The kids and I have been loving the song “New Rules” by Dua Lipa. Basically it talks about setting new rules for herself so that she doesn’t fall into unhealthy habits even though they feel so good. It’s a peppy and upbeat song that’s been on repeat on my playlists lately. It got me thinking about all the times I’ve made lists of new rules or new goals. Most of the time, I set those right after a workout or a really inspiring time in my life. It made me wonder what kinds of rules I’d set if I was at a low point?
I thought it would be fun to compile a list of goals/rules for myself now after a good workout and then I’ll make a list of rules/goals I would set on a low day.
Today: (keep in mind I just did my first “real” workout in over a year)
– I want to be comfortable enough in my body to teach hot yoga in a sports bra.
– I want to hold a 1 minute full plank. Today’s time was 53 seconds (after a rowing workout). I’m pretty sure I can achieve this one soon!
– I want to consistently work out on my days off at home.
– I want to drink plenty of water. For me, that’s about 120 ounces.
– I want to be at 40% body fat by April.
– I want to get out and ride my bike again when the weather is nice. I’m hoping for 7 Miles that first ride!
– I want to complete a core workout without modifying or going slow.
Here’s my list for an average to low day:
– I want to not go back to bed when everyone leaves.
– I want to eat a healthy breakfast instead of pop tarts or sugary cereal.
– I want to get my house picked up. Scratch that…I want to pick up one room of my house and maybe load the dishwasher.
– I want to be asleep by 10 pm.
– I want to smile today. A real genuine smile.
– I want to get away from the immediate satisfaction of social media.
– I want to go outside. Even if it’s to get the mail or pet my kitty friends.
– I want to take a shower and brush my teeth.
Some days I’m driven and focused and on my best game. Some days I’m putting on the best face I can. And some days I’m barely treading water. But every day I’m fighting. I’m pushing. I’m battling. And that is what makes me stronger.
A warrior who has defeated all of his enemies is simply a man.