It’s already 6th January, you’re just starting your second day back to school, the Christmas decorations are packed away & life is ‘back to normal’.
It’s a super chilly outside but Mum & I went over the field with the dogs at 615 this morning even though Mum didn’t feel well 😦
Last night I set myself a mini challenge. I’m not good at setting New Year resolutions that involve exercise because they always seem so serious & hard to keep. I’m all about being kind to myself (as I’m sure you’ve heard me say before) but this year I was finding it hard to get back to normal at all 🙂 I’ve been walking with Mum but I was finding it really hard to get back to normal eating & my fitbit was looking a bit neglected. I’d had a few great days but the others were looking pretty pathetic 🙂
Yesterday I suddenly got a blast of inspiration 🙂 I was in desperate need of a hair cut & colour & my appointment I’d made weeks ago was finally here. I love going to the hairdresser, it’s absolutely the most special treat & makes me feel like a new woman. I’ve know Ali for years (she did my hair the morning I got married) & we always have a lovely natter. I caught sight of myself later in the day while I was passing the Christmas decorations up to Uncle Neil in the loft & I was so happy to have brand new hair 🙂 That was my inspiration. I think I’d got used to seeing myself looking in need of a hair do so I was surprised to see myself looking all fresh. It was like I was gathering momentum…now my hair looks good…I should get on with the rest of myself 🙂 I’d been reading in the salon about a lady who’d set herself a 100 day gym challenge & I got thinking about how a challenge with a set amount of time is a great way to get started again. In two weeks time, Uncle Neil, Steph, Becks & I are off to Devizes for our annual fabulous weekend away so I thought 2 weeks is the perfect start. My mini challenge, I decided, should be totally achievable but also enough of a kick start to make me feel good.
So here’s my mini challenge…I’m going to drink 2 litres of water, eat good food, walk 10,000 steps & climb my stairs 35 times everyday. Now I’m completely aware that my mini challenge isn’t groundbreaking in any way but it’s more than I’ve been doing for the last few weeks & that seems like a great place to start. When I walk with Steph or have a good walking day in general I walk waaaaay more than 10,000 steps but on a plain ordinary work day I may only walk 4,000 & go up the stairs 10 or 11 times.
So here I am on the first day of my mini challenge & at the end of the two weeks I’ll have a lovely weekend away with lovely friends & then come home & set another mini challenge. I think the way forward for me is short bursts of challenges, I can commit to two weeks at a time & then I can change it up & try something new. I’m excited 🙂
Hope your day is great, it’s very nearly the weekend…..
Love you, Teeto xx