Fitness Friday – A New You?

Happy New Year!! Here comes the time of resolutions and setting new goals. I think the majority of people enter into the new year with the hope of a “New Year, New Me.” Well, I’m not one of those people this year. I was sitting here jotting down some goals for the new year and there was one thing I realized. I don’t want a “NEW me.” I want the “OLD me.” I want the me of 2013/2014. I lost that version of me.

That was the healthier version of me. The me that didn’t let the mommy guilt set in and made sure I got my 2o minutes of exercise when I got home from work regardless of the “starving” children. The me that did a lot of food prepping and meal planning. The me that took care of ME. I let that me go after my half marathon at the end of 2015 and I still haven’t gotten that ME back. I miss that version of me.

That was the person who signed up for multiple races a year.

I was so much stronger and healthier. I enjoyed pushing myself. I did plank challenges, pushup challenges, and core challenges. I ran out in the cold. I was always on the hunt for new workouts I could do at home. I was energized. I miss that feeling.

Right here and now I’m pledging to get that Old me back. It sucks starting over, believe me I know it does, but it is so worth it. It takes a long time to get into shape and such a short time to lose it all. For the past year I’ve been fitting in ONE workout every couple weeks. Time to up the game again.

I read a really great quote today and I just had to share it.

So here’s to a new start. No quitting. I’ll be fitting in that 20 minutes at least 4 times a week. I will be meal planning and prepping.

What are your fitness goals this year?