Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fitness Goals

Female Runner Shoes closeup on the road, town setting. Shallow depth of Field, focus on rear shoe.

Fitness goals aren’t something that I’ve given a lot of thought to until lately. Previously, my fitness goal was simply to have enough energy to get in some kind of activity each week. And even when I did, I would struggle through the workout feeling lethargic and heavy. Do you know the feeling? Not necessarily a heaviness from the extra weight, just this heaviness that you can hardly move your body because you’re so tired.

Since my energy has increased so drastically and because I love my new gym, I go to the gym every chance I get. Sometimes that’s a few times per week and sometimes more or less—it just really depends on what’s going on and if it’s feasible for me to go. And I really enjoy it! I look forward to being able to go. It’s so inspiring to see other people working out who aren’t models of fitness. I feel like I belong.

But my energy levels! I am not kidding guys. I feel so good. Not only do I have the energy to work out, I have the energy to push myself too! That is such a good feeling. Today, I ran 1:2 intervals. It just felt so good.

I started thinking about where I might be in a month or two if I keep this up and decided maybe I should set some goals for myself so that I can track my progress—not to put pressure on myself. I want to get back to where I can run a full 5K again, so that will be my first fitness goal. I will probably loosely follow a program like the Couch to 5K. I will do what I can, when I can. #wycwyc

The possibilities are just endless. For once doing things like running a 5K or completing a triathlon seem achievable. I can’t stop thinking, “so this is how I’m supposed to feel”—it’s such a great feeling to be energized and motivated.

Honestly, I can see now that my lack of energy in the past was not due to lack of effort or will on my part—it was simply because our food has lost the nutritional value that it used to have even just 50 years ago. We are walking around with nutrient depleted and our health suffers. Now that my body has what it needs, it is functioning like it was meant to function and it’s wonderful. Oh, and there’s also the depression part of it too that had me dragging, but I feel better now than I have in years.

I can’t wait to see my progress!


Do you have any fitness goals for yourself? What are they?

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