If there has been an area od my life this year I would look back on and not be proud of it is this one. My care of my body has not been well done. Most of the problem is motivation related but part of that is situation and the other, dare I say it, is family related. No so much in the sense that family is not motivating me but they are being an obstacle to certain things.
That said, I can only point at myself and say – yeah but you could and should do what you can. Right and correct so in that spirit some goals need to be set in regards to fitness and health involving the things I can do rather than focusing on the things I can’t do. What I need to do is focus on the things I can do. So the rundown.
Nutrition: I really could focus on this and for 2015 I could make it simply to get back to some very basic things. 1) Water Only except for special occasions. 2) Diminish carbohydrate intake and 3) Increase protein intake. Not difficult. But there is an element of spirituality in this to me. I want to fast for a couple of spiritual purposes this year but I also have a goal of having not a single soul when I am doing it. To pull this off I am going to need still do the things I normally do but break up the fasting here and there so it is unknown when I am doing it.
Flexibility: I need to get on the yoga thing but before I do that I need to just stretch out more. Every day gradually work the Yoga more and more into a simple stretching routine.
Cardio: I am simply going to have to do it. 30 minutes per day but I will have to increase the intensity each day to get there.
Strength: This is the thing that is difficult to do. Not because I don’t have the equipment. Not because I don’t like it, I have always loved lifting weights. It is just awkward given a family situation involving the place I lift. That is the real issue and it should be noted as much as I try to compartmentalize things sometimes, they do overlap and this is one area where family and strength overlap in a way that seems to me to be a roadblock by one of the other.
All in all, this was a pretty disaster in 2014. A disaster I have made a commitment not to repeat in 2015.