Sylvaa Posted February 10, 2020 Report Share Posted February 10, 2020 Goodness. NF has been around 10 years! And it's been just over 5 years since I found the forums and started participating! So much excitement! So 5 year recap: I joined the forums because I found them while looking for ways to "level up" fitness I wanted to do a Spartan Race, but I was terrified of being horrible at them I generally have had the same goals every single challenge (or some variation of them). I do decently with some and not so great with others, but I like to pretend At some point, I got POWER! and the world has never been the same My kids got older and now I'm a grandma to the coolest little boy in the world. Seriously, when he gets tired, he plops in your lap with a book, snuggles in, and wants read to (granted, it's like the same book for an hour, but lets take what we can). Recently, I've been struggling. I posted a link a while ago in someone else's challenge about how after a big race, many athletes sink into a depression of sorts (I don't like to call it depression, because while it is a listlessness, I feel it does a disservice to people who truly struggle with depression). The culmination of all their hard work and training resulted in the big day and now there is this slump to get out of. Added to this, I haven't figured out my race schedule for 2020 yet (I have three races planned so far), so I'm missing the pressure of a race season at the moment. I'm going back to my roots. What works for me best is a spreadsheet to update, simple goals, and interactions. Goal 1: Go to the Gym I have a program to follow. I like the program I follow. I just need to do it. Being at home so often recently has enabled me to be more lazy, with the excuse that I need the time with my family. Except an hour at the gym a few times a week isn't going to break my family time. Goal is at least 3 x / week, get some exercise in. If I don't want to do my program, being active for at least 30 minutes will count. Goal 2: Don't Eat Like a Child Ironically, I looked for other memes to go here and got all these things about why we should eat like a child (because they pay attention to feelings of fullness, see food at energy instead of feelings, and don't use electronics while eating). But I'm still going with it. I'm not too crazy worried about actual calories because I do a decent job of keeping my food choices in a range that works for me without counting. Instead, my goal is to focus more on healthy, nutritious foods (i.e. veggies). Dessert no more than once per week, alcohol no more than twice. And water. lots of water. Goal 3: Be Social I struggle a lot with social interaction - even with my own family. It's not that I don't love them, it's that when faced with either doing something with anyone or doing my own thing, I will almost always choose my own thing. Also, particularly my girls are all about doing something (i.e. we can't hang out at the house and play a game, we have to go somewhere), which is just exhausting. That being said, I've been working on spending more meaningful time with the people important to me. Zero weekend has a D&D session and a nice family dinner for Valentine's Day. 17 Quote Sylvaa's BattleLog Sylvaa's Tracking Spreadsheet Link to comment
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