Life After Body Back

I’m wrapping up my second session of Body Back.  With 2 more weeks to go, I’ve been involved with this program for about 14 weeks now.  I’ve lost almost 20 lbs on the program and I couldn’t be more pleased.  But I’m starting to worry about what happens next.  I’ve already signed up for another session but I realize I can’t do this for the rest of my life.  And the truth is, I’m scared to death.

This session, I’ve increased my workout frequency to 7-8 times a week.  I know this sounds excessive, but a lot of this is yoga.  I’ll admit, I haven’t been running as much as I should.  But I’m lighter, I’m stronger, and I’ve pushed my body to do things I never thought I’d be able to do.  I can do *almost* one pull-up.  Just knowing that I CAN has made all the difference. Truly, I feel invincible right now.  I feel like I could take on any physical challenge and complete it.  I probably won’t be the strongest or the fastest, but I will finish.  The Body Back program has not only strengthened my muscles, but has given me a much needed kick in the good old self-esteem.

1528752_10152449390181140_6002152352090864795_n

I want to be successful in maintaining my fitness level.  But I really suck at it.  If I were any good at it, I wouldn’t need Body Back right now.  It’s just so frustrating to know that I was exactly this size a few years ago and I blew it.  I’ve been in this exact place before and I gained it all back.  What’s it going to take to motivate me to stay on track?  I’m a firm believer that I have to get my head in the game.  I feel like it’s going to be 90% mental and about %10 sticking to my routine.

In other, more exciting, news…there’s this…

51199226

 

Yep, it’s that time of year.  North West Passage Ragnar is rapidly approaching and I’m starting to get excited.  I’m dusting off my megaphone and ninja stars and preparing to cart my various Ragnar supplies to Washington next month.  I’m interested to see how my new training and new shoes (yep, I bought new, new shoes…more about those in a bit) impacts my stamina for this race.  I haven’t ran a relay in quite some time, and NWP will be my only Ragnar this year.  So I’m determined to make it the best ever.

How do you stick to your routines?  How much of a mental challenge is fitness?  Are my meme making skills epic or what?  Share with me in the comments! 

 

One thought on “Life After Body Back

  1. Love the meme. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with animated gifs…. I need to learn how to make those.

    Kudos to you for being such a powerhouse with your program! I love that you already kind of recognize what could potentially hold you back a bit (falling off the fitness routine, gaining back, etc.) and are reaching out. I also love this poster of positive thoughts- what an awesome support system.

    Keeping on task- I know that I’ll feel a HECK of a lot better if I spend 30 mins running than 30 mins watching TV. There is no trick or magical button to stay on task- it just boils down to you making a choice. Being disciplined. It is boring. It is hard. But it is the one 100% way you will do it. And you know what? It is SO worth it. It feels good to take care of yourself, am I right?

    🙂

You’ve heard my thoughts! Would love to hear yours here.