Brownness, Food For Thought

Fitness Fairy

l2110756225-1No such thing, now get your ass out there and do something! I know I do this all the time. I fantasize I am back to 190lbs, can dead lift 500 lbs, and have a 6 pack. Yet there is never a plan present to make it happen just thought lazy, delicious thoughts that make me feel warm and fuzzy until I take off my shirt and realized that my 6 pack is buried under a mound of fat. Yet, that’s OK too. You see, while it’s good to have goals, it is not good to berate yourself or that I am not there already.

Slow and steady. Take for example, I went on a great hike with a good friend where we connected and made plans for next year to do more things like this. The bonus was I got to spend quality time with a friend! And that’s what it comes down to. No more needing a fitness fairy to give me a body I don’t need. Just a healthy lifestyle that allows me to enjoy life with limited injury and illness. This is not to say I am giving up on those goals, but that either way I am OK as long as I am working on them and doing things.

I no longer set goals that overwhelm me or make me feel less of a person. There is plenty of time and forgiveness in my goals because what’s the point if I don’t feel good about myself. To that end, this is my list for how I will end 2016. While some of these do not look like fitness, I included emotional and psychological because they make me feel good.

  1. drink 64 oz of water daily 
  2. Work out 5 days a week
  3. Drink on weekends only
  4. Get down to 205lbs
  5. Eat fruit daily
  6. Meditate daily
  7. Write 300 words daily
  8. Call to connect with 2 people weekly
  9. Date night
  10. Write weekly legal blog 
  11. Hike monthly
  12. Do one run before end of year 
  13. Try new activity before end of year.

What does your list look like?

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