This week was not the best, health-wise. Throughout the week I didn't get more than 5 hours of sleep a night, which left me less than enthused to exercise. Add lots of work stuff plus volunteer commitments that all seemed to hit at once, and I was exhausted and drained. Food was okay though, and I'm happy that I got out and rode a bike for the first time in 15 years, went to Bikram yoga on Saturday, and did 2 miles with the pup today.
I feel like I'm going through both a physical and mental reset right now. I wrote about my adjustment period here, and I think in order to really push past it, I need to get my sleep, work stress, workouts and food just right. I'm still working on managing stress and on prioritizing activities, so for now I'm in a state of homeostasis.
What I'm battling right now: Feeling like I'm letting others down. Letting my trainer down, letting readers down, letting others down. I put enough pressure on myself to succeed. Add on the layers of my over-analytizing what others think of me (which I'm sure is completely unjustified) and I feel a little bit like I'm sitting in a pressure cooker.
Here's the thing: I feel great. I'm not stressed about the scale not moving. I am doing things with my body I never thought I could do. I'm not binge eating. I feel present and strong with my body.
I must remember: in the end, it doesn't matter what others think.
My journey. My body. My life.
No matter where you are in your journey, please don't let others opinions cripple you from succeeding how YOU need to succeed. Do not let others define you as a success or a failure.
Here's my motto for this week: