So I have been meaning to get back into a fitness routine. My vertigo has been in check, I am steadily losing about a pound a week because of my dietary changes, so it is time to add the exercise component back in. I know that if I am losing with diet only, exercising is going to add to that AND get me into a healthier body!
Two recent things have made me realize that I want to be fitter. 1 - walking for several hours around Charleston, and 2 - physical labor - installing shelving in my office/moving boxes etc. yesterday. I want to be healthier so I can do these things with out being EXHAUSTED! (ok, 3 - I am turning 40 on Saturday.)
My fitness goals for this week are the following:
- go to yoga Monday at 6:30pm
- start my BodyDrive Daily 10 again
- keep on eating healthy foods (my birthday week has always been a pass in the past & has always spelled the end of any New Year's inspired health initiative)
Turning 40 is a "big" birthday, but I am not sure how I am supposed to feel about it. I mean 40 really isn't old anymore and is the "new 20" (or 30 or whatever the media has chosen it to be this week). I don't know what I thought 40 would be so my expectations are neither being met nor being dashed.
A part of me is disappointed that I am not "fit" by this birthday. I started this blog 18 months ago with the intention of being healthy and "fit" by 40. Well, life happens, and everyone on a quest for a fitter life will agree with me that it is not easy. I know this is a life long journey and that saying "I'll lose X amount by X date" is setting myself up for failure. I also know that it isn't going to get any easier as I age, so now is a pretty good time to start. So with that in mind, here are some more long term goals:
- getting into a regular exercise routine (even if it is just 10 mins a day at first)
- drinking more water more consistently (Sarah Fitness - I see you beaming!)
- continuing to eat good, healthy meals
- not letting one rich, calorie-laden meal derail me and send me back to an eating free-fall back to bad habits.
So those are my goals going forward into my 40s and beyond! I notice a theme of consistency. So help me by encouraging me to be consistant. What ALWAYS happens, and I am well aware of this, is that I get into a routine for about 3 weeks and something happens, I travel, get sick, have a birthday week, or whatever and then I just STOP. I stop doing whatever I was doing towards better health. I am aware of this and am working on maintaining my awareness. I am particularly proud of myself for sticking to healthier heating and water drinking all during the vertigo. It is probably why I am feeling good about getting back into a regular exercise routine.
Ok, more tomorrow after my first day back to HWY!