I don’t know about most of you but I am ready for a recommitment on my health and fitness goals! It’s almost the end of the year and I really haven’t reached any of my goals that I set for myself this year, but I’m ready to get it done now! That’s one of the things I’ve learned over the years, if I struggle I can start back at any time of the year. I don’t have to wait till the end of the year!
I can start NOW or I can start NEXT MONDAY!
Next Monday will be a great time to recommit to a healthier lifestyle, as I will be done with my Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the season, and I can concentrate on a few things that I’ve neglected in my fitness this fall!
This year, I’ve struggled getting a handle on some health issues and I think I’ve finally got some of it under control
and I hope to get the rest under control very soon. Over the past month, I have tackled one of my issues and eliminated gluten from my diet. It’s been easier than I had thought it would be, and having a friend that has celiac disease has helped me when I have questions about something. I’m also going to cut the sugar again on November 24th, which is the start of the new challenge. I think cutting gluten and sugar will help me tackle a couple more of my health issues, so that’s what I’m going to do. (I’m not saying this is what you have to do, I’m saying this is what I’m doing!!) I keep thinking about how great I felt when I was off the sugar this spring and realized I really want to feel like that again for the upcoming holidays! And yes, I know sugar and gluten are a huge part of the celebrations during the holidays, but I don’t have to participate in the treats to enjoy the fun of the season! Not to mention, if I cut the sugar and gluten from my eating plan, I will physically feel better, which will help me enjoy life better.
So, here’s my recommitment plan:
- Cut the sugar – this means no treats, candy, junk food. It doesn’t mean no fruit! I LOVE fruit and I will enjoy and indulge in as much as I want. This will really help with any of the sugar cravings. And it will help me feel like I’m having a treat when I don’t have any other kind of sugar. It will include no more soda, which is definitely my biggest weakness!
- Continue with no gluten – I’m finding it much easier to stay away from the gluten when I know there are other options available. And staying away from the gluten is definitely helping with inflammation that has been causing me so much discomfort, both in every day life and while working out!
- Get back to weight training – I have lots of books, videos, and instructional plans to give me as much help as I need to do weight training. My biggest hang up, is myself!! I need to go to the fitness center and lift some weights!! I will feel better and I will look better, too! 😉
- Participate in the challenges that are going to be thrown out for the new challenge! These will help with stress, and keep me moving throughout the entire month! There are going to be fun challenges and challenges that will push me to focus on my daily goals! I’m going to do my best to do as many of the challenges as I can! (This will be a huge commitment for me, as I usually slack off about 10 days into a challenge and get “busy” and forget!!)
- Stop with all the negative talk about myself! The past few months I have been REALLY bad with the negative talk! Putting myself down and being just plain rude to myself! NO MORE!! This challenge comes at the tail end of my 4th Susan G. Komen 3-Day! Anyone who can raise $2300 and walk 60+ miles deserves to be talked about in a positive light, right?! I should be proud of myself and talk about myself in the same way I would anyone else who has done the same. (In fact, this one starts NOW! I don’t need that crap to cloud my head before I head on my vacation!!)
I have put my recommitment down in print, so it is written! That means it will come to pass because I am going to let y’all hold me accountable!! Speaking of being accountable….that’s one of the most awesome parts of the Sisterhood, so please let us keep you accountable by signing up for our new challenge and we will get through the rest of this year better than we would without the challenge, healthier, happier and more fit!
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