Have you ever been thinking about all of the little things you need to change up in your life to make it work a little bit better for you?
And I am like damn, I want to do it all, but where do I start?
I did a 30 day fitness challenge last month with some friends, and I did all 30 days.
First time ever.
Then I started another one this month with the same friends and a few new ones, but I got a little bit too ambitious and we were doing three 30 days fitness challenges at once.
I know, someone should have said, No this is not happening, but no one complained loud enough so on our way we went.
It is Day 19 and I have missed a few days.
The grand total of things completed by me in the last 18 days is this:
Sit Ups – 400
Crunches – 355
Leg Raises – 225
Plank – 302 seconds
Upright Rows – 515
Lateral Raises – 273
Shoulder Press – 450
Rotations/ Sides – 325
Push-Ups – 174
Dips – 268
Bicep Curls – 450
Punches – 370 seconds
Yoga – 1 hour
Cardio – 3 hours
But I am losing motivation because I am not seeing any results after my 48 days (this and last month’s fitness challenge) of getting physical.
I’ve still got the same 15 pounds to lose.
So then I starting thinking….why?
I came up with, um, I need more cardio.
I also really looked at what I eat, and although I don’t eat much junk food or fast food, I do have a whole lot of carbs going on in my world.
I heart carbs.
Rice, pasta, the whiter the better.
Cheese, don’t even get me started.
And then there is sugar….Jose (margaritas) and mocha fraps.
I have managed to cut back on the both of those, much to my surprise.
But it got me thinking, I seriously need an overhaul in what I eat.
What I am doing right now, it is all about habits.
I love healthy well-balanced meals; I just don’t know how to make them.
Then that got me to thinking, wow, I never read anymore. I mean like read a book.
I used to be such an avid reader. I was always reading something.
Now, I am wasting my time watching TV.
And I am only watching repeat shows just to pass the time; I don’t even following any programs that I “must” see.
Then that got me to thinking, I really should sleep in my bed.
More times than I would like to admit, I fall asleep on my couch because the TV is in my living room, and I know my body would prefer sleeping in my nice comfy bed.
And that is when I am like….holy cow, there are so many little things that have become a norm in my life out of sheer habit, and not necessarily enjoyment, that it would really make me happier and healthier if I changed some of this stuff up.
But where to start?
Well, first things first, my three 30 day fitness challenges, I am backing that up to only one so I can add more cardio and yoga into my daily life.
That is one habit that I would like to continue to develop, doing something, anything fitness related daily.
I also whipped out my book The Accidental Athlete: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Middle Age by John “The Penguin” Bingham so I can reread it, as well as fire up my old habit of reading again.
And lastly, I am going to cook up a couple of new things over the weekend for my upcoming week.
It is time to add a little bit more healthy excitement back into my life.