I have been neglecting myself for the past 2 weeks. I went from religiously intermittent fasting and going to Zumba nearly every day plus a lunch hour power walk.
I just completed an entire week of not going to Zumba. I think the main reason for this is the fact that my gym membership ended on the 24th. I was going to pay for another month, but I am planning on moving to a sunnier place in about 10 days so it does not make sense to pay for another month.
I have been enjoying the holidays and have been more lax about my nutrition and exercise and it has honestly been super stressful. I lie in bed worried about my expanding waistline.
I think it hit me hard last Sunday when Diana and I did our Christmas Eve eve Fundraiser swim in the Puget Sound. It was a truly invigorating experience.
In fact that entire day was invigorating, but what got me down was seeing the pictures of myself and my body. I think I looked way better with clothes on than in a bathing suit.
July (in Maine)/August (my bday)/ Christmas Eve eve:
I just need to remind myself that it is about progress NOT perfection!
It is too easy to put myself down and to let my worries about going backwards overshadow the progress I have made and my growth.
So right here and now I am going to get back on track! I have done 50 push-ups so far and realized that I am in better shape than I thought.
When you are feeling down here are some easy forms of self-care:
- Fix your bed.
- Brew a cup of tea or coffee.
- Turn on some sparkly music.
- Focus on the good.
- Count your blessings.
- Call or txt a friend.
- Do something nice for someone else.
- Get outside.
- Move your body.
- Try something new.
What are your favorite forms of self care? Please comment below to share!