I sit here listening to Rage Against the Machine, my original "rebel" music. I guess I'm in that kind of mood at the moment. A rebellious one. I even used to play a couple RATM songs on the bass guitar. I miss that.
Um, so what exactly does that have to do with health and fitness? It is #FitnessFriday after all. Well, I've set one good habit (consistent workout schedule) in motion these past 83 days, and now, very soon, it's time to get another good habit started. See, I've allowed my self-saboteur to rule the roost where it concerns food, while I honed in my focus completely on establishing a regular workout routine without skipping, giving up or giving in to a crappy excuse. I've allowed myself to rebel against the positive changes with food... all the while still making forward progress and maintaining consistency where exercise is concerned. Too much change all at once and I shut down, I rebel, I revert. And so very slowly I'm adding in one new habit, holding it consistently over time, no excuses for letting it drop. If I happen to let it slide, I pick right back up again. And now that the workout habit is routine (not IF but WHEN!) I shall focus on changing eating habits, finding the root cause of my seeming addiction to richly sweet things (chocolate, frosting, cookies, brownies, and so on...), nourishing my body without over-stuffing myself, saying no to snacking just for the sake of snacking... I let these good behaviors and habits slide, and now it's time to have a balance of healthy eating (and only occasional indulging) and exercise. I aim to bring the two together and be done with rebelling against my highest good altogether. I'm weaning off the extra treats and surplus snacking over the next week...
And then on March 2 begins P90X3 alongside our half marathon training plan... half hour workouts mean more time to focus on my eating habits and make sure I stick to healthier options and reasonable portions. If that means I need to begin recording and logging my food intake again temporarily to keep myself honest and in check, I will. You'll see me back over on MyFitnessPal again in that case!
Also, Shakeology and I will be really good friends, I just know it. I'm really loving it so far!! I've tried chocolate and vanilla, and I get to try greenberry soon. Speaking of Shakeology, I've got a giveaway going on currently in honor of my four year running anniversary... check it out and enter here!
After that, who knows, maybe I'll pick up that bass guitar again and begin to refresh myself on the 3 songs I learned back in the day... one good habit at a time.
If I can help you along your health and fitness journey in any way, I'm here... just reach out. I love to help others succeed in aiming for and reaching their goals!! You have an open invitation to join my Fitness With Friends group on Facebook. Helping you stay accountable helps ME stay accountable too!
All the best, until next time,
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