Well the world has certainly changed since I first started this blog. While working on my book You Are Who You Create, I began to think back on the idea of breaking the mold, since essentially it is a transformative technique based on the principles of my approach of You Are Who You Create. So yeah, I guess you can say I practice what I preach!
The last two years of Covid-related isolation and forced changes has certainly forced many to break out of the molds they were used to, but sadly many were not prepared for such an opportunity for transformative change to be able to take advantage of it for a lasting positive change. Some of us go lucky, others chose the path, consciously or not, of the victim. I know in my own hindsight I wish I had released my book and shared this technique sooner since it perhaps would have been of value to some – and certainly made my own life challenges a little more positive.
As I like to say “shoulda, coulda, woulda!” There is no sense ruminating on what I could have done, and instead this is the time to take stock and take some steps forward. Since this blog began with my efforts to improve my health and weight, perhaps that is a good start!
I stopped going to the gym regularly in January 2020 as Covid hit the USA, and I have been very sedentary with my newfound ability to work from home since March 2020. I started out pretty good – keeping to a decent diet, exercising regularly (at home), getting out for hikes (great way to social distance!), keeping to my usual sleeping patterns. But as the pandemic wore on, and the stresses of trying to adapt to it both professionally and personally, things eventually began to slip – opting for Netflix instead of a hike, enjoying comforting snacks. I can’t say I kept to any regular exercise. I did actually keep to my sleeping pattern which minor adjustments, so that’s was nice!
As I weigh myself for the first time in a long time, my weight has changed enough that the app asked me if I was the same person, since whoever THIS person was, weighed 180lbs. Eeep. Well, not a shocker.
Ok, so since I am all ramped up on the You Are Who You Create book, why not apply that methodology and step into a new phase of breaking the mold? I’ll try to document again – a habit I tend to struggle with so bear with me with the occasional gap! (Like anyone is following this!)