Before I begin this morning’s post, I have to share something with you.
Remember when I said it was 80 degrees yesterday during my run? Well my back up hair tie left a nice little
tan burn line. 🙂
Lately I have noticed a real trend in my little blog world. Many of the people I follow have been making similar statements regarding their current emotional, motivational and stress related state. I myself have been battling with a case of unmotivated, stressed, frazzled, uncontrollable life. I’m not sure that makes sense but it’s how I have been feeling, and it wasn’t until I crossed the finish line of my race yesterday that I decided I needed to seriously do something about it.
Last year, a woman I worked with was observing Ramadan. Ramadan is a period of 30 days during the Islamic calendar where the people fast from sunup to sundown. Nothing, not even water can pass through their lips. I was amazed that her family was able to do this and she explained to me that all it took was discipline and focus.
For 3 days I participated and nothing passed through my lips from sunup to sundown. I proved to myself that I can be focused, and achieve whatever I wish.
I am starting to recognize the similar need for some focus right now. While I will not be fasting, I will be more conscious of my habits, and take control and responsibility for my actions and how they are effecting my day to day.
My current cycle:
- not cooking/eating crap
- not exercising
- not sleeping as well
- not cooking……
See a pattern? Its a vicious cycle and its hard to break. I am attempting the impossible: Breaking the habit.
Some of you may have noticed that I did not set any goals this week. This was once again a cyclical disaster.
No goals= no expectations=excuses=slacking off=my jeans are too tight.
For one, my current stress regarding my lack of job security and financial stability is not something I can control! I hate that, but I need to stop stressing,and start focusing on the things I can control (in a healthy, responsible way) such as my workouts, diet, and how I spend my down time.
A few weeks ago I posted about 5 healthy habits and I have not been practicing what I preach and it’s time to start.
I found this anti-stress clipart diagram and I just love it!
So these are my new goals!
- Cooking all my meals (except Tuesday. More to come.)
- Balancing my meals with carbs, protein and fat
- Working out as much as possible even if I cannot get to the gym.
- No alcohol. NONE.
- Being in bed by 11
- Staying positive even when I want to jump out a window or push someone out of one.
Wish me luck. I think I got this 🙂