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?
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    I do Zumba because its the best "fun" workout ever!

    I tried spinning and all I could think of was "at least Zumba is fun!!! " I hated it!

    Keep up the good work while doing what you love! emoticon
    2049 days ago
    Woah, a saltwater pool in your building? TOTALLY JEALOUS!

    I KNOW I will do everything in my power to get out of "working out" because I hate it. I just wish I had more fun & affordable options nearby like you do! They definitely sound like tons of fun even though underneath they are exercise! That sounds like the best approach - if you love it, you'll do it! Now go do it! haha
    2049 days ago
    I love your insight at the end!! I often feel like I should "reward" myself for a job well done (workouts included!) BUT why did I workout if I was just going to hit up starbucks after? Lol, we humans are funny creatures. I love your October plan, it sounds like all fun things!!
    2049 days ago
    you have a whole plan - you know what to do
    2049 days ago
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