21 September 2013

And now for something completely different

Yesterday was the Aloha Show at school. The hula show that I am in charge of. Well, I don't do it alone but I do a lot of it. This year I suffered a lot more stress about it than I normally do. I thought the stress was gone last week, but apparently not. Yesterday, once the show was over, I collapsed. Almost literally. I went to bed last night and I slept like I haven't slept in weeks. I even slept in this morning until the birds started carrying on. For the first time in a couple of weeks my back is not killing me. My foot does not hurt, and my hip doesn't hurt. Oh yeah, my knee feels good too. I know that stress can manifest in physical symptoms and I'm wondering if that is what some of those were. What I did decide is that I'm taking this weekend off from Crossfit to completely decompress and hopefully get rid of all pain. Monday it is back to it. I have lots of school work to do so that will keep me busy. I also need to do some cleaning around this house. So I have plenty to do though the thought of sleeping all weekend isn't bad either :)

17 September 2013

A New Start

I love new starts. Especially when I am motivated and willing to really work at it. Over the weekend I read someone who has lost a lot of weight say that motivation doesn't last but habits do. That was something I had forgotten. I am starting this week setting up the habits I want to have. First one? Get up in the morning and workout. I have been saying foe months that I want to start running again but I have not done anything to make that happen. So starting today, I get up in the mornings and run. Well, this morning it was a walk but it's the habit that counts and I will be running in no time.

Another habit I want, a Crossfit schedule. I was going to Crossfit regularly - on a schedule - and was doing great. Once I started to switch things up, I would miss a day or two, once or twice a week, not good. Consistency is the key. And habit. I need to have the habit when the motivation fades.

One more habit? Food. I need to get in the habit of not eating junk. I had that habit for awhile and not only did I lose weight but I felt awesome. Time to feel awesome again.

So today is a new start. I'm happy and excited and going to ride the motivation wave until the habits are set.

Completely out of control

What is it with me and free time? I had last week off and things literally spiralled completely out of control. I've lost track of the...