Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Health Goals

As inspired by A Garden For Butterflies blog post.

I'm going to hold myself accountable by writing my health goals here.
I'm not just talking eat less shit and work out more.
I'm talking holistic Mind Body Spirit health goals.

I need to. We all do.

I've been going to a weekly women's group. I hate it but would feel bad if I didn't show up. So I endure it. It's about self care and what we do to nurture ourselves.

I spend a lot of time on my own during the day when the kids are at school and pre school so I guess I feel like that is my self care time. I think though having time away from the kids to hang washing and go to the post office aren't really self caring activities, unless of course you really enjoy those things...

So a health goal that was reignited last week was my decision to brave the gym again. My membership was still current, I just lost interest. It's easy to forget how good it makes you feel to sweat it out on a treadmill. Really easy. Hence my 5 month absence from it.

Goal #1 Try to go to the gym a couple of times a week
Goal #2 Think about the food I'm eating and the possible emotions behind them
Goal #3 Find a kickboxing class and release some of that tension
Goal #4 This one has been really jumping out at me. Create more. Paint, draw, cut and paste. Whatever just create more. It's in me just waiting for an outlet.

That's a good starting point, don't you think?


  1. Great starting point! I can't wait to hear about the kickboxing class. I worked with a boxing trainer last year and hitting something totally worked to reduce my anger level.

  2. Agree, a great starting point. Go slow, ease into it, and be gentle on yourself. You will do great.
    I hear you on how good it feels after the workout. It's the workout bit I don't like lol