I am experiencing something of a rock bottom. Well I would rather phrase that in a more positive way, but in addition to focusing on the positive changes that I plan to make, I need to realize the hole I have dug myself into and the steps that brought me there. Since my move my weight has creeped up and I have gained about 15lbs since the summer (and I have probably rounded that up to an even 20 with the holidays but I am not getting near a scale until I have done some work). I have a million excuses that I make to myself, it’s not that bad, I’m going through a breakup, I’ll start tomorrow, just one more time, I’m tired, It’s OK it’s the weekend, etc.
But now I am stuck here with a big belly, low energy and feeling pretty crappy about the whole thing. I am not going to wallow in things at this point, but I am going to take action and get myself back to where I want to be, to where I am really myself.
I started this morning by walking to work, it is a brisk 15-20 min walk and I will repeat it for the way home. I am also having a Vega smoothie with fruit for breakfast. I plan to drink a lot of water and tea today as well.
Isn’t it cliche, January comes along and we all get all motivated to change things up and make great things happen. Well I think anything that motivates us to make positive change is a good thing. I had a lot of fun over the holidays and didn’t worry too much about health and fitness. It has been a bit of a bummer winter so far so I haven’t been able to get any skiing in yet. I also got snowshoes for Xmas but again, not much snow to enjoy them in yet, although I think one of the mountains has a decent amount on their trails so I will investigate.
I put on about 4 lbs over the holidays, but I regret nothing! I had a great time and life is too short to worry too much about these things. I know what I need to do to get back on track and I am looking forward to it. I have already been easing my way back into healthy habits and I will continue to build upon things, I mean really I will be building upon things the rest of my life, self improvement should never end. I was too tired for a gym workout this morning and I was considering going after work but I think things may be much too crowded so I am using today as a non-gym workout day. I did a bunch of calestenics in my office and will do at least one more set today. I ran up and down the stairs in my building then did a bunch of sets of various floor and other exercises. I think more people need to realize that there are many ways to get your fitness in other than going to the gym or even leaving the building. Variety is key though in making it work long term.
So my goals for January are:
Drink more water/herbal tea/lemon water
Workout every day at least 15 mins and 3 times a week for 30 mins or more
Protein shakes daily
Stay positive and have fun with my goals!
So that is what I need to do, I am going to make sure I make this happen, seems like reasonable goals to have and I know it will be worth my time.
I have not written a gratitude post in a long time, well that is because I haven’t written anything in a long time. However, I haven’t forgotten to be grateful for the many things that I have. I came back on here to complete another book review but felt that I needed to write this first. Today on Facebook I saw a post reading “Happiness will never come to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.” I could not put it better myself.
So at this point in time I have so many things to be grateful for and that is my #1 thing that I will be grateful for today. Some days you get boggled down in the muck and you have to think hard for something to be thankful for but today my cup runneth over.