Monday, October 01, 2012
I don't know when the last time I blogged about a month's worth of goals however; goals are what I am trying to establish to get me going. I've been told by a few folks that know me that I don't have to set goals that have to do with fitness or nutrition like I have for so many years. However, that is me and it's been me for about 12 years of my life. These two things are important in my life and they are the things that actually make me happy. I read daily, articles and information that are all about fitness and nutrition and sometimes I feel like maybe this is where my life should lead me, basically to be surrounded by a world of fitness and nutrition. But right now, I'm just trying to establish some new and exciting goals for myself that will continue to lead me along the path to a lifetime of wellness.
As you have noticed, the most recent couple of blogs I've written have been about just trying to get out of this rut I've gotten myself into. It's not only a rut but injuries have kind of put a damper on my efforts or at least just trying to get back to some uniformity of fitness and nutrition. I wrote that I returned to Jazzercise for some structure (not high enough impact for me and I love the outdoors too much), I got back to power hour boxing (which I love) but because of the herniated disc I had to stop the power stuff and as for my nutrition, I joined Weight Watchers on-line (too restrictive for this gal), again needed some sort of structure. Well, all three of these things are not who I am. I am a triathlete and being a triathlete and an endorphin junkie I have to eat. I am an outdoors kind of gal, the feel of the sunshine on my face and the wind in my hair and just enjoying what Mother Nature has created for us to enjoy, I cannot be restrictive to the "structure" I have spoken about. I realize that I blogged about hiring a coach (maybe) to help me move along and start training for my next adventure but having a coach doesn't get in the way of what I need and want to do.
It's okay though, I'm learning daily that it's okay to have setbacks and sometimes setbacks might be a good thing. What these setbacks have done for me over the past 3 weeks have given me a perspective on what is good for me and what could potentially be hurting me as well. I've taken a bit of a step back and am thinking and assessing things.
With that said, my goals for October are goals that are attainable for me just until I can figure out what I can do. I'm doing a little bit of everything and that's what it looks like when you see my schedule...LOL! I'll be doing some yoga, some power hour boxing (Grace style...which means no squats), with a lot of bag work, Jazzercise 2 days a week in the meantime, some powerwalking, and some strength training here and there. I've set some other little goals, such as drinking lots of water, eating as clean as possible, lots of strength work, etc. Just getting myself back out there is my main goal. Oh yea and spending lots of time on SparkPeople again because it seems I can always get back to basics when I'm on SP.