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Each Friday I’m talking about changes I’m making in my life towards more wellness. After all, wellness and health isn’t just about going to the gym. It’s not just about physical fitness, it’s also about lifestyle changes or improvements. It’s about overall wellness and how I’m working to achieve more of it in my life.
I can’t believe it’s Friday already. I’m not entirely sure where the week has gone. All week I’ve had trouble keeping up with the days and now that it’s Friday, I feel a bit confused. Surely an entire week hasn’t gone by, I tell myself. I also wonder why it seems this week has flown so. I imagine between feeling like Monday was a complete twilight zone, what with being road tired from our quick trip to visit family last weekend, and the rest of the days being so consumed and stressed about our search for a home, the days have blended together, quite literally. I imagine this is also why it’s almost been a struggle to write each day this week. I mean, if I can barely keep track of the days, coming up with topics and the motivation to write gets tough. Somehow I’ve powered through and made the most of the week though.
I certainly am feeling less depressed this week. I’ve taken it a bit easy, though not outright slow. I’ve written more coherently about my struggle with and the dangers of depression. So, to an outsider it may seem like I’ve bounced back quickly and easily, understand there’s an entire road leading to my ability to cope. The road is winding and full of pit stops and mishaps, but I have successfully made it out and to the other side thus far.
On other wellness topics, this week our eating has definitely improved. We’ve had home cooked meals 4 out of the 5 days. Monday we had Mexican (yes, again) and picked up some meat from the store. Also, once this week we ate a second time (fast food) as we were out searching again. I haven’t made any pasta, rice, or potatoes either. Last night, we even had breakfast for dinner – black forest bacon and scrambled eggs with cheese. I have had a bit of sugar from the eating out, an ice cream run, and a bit of chocolate and starburst. This I need to get back to addressing. I’m sure it’s the stress and frustration with the search for a dwelling. Hun and I are both struggling with the process.
Speaking of which, we finally got word on one place and though it’s not good, we’re glad we know. We’re also glad we’ve kept hunting. It’s an interesting place, this area in which we live. Our wants and needs also are a bit different from the mainstream in some ways, plus our refusal to simply settle. We’re just not the settling type, so that almost always can lead to a bit of struggle. Yet, at least in my life, the not settling has led to some pretty great things – Hun and Baby Boy come quickly to mind!
Well, it’s likely pretty obvious, but I’ll say it anyway. I still haven’t been back to the gym. We have been busy doing other things and that’s the real trouble there. The evenings just fly by and since I can’t get there during the day, this aspect of my wellness has been falling by the wayside. I really am hoping to get back soon though. As it stands, right now I’d have to go very late at night if I were to go. I simply am not comfortable doing so. Our current apartment is not suitable (in terms of space) to even try to get some working out at home done. Therefore, I’m simply not doing anything in that regard. I have somehow maintained a weight of 147, without even trying.
This weekend and next week, my goal is to continue with our wellness eating, drinking more water, and consuming less sugar in things like ice cream and candy. It’s also my goal to take my vitamins and minerals and have kefir every day again.
What are your wellness goals for next week?