Where do I go from here? How do I follow such an awesome 365 project?
What is the logical next step?
Year of pizza and cake?
that has a certain appeal but may be a little self defeating…
Before I could really decide what come next I had to consider whether I was where I wanted to be.
I have achieved my goals I set (and more) over this last year and I am immensely proud of what I have achieved.
But am I where I ultimately want to be?
The honest answer to this is no.
I am fit, so much fitter than this time last year, and so much healthier (physically and mentally) but I am not done yet.
I have still got a way to go before I can do all the things I want to do without my size/weight/fitness holding me back.
Don’t get me wrong, I do not feel held back in the same way as I did last year, I am not self conscious in the same way either, but I am also aware of certain facts.
I am still at the size that I have to prove my fitness to people.
I am still technically obese
OK I am aware that the height weight charts that tell me this are mostly made up and crazy. After all according to that chart I still have to lose 4.5 stone (63lbs) until I am at the correct weight for my height
No…shhh! Don’t worry!
I am not trying to lose that much weight!!
that would be pure craziness!
I am not actually trying to lose weight as such. I am still focused on health and fitness as much as I was last year, with added caveat that I would like to lose some fat.
Reducing my body fat% is definitely going to be beneficial, it will allow me to be fitter, healthier, and dance better 🙂
(yes…it is still all about the dancing!)
Effectively turning this into a 730 day project!
I am still not on a quest to get “skinny”!
I am still not on “a diet” in the commonly accepted sense of the word!
(I am on a diet in the purely scientific sense of the word…because all diet means is the things you eat…and I do eat…obviously)
I am on a quest to become even fitter and healthier, to be able to dance longer and in multiple kits if necessary, and to feel comfortable with myself as a personal trainer 😀
Or to put it another way entirely…I am going to continue my quest to become a superhero!
Thor, maybe or Buffy…
So to recap…it is business as usual around here and will remain so for the next year at least 😀
and by then, perhaps I will be confident enough that I won’t slip back into old habits that I can do without a 365 project 😀
This year is going to be slightly different, I am hoping to become more focused. I want to put more emphasis on lifting and more emphasis on setting short term goals which will build on my fitness and strength.
The first major step in my superhero quest (and my next scary new thing for June) is Insanity!
The work out!
Not the mental state…
although some might say that they are one and the same!
This is a 60 day workout plan, and as such will form the first 2 months challenges for this new year!
In addition to that, I will still be dancing, and doing PT sessions and I would very much like to add more strength training sessions in the freeweights room.
I think I have waffled on enough now, to basically say everything will remain the same!
I hope you will carry on following me and I hope to go on to greater things this year 😀
Just as a heads up, I am toying with the idea of condensing my exercise posts into 2 / 3 per week and adding in other relevant health and fitness thoughts posts. Let me know what you think…