On Sunday I wrapped up my 2nd week of this “January Shred”. For the second week in a row, I was 100% on my workouts (5 strength, 3 cardio sessions).
I’ve been thinking about this, because I know for a fact that these are the first weeks in a VERY LONG TIME that I have been 100% on actually doing every single workout that I planned to do.
Pre-pandemic I was always pretty consistent in the gym, but once covid hit…. man. Things just went downhill in that arena for me. For some reason I just could NOT get that same consistent rhythm back, even though I was exercising frequently (be it at home, or in the gym, more recently). But “truly consistent”, as in really nailing my workout plan? No, not really.
So it’s funny how now here I am, 2 weeks in, and somehow, I’ve managed to hit every workout.
What has changed??
I don’t know, really, but I think my switch has flipped back to ON.
I tend to be a very “all or nothing” type person. Like I’m either all in, or I’m kinda…. eh. Not in.
I don’t know if this is really the ideal way to be in life…. seems like there are pluses and minuses to it, I guess. But I know this about myself. I sometimes have to get borderline obsessed with something, if that makes sense.
It’s a reason that things like “challenges” and “plans” often do work well for me (if I’m in On switch mode). There’s no real question about it- I just do the thing.
There have been times in the past when I’ve dragged myself to the gym, maybe not really in the mood, or when it’s not really convenient, and Ivan has said, “Well, why not just skip today?” And I’ve responded that if I let myself start to slide, it’s all downhill for me. I really, honestly do best when, like I said, I’m almost obsessive about it! The loose moderation part isn’t always easy for me. Sounds weird, maybe, but maybe someone out there understands what I mean?
An example of a workout that I probably would have skipped any time from 2020-2022:
I often randomly have the quote “An object in motion stays in motion” pop into my head.
Actually, I think Isaac Newton’s full quote is:
“An object that is at rest will tend to stay at rest. An object that is in motion will tend to stay in motion.”
I like this, because I feel like if I just keep staying in motion, the laws of physics will continue to work in my favor, lifelong. 🙂
I am grateful for spaghetti squash! Yes, food items 2 days in a row. But really, I forget about spaghetti squash sometimes. It is SO GOOD as a noodle replacement, and is seriously so low calorie and carbs, high in fiber.