2020 is my year to become a Goddess, specifically a Norse Goddess. I'm going to separate the year into quarters where I focus on building up some new skill/habit.
Quarter one will be focused on getting my weight moving in the downward direction. If I'm working the fields trying to be a good peasant to the viking Jarl I should be hardworking and have stamina, therefore I need to lose weight and move more!
Quarter two will be about gaining strength. Every good shield maiden needs the strength to carry the shield and wield a sword. If I'm going to rise up into the ranks of a shield maiden I will need to be stronger!
Quarter three will be about combining it all into a position of power. What good leader of the shield maidens doesn't want to become the Jarl? So I will pull it all together and make something more of myself. By this time I will also have been doing some parts of my new job for over a year and that means its time to kick in and step up. I can do that!
Quarter four is a continuation of Quarter three but let me set my sights higher. I want to become a Valkyrie! Valkyrie's are the choosers of the slain warriors for Odin. Modern texts shows them to be valiant warriors while in older text they are spirits and choosers of carnage. I choose to see them as strong powerful Norse goddesses and that is my goal. I want to be in a much better place physically and mentally next year.
I struggle to put all of these things together and create the whole package. But in my quest to become a the fierce, powerful Norse goddess that I know I can become, it is what I must do.
Quarter 1 - Right now I am a sucky viking peasant. I have the first two challenges of 2020 to become a vital and vibrant viking citizen. The timing is perfect as I leave for a spring break vacation right after the second challenge.
Currently I weigh more than I have in the last decade, my cardio sucks and my strength has been diminishing. Lets implement some changes that will help me drop some weight and increase my cardio/strength. What worked in the past that I can implement now? First thing in the morning workouts and lower carb eating are what have worked for me, yet I got out of the habit of doing both. Lets fix that so I can be a strong and valued viking peasant.
Starting January 2 I will set my alarm to wake me up 30 minute earlier every work day. I will get out of bed and do something every day. My options are: 30 minutes on the bike or treadmill with a HIIT timer, KB swing routine from Simple and Sinister, a 7-minute WOD type workout using an app on my phone, or a >30 minute yoga routine.
Starting right now I will reduce my intake of breads, pasta, dairy and sweets. I will focus on gluten free (its a must), low carb eating that is mostly paleo in nature. Most meals will be a combination of protein and vegetables. Being in perimenopause I have been told by my doctor to eat low carb and I have been researching (online and reading ROAR.) All of these resources have pointed me to eating low carb as the way that I need to be eating.
As always I will be doing my jui-jitsu classes. My goal is 3 classes every week.
I’m gonna be an amazing viking peasant by spring break!!!