Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Starting Over, Yet Again...

Did you ever see that episode of Sex and the City where Charlotte buys the self help book "Starting Over, Yet Again"? That's all I could think of yesterday!

Why? It was Monday and I was SO tempted to hit the reset button because my first week on Insanity Max 30 was far less than perfect. I was sick, we had a massive blizzard in New York (which means wine and junk food was consumed), and I just felt like I didn't give it my all. So, I did what I always do: I convinced myself that I would just start over on Monday.

Wait for it...but then I didn't do that!!! I'm realizing the "I'll start over (insert time line)" mindset has been holding me back. Too often I wait for life to be perfect before diving into something to reach my goals. No one is perfect. Life isn't perfect. Who would want it to be? That would be pretty boring! I know other people struggle with this as well. We wait for the stars to align before we jump in, but all we are doing is wasting opportunity. It's time for me to look at each day as a new opportunity to do something good for myself.

So yesterday, I started week 2 of Insanity Max 30. I'm up every morning sweating it out and loving it. I just keep remembering Shaun T saying how he wanted to do a 5k after completing this program himself because he felt he could get back to running a 17 minute race (insert the OMG face here, right?!?!?). If that isn't motivation for a bigger goal, I don't know what is!

Hmmm...I know someone who has a 5k on the calendar in May. No, it's not officially timed, but I have a Garmin so why not shoot to run a fast race. Maybe a fast, short distance is the perfect thing to get me back into the running game. Stay tuned! You never know what might happen!

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