Well…not a new focus as much as renewed focus on the things I was losing focus on…
like my mission to become a superhero.
and my preparation for the time when Doctor Who wants me to travel in his TARDIS to far off worlds and run away from things, a lot…
I haven’t stopped, I promise, despite my lack of weekly workout posts, I promise I haven’t stopped. I am still doing a workout in some form or other at least 6 days out of 7!
I haven’t stopped, but I have plateaued.
I am not really improving with my running, I am not really getting much stronger, I am not getting any lighter…
I know what happened, as I reached the end of my 365 I started to worry that I would lose focus, so I set myself new goals and started insanity and then convinced myself that I wasn’t going to lose focus…
and just when I thought I was safe…I lost focus
a lot of things happened, work, study, wedding photography, life in general…
and I just haven’t been concentrating on my own progression as much as I should have been!
As I said, I haven’t gone backwards, I haven’t stopped, I have just stopped progressing.
So, I am going to treat myself like a client. On my personal training course I have learned to assess clients and work out goals and programs to help them achieve their goals, so I have decided to apply the same principles to myself!
I know this should be an obvious step, it really shouldn’t have been hard to realise that this is what I need to do, but for some reason it was.
I am often guilty (as I know many people are) of giving good advice to others and ignoring it myself, but this has to stop.
on day 365 of the project I was so happy with my progress and my achievement but I knew then that I had more to do, I just didn’t consider exactly how to go about it.
Last year’s method of doing something active (anything active) every day and eating sensibly was a good one, it worked and it got me this far, but I think the time has come to develop a more structured approach if I want to reach the next level.
After all…I can’t expect anyone else to do things I am not prepared to do myself!
So that is exactly what I am going to do.
I have set myself up a spreadsheet similar to that I have made for my PT course guinea pig with all the measurements and fitness tests I have to do and I am going to set myself short medium and long-term goals and develop a strategy for achieving them. Once I have filled in more of the sheet and made a new plan I will share it all with you.
But for now, I leave you with the knowledge that I am back on this journey with a vengeance 😀
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Okay, first off: YAY for the awesomeness of this post. I plateaued many months ago, and while I haven’t gained anything back or lost any physical capability, I have also NOT progressed any further. so, secondly, I want a copy of this plan…PRETTY PLEASE!!! I definitely need both structure and focus – especially as I consider making yet another change – one that will have me possibly having even less flexibility in my daily schedule. I’ll need to REALLY focus on a structured plan for my workouts – or else there is a chance I’ll backslide.
Also, I need to start training for April 2015 when I do BLR 2.0. 🙂
😀 I decided that there is no reason why I can’t do it! I have the knowledge and I have done the training so I should apply the principles to myself!
I can do you a spreadsheet too and set up a dropbox, then you can enter details into it too I can send you the lifestyle exercise questionnaire thing too and we can see if we can put together a plan 🙂
YAY! Thank you! xoxo
😀 It may be this evening before I get round to it!
No rush. It’s my birthday today, so I won’t be worried about getting too, too sweaty. 🙂
that seems fair 🙂
I compeltely forgot it was your birthday, sorry!
(it is my half birthday, but according to many people this is not something you celebrate past the age of about 11)
Bahahaha! I never even heard of a half birthday! That is so awesome!
awww! well they are awesome, and celebrated only by a select few adults and most children (well maybe…)
yours will be 16th April!
convincing anyone to buy you pressies on them is harder mind you…
Ha! I wish someone would buy my pressies for my half birthday!
p.s. Happy Half Birthday to you!
And now I shall do the self-absorbed thing and make this all about me: OMG wedding photography and fitness. You are triggering me. I need to do things that burn calories because I’m getting married in 6 months. Instead, do you know what I am doing? Drinking wine and eating pizza. And it’s fantastic.
To be fair you only need things that burn calories if you want that…it is not obligatory to lose weight for a wedding 🙂
I’ll be your wedding photographer 🙂 location might be an issue mind you 😀
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It’s great that you are being proactive! Strength and persistence!
Thank you 🙂 yes, proactive is a good word for it! I decided if I didn’t start making forward progress again I might start slipping back!