Day 81 - Want to feel the newness a little longer
Friday, April 01, 2016
I'm 81 days and what I am starting to feel is that I have climbed all the big hurdles.
- track what I eat? check
- drink 8 glasses of water? check
- exercise daily? check
- no snooze button? check
- look at the bigger picture and not just the number on the scale? check
I am still motivated but I am no longer feeling challenged and that worries me. I want these to become habitual and not so challenging but now I am feeling a little lost, too. What do I do with my spare time if I no longer have to plan my breakfast, lunches and dinners down to a tee? What do I do if I don't have to struggle to find I workout I can accomplish? What happens when I've read a ton of the articles on healthy lifestyles and they are starting to get repetitive because I've listened, and I've put in effort to do those things. Its such a contradiction because its what I want but yet I feel like there's a hole.
At the beginning of this week I started a 21 day challenge with beachbody. I'm not completely sold on the program but its new and it's a little exciting and I just take what I've learned from SP and applied to to the program and not listened to the propaganda. I'm liking the HardCorps program and I feel like the shakes might be beneficial but only time will tell. If at any point I feel my health is suffering, I'll stop immediately but for know I am happy with it. I like that there is a lot more interaction with other people in the group.
I am also looking at signing my 20 month old and I up for toddler and mommy yoga and my husband and I are looking at flag rugby registrations. I really want my new active lifestyle to stick and I think the best way to do that is to find activities I love. I am so not a fan of the treadmill at my house but it will do in a pinch.
My next thing I am going to try is more meal prep. I would love start making freezer crockpot meals so I have more time int he evening but I need more exiting recipes than salsa chicken and beef stew. Perhaps that research will occupy my time.
So that is me, 81 days in to my new lifestyle. I want it to be commonplace but I'm not yet ready to let go of the newness of it all :)