Um hello? Where the heck did September go?
SERIOUSLY?!?! I'm still mourning the loss of the summer of 2010 and Labor Day Weekend was like yesterday and then BLAM! The calendar boasts October 1st. The grocery stores have oodles and oodles of fresh apples. Coffee shops are advertising that the "pumpkin spice, apple spice, spice whatever" latte is back. The leaves are turning, pumpkins are for sale, and my besty friend Janel texted me this morning to alert me she bought a hay bale yesterday with a coupon for 50% off.
I somehow breezed through September without even taking a moment to enjoy it. I hate it when that happens. Granted, the majority of September was spent doting on Ebenezer and his issues, but still? Flew. Right. On. By.
So I have two things I'd like to discuss here on Friday October 1st. First being a little thing I like to call Detoxtober.
What is Detoxtober? Well I'm glad you asked! Detoxtober is a little word I like to use for the month of October. This is the last month before the holiday season explodes upon us. Stress, overeating, rushing around like frenzied maniacs....it's all on it's way.
Well, at least for me it is.
Detoxtober is a time to get it all together, and well, detox. Not necessarily detox in the Betty Ford sense of detox - but detox in terms of whatever it is in your life that you'd like to detox from. Bad food, lack of activity, clutter, half finished projects, one too many glasses of wine when one gets home from work, eating out too much - whatever. It's time now to deal with it now, because once November rolls around - you won't have the time or desire. My advice is to start now.
So, with that being said, it's time to take the Detoxtober pledge. I have three items I'd like to focus on this October:
1) De-Clutter. Big time. Brian and I moved into our home well over a year ago. We have several boxes that remain unpacked, several pictures that have yet to grace the walls, and oodles and oodles of old paperwork that needs to be shredded and recycled. Not to mention bins and closets full to the seams with clothes that neither of us wear. It's all going. Donated. Sold. Whatever. Gone baby gone.
2) I have to start moving more. I used to be a 4-5 days a week - an hour and a half workout kind of gal. Not so much anymore. I can't honestly say that I don't have the time, because I do. I just spend that extra time lounging in bed, or watching TV or doing housework. I need to re-program, drop everything and just go. I find the more I go, the less stressed I am.
3) The eating. Oh good God the eating, the eating, and the FREAKING eating!!!! I've said this over and over and over again on this blog that the excessive overeating, and the late night snacking, and the sweets, and the cakes, and the eating ice cream when I'm stressed needs to halt.
This brings me to the second thing I'd like to address here. Who is out there? I know I have readers, I don't think it's many, but still I'd like to know that you're there. In addition, I could certainly use your support. I think the main reason I haven't stopped the eating (and thus the weight gain) is because I have nobody to hold me accountable. Notice how I post all gung-ho posts about wanting to lose the weight, but I never post about my progress or lack there of. That's because I'm afraid to face what I already know - I am in control, but I'm out of control. I need something or someone to keep me in line.
So I pledge to commit to my 3 Detoxtober items, and I invite you to create your own Detoxtober list. I also promise to post my progress.
So who is out there? Who is planning to participate in Detoxtober?