How to start anew?
I would love it if I could jump back into this and really focus on making it work. I’m fairly disorganized which means that taking up multiple “projects” at a time is difficult for me. I tend to go “all-out.” So, in the spirit of trying out something new, I’m going to take on this fitness project as casually as I can and hopefully get to a point where I’m making some meaningful progress.
To do this I’m going to give myself a warm-up period and structure. This first month will be about, re-learning how to work in fitness into my daily routine.
Structure: So, I’ll start by carving out 1 hour a day to this “project” (don’t know what to call it??). This means that I’ll only allow myself 1 hour a day to get my work-outs in, do any sort of menu planning or nutritional tracking, read about fitness, record my progress, etc. I won’t obsess over it. I want to learn how to push myself career-wise without compromising my health. Main goal for this: is to settle into a routine, so I’ll have to get my (awful) sleeping habits in check and set some limits in terms of how late I stay at work.
In terms of concrete fitness goals for this month:
1) Minimum of 5000K steps/day
2) Eat breakfast and cut out junk food.
3) Drink water (It’s scary how little water I’ve been drinking lately)
4) Stick to a bedtime
5) Document my progress.
6) If I feel the urge to do more at the gym or pool, I’ll go for it, but I can’t exceed the cumulative 7 hours per week limit I’ve set.
My reasoning for the 7 hour weekly limit I’ve set is that I’ve never before tracked the time it actually takes to watch your diet, shop for healthy foods, meal prep, work out, research fitness programs, monitor your progress and document it. Also, 1 hour a day doesn’t seem like too much to me right now, but it may end up being too much time for me at this moment. I’ll try to keep it up for 1 month, then reassess.
Anyways, I’m feeling a bit intimidated by this lol, but on the bright side, though I did stop working out for a long time and reverted to eating junk, I didn’t gain all the weight I’d lost back…so I did manage to hold on to some good habits I guess (or maybe I’m coming back just in time to avoid the full ballooning effect?)…whatever the reason, I’ll take it as a win.