The New Plan: the Original Plan
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Hey you, yeah you! You may not have been blogging regularly lately, but you should. You should get up off your butt, because by not blogging, you haven't been thinking about what you wan to say. By not thinking about what you want to say, you've avoided self-reflection.
Well, no longer.
I'm in a rut.
When I got back from Germany, I swore I'd jump in with both feet. I'd get stronger, I'd be better, and I'd do it all. And then I forgot the key principle that got me here in the first place:
Do. What. You. Love.
If you hate what you're doing, you will find every excuse not to do it. You'll self-sabotage because you're not happy with your current activities. You won't succeed because you don't like the plan.
My problem with the "new" plan? I hate "working out". With a fiery passion that consumes my soul. So why the heck was it crucial? Why was I lifting weights? Riiiiiiiight... 'cause that's what I wanted to do back when I wasn't needing to lose weight, just improve climbing.
The Original Plan: Do what you love, love what you do.
I'm going back to basics. Not immediately (yay, moving), but come October, my calendar will be filled with workout reminders. In fact, I've created a new colour for workouts in my phone.
I'll be taking (and potentially teaching) belly dance classes again.
I'll be taking ballet classes.
I'll be taking silks classes.
I'll be climbing 3 times a week, and if my current gym isn't keeping up, I'll travel.
I'll be taking advantage of my new, salt-water swimming pool in the building.
I'll be biking on weekends with the friend who is lending (and leant) me her bike.
And through it all, I'll be eating healthily with a few slip-ups here and there to keep it interesting. I found the sour snowboard paradox. Weeks where I stuck to my weight-lifting regime, I wanted candy. I needed something to feel better after doing so much "work" instead of "play".
Come play with me?