New Beginnings

I’m 8 days in a 12 week cut. Alas, it starts again.

I’m blessed by the people I work with everyday, they push me to be better. They challenge my world view. And even though they don’t realize it, by starting a 12 week “biggest loser”-esque challenge, they provided me with the jump start I forgot and didn’t realize I needed until today. 

2018 has been a weird year for me. A lot has happened, personally, professional, educationally.

My personal life has been weird. Not unmanageable, just weird. There’s been a lot of questioning of worth, am I worthy? 

My professional life feels stable for once. But also full of new challenges. But am I worthy of my title? And more importantly, am I worth more?

Educationally? Well… Of course I started a Ph.D. Program. Full-time. Yes, I’m still working full time. With what time? Beats me most days. 

Fitting in fitness has been a way for me to process my progress and for me to think my thoughts. And today I really need to process; today, I really needed to think.

My fitness goals is something that’s continuously fallen to the way-side with work getting crazier and crazier. Throw in a doc program… I had 0 motivation. Thankfully my coworkers have given me the exact nudge that have pushed me into full gear with my own fitness, my own health. And for once — my mental health.

When fitting in fitness began as a concept and a log, it was about how to jam pack everything in. I talked about meal prep, I talked about lifting, I talked about work-life… But fitness was physical, it was never mental. Now, I’m finally allowing myself an opportunity for that to change.

Part of my doc program involves a coaching certificate through the ICF — yes, me as a coach. Scary. But fun! (PS if you need a coach, I’m always looking for clients). I have to think about developmental lines, how do I want to improve? How can I be better. Ironically, on day 1, I said my mindfulness. I can’t say that I’ve done a ton.

Now with this fitness challenge in full swing… I’m throwing in a focus on mindfulness. Thankfully work is helpful (once again) as I also embark on a 30 day challenge through MindwellU. Let’s see how this all goes.

PPS. I can’t promise that this will be the most well documented journey aside from the IG sphere — I write far too much these days. But I also know that I need to just process elsewhere. We’ll see how this goes…

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