Okay, I only have one day of Moving More and Eating Well under my belt. But I'm going to say it: I feel good.
Well, maybe good isn't really completely accurate. The headache I nursed yesterday was flippin' nasty. So in that regard by about 4 p.m. yesterday I felt like a pile of steaming, sugar-craving poop.
But the more actualized me—the higher functioning part of my lizard brain—felt good.
Why? Because I'm doing what is needed.
In 2013, I did a lot of things but doing what was needed wasn't always at the top of the list.
My main focus on doing what was needed centered around my personal life. I applied it to my marriage (hard, not automatic, worth it), and I applied it to my parenting (somewhat easier, not automatic, worth it).
The area to which I applied this approach the least? My health and fitness.
I like to take advantage of firsts. January 1st. February 1st. Monday mornings. Any time that can serve as a new beginning, I'm all in. That said, I believe momentum has to be cultivated with a little spit and elbow grease. It doesn't just happen magically. What do they say, an object not in motion tends to stay not in motion? On the couch? With a remote control? And chips?
But I have one day. And with a little focus and effort, I hope to have two. And three. And so on.
The thing is, to take care of myself and do what is needed doesn't involve fad diets and deprivation. It just means eating real food and lacing up my shoes for a walk. I know. How awful!
Well of course it's not awful. It's just doing what's needed.
For right now, I need to put a few rules into place, however. The rules look like this:
1. Don't eat shit. (Shit defined as: foods with sugar in the top five ingredients. This also includes foods that break down into sugar in the bloodstream, i.e. potato chips and… see No. 2.)
2. Don't drink wine (see also Shit and know when you are buzzed you make poor choices.)
3. Refer to No. 1 and No. 2 often.
4. Don't feel sorry for yourself because really? YOU ARE ALIVE! That alone is your treat, every single day! This fact is better than any Oreo on the planet.
I am not shooting to post dramatic weight loss photos here. In fact, I may not look much different in the next six months. Or, I might.
But I sure as hell am going to be healthier and my attitude will be where it needs to be.
Can I promise you that? Well, no. But if I do what is needed, there's a very good chance it just might work out.
Registration is still open for the live version of the Move More, Eat Well Jumpstart. You can save $5 off the registration with the code CZMMEW. If January's just not your time, this class will become a self-paced workshop beginning in January. I will be hosting 4 video chats during the live class (one for every Saturday in January), and then quarterly check in chats for all students, regardles of when they sign up.
To register, click here.