The homework for this week, if you recall, was to pay attention to what has been going right for me, and also, to keep notes on what's bugging me...
On the "what's been going right" list, I've been getting out every day for good long walks - I did two 10 KM walks (both of which included running training toward the end - woo hoo) and the rest of the days during this time frame have been in excess of 4.5 KM walks - and with daylight savings time kicking in today, I can ramp those up to however far I can get in an hour... if Yesterday is any indication, I'm going to be putting in five nearly 6 KM walks per week, starting tomorrow.
Vegetables are still an effort, but they are becoming more and more included in my meals and snacks.
The day before yesterday, my Mum told me about a challenge that the CBC is putting to all Canadians - the Live Right Now Challenge - more information about the challenge and its inspiration can be located at this link, but the gist of it is that Canada has been challenged to lose one million pounds. Yes, ONE MILLION POUNDS. I read through some of the information and, inspired, I signed up and have committed to a few challenges of my own. Weight loss, daily exercise, and improvement of my eating habits - similar to what I'm working on already with the hypnosis. One thing that is recommended in the process is to check in with someone in order to cement your goals and progress - Mum and I are checking in with each other.
Finally, I'm sleeping well and generally feeling pretty good about the progress I've been making and the things I am looking at incorporating into my plan next.
All in all, these are good positives and I'm pleased with how things have been coming along.
Unfortunately, as we all know, there are usually little things that come up during the week that bug us. Fortunately, though, there have only been two items this week that were worth note in my notebook - and all-in-all, I'll take the two small irritations - they aren't huge.
With love across the waters,