So here I am - now in March of 2014. I have been really, truly vegan for nearly 2 months. I haven't touched a Diet Coke nor swallowed a pill. I am still balancing myself out - I had one of my mom's traditional "Scream and Cleans" today. Not a proud moment! But my kids did realize they have awesome toys and pretty spectacular imaginations that don't require batteries or screens. I am still trying to find my way back to fit. I am still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. I am still thinking a beer is the best way to wind down after a long day and a workout.
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I remember from The Chemistry of Joy that my type should take on activities that seem beyond their comfort level in an attempt to keep themselves engaged and motivated. I would have laughed at you if you had suggested that before! But I was at my most fit when I was doing two-a-days and when I was running 3 miles a day. I was at my best taking on Pilates and strength and meeting each with a good attitude. So that is what I need to do now. I can push myself on the elliptical, I can up my weights or reps on machines, but what I really need is to take on a hike or a class or a run that I don't think I can handle and to complete it. Maybe not at first and probably a pretty poor start - but it is a start all the same. I love tracking my workouts in a little notebook in my bag and I love seeing when I really push myself and leave the gym dripping sweat. Of course summer is coming! Can't wait to plan day hikes with friends - those are the absolute best!