For me, Spring is like the New Year.
It’s a chance to push the reset button, get a fresh start, open a new page, improve. A new beginning. And with the dramatic entrance of May warmth and sunshine this past weekend, I noticed many people out and about who obviously felt the same. Around this time of year, I get the itch to get outside, and my internal ambition ramps back up.
And so, this post is my intent to share my health goals with you, in the hopes that you might take an inward look and apply some self-improvement strategies in your life as well. There’s strength in numbers, and our success rate increases if we do it together…..
Here are my nutrition and fitness goals for the coming months:
I’m on Day 5 of my first Whole30 program, which I’ve pledged to do May 1st-30th. It took me a long time to commit to this: 30 days of no sugar, no grains, no dairy, no legumes, and no alcohol. I have been hearing the Whole30 buzz, seeing the NY Times Bestsellers List, and even witnessing first-hand accounts of friends who look and feel incredible, but I was hesitant. I need to be fully committed to nutritional changes or I end up starving and miserable. My husband will agree that starving and miserable is not the ideal me, and with two Whole Life Challenges and a 14-day detox under my belt in the past year, I wasn’t certain that I had the internal drive to see this one through. But since my energy levels are low and my sugar cravings are high as of late, I made the commitment, and I’m so glad I did. I’m already feeling better, less than a week in. If this intrigues you and you’d like to join our Facebook Group, please let me know; we’re a growing group of support, recipe-sharing, and information.
I need competition. If I don’t have a goal in mind, my enjoyment of fitness dramatically drops. That’s why running clubs and CrossFit gyms are a good fit for me.
-June 6- Moon in June 10K
-July 1- Canada Day 5K
-July 11- UG series Beach Wod
-August 15- 18km Iroquoia Trail Test
I’ll say it again, who’s with me?