Today is Thursday. No, Wednesday. Today is Wednesday.
Today I woke up! Kidding, not kidding. Waking up is the start. Everything you do after that is gravy or gravel.
I can't talk weight because mine looks not so good on the scale, but I can talk habits. The first week of the new year, I broke the eat-whatever-you-want-start-tomorrow habit of the holidays. That's good. I haven't had sweets, I wasn't having beer. The second week, I kind of strayed. I still kept with the idea of week 1, but I had a stress-inducing event coming up, and I just couldn't get a grip all the time - I ate more carbs than I should of.
This week, I'm doing OK.
There's a lot of things I'm working on, and trying to make habit so that I'm a happier ME than I've been.
MAKE EXERCISE A PRIORITY
Today - January 18 - I woke up and did a quick work out. That's something new. For a while I was doing 5-minute Walk Away The Pounds videos in the morning, just to get the blood flowing, and to create habit. It didn't stick.
I think, though, beyond weight loss, I need to think more of my own health and what the benefits of regular exercise do. I forget that piece sometimes and/or it falls away when the sidewalks are covered with a generous heaping of ice. So, I forced myself to do a 1-mile walk. Nothing I can't do in the 15 minutes I would normally use to Facebook stalk, right?
BETTER USE OF MY TIME
I love to read. I don't set aside enough time to do it. Period.
TAKE BETTER CONTROL OF MY MONEY
EAT SIMPLE FOODS AT HOME
I've been so stressed for years now that my money flies out the door in the shape of cheezy fries, beers, and "eating out" because I just don't have time. Eating out is nice, and should be done sometimes for fun and leisure. But it shouldn't eat up your entire salary. I have to ditch the idea that every meal should be plated as if it were going to a king, and just throw stuff together. It's usually healthier, and it's almost always cheaper.
I don't feel the need to lose so much that people don't recognize me, but I do feel like I need to fit in my clothes and feel good in them.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
I need to do this this year.
We'll see about my job, and what I do with that. I love my job, but the bad management has made it a horrible, stressful place to work. I can't have my life lead like that. I just can't.
Anyway. I think better life management will help. After some struggles years ago, at times where we lived crisis to crisis, it kind of became our lives. I don't want that. I want to live accentuating the good moments in life, not just coping between the bad ones. It's a rut, it's a habit. But, I also have to believe things can change - I CAN CHANGE - and that I have control of that.
I hope you're having a good start to the new year!