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After a few days of sunshine, we are into blustery wintery weather. Gah.
I loved the comments on the last post. Naomi, you need your own magazine column (or indeed Magazine). Just like a chat over cocktails at a trendy bar. Apropos the boobs of Claire Danes, I agree, but I think that frock needs small boobage. Plus she is probably breastfeeding so more power to her.
But it just shows you, doesn't it, about how subjective fashion is. And it is good that we have women other than size zero in the public eye.
It is a bit of a habit of some of us (ie Me) to be self-denigrating. We have instilled in us not to be too big for our boots...no, that would be arrogant. And, sometimes, the only time we have our work fed back to us is when we stuff up rather than the times we did good.
So that causes a tendency towards focussing on the stuff we did wrong, or poorly (or even just feel we did wrong, even if in reality we did fine) rather than the stuff we do good.
It is important that we are reflective, that we learn from our cock-ups, and try and do better next time. It helps also to reflect on the stuff that we did good.
Especially given the...ahem...boat troubles I have...
So here are some good things I have done recently:
- Started a weight training session, with a Personal Trainer, in a group (so it's less spenny). Seriously, all women should lift weights, and it is more important as one ages. It's important to do it properly and move in a functional manner. I can feel myself firming up. The arm-guns are a little way off though...
- Eating good, healthy meals. Giving it attention. Enjoying cooking. It can be so tempting to have takeaway, or eat out. My fella is a bit of a fan of that. I am happily the wet blanket on that. I am happy to cook (more so since he does the washing up). I have mostly kept the alcohol out of the weekdays too - dry July helped in that sense.
- Catching myself when I start getting down on myself. Looking at myself objectively, rather than through the "you are not good enough" lens.
- I am slowly getting the hang of procrastinating less and getting a bit more organised. Check this article out. It's about the golden hour. I will try and have a to-do list ready on the Monday morning, going forward.
- I am seriously thinking of using the money I earn from a lecture I give to buy a Thermomix. My friend has one, and she says it changed her life.
There are a couple of things - first is that these types of good things must be done consistently to have a benefit, and secondly, that the benefits will come gradually and I need to be patient.
Here are some dumb things I have done recently:
- I ate wasabi peas before run training. Wasabi. Peas. Running. No.
- I drank a red bull (sugarfree of course) at 4pm. At 12 midnight I reflected that this was not one of the brightest things I have done.
What positive changes have you made recently?
Do you own a thermomix?
What's the weather like where you reside?