So, today overall was a really great day! The only thing that I had that I wasn't looking forward to today was my new year assessment. It was one of those things, because I know this past month my nutrition and cardio have sucked, that part of me wanted to do it but then part of me wanted to remain clueless. But, when I went in this morning, Michael did the assessment and after we weighed and did measurements, he reminded me that I needed to get out of my own head and consider this a fresh start. I can't change the past month, but I can choose how I move forward and I can either be pissed about the weight I've gained this past month or I can choose to be happy, get back on track, and do what I know I'm supposed to do. So, that was my mediation and journaling today and I realized I'm too hard on myself. I know I didn't do what I was supposed to do this past month, but I do know what I need to do to get back on track. So, I'm giving myself permission to let go of what I can't change, allow myself to be happy with what I have accomplished overall, set my new goals and focus on those, and more importantly remember that I'm doing this for me. That everything I'm doing is making me a better person physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Also, to explain the inserted picture, I've decided to start taking a picture the first of each month as a way to track my progress from a visual aspect. Many times when I'm working towards a goal I notice a big difference in pictures, which is why I like it when my trainers take pictures. The first of each month I'll take a new picture, and then compare it to the ones before. I'm also making these my profile pictures on social media because I think it'll be a great reminder of my progress when I start to hit those bumps in the road.
Now to end with three things that were good about today.
- I got to see Beckett and Marley, and as usual the little things mean so much to both them and me. Like running a lap around the building with Beckett and then listening to Marley tell me all about the play-doh Barbie video she was watching.
- Even though I was off work, I had several hours of peace and quiet to myself. This allowed me to create space for myself easily and I binged watch Netflix and just enjoyed relaxing.
- I got the rest of my meal prepping done for the week, have my Herbalife supply for my shakes, so now I'm back on track with my nutrition.