I’m already seeing amazing results from my wellness project and I’ve just begun! Well, actually the results I’m seeing are from my lack of appetite from the gut punch I experienced last week. I stepped on the scale this morning and I’m down 6lbs. Go me! But let me caution you, I would not wish this type of weight loss on anyone! This was not exactly the weight loss plan I had in mind. But from every dark cloud comes a silver lining and this 6lb. weight loss is mine today, so I’ll take it!
Moving right along. I watched one of my favorite movies, Somethings Got To Give, last night. I love that movie and one of my favorite parts is where Diane Keaton’s character orders her pastries in French. Of course, Jack Nicholson’s character thinks that’s impressive and says so to Keaton’s daughter. The daughter’s response back was that learning to speak fluent French was a part of her mother’s “Keep Busy, Don’t Look Back Project”. Oh my gosh how I love that!
That is exactly what this #100DayBlogChallenge and my wellness project is for me. The only thing I can see from my rear view mirror is the dust from me making my get And so with that, I am entering day two of my first mini-experiment, which I listed yesterday. I failed to mention that I wouldn’t be doing the 12 experiments in any particular order. In fact for most if not all, once I’m fully off the ground with starting them, I will be doing them simultaneously.
First up is my walking experiment. Now, this is nothing new to me. In fact, I committed to myself a couple of years ago to walk every day for 30 Days straight, no matter what…and I did! You can read about it here. It was quite exhilarating to complete that challenge and reap the rewards. This time around, I am looking to get the following things out of my daily walking experiment:
- To be able to clear my mind and heal my damaged emotions. There is healing that comes when we move our bodies.
- To come up out of this fog and to be able to focus on the next chapter of my life
- A reawakening for my body. I want to loosen my stiff joints and to clear the cobwebs
- To wake up my lungs by getting some fresh air each day instead of staying stuck behind my desk and plopping on the couch at the end of the day
- To be able to experience a small win with a sense of accomplishment. This is a challenge I know I can conquer!
- And to drop a few pounds of course. That is always a goal of mine!
I think these are some pretty tangible reasons to conduct this experiment. Frankly, this is one habit that I’ve let fall by the wayside that I truly miss doing. But I’m off to a good start. I walked for 50 minutes yesterday and the farthest I had walked in a VERY LONG time. I didn’t track my steps or miles or anything like that because that’s not my concern right now. Yesterday’s walk was purely for the purpose of clearing my head in an effort to feel better emotionally. It worked!
Today’s walk quite honestly is about accomplishing the same. I walked for close to an hour and it felt great! Starting tomorrow I will pull my Fitbit out, dust it off, charge it up and get to stepping! I’ll keep track of all of my activity in my Happy Planner so that I can keep a visual of my progress as well. I’m loving this challenge!
Your Turn To Share
What do you do when you need to lift your spirits? How has it helped you in other areas of your life?