How long have I been blogging here? Five, six years? And every year I say, "this year I'm going to lose weight, I'm going to save money, I'm going to be a better mom." And then I gain weight, or freak out on my kids, or go further into debt. I'm impressed that you all keep coming back.
So, Erin over at BlueBirdBaby posted a challenge for the year.
That is the button which will hopefully make it's way onto my sidebar, but Blogger seems to find new ways to irritate me each day. Today it refuses to save the entire string of code, and just now apparently messed up while trying to save the entire post...sigh. Anyway...
In the past two months, I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I have been having anxiety attacks, and my depression has snuck in at very inopportune times. I'm feeling fully unhealthy. I've been sick the past week, and then two weeks before that.
I'm tired of feeling sick, exhausted, sad, and unworthy.
So, this year I will Make It Happen, for my physical and mental health. There are a thousand things I would like to improve about myself, but what is the point of working on other aspects of myself when my body and my mind are not healthy enough to accept the changes?
Erin's challenge does not dictate that we make plans or even blog about the whole thing, but big sweeping changes just don't happen over night, and I need to plot and plan for them. Small steps, right?
Over the next month, I will make the following things happen:
1. Move, every day. At least 10 minutes. I started this on January 1, and did well, but then I got sick and couldn't breathe. And then I got depressed. So, we start again today.
2. Sleep, every night. No more Facebook and Freecell until midnight. Neither is very interesting. If I'm not out with friends, I'm in bed by 11.
3. Meet with new therapist. I love the woman I've been seeing, but I feel like I need a little more input. I don't think she takes me very seriously.
4. Meditate and/or journal, at least once a week. I have to start small with this one. But I do feel better when it's done.
These are definitely steps I can take. And, honestly, I need all the help I can get, so join me, kick my butt, whatever. Together, we can make it happen.