I know that I am not at my best/peak fitness level however I do not feel that I am at my worst either. Lately I’ve been struggling to get in my daily steps and any other kind of activity because of a foot problem. Now today the strap to my Fitbit fell apart and I am unable to accurately log the steps I do take.
This coupled with some other issues in my life have led me to decide to take a break from tracking/focusing on fitness activities for awhile. I know there are other things I could be doing(and most probably should be doing) in terms of fitness, but truthfully I just don’t want to. I don’t really enjoy most forms of exercise so it is a struggle to actually do anything most days. Then I get upset because I set the goal to exercise and don’t follow through. That leads to negative self-talk which leads to a bad mood which most often leads to poor eating choices.
Considering all that, I’m going to put my time, energy and focus on some other things I’d like to accomplish this year(like perhaps the completion list that I posted earlier this year?!?). We’ll see how things turn out as the year winds down.
Have you ever taken a fitness break? How did it turn out for you? I’d be interested to hear how other people have dealt with this situation so please feel free to share your thoughts.
Just another installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head…
It’s been so long since I’ve written anything and I don’t even know where to start.
Israel was wonderful. You never know what kind of person you will get when the travel agent matches you with a stranger but Dian was a dream. We got along and had a great time together. The scenery was different than what I had expected. Instead of lots of brown and yellow there were wildflowers, lots of green and of course the various blues of the sky and sea/river. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us moving at a quick pace. There were certain areas I would have liked to linger in and others I could have skipped but overall it was a spectacular trip.
The family managed to make it without me. DS was sad to see me return because it meant an end to the “good” snacks and the unlimited tv and computer time he enjoyed at the sitter’s house afterschool each day. DD was glad to no longer have laundry and babysitting duties. Dh was happy to go back to just his usual work load.
Somehow I got onto Jon Acuff’s mailing list – can’t remember how- and he just sent an email about starting over and it really resonated with me. My plan for the new year ground to halt after Israel and it is time to get back in the saddle and get to work. I’ll be recommitting to my word for the year – COMPLETION- by choosing some items to get done. Stay tuned for an update on that.
I got off track with my fitness due to the trip but I’m planning to get back into the swing of things with the beginning of March fast approaching. I’ve been toying with starting a 100 day challenge – working on doing a plank position exercise and trying to add more seconds each day. Anyone up for joining me? You wouldn’t have to do the same exact challenge. Just pick one thing (like taking care of one piece of paperwork-that’s a hint for you J) and commit to doing it for 100 days. It would be helpful to do it with other people – we could check in with each other and cheer each other on. Let me know if you would be interested in joining me. I’ll be starting March 1st so that gives you sometime to come up with your challenge.
Need to get to work on the laundry and a plan for dinner, so I’m off for now. Please think about joining in the 100 day challenge – I need all the help I can get to keep me on track.