I give you the links if you are interested. What got me interested in Vic's 30 day challenge was his suggestion that 30 days is a smaller commitment to get a person started. I decided that exercise was one of the areas I wanted to work on. Right now I have 3 days of heavy exercise and none on the other days. I am trying for 30 days at least 15 minutes. That means I can still do my heavy days but I would do some light exercises on the other days. Kind of even things out a little bit. I've come a long way from the couch potato that my daughter gave a zumba class for Christmas.
There was a second part to my self challenge. The other part is to post on my other blog everyday for 30 days. I have a chart with information that I want to add but I kept stumbling over my own fear. http://ptsd-acceptingcopingthriving.com/2014/08/31/good-bad-ugly-and-uglier-and-ugliest/
I was feeling intimidated by my own desire to share what I learned. This summer through me for a loop. I struggled with the idea of what could I say about PTSD if I am struggling again. This post I remind myself that the reason PTSD is managed but not always cured is the coming back for multiple rounds. I compare PTSD to diabetes. Once contracted they can be managed but not always cured. There are web pages for those that share their cure for PTSD. I am thrilled for them. I realized I don't know anything else. Trauma started around 5 years old or possible younger. Nightmares are on going....never long without them. 10 years of counseling taught me a lot. I want to share what I learned for coping and thriving. Some how I had it in my head that I had to be doing great to share. Well, I am happier than I have ever been. Some how my head decided since I am doing so well it is ready to dump off more stuff that I haven't attempted to process. I figured it was in the past, let it stay there. Apparently no such luck. I am bummed out about the increasing number of nightmares. I feel discouraged that I am looking for another counselor again. I've come so far. Deep breathe. Yes, I have come so far. The counselor that will be working with me than what happened with my first counselor. I am walking in with a fairly clear picture of what those nightmares me. I won't have 6 months of a guessing game of trying to understand what is happening inside my head. I may be looking for a counselor again but I am a very different person than when I started 10 years ago. A 30 day challenge is just enough commitment to get me going.
If you joined a 30 day challenge, what was you choose?