Lately I have seen a theme in my social media feeds. People talking about realizing they aren't giving 100% seems to cross a feed at least once an hour. This made me think a lot about my effort and my journey and where I am. And I realized something. I'm not giving 100% either.
Not intentionally, but just the natural ebb and flow. I started this journey hardcore with my Ultimate Reset in September 5, 2012. Yep, a year ago today I started a journey that I have for once in my life not given up on. Mainly because post-reset I was determined to focus on making it a lifestyle. No counting, no diet-y things. And for the most part I think mission accomplished. A year ago me is not mentally today me. I have taken most of my daily habits and eliminated them. I've tried to base my dietary decisions on fact and research instead of fads, so they are easier for this scientist to stick with long term. I'm very happy with my weight and my body now. I would like to lose more weight definitely. But I'm not feeling the desperation I felt to lose weight that pushed me to make these drastic changes.
I've been living. Living life and my new routine is....well routine.
It's time for a shake up my friends. I need a new thing to go after. Something to shake up life and help my develop new physical goals. I used to only think in terms of the scale and I don't want that anymore. I want a better measuring tape. A new thing to work towards that cements this as a lifestyle, not a diet. And this past weekend I realized what that thing would be.
Track and field....or athletics if you are not from the US (and a much better name IMO)!
I was a field girl most of my life. 6-18 at least. And I'm going back. It's exactly what I need and what I have been missing from life. Competing is something I love and training is a totally different way to approach physical fitness that I need. I'm not sure which field events I will do now, my specialties were shot and discus before....but who knows now. I would love to long jump again and now that I'm in better athletic shape than I ever was back then I think I can get the speed to fly. I don't want to high jump though :)
So we will see guys what this will bring. I will still be doing T25, don't worry. Right now I have 2 short term goals - continue to stay in good shape and to get my throwing form back. I may start adding an evening (heavy) weight lifting session starting next week though. I love body weight fitness but if I want to throw I better start lifting. I got my shot puts today and um, they are much heavier than I remember lol. I'm going to put a training schedule together soon. :)
So that's my big new challenge for year 2 of my lifestyle makeover. Returning to sports is incredible to me because it means I am moving beyond just weight loss and moving into a totally new mindset. It's going to be a magical year :)