Not Just Fitness Anymore

When I got back on the fitness wagon after having Aby, it was all about my weight.  Each day I would weigh and to be honest, I still do most days even though my weight volleys rather consistently within a 3 lb range.  I know that it is supposedly not healthy to weigh daily but for me it’s a system of checks and balances.  I wouldn’t drive my car without checking the speed and I’m not going to workout and attempt to eat right without watching my weight.

However, I don’t run/workout because of my weight anymore.  I used to say that I ran for fun & fitness and it was true at the time.  However, as I stepped off the treadmill today and noticed a few fitness minded ladies staring at me, I realized that this isn’t about fitness anymore.  This is a game.  It’s my game and I say, “Game ON!” 

I want to be better.  Better than last year.  Better than before I had Michael.  Better than I’ve ever been before.  That is why I go early and stay late for a workout.  That’s why I don’t mind getting yucky & sweaty with a run, or gym workout, during my “lunch”.  That is why I keep pushing when many think that I am obsessed crazy. 

It’s a game.  My game.  My rules.  And I will win by pushing my limits further than I have in the past.  I may have big goals/dreams/plans but it would be hard to keep focused on getting better if there weren’t a few big goals to mix in with the small ones.

So I’ll take it one day at a time and build on my strength, stamina & speed and do the best I can at any given moment.  Don’t be afraid to dream big because this really is your game too.  Your game of LIFE.  How many do you know who are just sitting back and letting their life pass them by?  Don’t let that happen to you.  Work hard so that you can play harder. 

Amanda – TooTallFritz                                                                               

6 thoughts on “Not Just Fitness Anymore

  1. Hmmm….I just started reading this as I unwrapped the last piece of chocolate in a really big box of candies that one of my students gave me for Valentines. If only I had read this a few minutes earlier, it might have inspired me to put down the candy. Well, there’s always tomorrow to work harder, right? After all, life is like a box of chocolates…and today the best that I could do was to eat them ALL!

  2. Hmmm……philosophy….motivation…..I like it….nicely said!

    No one should fear big or ambitious goals – just remember that…. Mountains are climbed in little steps.

    Nothing wrong with weighing yourself each day – in fact twice a day is better if you weigh-in before the run, keep track of volume of fluids consumed during and post-run, then weigh yourself post-run again, and now you have and idea of your sweat loss.

  3. Yay for the goal of being better! You will be!!! 🙂

    A lot of people are opposed to weighing yourself each day, but I find it really keeps me on track 🙂

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