Wow! It has been a long time since I’ve written. Believe me, it’s not for lack of content more like lack of knowledge on how I felt about the content. So this post is just going to be all over the place and an update about the last month.
Let’s start with some exciting news…I got a new job. I’m very excited about this because it’s something I’ve been working towards for a little while. I’m leaving my Instructional Coach job for an Assistant Principal position. I’m so excited and am looking forward to it. We’re going to come back to this news in a bit…
Along with the good news mentioned above, I have been feeling good, finally. Sometimes I just can’t believe how much I have changed, mobility wise, over the last year. Honestly, though, I couldn’t have done it without Plyofit. Everytime I think I can’t do something, I’m pushed to prove otherwise.
Things that I’m doing to help myself…
The first one is easy…I exercise. I drive myself down Bandera road through the traffic and all of those traffic lights and I walk into Plyofit, as stress free as I can be. Sometimes it’s not always easy but for the most part, I get through a workout only thinking about the present. I’m there. I’m thinking about what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. I’m not worried about anything and I have fun. I won’t lie, there have been a handful of times where I was there physically but not mentally. Those were the hardest workouts. It made being there tough and, honestly, unpleasant.
Next is diet. I hate talking about food because I love it so much for the wrong reasons. But things are good. Really, what always helps me and I don’t know why I don’t do it all the time, is tracking. I’ve realized that until my lifestyle has completely changed, I will always need to track. I have spent so many years making my bad habits the norm that sometimes it seems impossible to change but when I track, I’m more aware. I’m better at making choices and my choices mean something. When I eat something that is going to make my body feel good, it’s because I made that choice. If I eat something that is more of an indulgence, I made that choice, as well. The difference is that I’ve thought about it instead of just eating it, just to eat it. That was my lifestyle before and it did more harm than good.
Then there is the dreaded act of stepping out of my comfort zone…I’m going to contradict myself on this subject. I HATE stepping out of my comfort zone but I love trying new things. I’ve never had a problem with putting myself out there for new experiences but they never were health/fitness related and that’s always hard for me. I mean what type of person decides that they want to run a marathon? Probably someone who knows how to run. Then again, I guess you can argue that I never really have stepped out of my comfort zone ever…I was actually just trying new things within my comfort level, which meant I was probably going to be good at them. I mean, kind of not the same thing, right? Doing something and having that lingering fear that you may fail is truly difficult to deal with but I’ve learned a lot over the last couple of years. I’ve learned just how important it is to do things that may be difficult for you at first. For me, usually these are things that would qualify as being physical things. Because of Plyo, I’ve changed that because it’s such an important part of me now. This is where my new job is going to benefit from this. I want to be the best AP I can be and that requires mobility to be better so that is what I’m working for. It will take time but I will get to my goals.
Pretty much, things are good/great/better/amazing!