I'm thankful for a new day today. Yesterday was a rough one for me emotionally, but thanks to the wonderful support of friends I feel much better today. I found these in our front yard this morning and decided to bring them to work to remind me to stay happy. The cute vase was a gift from a dear friend a few years ago...
I was having a super pity party for myself yesterday. Feeling down about my body and struggling with those extra baby pounds. I feel a lot more optimistic today, and am taking steps, no matter how small, to feel better about myself.
1. I'm switching to 2% milk in my coffee instead of fat free creamer. Sure, it has some fat in it, but it is natural and has to be healthier.
2. Making sure I get some exercise in every day. Last night I took the boys for a walk, which in our new hilly neighborhood is quite the workout. I also did 50 crunches and leg lifts to help tone my tummy. My dear friend Dawn is sending me her 30 Day Shred video...I'm kind of scared of it, but I know I can do it! And our Direct TV has a fitness channel, so I'm going to DVR some workouts so I can do them when I have time.
3. Keeping track of what I eat and not allowing myself to over-indulge. I'm quite the stress eater, but I'm trying to change the way I think about food. No more late night snacking binges.
These are the steps I'm trying to take right now and hopefully they will help me feel better mentally and physically.
Do you have any tips to share on how you work on your mental and physical health? I would love to hear them!