Getting in Shape Update

I don’t know if you are tired of reading posts about my getting in shape, but I’m getting tired of writing them. This will be my last one – at least for a very long while. I don’t want to focus on it anymore since it’s a new habit. It’s not like I focus on brushing my teeth every day even though I DO brush my teeth every day. Brushing my teeth and wellness are both just a part of my morning routine now.

It’s been about a month since I started with the updates. I’ve done well at keeping up what I’ve started. Rodney Yee and I are well on our way to a beautiful relationship. I feel taller and more in shape than I’ve been in a long time. I contribute most of that success to the yoga that I’ve been doing every morning. My posture is better and I just generally feel better when it comes to muscle tone.

This week I’ve done more walking outside since it’s been pretty in the mornings. I enjoy the stepping and it seems to break the exercise up, but there’s something to be said for getting it all done at once and having it off my mind for the rest of the day. So, I think, as long as it’s pretty outside, I will continue to walk the neighborhood while Roxie continues to pee all over the neighborhood. How DO dogs pee on demand like that? And why does my tiny dog think marking her territory all over the neighborhood is going to intimidate some HUGE dog that lives down the block? This morning we passed a man with a HUGE dog on a leash. The HUGE dog didn’t even look our way. But Roxie proceeded to bark and raise the hair on her back like she was going to have HUGO for lunch. Now, if I were little Roxie, I would have tried to get as small as possible and fly under the radar instead of ticking HUGO off. I think I need to teach Roxie a thing or two about manners or maybe she needs to teach me about self-confidence. But, that’s another post.

They say it takes 21 or 28 days or something like that to start a habit. Hopefully, I’ve started a new lifestyle habit. I almost look forward to my yoga and walking each morning now. If it’s bad weather, I’ll just try walk on the treadmill. But, no excuses to skip the walks. I still take the two days off each week. This week that was the days I was sick in bed with this flu or whatever I had. I still have the residual coughing and hoarseness, but for the most part, I feel better than ever.

I think I’ve finally made this body and wellness thing a non-issue. Have I lost a lot of weight? No. Do I care? No. I’m making strides in the right direction. Do I have my eating and portion control under complete control? No. But, again, I’m headed in the right direction. I’m still ‘doing, observing, and correcting’ and if I continue that, I will eventually get them all under control. The trick is to get a little better each week. This body didn’t get in this shape overnight and I’m not going to get it to perfection overnight either. But, as long as I’m headed in the right direction, that’s all that really matters.

So, I’m considering the body image project a success. Now, I just have to maintain what I’ve started. I have to continue building these wellness habits and focus on living!

Now that I’ve made the wellness a non-issue, it’s time to start managing my time… I’ll leave that for another post too. :)

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