It’s almost May! Which means summer is quite literally, right around the corner. I’m am definitely looking forward to more sunshine, warmer temps, and lazy, care-free days.
Now is the perfect time to check-in with yourself.
Think back to the beginning of the year. That sense of a fresh-start, a renewing energy, a renewed sense of vigor, of hope.. the thought that anything was possible… a fresh-start.
There’s no reason you can’t embrace that energy right now. Each month is a fresh-start.. each Sunday is a fresh-start to the week.. each morning is a fresh-start. It’s all about cultivating the right mindset and your perspective.
With that in mind.. think about those resolutions you set at the beginning of the year, the goals you set for yourself.
Think about your performance. Have you been sticking to your plan? Has life intervened? Do you need to adjust?
There’s nothing wrong with abandoning a goal if it no longer serves you.
Now is the time to set a new goal. Maybe something more realistic. Maybe something completely different.
Fitness is a lifestyle. It’s all about the journey.
Much like life.
And there’s no time like the present.
I’ve been on quite the journey this month, myself. I started strong, but cautious, listening to my body, but getting my workout in… until… my shoulder started acting up again. I’m not sure what the issue is, but it is definitely messing with my mind. I’m worried about hurting it worse and not being able to workout, so I get a little discouraged and feel a lack of ambition. I’ve allowed that to take over this past week actually, despite having taken my measurements. — that showcased what I knew to be true and turned it into a reality.
Where my body is right now is not where I want it to be.
In order to fix that I have to overcome the self-sabotaging thoughts, make a plan, and take action.
And that is exactly what I’m going to do.
I’m sharing this with all of you for a few reasons. One, I know that I’m not the only person ever to succumb to my excuses. My hope is that you’ll be inspired to take action with me. Two, sharing this truth, and in turn, my action plan, helps hold me more accountable than just doing it on my own. In a sense, you are all my accountability partners.
So what am I going to be doing?
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed my #100daysofTAM. This was started a few years ago by a friend of mine on Facebook. It was to help get back in to consistency and hold us all accountable. TAM is the Tracy Anderson Method. You’ve heard me talk about it before. I love the method. I practiced it faithfully for the year and a half before getting married, and a few months after until I broke my toe and was sidelined. This method helped me drop the extra pounds I had put on due to stress at my job. I was the tiniest I had ever been. I got back into it after recovering, and again, was super fit and toned. I used to love experimenting with new workouts and I would go and try a few things, but I always come back to TAM. Now that I’m older, I’ve found what really works for me and I tend to gravitate only toward those workouts and programs. So.. I started this 100 days of TAM on April 2 to get myself back to me .. working out everyday, showing up for myself.. after hurting my shoulders back in February. I’m continuing that.
I’m also looking into Tonique. This is a workout that many of my friends who do TAM or used to do TAM, love and recommend. Sylwia is the founder and creator.. her workouts are all about finding a balance, living your best life, and being your best self. — pretty much what I’m all about. I got a few recommendations from a good friend and I’m trying to decide which workout I want to purchase and incorporate. I will have this decided really soon and will start it the first or second week of May.
Lastly, I’m going to be participating in my favorite workout challenge — Bikini Series with Tone It Up. This will be my fourth Bikini Series and I’m so excited!! I love the Tone It Up girls and Bikini Series is the perfect challenge to get ready for summer. I would love for you to join me!! To learn more and sign up go to toneitup.com/bikiniseries. If you are doing Bikini Series, please let me know so we can cheer each other on!
Once a week, I will do a progress post. This is where I will talk about the week, how I’ve done with the workouts, if I’ve shown up, if I had to take a day off, how I’m feeling.. etc.. Doing this really does help with accountability. If you are joining in, I recommend doing a weekly check-in post. You will be amazed at how helpful it is.
So that’s my plan.
I encourage you to take some time to reflect this week. Set up an action plan for May to help you achieve your goals. It can be for anything and everything.. not just fitness related.
Let’s do this!
May is going to be an awesome month!
Have a great week friends!