Changing directions…the continuation of a journey…and yes..chocolate. :)

Posted: January 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
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SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAI haven’t said it out loud here, because I didn’t want to. It was scary. But for many reasons, I have decided not to compete. This year. I guess as time progresses, I will re-evaluate and decide. Since deciding not to compete, I had a period where I felt very lost, sort of like I had no direction, no purpose. Competing (for me) maybe because it was my first one, but it took a LOT of focus. In fact, it was the only thing I focused on for 12 weeks. When you have a family with 3 boys, and a hubby, 12 weeks is a LONG time. Anyways, I decided that this year I would change directions.

I am (admittedly) an all or nothing girl. I give 110% to everything I set out to do…which is both good and bad. I continuously work on trying to find middle ground…which is what I am trying to do this year…trying to keep the pendulum from swinging too far on both ends. I decided that this year, I am going to play, both with my friends, and with my family. Which means doing FUN, active things. I decided (and this is a biggie) that I am NOT going to diet. I am going to eat to fuel my body, AND my soul. YES. I said I am going to eat emotionally. I am going to eat chocolate, and drink wine, and eat birthday cake.

I am going to PUSH myself out of my comfort zone, and I am going to work REALLY, REALLY hard, professionally, and push myself really REALLY hard physically. Every workout will count. I will be present with my family, which means a LOT less iPhone time, a lot less Facebook and Twitter time…and another biggie, I am going to SLEEP. I have a lot of trouble in this area. I can always find something to do instead of getting to bed…but sleep is important. I am less tired, when I sleep (of course) but it makes for more energy at the gym…I am eating a LOT more, which ALSO makes for more energy and better training sessions. This is scary for me, because I do not know how my body will adjust. But I will trust that eating (mostly) clean, training dirty, and caring for my soul, will translate into a strong, toned body, inside and out.

I intend to be the best ‘ME’ ever this year….which includes eating chocolate. 🙂

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Comments
  1. Laura Carew says:

    Brilliant Liz! This will be an awesome test for your body and mind. I’m looking forward to some FUN workouts together 🙂

  2. Katie Squires says:

    Can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this post. I truly believe this attitude will bring out the BEST YOU 🙂 and I love that you are sharing and inspiring us too.

    • I’m learning so much about myself, which feels really great. The biggest one is that living fit should not feel burdensome. It should challenge you, but not beat you down. This girl is tired of feeling beaten down 🙂

  3. twohandsfull says:

    I love this. My plan for this year sounds very similar. I’ll have to keep track of your progress as well 🙂

  4. Jessica says:

    So proud of you! Sounds like an amazing plan. Can’t wait for the fun with friends part!
    Xoxo

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