Operation Supervixen is my own personal transformation programme. In July 2014, I decided I was utterly fed up of being miserable, unwell and feeling like I wasn't reaching my full potential in life. To combat this, I decided I was going to radically transform my diet, maintain an exercise routine and centre my leisure activities around personal development. To keep me accountable and help others in the process, I started Operation Supervixen.
Hello everyone. I figured it might be useful to give monthly progress reports on where I am with Operation Supervixen. Things like how I feel my diet is going, my exercise routine, how I feel mentally and anything else relevant!
Earlier this week, I posted about No Excuses November and it shall be interesting seeing how the past week or so has lived up to that!
Food: I'd rate my diet at around 6/10 at the moment. While I have upped my intake of fruit and veggies this week, I've still found myself slipping in the evenings, most worryingly having two nights this week where I skipped my evening meal entirely. I've always told myself it's best to eat something rather than nothing, regardless of how healthy what I'm eating is.
I think my issues with food this week have arisen from emotional issues. Whenever I have a setback, for example a date I was meant to go on got cancelled on Wednesday, I either skip meals, or in this instance, turn to comfort food like camembert. I feel I need to work on this.
I've also realised from looking back on the health diary I keep that I haven't been drinking as much this week, that goes for water and other beverages and I think I would feel better upping my hydration levels again as I'm developing a bit of a sore throat.
Exercise: Again, I'm going for 6/10. I've walked to and from work most days so I haven't been entirely stagnant and I have also managed two days of the Blogilates Beginner Calendar. However, my routine has already slipped and I had to miss roller derby this week. I am forgiving myself for this though because I have a blister on my left foot that is the size of my entire foot, right on my sole and it's very, very painful. Exercise can wait until it heals a bit!
Overall Physical Health: As I've mentioned, I've developed blisters that are bad enough to get in the way of everyday life this week. I've also had a few headaches this week and I feel quite sick this evening, hence why I am writing this post so late!
Mental Health: I've been taking my anti-depressants consistently since August now, without forgetting a single day. Since then, I've found my moods are a lot more stable and reliable and I don't have the full on breakdowns I used to experience at least weekly. I was in bed the other evening when I realised I can't remember the last time I had a suicidal thought and I was very, very happy about this. I still get upset - like I mentioned above, my positive habits slipped when I experienced a disappointment, but overall I am managing my stress so much better recently and I am quite cheerful most of the time.
Productivity: I'm really, really pleased with how I have been spending my time this week. Although I haven't been perfect, having dedicated Wednesday and Thursday to TV watching and camembert/pizza (homemade, all good) eating but I feel I've achieved a lot. I have managed to keep this blog up consistently and for the second week in a row, I've showed up for online Arbonne training and been on the Monday night conference call. This has massively contributed to my positivity this week and feelings of happiness.
Smoking: I've been getting quite strong cravings for a few weeks now, especially when a new person started at work who smokes and is sat behind me so I can smell it a lot! However, I am very pleased to report I have not caved in. That being said, on the days where I am very tempted to give in, I find myself buying energy drinks and sugary sweets instead, which I should probably not be doing.
Goals To Achieve By My Next Update:
- Write my meal plans and stick to them!
- Wear appropriate shoes when exercising to avoid the blister situation again
- When my blisters heal, start waking up early again and doing my workouts for the day
- Eliminate the time I spend when I get home from work sat on my sofa checking my phone and use it to do something a little more productive instead and also stop jumping in the shower to remove my makeup rather than doing it over the sink like a normal person, it's way too time consuming!
- Thursday is TV day. Every other day, I watch TV only after the important things are done!
- Come up with alternative coping mechanisms for when disappointing things happen or I fancy a bit of nicotine