If you recall from my previous post, I noted it’s much easier to have success with your fitness/weight loss/health goals if you make a plan and make a commitment. I know, personally, that if I say I’m going to do something, I may not always follow through with it. But if I commit to something, I am committed 100%. So, here are my commitments for 2018:
To kick off the new year, I’ve committed to another Whole 30 – which begins TOMORROW. As always, I’m super excited to start another Whole 30 Program. I have over-indulged in my fair share of chocolate this Christmas season, and I really need to slay my sugar dragons.
I began preparing for my 30 days late this past week. I got my grocery shopping done and spent part of the weekend eating clean meals. My fridge is organized and the chocolate is going into cold storage. I have been waiting to get started and now I’m more than gung-ho. I know how great I feel during and after my 30 days and I know the chocolate will be there later on down the road if I really feel the need to have some. But, for the next 30 days, I’m committed to clean eating and drinking.
Gym Routine and Workouts and Rest
Fortunately, I don’t really ever need to push myself to exercise. In fact, I’m eager to do my workouts and, it seems, it’s often all I think about.
In addition to my boot camps, family fitness classes, and attending Zumba, I have regular gym sessions (I often exercise more than once a day – splitting my days with lifting in the morning and cardio/boot camp in the evenings). Therefore, I sometimes get through a work day on 3-5 hours of sleep. And, let’s be honest, that just isn’t enough. Although I am fully functional on just a few hours of sleep, I am committing to resting more in 2018. I am going to let go of my fear of missing a workout and spend time relaxing (and snoozing).
A few years back I had eye surgery. It was a gross surgery where my eyeball was cut into and a membrane was scraped out. Although, my vision in that eye on it’s own has not improved (and may never), my vision with both eyes together is still better than 20/20. That being said, I’m constantly fearful that the sight in my good eye will go and I’ll be SOL. If it happens, I won’t be able to read and my driver’s license will likely be taken away.
I have been as proactive as I can be, but the issue with my “bad” eye was such a fluke that there really is no way to prepare for or prevent the same thing happening in the other eye. However, I am careful with my eyes and I do what I can to ensure my eye health is up to par. I keep drops in my desk at work and at home, I always have my sunglasses on during the day, even in the winter, and especially with all this snow in Nova Scotia so as to prevent Photokeratitis – or snow blindness. In fact, I have several pairs of sunglasses with different UV protection and different shades of protection so that I have a pair to go with every weather condition. And I already have my next appointments set with my eye surgeon/check-ups.
Although I don’t wear glasses or contact lenses, Warby Parker now offers a Prescription Check App that allows an eye doctor to assess your vision and provide an updated glasses prescription. If you are someone who wears glasses, or just want to have your vision checked out, then it may be worthwhile checking out this app.
So that’s my short-list of my commitments for staying on track this year. What’s on your list?