Well here it is. The first post in a long time. I’m very frustrated that I’m at this point in time. It takes such hard work and dedication to get healthy and fit, and seems like it takes no time at all to slide right back to where I started. I won’t lie though. I’ve enjoyed the ice cream, and the pizza, and the sleeping in, and the beer. I don’t enjoy being winded so quickly when I’m working on the farm. I don’t enjoy the fact that I have a closet full of clothes that don’t fit me. I don’t enjoy not tucking in my shirts any more because I don’t want people to see the pudge roll over the waist of my pants. I don’t enjoy not having the energy like I used to.
So…this is me. Being vulnerable. Putting it out there for the world to see. This is ridiculously hard for me. I want you to see that fit, lean person I was just a year ago. Not who I am now. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve noticed that there aren’t any full-body photos of me in the past 6-9 months. I’m embarrassed. You see, I feel like I have no excuse. I KNOW what to do and what not to do. I just haven’t done it. I’m certified as a trainer…so letting myself go like this makes me feel like I’ve lost a huge amount of credibility. But you know what? I’m also human. It happens. And now it’s time to make things right. If you’re reading this…PLEASE, hold me accountable. Stop by and ask for my progress. If I know you’re watching, I’m less likely to slip.
So, what’s my plan? Starting on Monday, For 100 days I plan to blog daily about my goals, my progress, my frustrations, my successes, my journey. My main goal? To be healthy again. Physically AND mentally. But that encompasses some other goals…
- SIZE: Fit into my clothes. Comfortably
- RUN: Consider myself a runner again. Run without getting winded. Be able to run longer distances. Shorten my recovery time after a run. Enjoy running again.
- STRENGTH: Get strong. Lift weights. Get into a workout routine that includes strength training at least a few days each week.
- DRINK: Drink more water. Less wine. Less beer. No soda.
- EAT: Eat more veggies. Less meat. Cut out all the processed junk. Try to eat from the garden.
- MINDFULNESS: Meditate. Read. Be mindful. Be grateful. Be.
Yes, these are all pretty broad goals. I will have some very specific goals. Short term goals that I can measure and work towards. They’ll all pretty much fit into one of the above categories. I’ll write about them daily.
Please come back on Monday for day 1. The post that scares me to death. Revealing myself…my starting point.
Please help me to stick to it for the first 100 days.
p.s. if you’re curious about how I got here, take a minute to read my About Me page.