I’m trying to create new habits. Or re-create, I guess. And this week I’m taking small steps in the right direction.
Yesterday I found myself in the fitness center. I’ve been fighting a cold this week, so any exercise is good exercise. I had a goal to get 20+ minutes on the elliptical. And while I was working out, I changed my goal to 3 miles. I hit 3 miles in 23 minutes, so I went for 30 minutes, and I finished at 4 miles (just over 30 minutes.) I felt so much better about my workout. Sometimes I just have to give myself a pep talk mid-workout.
I had to do a little shopping for work stuff, as well as pick up my son from daycare….so I brought him along on my shopping trip. I made the decision that we would get dinner out and have a much-needed mommy-son evening. I also made a conscious effort to abandon my phone until after he was in bed. I won’t say that bedtime was perfect (bedtime in our house is rarely perfect), but we had many good moments. He behaved in public, he ate all of his dinner and we talked about the moon and the clouds.
Not in terms of actually dieting, but just my food intake. I at least at grilled chicken when I ate out. And since we have an over-abundance of apples in the house (thanks to picking apples last weekend), I’ve been eating a lot of apples this week. If I eat apples for the next 21 days, can I create an apple-eating habit? (I hope so.)
I realize I put a lot of effort into planning things and making others happy….and I’m stepping back from doing everything. I can’t make everyone happy. And it’s time for others to put in some effort. It’s mentally exhausting to be the sole planner.
It’s day 3 and I feel like I’m in a better spot already. I have a goal to make October amazing.