Next Tuesday, I turn 37 years old. At 37, I will be in the best shape I have been in since high school. I'm very proud of that. I think you all know that I have been a little funkalicious lately. I set goals, but I don't really get anywhere with them. This has been going on for a few months. Losing and gaining the same 5 pounds over and over. My workout routine is stale...all I'm really enjoying is Jazzercise (which is super fantastic, but 2-3 Jazzercise classes per week is maintainenceville for me, not weight loss mode.)
I would consistently be disappointed in myself for not doing what I set out to do. Don't get me wrong, I'm not doing NOTHING. I still work out more than most people I know. And I'm not binging or anything. But I'm living in a way that is more akin to maintenance than for weight loss. So, last week or so, I decided that I would just accept mainenance mode until I was truly ready to get serious. It was ridiculous to continue to set goals that deep down I did not have any intention of meeting. I actually said those words to my mom last night and I meant them.
Then I got home last night and I watched Extreme Makeover Transformation. I found that I was fascinated with the workouts, just like I am with the Biggest Loser. I started thinking how great it would be to be in BETTER than high school shape by age 38. Why shouldn't I wear size 8s to the Olympics?!?! I even went online to see how much a week at the Biggest Loser ranch would cost. Interestingly, it isn't nearly as much as I expected. But then I realized that it would just be a week. So, CrossFit came to mind.
I have two fitness buff coworkers that swear by CrossFit. One of them (happens to be the President of my company) told me a couple of months ago that I should do it and I dismissed him immediately. They talk about their workouts and I couldn't POSSIBLY do the things they talk about. But watching this girl on EM:T work out, I realized that in order to be able to do those things EVENTUALLY, I have to start somewhere. So I started looking at the website and I started to think that maybe it is doable.
This morning I discussed with one of my coworkers and he told me that another coworker had just started. I went and talked with him and got the scoop. His fitness level was a little more comparable to mine. He said it was by far the hardest work out he has ever done, but he liked it.
I sent an email to the training center I'm considering and told them my situation. I will see how they respond. But assuming they are all for it, my thought is that I will try the introductory free class next Saturday 6/11 or the following 6/18. Since I'm on vacation the last two weeks of June, I would start the beginner level fundamental classes in July.
I'm terrified. But I'm also excited. I'm competitive with myself, but I have gotten to the point where I'm bored with what I'm doing. I think this will give me some motivation. Unless it is TOO hard. I will let you know!!
Anyway...the point of all that, is just yesterday, I was blah. I was okay, but not really motivated. But something inpired me and I'm running with it. I'm just hoping that I can keep up the excitement through June so I don't crap out in July. Haha! When I'm working out hard, the good diet tends to follow. I may not be on the exact track now, but I do have a plan.
And you all know how I feel about a plan! :)