I had the absolute best of intentions, but I've taken on way more than I can deliver on this month. I signed up for the Vegan Body Building Challenge on top of everything else I'm doing to get healthier. It wasn't meant to be. I started out getting some exercise in a few days on the first week and suddenly realized that it was too much. Starting from nothing and working out 5 days a week was too much for me to do. I'm not upset about the fact that I can't do it, but I'm a little frustrated that I didn't recognize beforehand that I can't do it all.
I'm still trying to get more exercise than I was before (considering that it was next to nothing, this hasn't been hard to do). I'm drinking more water and I'm still researching about getting off of my medication. It's a lot, and I've come to terms with the fact that I have to pace myself. Making such a drastic change to my medication is going to take a lot of work and a lot of energy, but I really think it's going to have a huge positive impact on my health and my state of mind. I need to give myself time to work through this change before taking on too many more changes. If I try to do everything at once, I will fail, and I'll fail big time.
So, I'm going to work on small changes, a little at a time. Slow and steady wins the race and all that.
On a positive note, I put on my jeans this weekend and was able to do them up. I wore them all day and they were not cutting off my circulation! This is huge for me because the last time I tried to wear them, I couldn't get them done up! Small changes are having a positive impact.