Today marks the one year point for when I set my first habit goals and set up a spreadsheet to track them . I’m calling it my habitiversary. I’m not sure I like the term; let me know if you think of something catchier ;).
I started with a just a couple, and now I have a color-coded rainbow spreadsheet to track many habits across many areas of my self-care. Not to mention a blog, and a series on how to help others get started making successful habit changes.
When I started last year, deciding to track healthy habits instead of a number on a scale or clothing size was unfamiliar territory for me. I decided I wanted to be open to whatever outcomes would come.
Well, here are some of the outcomes that I am experiencing:
- I feel confident in my ability to care for myself with compassion and curiosity, without shame or fear.
- I feel confident in my ability to improve my relationships
- I have developed a degree of patience
- I have learned to show myself the same compassion and curiosity that I would show to a student or anybody learning a new skill
- My home is more organized and than I have ever been able to maintain before
- I have come to terms with some painful things from my childhood and am working to break my family’s cycle of self-hate, dieting, secret eating, and binge eating.
- I have learned how to incorporate movement that I LOVE into life.
- I have learned the value of slow and steady winning the race
- I have learned that I am a valid person NOW. Not “if/when/after I lose weight.” NOW.
- I have learned how to fuel myself appropriately without judgment
- I have given myself time and space that allowed me to relearn my hunger and fullness signals, and to trust them.
- My energy levels increased and my blood work improved.
- back pain is gone
- depression is gone
- brain fog is gone
- self confidence has increased
- strength has surpassed my pre-pregnancy strength
- I have found a fun hobby/obsession
- my kiddo sees movement as something I do because I love it, not because I “have to”
- I am sharing what I have learned with others
Happy habitiversary to me!!!