Sunday, November 17, 2013
On a laptop long since dead, I had an enormous list of good reasons for healty/fitness-minded living. Note that I'm not talkin about reasons to be thin. Just reasons to keep my fitness and strength at the forefront of my mind, no matter what my size.
I lost that list, but last year, 2012, Oct, I began this one and then I forgot about it until I found it on my phone just now:
Braids (arms up)
Hot air balloons
Low angle photography
Beach cruiser bike rides
Double Occupancy Showers
Shower Curtains (changing)
Close Cars Parking
Flying to see family
Chairs with arms
Hot Air balloons
It boils down to fully functioning living, ease and comfort of physical tasks that involve standing, lifting my arms, or bending. I am grateful I have never been disabled, but I can sympathize, and have had enough of a taste for it to imagine vividly how difficult it could be.
I want health and vitality.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
This is the longest I've gone without exercise, after struggling with being consistent all year.
I feel it everywhere, but I miss the fitness most of all. After the initial rise, I've held steady at this weight, but my BF % continues to rise based on changes I can see and feel.
It's 1 month to my 5k.
It's been almost 1 month since I logged onto Spark.
I find myself in old habits of convenience eating, or not eating, and putting other people's priorities before my own. Why?
Do I feel like I need to amp up the urgency at work in order to do a good job? I need to sort out if there's any place in there where I am making my own stress, rather than reacting to stress that exists. It can't be healthy to deal every day, for long hours, with the amount of cortisol and adrenaline spikes. I need to be able to provide calmer leadership for my team. Exercise can help me there.
Exercise can help with many things. The only choice, really, is when/where/how, not if. It's definitely worth it.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
For some reason, October ends up being my crossroads month. October's flower is the Calendula (a modern Latin diminutive of calendae, meaning "little calendar", "little clock" or possibly "little weather-glass").
How appropriate, because I feel the ticking of time. The holidays and end of the year loom in the near distant future, and I feel the change of the seasons, even living somewhere that claims none.
I got a small promotion recently, bumping my schedule into longer hours, less food and less down-time. I am overstimulated, working almost 70 hours while understaffed and newly responsible for a whole lot more. I've responded to this by worsening my habits. Fasting doesn't work well for me, because I swing harder in the opposite direction.
So I'm seeking balance, and trying to prevent myself from retreating into isolation, while also reducing my obligations. It's a tricky tightrope.
I hope to get it figured out.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Honestly, this is so appropriate... The Green Girl posted this recently.
'I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.' Harun Yahya
Rather than get focused on adversity, I try to remind myself that I am choosing this reality. I have to keep feeling like I have the opportunity to change. And then I need to do it.
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