Defining the best me – The Physical

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”– Henry David Thoreau

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As I mentioned in my previous post on Aspriations for 2014. The new year is going to be all about defining the best ME. To do this I will be focussing in on 3 core topics for the year and aiming to answer certain questions and experimenting with different activities, treatments and adventures to define what “the best ME” is and to live my life accordingly.

The first core topic that I will be focussing on is the Physical.

Since becoming ill, I feel that I have lost what I thought defined the best me in terms of my physical health, fitness and abilities. I feel that I have been taken back to the beginning and have to work on building myself up slowly.

In the new year I will be aiming to answer the following questions about my physical self:

  • What activities can I do within my new limits?
  • Can I add new activities into my life without increasing symptoms and crashes?
  • Which physical activities increase my sense of wellbeing and fullfilment?

I will be trying not to focus solely on my bad health next year, however I feel to begin focussing on the positive aspects of my health as it is at the moment I do still need to answer some questions about my illness and how it affects me physically.

On top of answering these questions I will be trying new treatments if possible and exploring opportunities to increase my physical activity within my limits. I will continue to experiment with pacing and setting boundaries and will provide updates on each of these experiments.

My goal for 2014 is to find the perfect balance between physical activity and rest that allows me to live with optimum health.

Posts related to defining the best Physical ME will be posted under a new regular column called Physical Fridays.

(c) Megan S, December 2013
(c) Megan S, December 2013

So, please join me in the new year to discover more about defining the best Physical ME.

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Do you have any physical health and fitness goals for the new year?

Are there any features of defining a best ‘ME’ physically that you feel I have missed and should add to my thoughts?