Earlier this month was a challenge emotionally. My dad passed away from cancer on January 3rd. His death was one that, although I knew that the cancer would be the cause of death, you are never really prepared for it. Things had seemed fine until two weeks later, when I went for a walk to the Target nearby. Being that my dad lived nearby as well, I often ran into him on my walks to the store. It wasn't until this particular day of walking to Target, when I realized that he was gone. I walked to the store with the expectation that I would see my dad in passing. I was almost looking for him on my walk, and that was when it was like, "No, I'm not going to see him." It stung a bit. To combat this, I started a walking routine in the afternoons to keep myself from spiraling mentally and go into depression. It has been two weeks and it has been helpful. For two weeks I walk for 30 minutes a day. Starting tomorrow, I will dedicate 45 minutes to an hour a day walking. I started tracking my food again to make myself more aware of what I am eating. Overall, my mood has been uplifted!
I will make sure to update next month!