New week, new topic. This week is kinda a two part topic. What do I exactly mean by that? Well fitness has a physical health aspect to it as well so this week I am going to cover fitness and physical health.
In the last four years I have found that my physical health has been greatly impacted on what I put into my body. I completely change the way I thought about eating. I use to just eat and eat whatever I wanted and whenever I wanted. If I was happy, sad, mad or any other feeling you can think of it meant putting food into my mouth. This made me overweight, tired and unhappy. I thought it was just the way I was made to be. Then I learned to fuel my body, giving my body the nutrition it needed to repair itself and to power myself through exercise. I personal do best when I follow a paleo diet. Do I fall off the wagon? Of course I do. Then I jump back on and feel amazing. I sleep better, my emotions are more balanced and overall I have more energy.
This is a big one for me. As a preteen I was very active playing soccer, running in track and field and playing any sport I could in school. As a teenager my family moved to a rural community and I became somewhat more sedentary. By the time I was 16 I started riding horses and riding my bike more and more however that was it for exercise. From my early 20’s until just a few years ago the only thing keeping me moving was riding my horse and that didn’t happen very often.
This is actually a really tough week for me as I was suppose to be running a half marathon on the weekend and I had to drop out. It was causing me more damage then good. Joints were starting to break down and I was starting to hate running. A week after I stopped running my body feels brand new. I have energy like I haven’t had in months. I was running about 45km a week, riding my horse twice a week and then normal farm chores. Now that I am not running I am riding twice a week, walking several times a week, body weight exercises daily and lifting heavy with sprints once a week. I feel great. I will be doing some adjusting as time goes on. This works for now and theough the summer I will be adding more bike riding and horse riding. In the winter it will be more indoor activities.
I do plan to run again, just not really long distances 5km-10km that will be it for me.
Onto my goals and dreams.
In the pst his has always been about a number on the scale or a number on my clothes now however it is about being able to do things.
- Be able to do a pull-up
- Over head press 100 pounds
- 90% of the time eat paleo
- Complete a spartan sprint race
- Speak to teenage girls about how to be truly healthy
Thanks for stopping by. As always if you have any questions please contact me. Enjoy your week