16 March 2022

Time to start logging the benefits

 For almost a month now I've been avoiding alcohol, sugar, and wheat. I've been working on getting more activity into my day. And I've been paying attention to what I eat. The result? I'm really starting to feel good. I have lost a little weight but more importantly, I feel like the fat around my midsection is breaking up. It does not feel so hard and firm anymore. I actually feel like I can pull my stomach in. Even more importantly, I have more energy. I'm not dragging my butt through the day. Okay, I still get a little tired at the end of the day, but overall I feel pretty darn good. I've managed to come home Monday and Tuesday and get a great workout in on Supernatural. Of course, I haven't been walking Mavy because he is limping like crazy, so he's on restricted activity. But I'm feeling good and I like it. 

I'm still on the mailing list for DMSC and I find it interesting. He is doing a Weakless seminar and this morning's email says that in order to make self-care fun, you have to be weakless. You have to be willing to do hard things and expand your comfort zone. Then view self-care as a challenge and do the hard things. I kind of agree with that, you definitely need to expand your comfort zone and be willing to push yourself. But I don't completely agree. You have to build up some wins, some good feelings before you are able to really start doing hard things and challenging yourself. Also, he uses things like taking a cold shower or a cold plunge. But to me it's more like getting to the gym regularly for a few weeks. That is pushing my comfort zone and makes me feel like a rock star. 

Also, this popped up during my meditation, I've kind of lost respect for him. He downplays the importance of the Covid vaccine and I think that is just dangerous. I'm also not sure I agree with him anymore. It's like, he's been preaching the same things since I found him and hasn't changed a whole lot. In the meantime I've  grown and learned, mostly about myself, and know that some of his teachings don't work for me. 

Okay, clearly I'm dwelling on something I left behind. Probably for fear of missing out and wondering what is going on that I might enjoy. But the truth is I made my choice and I'm actually quite happy with it. I'm doing things that make me feel good and I'm not beating myself up over them. I don't get 10,000 steps every day, but I'm on my feet a whole lot. I'm not perfect in my eating, French chocolate yesterday, but I'm great 95% of the time. I'm eating fruit, which I love. I'm eating lots of veggies. I'm eating a way that works for my body and makes me feel good. I should not feel bad about that. So I think I'm going to unsubscribe from his mailing lists. I think it's time to make a clean break. 

I'm off to get ready for school. 

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