Project 2011 – Week Ten
March 10, 2011 § 4 Comments
There’s something very “round” about the number ten that makes it feel like a milestone. That I’m still at it gives me a sense of accomplishment in and of itself. I’m getting so much out of this sharing of support. You gals are so incredible, strong and inspiring that it feels a privilege to be on this journey with you.
Hat Tip to Cate @ MomentsofWhimsy (click on the pic above to link) of course, for coming up with the idea and for being our fearless leader. 😀
So here it is…
1) This week taking better care of my body has been about eating better. We’re eating Paleo more and more and it does feel really good. It’s amazing how so many negative thoughts we carry around about ourselves can be traced back to what we’re putting in our mouth. (This was a side effect of the new diet that I did not expect at all.)
When I eat crap, I know it and I give myself shit for it. Whether or not I’m conscious of it, more often I’m totally unaware of the inner dialogue, it still happens. So not only am I carrying around unnecessary fats, sugars and all those lovely chemicals that I can’t even pronounce, I’m also cementing a negative self image, creating guilt and nurturing the sense of defeat.
Frozen blueberries and fresh spinach don’t do that to me. In fact, they do the complete opposite. I feel good when I eat them because I know they’re good for me. I like feeling good about myself and the more good food I eat, the less I want to eat stuff that makes me feel like shit. What’s the opposite of a vicious cycle?
2) I didn’t write this week but I did get Hubby to read my latest chapter – something I literally have to beg him to do – because I just needed some feedback. He really enjoyed it and said, “You know this is why I hate doing that…now I want to read the whole thing.” 😀
3) I don’t know if I was particular kind to myself this week but I can’t recall being unkind either…so I guess that balances out.
Oh, you might notice my list is a little shorter this time around. I’ve decided to revise my goals and dump one that wasn’t going anywhere (pampering) and one that was redundant (not writing poetry).
I haven’t quite decided what I’ll replace them with yet but I should have it sorted by next week. Looking forward to checking out everyone else’s progress.