As I’ve written about here and there on this blog, 2016 was a tough year for me. In particular the last few months just got to me, and I have completely struggled trying to get a handle on my life. Thankfully, I feel like that fog is lifting and motivation is returning and joy & happiness & fitness is attainable again. For this I am grateful.
I have literally never seen even a minute of a Star Wars movie, so consider me surprised when I googled this blog post title to check the reference and realized it was a quote from Yoda.
Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.
That is where my mind is this year. Trying gives me the option to quit, and I am tired of quitting. Whether it’s in regards to my marriage or job aspirations or parenting style or health goals – I’m tired of quitting. This year my goal is to JUST DO IT. Thanks Nike.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working out more and feeling so much better (thank you endorphins), so here is what I am doing for the next three months. As always, it’s frustrating to feel like I’m starting at square one again, but at least I’m starting, right?
- Jan 1 – Flew home from MN. Got 10,000 steps on my Fitbit. Had 1 beer at the airport instead of the 3-4 I’d have normally had in the past (we stopped at 2 different restaurants on layovers). Felt good about my food choices while traveling. Started the year off right.
- Jan 2 – Started a 3 week round of 21 Day Fix Extreme (#21DFX). I’ve done bits and pieces of this program before, but never the entire thing. Full disclosure, my 35th birthday is on day 19 and my sister’s wedding is day 20, so I will not be following the eating/no drinking plan those days, but I will do all 21 days of workouts and stick to the eating plan other than that.
- Jan 23 – Start Insanity Max 30. There is a bigger cardio component to this program than 21DFX, so I’m excited to try a new program (thanks to my new All Access Pass from Beachbody – email me for details!). It’s actually a 60 day program, but I can get in 27/28 days before we leave for Spain, so I plan on doing that and then taking a break (i.e. walking all over Spain!) for the next 10 days.
- Feb 27 – Finish Insanity Max 30. This will take me to April 1st!
I am strong. I am capable. I will do this.