March Motivation

I’m not gonna lie, it’s been a long 12 months. I’ve realised it’s been a year since we found a new house to buy and put our old one on the market. We never anticipated it would take this long! Builders do lie to make the sales, that’s a given. But it’s okay, we are almost home.

In the meantime it has been a long, cold few months. We’ve both gone from feeling absolutely stuck and ‘on hold’ to excited about things to come a couple of times.

I sound like I’m complaining. I don’t mean to. It’s more feeling fed up of being stuck in a house that is just a holding place. It’s gorgeous and roomy and I love the view and the area but nothing works and it’s drafty and freezing ALL THE TIME. Okay, maybe I am complaining a little.

But it’s only a matter of weeks now. And all my dreaming and planning in my head will finally become a reality.

Back to feeling stuck. Personally I’ve gone through a few phases this last year, especially in the last 8 months. The first couple of months in the rental were good, great even. I was feeling great and motivated to get a new start, even if it was only a stop gap until the main event. Then things kept getting pushed back and I lost all that motivation and energy.

I was in a proper slump.

The good news is this: I did NOT let it go too far down the spiral. I didn’t get too depressed. But I did (and do) feel unmotivated. Lethargic. Just plain crappy. I cried a lot. And it’s been a few months of that.

I’m turning it around now; things are looking up. I want to go into this new house in a better place than I’ve been in recently. So I’m focusing on MOTIVATION. Motivation to workout, eat better, plan, organise, take better care of myself.

So I’m back to listening to my body and working out in the mornings. Thanks to The Fitnessista‘s book, HIIT IT, I’ve created my own HIIT workouts! I’m establishing a new consistent routine of cardio and weekly yoga for now. I’ll will add strength training to it later when I’m feeling stronger. I’m back to mostly gluten free eating and my body is definitely thanking me for it. No more bloat and a constant bad stomach.

I’m getting organised and using technology to my advantage more and more. I recently changed phones (from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to a Nokia Lumia 930) and I must say, for a girl who never liked Microsoft much, I do love the Windows Phone! And OneNote.

I won’t give up my numerous planners though. I just can’t do that.

I still have all these big plans and now is the time to plan and cultivate those ideas so I have a proper plan to follow when it’s go time.

More on these big plans later.  I’m starting to see the light at the end of this long, dark tunnel and I’ll be pleased when I can say we’ve made it through to the sunlight.