I believe my blog yesterday resonated with quite a few people. Between the email, the tweets, the calls and the comments, it seems I’m not the only one dealing with this issue.
To all who reached out with love and support, thank you! I really want you to know how much it means to me.
Now, let me give you the update on Day Two….
I woke up full of energy and took Koda (our 1-1/2 year old Samoyed pup) for a 1-1/2 hour hike in the mountains. It was just beautiful! (Yep, that’s a photo of where we were, just to the left, and Koda, below.)
Part of me felt guilty for not being in the office early and I had a list of things running through my head of “must do’s”.
But, I know that if I were run over by a truck, the world would keep spinning. Taking care of me is important too. So, I took that time for me and played with Koda, walked, jogged a bit and soaked in the natural beauty around me.
When I returned to the office I still had a pile of things to do, but somehow it wasn’t as frantic as usual, and that was a nice change.
I stayed with just fruits and veggies all day. I still haven’t been able to eat 10 fruits and 10 veggies in one day yet! That’s a lot of food! I know I’m burning up extra calories too by walking and being more active during the day, so that’s great. And if you follow me on Twitter (@inspiremetoday) you’ll also know that I did a lot of dancing in the evening as I was unpacking boxes. I was just is such a great mood! I feel light and energetic and also something I haven’t felt in awhile, hopeful.
I also got very brave, put on a bikini and using my timer, took photos of myself. Very scary thing to do. (Cameras should come with warnings for things like this!) But, I want to be able to look back someday soon and say, “See, I was there too! If I can do it, so can you!” I put them in a file on my computer and labeled them pre-skinny photos. (I’m no longer pudgy or fat, just pre-skinny). And don’t bother asking- however brave you may think I am for sharing this experience, I’m not yet brave enough to share these photos. Someday perhaps, but not quite yet.
Many of you wrote and want to connect in a group. I’ll be forming a Google Group and will contact you with the information to join us. It’s free! I just want to be there to support you too. If you’re interested in joining us, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll get back to you directly with the information on how to join us.
Knowing that scales fluctuate so much from day to day on a normal basis, I’m not planning to jump on the scale each day, but, today when I did, I was down a pound! I’m so encouraged to keep on going, knowing that the new me has been waiting for this for too long!
I’m looking forward to Day Three and releasing more excess baggage I no longer choose to carry with me.
Come on, join me for a healthier you. You deserve it!