Mentally, August was a peaceful month. Last month I made myself start making decisions that would be beneficial to me, which in the long run, would benefit my little family. This felt good to finally put my foot down and establish some direction.
WHAT I DIDN’T DO!
1.Dwell on things that previously hindered me. In time before, I would have let anxiousness; depression and control take over me. However, this month I put things in place so that I would rid of those things that hindered me from an open soul and a clean slate.
2.Go to the gym early in the morning. This was a huge struggle this month and I think I have finally made up my mind that I have to get up early so that I don’t lose track of myself and use up time in the evening that should be used for other things.
3.Keep unnecessary items while cleaning. We moved Daniella into a bigger bedroom which will be more suited for her. The result of that was purging some things (mainly clothes) and moving some other things in our home around. While I was cleaning, I made a point to identify if I actually was going to use or if I really needed that item. If I couldn’t make it work, into the yard sale pile it goes. This spring I am going to try to have a yard sale. If that doesn’t work out, to the Goodwill it goes!
WHAT I DID DO!
1.Hired a coach! I knew that I could not face my relationship with food or the gym alone. I knew that I could go beyond my own limitations if I had someone who was unbiased and way more knowledgeable than I to help with that. <insert coach here> It has been a great experience so far and I am ready to start crushing some goals.
2.Got organized! I can honest say that MOST of my house is organized and things are cleaned out! That feels nice! In a four bedroom house, it can be overwhelming and easy to just stash things away and forget about them.
3.Finished a project! Andrew had a dresser that was given to him in his bachelor days. I didn’t want to give it up because I saw potential in it and I really wanted to transform it. The dresser had been sitting in out garage collecting dust until finally I had the nerve to take it on. The large part of the project is done and I working through some of the small things. <more to come on this>
WHAT I LEARNED!
1.I am way stronger than I think I am. This goes for my relationship with food and my gains in the gym. I always had a threshold that I would hold myself to in each category and now with the coach, it is being pushed out of the box. Darn it, it feels good.
2.Self-care is very important. When a woman decides to care for herself from the inside ut, everyone in her immediate surroundings benefits. I never understood how important this was until I got sick of wondering why I was always stuck in the same rut.
3.Progress, not perfection. Typically when I would take on any task, I would strive for perfection and would have unrealistic expectations of the outcome. This month I learned that progress is what is needed, not perfection. Progress is wonderful, perfection is unattainable.
As we move into fall, which is my favorite season, I can’t wait to unfold the things I learn! I hope your month of August was filled with learning experiences!