I haven’t written in awhile. I’ve been really slacking on working on me. I was sick for almost 2 weeks. Honestly, I thought it was COVID. Luckily it was not (thank goddess). But I feel like all my progress has completely washed away. I’m trying not to be discouraged but I feel it. I gained back 5 of the 23 pounds I’ve lost so it could be worse. So, here I am once again, starting over. I worked out today and I just finished a really great meditation. All I can do is focus on how I can improve every single day.
Healing my mind, body and spirit one day at a time.
There is nothing better than a little Tuesday motivation to get you through the day. I am happy with my progress thus far. I am going slow to hopefully help ensure lifelong success. It’s hard to not weigh myself every day but I know if I do- I’ll make myself crazy. It’s been 11 days since I’ve checked my weight and I know I’m down at least 21 pounds. Every day, my clothing fits better and I feel healthier. Looking forward to getting to my goal weight and being healthier in all spectrums of life!
So, I’ve been seeing a therapist since March (not COVID related). I knew if I didn’t do it then- I never would. I’ve never been one to talk about my feelings or my past. I like to keep things buried way down deep. I’ve been seeing her once a week, every week for 24 weeks and I can now say I’ve converted to opening up and talking about things. She has helped me deal with my past, my PTSP, my over eating habits and it has truly helped. I always tell her that she “fixed” my brain. After 24 long, emotional and often difficult weeks, I have been able to end my sessions and go on an “as needed basis”. Our weekly sessions have come to an end. I honestly feel so great about this. I don’t really know if I’ve experienced this level of happiness. Sure, I consider myself a happy person but this is like happiness on crack. I feel like the “MIND” in my “mind, body and spirit” healing is complete. This has helped me get one step closer to my goals of a healthy life. You can’t change one without changing all three. I can’t wait to get my body to where I want it to be. I know one day, I will get there.
Stepped on the scale today: twenty one pounds lost since June first. Two months progress and I am feeling great about it. I honestly feel like this weight loss journey is so much different then my previous attempts. Meditation is helping. Seeing a therapist is definitely helping. Healing my mind will help heal my body and spirit, too. I can’t wait to see where I am in the next two months and beyond.
I am a huge fan of virtual hiking challenges. It keeps us socially distance and motives me to walk that few extra or few thousand extra steps in a day. I’ve definitely have been walking more these few weeks that I probably ever have before and it’s showing in my waistline! I am excited to announce that I just completed my 35,800 step virtual hike NINE HOURS FASTER than my previous time. Excited for the day that I can do it under two days!
Thirty days. 30. Three zero. I am so proud of myself for sticking with my meditation journey and making it to thirty consecutive days of meditation. Each morning I wake up, meditate and go for a long walk around my neighborhood. I’ve been getting up each morning at 5:45 to make sure that I have enough time for both and then to get ready for work. It is so worth it. I never was much of a morning person before but I have converted. It feels wonderful. It makes me feel like I am ready to tackle anything the day has to throw at me. So ready to continue my path of healing my mind, body and spirit. Take this journey with me. You won’t regret it.