Day 2! This is my first time working out with a team since college! I'm 35 soooooo it's been years. For the most part, I workout alone. I'm self motivated to get it in almost every day BUT I've found that I work HARDER when I'm with a friend or during a team workout like spin. I think the element I miss the most about my team experience is knowing everyone had ONE GOAL which was to WIN. Everyone's workouts were a little different in college. Everyone had a different way of getting to where they needed to be physically and mentally so the team could WIN. So, I was thinking...... we all have that same goal here...... to win! I think WIN for us all here means, sticking to the workouts, the food program, no drinking, taking care of ourselves and sharing our experiences. BUT... how we do all of these things might vary. I thought maybe I could share a little about myself and tell you how I plan to WIN during these next 4 weeks. Mostly, because I'm interested to see how you all will tackle this too!
My action plan to get to the WIN - being able to take these workouts and changes ONE DAY AT A TIME. To enjoy the process and be present completely in doing this. I find myself thinking about 4 weeks from today rather than, today Lacey said to do this one thing. I need to just focus on that thing while I'm doing it and not thinking of the 100 other things I have to do that day. Same with food. One meal at a time and when eating it, telling myself that I am eating this to nourish my body. Actually tasting what I'm eating rather than already looking forward to the next bite. Looking at It as a gift rather than a restraint from something else like CHEESE. WIN to me also means we do it TOGETHER. The community aspect of this is so special to me because we are all experiencing this together. I think the sharing piece of what we're experiencing will be good for me. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one thinking a certain way... and while even if true is ok, it's nice to know people out there can sympathize.
Struggles - I probably sleep too much. Rather than go for that glass of wine, Kate, I just shut down and go to sleep. I used to have a major eating disorder called Over Eating Disorder (Binge-Eating) so I would say I have a little bit of a control issue with food because I'm scared to ever go back to that. The good news is that this program is helping already. I think I have a fear of carbs- thank you Los Angeles. BUT I've eaten fruit for the first time in a while and LOOK.... I SURVIVED.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you all, your struggles, your revelations, and WINNING together with our coach.