Saturday, July 7, 2012

I need a mission

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I've become complacent.  I reached goal.  I reached lifetime status.  I've fit into single digit clothing sizes (some brands, at least).  Part of me is smug.  I did it and I'm smug.  But I'm afraid smugness is going to get me into trouble.  I need a mission.  I need a new goal.  I've found myself eating things I would not normally eat (let's just call it Canada Day long weekend without going into details).  I know I gained this week.  And I know it's bad.  I'm still within the "safe" zone with WW, but this is not a good direction to be headed in.  So that's the plan...I need a mission/goal. 

One goal I would like to accomplish is learning to run a 5K.  I have the tools needed to get started (sneakers, the Coach to 5K podcast and a healthy body with which to run), but I don't feel like that's the mission I need.  I was online last night looking at various fitness books/programs and I saw a few that piqued my interest - one was called something like101 stability ball routines and another one was 100 strength training routines.  I think maybe my new mission will be to choose one of these avenues and work towards 100 new routines in one year.  What do you think?  I think this will also help me with my blogging, which I have been seriously negligent in keeping up with lately.  Have any of you tried any "XX whatever in XX days" plans?  What did you do?  Send me your ideas, please!!

I think this week's mission will be bringing my lunch 4/5 days to work (been slacking in this area BIG TIME) and limiting myself to buying my coffee twice.  I have to start somewhere!


Shondi said...

Does it have to be a fitness goal?

What about trying the whole30 challenge?

Or something completely different like learning a new language or hobby or setting debt reduction goals or aiming to reduce food waste or reading through the Bible? There are lots of things to set your sights on!

I think it's normal to "loosen up" a little after reaching a goal. Good for you for not becoming too complacent - you won't let yourself go backwards. But you have to keep moving forwards too with new challenges!

Tanya said...

I think it has to be food and/or fitness related to keep me on track. What is this whole30 challenge you mentioned??? I will have to google it :)

MissyMcM said...

Try 100 push-ups in 100 days. Or 3/4/5 exercise WW GDT boards (exercise 3 days a week for 3 weeks, then 4 days a week for the next 4 weeks, then 5 days a week for the next 5 weeks). I have been lifetme for 8 years...weightloss is easy compared to lifetime! I do find that challenges help me along.

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Anonymous said...

What about something like belly dancing, canoeing, tennis, karate, taekwondo or ball room dancing. A/Ann