06 January 2014

The plan...

OK, 2014 is under way and this horse is ready to gallop!

Said I'd think about how best to combat those 'negatives' I have hanging around at the moment, so here's some first thoughts and the beginnings (at least) of the plan.

Black Dog (a.k.a. depression) defence tactics - remember each and EVERY day to remind myself about Mum's 'blessings'. Recognise, and count, at least one blessing - remember, they really do exist. Don't rush - take time to think carefully about it and appreciate it. Spend a moment or two being properly grateful for it. Rinse & repeat. It may help to actually write them down... we'll see.

Fitness - walk, walk, and walk some more as a first stage. Find (make!) time to get back to the abs work in the morning (at the moment, this may mean re-negotiating when lovely hubby's dressings are changed). Make a start, and gradually step things back up and do more. Add back in the upper arm weights (yep, actually use those odd shaped things covered in dust!). Longer term... get back to my love affair with Connie the Concept rower. She's been neglected and needs to feel loved again (oooh, I'm guessing this'll probably hurt, but what the heck!).

And what progress in identifying those positive motivational markers? Well, the jury is still out and considering their verdict at the moment, but I think Gwen has a point when she suggested that I might emulate her and cease wallowing in the loss of the old markers and allow myself to be passionate about the benefits this new low-carb (semi-Primal) way of life has to offer.

Here goes...

3 comments:

Primal Gwen said...

that's the spirit, Deniz!!! You can do this! Move to the light, the positive, instead of staying holed up in a dark cave! Put yourself out there! Even one baby step at a time, are steps forward!

Chrissie said...

You sound quite positive and motivated, good for you! If it helps, I think writing down your blessings might be a good idea -its likely that there will some days if the depression is hanging around your neck you will struggle to think of any - then maybe you could reread some of the ones you've written down to kick start things and get some positivity in there? Just a thought...
Good luck making up with Connie ;-)

Nikki said...

Great plan to keep the Black Dog at bay! Any outlet for your feelings, be it writing or drawing or meditation will no doubt help. Hope you haven't been using Connie as a clothes hanger :)

 
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