At the beginning of 2017 I went to a yoga workout shop all about putting your intention out into the universe and displaying your hopes and goals for the year. I selected the photos that most spoke to me in the moment including some fitness goals.
Family, blog and professional development were in my goals along with more boxing and getting killer arms. But that room in the bottom left corner just spoke to me so I added it. Never in a million years was I expecting us to purchase a new house. It just wasn’t something that was even on our radar in January. But here we are…it’s almost June and after what has felt like months of upheaval we are coming to the end of the journey…Thank goodness!
As my brain has begun to un-fog so I’ve taken a few steps back and realized the last few months have not been healthy ones of me. I’ve been pretty much making choices, especially those about food from a place of ease rather than based on my goals. June 1st I’m embarking on a serious whole30 reset. I need to get my sugar levels and cravings under control.
It’s been a fun few months without discipline, but my body and soul are not in good place thanks to the holiday. I took some steps this week to get slowly back on track. I decided to make a goal to attend many to several yoga practices this week…and so far so good.
I even hit up a new to me studio Try Yoga in Armory Square in Syracuse. It’s been on my plans to visit since late winter but one excuse always led to another and I never made it. This week after recommitting to my goals, I knew I had to make a plan to get there. It was a surprisingly peaceful practice that I left feeling grounded and my shoulders were finally pulled away from my ears.
After an entire week of regular workouts and yoga, it’s amazing how much better I’m feeling. Fitness is only one part of a healthy life but it’s incredible when it’s out of sync how much it can effect.
The journey back into fitness as a focus can be a difficult one. Trust me as someone who once lived for fitness, I’ve tried over the past year on more than one occassion to jump back into it as a large focus and failed. This time since the last two large pushes to get back to health failed I’m trying a different path to fitness success. The last few times I’ve jumped back in with half my heart this time it has to be full!
So I’m taking a lesson from my mat and practicing my fitness each day…sure some days are going to be a struggle and somedays will make me want to quit but I need to find a way to break the cycle of bad choices…after all the comeback game is a killer….here’s to crossing off some of those other 2017 goals off my to-do list in the next 6 months!
Question of the Day: As we are almost 6 months into the year…how are your 2017 goals coming along?