Stepping out can be a challenge at this time of year when it is cold and skies can be dark. You might even have rain and snow. However, as part of the Best Boot Forward initiative, Chloe from Indigo Wilderness is encouraging us to seize the day and get out there.
She has set some questions to reflect on and here are my answers.
1. I am walking more. Now that I have a private road I could run on, I am trying to work up the motivation to do that with my new funky trainers. I keep talking myself out of it and that needs to change. How often we do this – when a label has not fit before, we assume it never can. Who says I can’t be a runner? Only me and negative self-talk. For this week, I celebrate walking regularly in the countryside and having the odd unexpected jog when the dogs escaped the garden.
2. On the physical health front, I have also jumped on my weighing scales and faced the truth about my weight. At the weekend, I will stock up on healthier food. I watched Lisa Riley talking about her amazing weight loss and she emphasized how not having the unhealthy stuff in the home helps so much. I also will start listening to my Slimpod again as that worked so well when I lost so much weight most of which I kept off.
3. My favourite place to spend outdoors at the moment is right on my doorstep. Chloe is so right when she says how getting outdoors is so very good for your mental and emotional wellbeing. I tend to wait until my husband or children can come out with me. Today, I just went out and just breathed in the joy of blue skies and nature. So very good for the soul. I have also resolved to start using nature lessons as part of our home education journey so watch this space!
Are you stepping out? That might be into the great outdoors or outside a self-imposed comfort zone. Join the Best Boot Forward revolution and access so much support from like-minded women changing their lives one baby step at a time. You do not have to be a blogger to take part in Best Boot Forward – you can find us on Facebook and Instagram too!
P.S. As I finished this post the telly started talking about a woman experiencing depression who says running saved her life. Now there is food for thought!