Checking In!

Into the Woods

It’s been a month since I took up my revised bullet journaling system, so it seemed like a perfect time for a check-in. I must say that – overall – I’ve been pleased with the outcomes and absolutely delighted with the efforts!

Looking over the patterns of the last four weeks, I’m eating more “real” food and far less processed junk, although my snacking habits are still not what I want them to be. I’ve painted about half the days – all the paintings in this post have been created since I started bullet journaling a month ago, including the abstract one at the top. I’ve worked on learning French through the Rosetta Stone program for at least a few minutes most days. I’m making progress on making meditation and other forms of self-care far more routine (including taking some time to go away and pack painting supplies) and – wow! – am I drinking a lot of water! (I set that goal at 80 ozs. a day and I’ve been amazed at how easy it is to make it there most days! I’ve also reached at least 10,000 steps a day nearly every day – having Chance-the-dog join our family has much to do with that, I’m sure.

Ocean Wave

And yet.

I have to tell you, I initially lost a few pounds, but I seem to have gained it all back. Like, to the ounce. The funny thing is that I’m not beating myself up about that. I can look over the journal and see patterns and I’m forming some good ones. I said before that it wasn’t about a number on the scale and I intend to be true to that. I’m a “woman of a certain age,” and I’ve come through some battles and seen some things – my days of coltish fragility are behind me and (listen to me carefully here, Divas!) THAT IS OKAY. I enjoyed – very much so! – that phase of my life, but this one has a great deal going for it, too. And I wouldn’t have reached THIS stage without having gone through THAT one.

Progress is better than trying desperately to hold back the hands of time, don’t you think?

I thought so.

So make a few goals for yourself today and start taking concrete action to reach them! You will be amazed at the results of consistent, loving action – I promise you!

 

 

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