Welcome to Day 3 of #Write31Days! Wardrobe is the one word prompt for #5MFW for today. Wardrobe can refer to the clothing you have or to a cupboard that is meant to hold clothes.
One of the things that comes to mind is the wardrobe that leads to a magical land called Narnia. We read all about it in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. It is the first book in the series, The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S.Lewis. I did not discover those until I was an adult, but I enjoy them very much.
As far as clothing goes, I sometimes hesitate to buy much because I keep hoping I will lose weight. I finally realized that I first need to accept who I am and where I am right now in my life. It didn’t make sense to just keep wishing I was smaller.
By wearing things I enjoy now, I feel better about how I look rather than worrying about it. So in a way, my wardrobe does contribute to better health because it can help relieve some stress. As you can see, I like a bit of color in my choice of clothing.
Does that mean I am content to stay the same weight or size? No, not really, but I can still accept me the way I am now while working to improve my health. Maybe I’m not at my ideal weight, but that should not dictate my happiness.
By taking a holistic approach to my health, I hope to address all areas of life. Does that include weight loss? Yes, it does, but not to the point I am so obsessed with it that I get upset when the pounds don’t fall off easily. That is what this 31 Day series is about.
I’m taking small steps to lead me in the direction to become healthier. It is a process, and I don’t want to rush it. My weight may not change that much during the 31 days, but I hope to be well on the way to becoming a healthier person all around. And maybe, eventually, that will include a new wardrobe in a smaller size.
DAYS 2 & 3 FOR EXERCISE:
( I began my exercise a few days early, so the times may not always coincide with the publishing of the posts.)
On my second day of exercise I started at 12:45 p.m. Parts of it were a little easier, but I still did not do every repetition. Before exercising I had already done some house cleaning and almost skipped my workout. Instead I got a big glass of lemon water and sat down to drink it and cool off. After that I knew if I didn’t go exercise right then, I probably wouldn’t. So I talked myself into it. When I was finished I was hot and tired. But there was also a good feeling knowing I helped my body by giving it good exercise.
My workout for Day 3 was much later in the afternoon. Most of the morning I had worked on writing and cleaning house. I also decided to make homemade pizza for supper, which takes a bit of effort. Again, I almost skipped the workout, but made myself do it anyway. I’m still not doing all the repetitions, but I’m making progress by being consistent.
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