My Fitness Journey

New Beginnings

When I title a post, “New Beginnings”, I’m sure it brings to mind idyllic images of a perfect life. That’s not the case, I can promise you that.

Quite frankly…I’m a mess. I started this blog because I’m a mess. I’m a sloth-like mess of a person who doesn’t have the self-motivation required to just get her act together and eat some healthy food and move her body. That’s what it boils down to. I lack commitment. I lack resolve. I lack willpower.

I’m a mess.

So, this is my new beginning. This is my attempt to right the wrongs I’ve caused my body and to start things off on the right foot. I may already be in my 30’s (pushing middle age), but I’ll never be younger than I am today, so there’s no time like the present to start.

So here’s what I’m doing…

This weekend, I chopped a ton of vegetables and put them into individual ziploc bags in the freezer. I also chopped up grilled chicken, grilled salmon, ¬†and smoked salmon and put them in individual bags. I made my own balsamic oil and vinegar dressing. I grilled some more vegetables. I’m using these items as the base for easy, healthy, home cooked meals. It was a lot of work, but so far it’s been helping me to actually have the time to pack healthy meals for work, so the strategy is working.

As for exercise, I’m slowly trying to get myself back into it. I’ve gotten out of shape so right now my goal is just to do ANYTHING every day. Even a walk. I just want to get back into the habit. Then I’ll try to add back in CrossFit a couple times a week at least and maybe running too, but right now I’m just trying to form good habits. The rest will come soon.

My CEO at work also just got me a sit-stand desk, for which I’m forever grateful. This will help me tremendously. One of my biggest issues is sitting all day. It makes me lethargic and gives me back pain. Being able to stand and stretch for more than just a few moments should help relieve that.

So that’s where I’m at. Back to square one, but feeling motivated and optimistic. Here goes nothing…

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