Considering the possibility of paying a company tons of money so I can obsess over every piece of food I put in my mouth on the off chance that I’ll lose weight and that that weight loss will make me feel and be healthier, kind of makes me want to take a nap. It all seems so overwhelming, tiring, futile. So I am giving myself the entire year of 2014 to really embrace the “fuck diets” mentality.
My main goal for 2014 is to take my exercise/fitness/activity level goals extremely seriously. I want to be able to chase after my kids even when they’re running in opposite directions (as in, I want to have the energy to go one way and then the other, not that I think I’ll be able to go two directions at once). I want to be able to dance for more than two songs in a row. I want to some day be the grandmother who can chase after her grandchildren (or grandmother aged person who chases after grandchild aged children, not making any judgements about whether my kids have kids or not).
My secondary goal for 2014 is to write at least once a week on how my main goal is going, and to articulate more specific fitness goals. I’m hoping that writing about how I’m doing will help me be realistic in my current goals, yet help me develop new, better goals as I go. I’m also hoping that having a log of the year will help me see how far I’ve come both at the end of the year and as I go, to encourage me if I’m feeling lazy or frustrated.
My goal for January is to go to the gym and work on the couch to 5k running program at least twice a week. I have more long term running goals, but for now getting to the gym twice a week seems like a reasonably challenge. My secondary goal for January is to prepare more of the food I eat, but less in a “eat less fatty foods” way and more of an “expand repertoire of recipes I can cook without looking them up” way.
I know I could expand on a number of points in this post, but I’m hoping that leaving myself more to write about will get me to actually keep writing. I want to write more about why I feel the way I do about diets and why I don’t want to focus specifically on changing and restricting the way I eat. I want to write more about my running goals and my other fitness goals. I want to write more about what I hope to get from this year.
For now I’ll just say, “Happy New Year” and we’ll see when I post next. 😉