I need to start taking my own advice.
This past spring and summer, I busied myself by creating a wellness program which I had planned to be running this winter – but not even I can be in two places at once, and the drive from Halifax to St. Ann’s Bay is just a leeeeeeeeeetle bit too long to do twice a week. Instead, the St. Ann’s Bay Health Group Society has invited me to speak at Wednesday’s morning’s Senior’s Lunch. As I skimmed through my own program, the program I lived and breathed for four months, I’m realizing that I need to get my shit together, because I have not followed a single piece of my own advice in well over a month.
Simple things, like eating, have gone to the wayside as I tend to completely lose my appetite (and the motivation to make food) when I’m feeling stressed. I forget to drink my 6-8 glasses of water a day – the same 6-8 glasses that I used to genuinely miss when I didn’t get them. Aside from walking the dog, wandering around my apartment and a couple of well-deserve, Wii-golf victory danceoffs, I’ve not even cut out the time for some physical activity. My sleeping patterns suck too.
And I’m not too proud to admit that I ate popcorn for lunch on Sunday. Go ahead and judge.
We’re all guilty of it though, whether we want to admit it or not. We’re quick to point out the flaws and shortcomings of our neighbours and friends, we give great advice on everything from chores to time management, relationships to healthy lifestyles and we contradict every word of it by doing the complete opposite. Practice what you preach, my mother would say.
It’s time for me to get back on track. Starting with a glass of water right…after I finish my wine.