Expectations that I have for the upcoming fall challenge on BLC26
Monday, September 22, 2014
I am part of two challenge groups - my expectations are the same for both - to challenge myself and to learn to trust myself that I am capable of carrying out on some action.
I want this challenge to be meaningful to me - so I hope that the challenges mean something to me - they are bettering me rather than just doing something fun for the sake of it. I don't like silly challenges.
I want to improve my nutrition. I have just been feeling badly lately - I think as we get older than we just don't compensate as well. My joints hurt, my muscles ache at times - I think it's diet related. I want to kick my diet soda habit. I want to learn to love water.
I want to move in a way that doesn't cause me pain. My walking is on hold for now (as a means of cardio exercise). I'll be doing more pilates, yoga and stretching while my hips heal from the inflammation they are currently experiencing.
I don't want to be so overwhelmed with everything that I forget who I am in the process. Whatever I do has to be sustainable. I don't do crazy diets, or take pills, or any kind of concoction (I do drink protein smoothies occasionally) because I believe in being real - and eating real food that I can purchase anywhere or that I can make myself. No ordering or buying any crazy diet plan or packaged stuff.
I want to feel more in control. I hate it when I let the stresses or my tiredness cause me to cave into my carb cravings or need to eat immediately. I want to feel a connection again with my kitchen and my dining room table. I want to feel a sense of gratitude everyday for what I have been given, and not take advantage of what God has given to me.
I hope to be gracious to myself. I also hope to reward myself with some things that will remind me of this journey.