Monday, April 20, 2015

Outfits 18, 19 & 20/30


18/30: White button-down shirt, boyfriend jeans, and Vans. 



19/30: Desert t-shirt, boyfriend jeans, and chevron Vans.



20/30: White tank, black cardigan, jeans, and moccasins.

So I told you I've been getting a bit more sleep at night. I'm averaging seven hours a night now. Getting that much sleep has improved my mood and patience (I still run out sometimes) and I've had more energy and motivation to exercise regularly. That is awesome. I feel so much better in every way when I work out almost every day. I've been lifting medium-heavy weights and I can lift heavier every week. I love seeing results from my efforts and it is so much fun to get stronger! Also, the endorphins make me happier and calmer. Upward Spiral. Each positive change makes it easier to make the next positive change.

I've also been trying to increase my cardio capacity and it is improving, but there's a long way to go to return to my pre-pregnancy fitness level. Now I'm trying to add my yoga habit back in, too. I feel amazing when I get all three of those bases covered. 

If I can get good habits in place for sleep, exercise, and eating, I will be thrilled. I'm working on it, slowly but surely. I keep falling off the wagon, and I'm sure I will many more times, but even a small or temporary improvement is worth the effort. It seems to be a "two steps forward, one step back" situation, so I'm always improving a little bit. My current mindset on establishing good habits: just keep doing it! It's so simple, and it's working for me right now, so I'm sticking with it.

3 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so glad you've been able to do some good things for your health. Amazing how taking care of your body translates into emotional and mental well-being.

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  2. Yay! I'm so glad you've been able to do some good things for your health. Amazing how taking care of your body translates into emotional and mental well-being.

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  3. Yes! It's definitely all tied together. I hope I can keep it going. :)

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