus I figured he'd be out of much of his energy and wouldn't be all over the other dogs with his alpha male self. lol

I feel ok today. I finished up a chapter in my depression workbook last night. One of the things it had me do is to focus on my 5 senses and ways I can focus on the present moment by accessing those senses. For example...

Touch: Feeling the bark of the trees as I was hiking today.
Taste: Tasting the peanut butter in the piece of dark chocolate candy.
Smell: Smelling the Christmas scented candles I lit when I got home from my hike.
Sight: Seeing the bright green moss covering the trees as we went on our hike today.
Sound: Hearing the water from the river rushing over the rocks during our hike.

The book encourages this because with depression a lot of times you lose focus from your senses or they may be "muted". So over the next week I'm going to try and document each day with how I experienced all of my senses.

I realize this is a journey and even though I may still feel somewhat the same today as I did yesterday, I took action and got outside and moved my body. I have to ignore the part of me that tells me I'm going to fail or this won't be worth it. I know that's the depression talking.

Here is a picture from our hike today. Tell ya what...It kicked my butt! 6 miles of a moderate trail and I was def out of breath at certain points. I didn't like that because I felt like a failure but I have to start somewhere. Just wanted to share that last little thought. No wonder my depression has stuck around LOL.



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  • JUSTSTICKWITHIT
    Great blog!! What's a depression workbook? I suffer from it and anxiety and it might be helpful.
    728 days ago
  • CROUCHINGFLEA
    6 miles is awesome! And it sounds like you are off to a good start... I'm curious what the name of the book is that you are going through? I suffer from depression as well. Beautiful dog!
    729 days ago
  • TOCONNER
    Way to go! Your dog is beautiful!
    729 days ago
  • SWEETIERHONDA
    Great job ..beautiful dog
    729 days ago
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