I’ve come up with a theme for this week’s Three On Thursday Post. Self Care. Ready to hear about three things I have done (and am doing) that fall under this theme? Here goes.
- On Tuesday after work I did the at home strength training workout that Kym shared that day. I was familiar with all of the exercises thanks to the work I did years ago with a trainer and it all came right back to me, at least from a I-know-how-to-do-this standpoint. From a physical stand point, I’ll be completely honest, it was a challenge. Not the squats (those have always been my favorite) and not the arm stuff or even the plank but the lunges? Lunges are hard for me, they were even when I was training regularly. And the jumping jacks? Not fun. But guess what? I did them anyway and even though my thighs were on fire yesterday it was worth it and I’m going to keep doing this because it’s not only fast but it’s also very very manageable for me right now.
- While I was reading Women Food & God last weekend I googled Geneen Roth to see if she ever offers workshops in my area. Timing is everything because I discovered that she is having a 2 day retreat in Massachusetts on Columbus Day Weekend that’s called Women, Weight & Power. Ummm, hello? Could this be any more perfect for me and for the things I’ve been working on lately? Nope. I signed up before I could talk myself out of it. Of course, in my typical fashion, I immediately regretted it and started trying to find a way to get out of it. But I’m going. I’m terrified. But I’m going.
- I’ve renewed my commitment to meditating. I had gotten lax about this over the summer but with the return to routine that has come in the last few weeks I’ve been meditating for at least 10 minutes every morning before work. It feels great to start the day this way and I’m very happy to be doing this again.
There’s other stuff, too, like my daily gratitude journal (still going strong) and the work I’m doing with my life coach and using essential oils but those three up there are the big ones. And this is me being vulnerable again, sharing the scary stuff like weight and power and starting over and getting things wrong but also sometimes getting things right.
How ’bout that?
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