August 11th – Now that you have a more positive mindset & some good, reliable knowledge under your belt its time to set some goals. Think about the ways in which you can take concrete steps to feel better about your body and write them down as achievable goals. For instance, maybe you want to be able to run a mile without feeling winded or cut down on junk-food so that your body can function at a better level. Pick one goal and write it down, along with some steps you can make to achieve those goals. Plan it as specifically or as vaguely as you want, there’s just one catch: your goals have to be based on function, not appearance because the point is feeling better about our bodies without making judgments about how they look!
- Incorporate one form of exercise into my life every day, at a minimum. (I plan to feel free to substitute fifty or so crunches or some vigorous wii Hula-Hooping when other exercise is not doable, but fun things like kayaking, going for a walk, ultimate frisbee, Zumba, and so on are what I’m aiming for!)
- Avoid eating in a disordered manner – try not to hide foods or eat as a response to emotion/boredom.
- Avoid pulling at skin around finger-nails when anxious. (I bought some fun purple nail polish and a nail-art pen as a reward if I pull this one off for two weeks!)
- Take better care of my very cavity-prone teeth.