A new start, a new beginning.
Well, sadly, with a new start, the old aches & pains just don't disappear.
I was wanting to wake up on January 1st with everything feeling great... but got out of bed & still felt my side pain... my low back aching... my knee throbbing...
I felt the body of a 43 yr old. Boo.
But that doesn't stop me from making goals.
They may look different from everyone elses & they may seem simple to others, but it works for me...
So my goals for the year
ONE // MOVE!!!!
Just move. I want to say I'll run or do some amazing marathon, but who knows. I don't want to set that goal too high where I'll be disappointed. If I do, high five for me... if I don't, that's OK. I just want to move. I've been laid up with this side pain (that won't freaking go away) & I miss working out. I'm going to start again this weekend... & it will probably cause more side pain, but I'm hating letting my body turn into sludge. Exactly what it feels like not moving.
So it may look like my P90X3 ... or my Dance Central on Xbox... & I do plan on getting some miles in. Which, side note - I registered for a 5k & 10K in a few months. Even if I have to walk them, I'm totally fine with that. I just want to MOVE.
TWO // SLEEP!!!!
I really need to get on this. My alarm goes off at 5:20am every day & I have to be out of my house by 6:20am... that's early. I am at my desk about 2 hours before I even see the light of day. I need sleep. I keep reading about how good sleep is for you & your health in general. I need to really jump on top of this. Remember that I have a DVR & life won't end if I don't see my 10:00 show. I may panic about it, but its not the end of the world.
THREE // GOOD FOOD!!!!!
I am really shocked on some days I realize I haven't had not one fruit or vegetable. Not ONE! That's amazing to me. I wonder how many people make it through an entire day, if not week, of no good healthy food. Being a vegetarian, & not eating any fruit or vegetable, then what the heck am I eating? I am trying to be more aware of how much I get in a day. That, for me, really means I need to make more smoothies. I used to really be a smoothie/juicing queen. Lots of greens. Lots of stuff tucked into a gross looking cup. I need to do that again.
FOUR // WATER!!!
|however you have to get it in|
I don't drink soft drinks. I used to be the queen of Diet Coke (I am so ashamed of that now) & usually drank water. But I've turned to tea - which isn't the worst thing, but I need water. Pure, simple H2O... not HBO... H20... again, the things it can do for your body. I've been trying to drink a cup as soon as I wake up with either lemon or apple cider vinegar. Get the organs starting the day right... before I douse it with iced coffee.
FIVE // EAT LIKE A GREMLIN!!!
What? ... Remember you weren't supposed to feed them after midnight? Well, I'm going to hold that same sort of theory. I want nothing going into my mouth (except water) after 8:00pm. Most people probably think, that's not hard... but I'm a night time snacker. Even after dinner, I'm ready for desserts & anything I can grab & nom nom on.
I also have a few more goals:
* Keep the step count up on my FitBit
* Go to the doctor about my knee (I know.. I know... finally!)
* Do more yoga - even if I don't like it. I need to stay flexible
This one is really big for me.... mediate.
I know that sounds weird. But I really do want to learn the art of mediation a little bit. For me, that will be like a spiritual time. I am a Jesus loving gal. I really do need the moments to take & clear my mind, find some peace. I am a girl who is full of anxiety & who handles it horribly. I need to find a way to try & get it in check. A awesome fitness buddy of mine had a stress induced heart attack this past year & if HE can have one, it really freaks me out & makes me want to get my own anxiety & stress in check. I really am going to start researching more on this & what I need to do... even if it's 5 minutes a day...
I want to be zen...
basically like Gwyneth Paltrow
So what are some goals you have this 2015?