It's time for this week's Get Off Your Broom update.
But first; the challenge that Serenity set last week...
Part 1 was to think about - and look at - your diet, and figure out if you're eating a balanced diet. So, I thought about it, and I looked at the Vegetarian Food Pyramid Serenity linked to, and came up with the answer... Most days. I have a couple of days where I'll eat too many things from one food group, and not enough from another. But most days I eat a decent balanced diet; I just have to learn to bear my activity level in mind a bit more, and remember that on my less active days I shouldn't eat for an active person, if you know what I mean. I definately wasn't eating a proper balanced diet before, but since I started this challenge - well, from week 2 anyway, because week 1 wasn't a great example due to all the take-aways I had during moving - I've been doing pretty well at eating a balanced diet.
Part 2 was about making my Get Off Your Broom posts more witchy. My first thought here is, "do I need to then?" Magaly mentioned on her blog recently about how your witchyness would show through if you are a witch, because your posts will be about you. And, quite frankly, I'm happy to let that be the case. However, in the interests of witchyness showing through in my posts, I'll mention the meditation sessions I do after my Yoga session; partly as a sort of, "OK, now relax and get ready for the day," type of thing, and partly because I feel I need to get back in the habit of regular meditation sessions, and think that going from yoga exercises to a meditation session is an easy - and natural - thing to do. I also "try" to get a meditation session in before I settle for bed, but don't always manage it... Not that I always manage the morning yoga and meditation thing at the moment either, but at least the reason I don't always get to the morning one isn't because I fall asleep, which is what happens sometimes during the evening sessions. LOL!
OK, on to a review of this week...
Not too bad; I did cheat for dinner two nights this week and have take-away though; Tuesday because by the time we were able to start sorting dinner I was just really tired (should have done the prep work for dinner before my rehabilitation officer arrived) and last night... Well, I have no excuse, I was just lazy! But the rest of the time I've been pretty good, I think.
Some days I've done great and had plenty to drink, but other days... Yeah, not so much; some days I just forget and end up only having maybe 4 small drinks all day. If only I could forget to eat when I'm bored as easily as I forget to drink. ;)
Most days, great; 40 minute or longer walk in the morning, 20 minute walk in the evening. Except... There have been a couple of very wet days here this week, and Kero doesn't like to go out in the rain, which makes it difficult for me to, especially right now when I can't go by myself yet (still not had my mobility lessons). So since Kero refuses to go far and can't be left home by himself, and I can't go by myself... Well, some of the walks have been practically non-existant. I did try and persuade Kero to go for a walk, but he wasn't having it; we "maybe" made it for a 5 minute walk a couple of times. Like I said though, most of the time the weather has co-operated, and I've been able to do my walks just fine.
I think I did it maybe 3 times this week; better than I had been sometimes, but not what I was aiming for. But, at least I did it those few times, so at least it wasn't totally forgotten. What? I'm trying to think positive! ;)
I lost half a pound, lost half an inch from my waist, lost an inch from my hips, and lost an inch from my chest. So a total of half a pound and 2.5 inches lost this week!
Goals for next week:
*Get the Yoga mat out more.
*Find something to do indoors in place of walking when walks aren't possible.
Other than that it's just a case of trying to avoid the take-aways, and trying to get walks in when I can. I'n still aiming for the long walk in the morning and short one in the evening, but sometimes the weather wont allow it.
The "Get Off Your Broom" chhallenge is hosted by Serenity over at "The Domestic Pagan"... Why not visit her? And don't forget to visit the other participents too!
Note to other participents: I've been visiting your blogs, but I can't comment due to word verification; it's nothing personal, it's just the way things are (the "listen and type" thing very rarely works, and is a lot of hastle to try and use anyway). So, please know that I'm 100% behind you in your quest to get off your broom and become a healthier you, but can't comment to say so.