#reverb12 December 1: How Are You Starting?
How are you starting this last month of 2012?
Take a moment, close your eyes, take a deep breath and ask yourself the question: how do you feel…
… in your body? in your mind? in your day job? in your creative life? in your heart?
I’m done. I’m surrendering. The white flag is up and I am throwing in the towel.
But this has nothing to do with what you might think.
Alongside the previous post about emotional eating, I am trying to start December with a new outlook about food. I recently joined a six week project put on by Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean and Elle over at Nutritionella called Elf 4 Health.
As an Elf, you are expected to support your assigned buddy with their holiday health goals and the daily challenges. Elves & buddies will be reassigned every 2 weeks. You are only asked to email your buddy 2 times per week:
- Monday: Send your buddy an email to help them with the challenges for that week. Ideas of things to include/attach: your own personal tips & tricks, inspiring words and/or images, a new, healthy recipe or workout to try.
- Thursday – Saturday: Any time during these days, check in withy you buddy! For example, ask them if they tried a new recipe, workout, or had fun with any certain challenges. Feel free to tell them how you did with your challenges, too!
I am using Elf 4 Health as a jump start to what would normally be my New Year’s resolutions. I don’t want to be a “resolutionist” (as my friend Lisa at 110pounds.com calls it) again this year. I probably say that every year, but I think this year is different.
So I am starting this December with a new frame of mind when it comes to my health. I’m 26, I’m a blob, and I eat my emotions. And the sad thing is that I’ve yet to have that quintessential “wake up call” given to me by a doctor about my weight. Not that I am necessarily waiting for that to happen. All I’m saying is that, well, it has yet to come up in conversation.
This past week, I did something I hadn’t done in about two years. A wall sit. If you don’t know what that is, see this page. It burned so much, but it was a good fantastic burn, and I felt it for two days afterwards. Granted, I can’t do any more than 10 seconds right now, but like everything in life, practice makes perfect.
In addition to that, Mr. Fox and I are starting into a clean-eating regimen. Which means no processed foods and more real foods.
You know, it’s a process. I know it will take a while, but I am willing to go really slow, rather than doing some fad that won’t end up being sustainable.
I’m looking for a brighter, healthier December, and an equally bright and healthy 2013.
This December, in addition to participating in #projectreflect12, I am also participating in #reverb12 over at I Saw You Dancing.