What do you do when things start going well?
My family is growing more and more healthy all the time and the house is full of laughter again most days. Work is chugging along and the hours are a little less awful. I have a vacation coming up. I’m down over 30lbs from this time last year. I’m teaching yoga weekly and building my confidence.
Things are going well! So…
I decided it was time to try another level in my fitness and nutrition. I’d been toying with the idea of working with a personal trainer to provide more structure and I’d been feeling my seasonal shift toward eating more plant-based, so I signed up to work with a vegan personal trainer for an intense 6 month program. By doing this, I think I’ll not only get in better shape, but also learn what I might have been missing when I’ve gone vegan in the past, nutritionally, as well as what mistakes I might have been making in my weightlifting. I’m also hoping to bust through this plateau I’ve been in since winter.
The program is already pretty rigorous. Everything is measured and tracked, macros, calories, pounds, grams, steps…charts and all. For someone geeky like me, it’s pretty satisfying to see those charts and work to make them look the way I want. For 6 months, I’ll be living a very structured lifestyle, even down to daily journaling and books to read to get my mindset right when it comes to food and fitness. I’m excited to see the results!
In other areas of my life I’ve learned that when things become “easier,” it’s important to try to look at what I could improve. Otherwise, it’s easy to become complacent and slide backwards. I always try to keep moving onward and upward in each area of my life.
Are things going well for you? Is it time to shift down a gear to handle a rough period in life or time to shift up to move forward?