As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I have a desire to be fit for my family’s sake. I want to be able to run and wrestle with them while they are young. I don’t want to die early or be a burden in my old age because of my health, as long as I can help it.
That is why I have done 2 things to push me in the right direction this year.
First: I stopped eating sweets/junk. Items that fall into this category are candy, cookies, donuts, cake, cinnamon roles, high sugar items, fast food, etc. I stopped. Cold turkey. It’s not even an “in moderation” thing for me. These foods are like alcohol to an alcoholic for me. If I have one of these, it will lead to another and another and pretty soon, I’ll be eating a dozen cookies in one sitting. Ewww…. Not anymore!
Second: I have joined a cross fit gym. I signed up for the whole year. It has been just the thing that I needed. The unity, the push, the competition, it’s all so familiar and exactly what I was missing from previous workouts. It’s hard. Sometimes really hard but I like it.
And I payed for it, so I’m not sleeping through it. I go at 5am 3x/week. As a by product, the extra time after my workout before work starts is all mine to be quiet and read/pray before I start my workday.
I have goals around this that I’m still evaluating, but I will post those when they’re set. I’m already trending in the right direction!
What are you doing to make yourself better right now?