Thursday, 7 July 2016

Weeks 10,11, & 12 - The 16-week challenge

12 weeks down, 4 to go!

Well the title of this post says it all really. I've not kept up.

However: I am literally feeling so so so much better now my exams are over, my birthday is over, there is no more stress and finally I can relax again. WOOOOO! *all the celebration emojis*

Physical exercise-wise, I've slacked because I've had a million things on my mind and I've been working all day and revising all night so it's taken a bit of a backseat. I still walk to and from work every day so that's something I think, but definitely not where I should be at this point.

I know I won't be able to reach my goal as I hoped, but I'm actually ok with that :) this whole idea was to get me to become more conscious of what I was eating, how I was feeling in myself, and trying to do things to get me a bit healthier and feeling good. 9 times out of 10, it's worked. Any time I felt like rubbish was because of stress or illness - NOT because of working out/eating well etc; and that says a lot! I feel like I've learnt a lot, and now I've turned 23, it's a new start and I can get back on track again.

Mental health-wise, like I said, it's been stressful. What with exams and work, and getting ready for birthdays, and friends, and thinking about my dissertation, and family health problems - the last month or so has been pretty much a write-off. I've felt very emotional and crappy and low on and off but now I can tick off how much I've done and gotten through and it's a like a weight has been lifted. (Though not physical weight of course. Still gotta work on that.)

Point is, I'm happy 99.9% of the time and I'm enjoying it.I have 4 more weeks left of my challenge, which is slightly less than before my holiday, but I'll be making the most of it; I've learnt it's so important not to be hard on yourself when something doesn't happen, and I'm getting much better at it!

Life is on the up...

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