Day 4 - 100 DWL
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
After a few rough days filled with migraines, I'm confident I can continue on this path if I keep thinking of it in these terms. Did I feel like drinking water? No, I didn't. I would've rather drank soda. But I drank water anyway. I had some soda, but I primarily had water. This probably seems so tiny to so many people on Spark, but it is really, REALLY huge for me. I have struggled to drink even 4-8 oz. of water a day for years now, so to be drinking 1-2 bottles per day seems so unreal to me. But I feel like this is one of my biggest battles and I'm doing it, so it does boost my confidence. I think my journey isn't going to be nearly as stringent as I thought it would have to be because those black and white expectations cause me to self-sabotage. It's going to look different than I thought, but I'm okay with that if it still brings me to the same destination. Rather than running to my destination, I'm going to look around during my journey, take my time, and enjoy myself. It's not the right way for everyone, but maybe it's the right way for me because the stringent way certainly hasn't worked for me.
My narrow road might look something like this:
Veggies with every meal
Fruits every day
Half my body weight in water intake
At least 30 minutes of cardio daily
At least 20 minutes of ST 3-5 times weekly
My wider road might look something like this:
1-2 fruits or veggies per day
Some water every day
Some intentional movement every day
A purposeful act of self care every day
I'm still moving forward and I'm proud.