So we are now into week 7 of my new outlook on life. Sure it’s been about health and trying to lose a little weight before we head into the festive season that is heavy on booze and food, but it’s been more about trying to look after ME for a change. By the end of a very long year raising small people (well long but HOW is it almost December I ask?!) I know I am feeling a bit cranky about everything. I’m sick of putting everyone else first, I’m sick of pretty much everyone, and I tend to eat more than I should (like baked goods and butter and bread) because I’m worth it right? Or I deserve it right? Except that it all leaves me feeling a little shite. So I decided to turn things around. Stop being a cranky and fat mole and head into Christmas feeling good. So how’s it going? You can read the first update here and the second update here. Plus! It’s totally not too late to feel less like a cranky/fat mole before Christmas. You can make big changes in just 2 or 3 weeks and we most definitely still have that amount of time.
I was *meant* to do at least 5 sessions a week and you know what? I am getting about 1-2 in if I am lucky. And you know what else? I’m OK with that. I’ve been busy. And tired. And hungry! And that stuff will come when school breaks up and I have a little more spare time. See? Letting myself off for not doing something! It’s my new mindset I tell you. Not beating myself up! You know what else I did the other day?
I totally went back to bed when I was REALLY tired. I packed Maggie up with the iPad, then Harper joined us, then Frank and we spent about an hours doing nothing. And it was SO good. Why don’t I do that more often?
A big part of this has also been about doing things for ME. That make me happy! And feel good about myself. It might be superficial, or it might be about doing something that makes my soul sing.
I went to another literary event last week with the fabulous Mickey Robertson from Glenmore House and boy did that make my heart sing! Gardens! And interiors! Just so good!
I have been getting my nails done still and can’t believe that a little polish and shellac can make such a difference to making me feel less like a daggy, tired Mum and one step closer to feeling like pre-baby Beth.
I’ve been making an effort to get dressed (I know people do this every day) but I mean not wear the same stuff that I always wear. I have been doing my hair and I have been wearing make up! It feels good to feel good! Although looking at this, it looks like I have just been wearing the same jeans…
And it’s good to be wearing clothes that used to be too tight. Hello old friends! It’s been years since I have seen you!
I even bought myself some new swimmers! Because, you know, summer is coming. Even got to wear them when we went to the NT. Tits McGee! Although Mrs Woog told me they look RSLish…
I don’t want to alarm anyone, but yesterday I was in the supermarket and I found myself reading the nutritional information on the back of all the things! I don’t know who I am anymore either. And you know what else? Well, I have been eating delicious food and finding myself leaving the bread behind! Like this breakfast!
Bread is NOT my friend. It bloats me like a bastard and makes me feel bluergh. So I have been staying away. And last week when I was at a function and this delicious cake was offered?
I didn’t have any! And I felt OK about that. I wanted to make up the intake of food somewhere further down the day. My head has gotten better at bring hungry, and knowing when to stop. My auto default is slowing getting towards better choices – how good is that? I feel in control and for me that is HUGE.
It’s not all calorie counting or anything, I think the reason that this is sticking this time is because I just feel GOOD from doing this, and it’s working. My head, heart and guts are all feeling better and to have that happening a month out from Christmas is a bloody Christmas miracle in itself !
Anyone else been getting on board too?
How are you going?
Be sure to check out the #notafatmoleforchristmas hashtag on Insta for lots of inspiration!