When I used to watch TV, I sometimes watched those hospital drama shows, and invariably, someone would say they had an “out-of-body” experience.
Can you imagine floating over yourself and watching what happens?
In a way, I guess that’s what I’ve been going through the last 2 weeks, now that the I AM Challenge is over. I’m watching myself eat a lot — some of it crap — and drink alcohol — sometimes more than I should. And I’m watching myself wimp out on some of my workouts.
I had a single goal for this time after the challenge — to rest. I’ve done that, and now I feel like I’m kind of floundering, losing my direction. With everything.
It’s time to refocus.
I’ve been mulling over what I want to accomplish. Some of it’s conditioning/strength related. Some of it’s more career focused. But my individual goals don’t live in a vacuum — they’re all related. So here they are:
- I will eat clean
It seems so simple, but when I’m not accountable, it’s the easiest to fudge. I will do a max of 2 glasses of wine once every other week. I will not eat dairy, grains or beans, because I don’t feel well when I do. I will eat fruit sparingly.
- I will workout 5 times a week
It really worked for me during the challenge, and I miss working out with Andy. This will include 2 days at the gym, and three at home: a regular met-con, an endurance, and a strength. Running with my buds will be extra.
- I will do an unassisted pullup
This is a carryover goal, and it’s important to me. I will be working on this every other day.
- I will kick into a handstand against a wall and hold it for 2 minutes
Another carryover. I will be working on this on the days I’m not working on pullups.
- I will sleep at least 7 hours a night
I’ve been averaging 6 hours. I need to do better.
- I will do the mobility WOD on my rest days
- I will build my business
I will do this by adding 4 new clients, redesigning my website and logo, and upping my business’ social media engagement
- I will land a job as a web designer/developer
I know it sounds weird to be trying to build a business and work for someone else, but as long as they mesh and I can make enough to put both of my kids through school, I’m willing to put in the extra work.
- I will not be a stranger in my garden
Right now I’m spending more time in the school garden than my own. That needs to change.
- I will read a book
I rarely read books anymore. I’m not sure how I’ll have time for this, but I will find a way.