Thoughts

Well, hello

I’ve been MIA for a while. I lost some of my steam. When I think back to even before I stopped posting, I was struggling with my motivation. Diet motivation, posting motivation… it just kind of fizzled away. And I didn’t know how to get it back. The more I tried to force it, the more I rebelled against myself. I was having a hard time feeling excited about things in general.

The one bright spot in all of that was that I didn’t lose my exercise motivation. Sure, not every workout was my best, some runs I fought my head the whole time, but I kept at it.

And I’m finally starting to feel better. More like me again. I don’t really know what was going on. My trainer thought I was seeming depressed. I started considering finding someone to talk to. I started taking Vitamin D again (might as well, right?). I can’t say I’ve completely snapped out of it, but I feel a lot better. More willing to try again. I’ve been eating better (more self-control over snacking), I’ve made progress on the scale over the past three weeks, and I’ve been composing blog posts in my head again.

So it’s time to type them out again, too! But I’m making some changes. When I started this blog I wanted structure. I’m a type A person. I like routine and plans. But that became overwhelming and well… boring when it came to blogging. So instead, I’m going to blog about what I want, without worrying about posting on a certain topic on a specific day of the week. If I’ve discovered a good, healthy recipe, I’ll post it. If I’m proud of a run, I’ll brag about it. Speaking of, I ran my first 10k earlier this month in under an hour!

So… we’ll see how this goes.

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Mid-Week Break

Goals

One of the most motivating parts of embarking on a fitness journey is having goals. There’s the big goal at the end of the journey that you’re continually working towards, and smaller goals along the way. And achieving those goals is oh-so-sweet.

I think I’m been slowing on my journey lately because I’ve met a lot of my original, smaller goals and I have vague ideas of new goals in my head. But I haven’t committed to anything new recently. Just the overarching goal of living a fit life, which is pretty intangible in and of itself.

So it’s time for me to start considering some additional goals to add to my path. While I’m doing well with physical fitness, I think my emotional fitness could use some work. I want to be fit in every sense of the word, and having an unhealthy relationship with a certain family member is not helping. This goal is tricky though, because I’m not sure how to approach it. Do I limit my time with that person? Do I consider therapy for myself?

I also want to add some more tangible goals. I’m toying with signing up for a half marathon this year, but the idea of running for two to three hours is pretty terrifying… and a little exciting, if I’m being honest. I think it’s going to come down to just forgetting my fears and signing up for a race. Then I’ll have to work towards it.

On top of those two, I think I also want to have some mini goals… little things that can be achieved quickly. For example, doing a full head stand in yoga.

I’m going to keep thinking on it and report back.

Do you find setting goals for yourself helps too?

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