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, as promised, here is my monthly update on my Operation Supervixen Transformation Programme.
Food: 0/10. I'm being super harsh with my diet rating this month because I seriously need a kick up the bum. I barely seem to know what a vegetable is anymore! I've learnt some important lessons about food this month though and I am hoping it means when I do my January update, I'll be feeling a lot more positive! During November, I got very ill and my appetite died. I was barely eating anything, nevermind things that were good or bad for me. My appetite then returned, but long before I was feeling well enough to stand up to do anything other than visit the loo and so, enter the takeaways. I've learnt that I need to make healthy eating as easy as possible for myself, otherwise, I am not going to stick to it. I've also decided to have emergency homemade ready meals in my freezer so that I can stick something in the microwave or oven and just leave it if I feel poorly, rather than opting for an expensive takeaway!
Exercise: I'm going to give myself a 6/10 again this month. I've been making the effort to go to roller derby, I've been walking to work and I do the odd extra workout here at there, but I'm still not making as much effort as I need to. That being said, I'm currently experiencing a bout of insomnia and it feels far more important at the moment to try and get as much sleep as possible rather than forcing myself to get up early and exercise because when I'm tired, it affects my job too much.
Overall Physical Health: As I've mentioned, I had a nasty, nasty cold and because I've been struggling to sleep, it makes everything take so much more effort.
Mental Health: At some point during November, I realised my medication had apparently stopped working. I was feel very, very down everyday, my insomnia had come back, my appetite was poor and I just couldn't concentrate or make myself care about anything. I decided to be proactive and book a doctor's appointment ASAP. I've know been on increased medication for a week now and it's starting to settle down again.
Productivity: While I'm super, super happy with how active I kept my blog during November and I managed to stay on top of my laundry, I did let some other housekeeping slip and at work, I've been absolutely terrible. Weekends as well have mainly been spent in bed. I'm trying not to be too mad with myself though because lack of sleep always hits me very hard.
Smoking: I need a big, big slap on the wrist this month. I had 20 cigarettes during November. I am quite ashamed I let myself slip. I bought two packs of 10 - I would have stopped at 10 but I got tipsy and bought more. I have still got daily cravings at the minute but I've gone at least a week without one now.
Goals For January Update:
In December, I want to place more emphasis on my self care rather than forcing myself to be great as I did last month.
- Have Fruit and/or Veg with Every Meal: I've been experimenting the past few days by adding fruit to my breakfast and having an apple at lunch as typically, these meals for me normally skip fruit and veg. I've also found a lazy way to make sure I eat my veg with my evening meal, more to come on that next week!
- Don't Place Pressure on Myself To Exercise: If I can't get out of bed when I want to, I won't. Instead, I will make sure I walk to work and, in the evening, do a light workout when I get home from work. I will make sure I am walking to work and going to roller derby whenever I can.
- Don't Over Estimate How Much I Can Achieve On Weekends: I am often exhausted by the weekend and I always overload my To Do Lists because I'm not at work and think I have all the time in the world to get stuff done. This ends up in me being disappointed in myself for not achieving things I never could anyway.