A breath of fresh air…
Hello everyone, apologies for leaving it longer than usual to blog. I have come to a decision to detox (I don’t mean nutritionally), reflect (not solely on my physical activity) and take a break (I don’t just mean a holiday). I am taking the summer and am going to stop [or pause at least] tracking, counting, measuring etc.
Don’t be mistaken, I still think goal setting drives motivation forward however, if we continuously set goals, we are ALWAYS looking forward and maybe lose sight of what is going on currently.
So…what have I done?
- I have deactivated my Facebook account. It may not sound like much but if you think how many times you check your Facebook account on a daily basis and actually how useful, motivating or engaging the content is, then you may agree/disagree with this decision.
- I have stopped using Myfitnesspal for four days so far! The reason? I pretty much eat the same things daily and my weight over the last few weeks has been consistent (give or take a couple of pounds). Therefore, I realised this daily tracking and scanning of my food didn’t have much purpose. So I have stopped.
- I have deleted Instagram, LinkedIn, map my ride and google maps to free my phone so I can use this space to capture more useful things such as, a photo!
- I have started yoga…yes, for those that know me, know I struggle with yoga because I’m not brilliant at sitting still and being at one with one’s breath malarkey. However, I do a 45 minute class (free!) online about 10pm. I’m still not brilliant at the lying still for 20 minutes so if I start to get restless [I’m not going to lie] I just stop the meditating!
I know what you’re thinking…I must be having some sort of late twenties mid-life crisis. I’m just starting to evaluate all the ‘stuff’ (we all gather, collect, take on so much stuff!) and think how purposeful it actually is to my life right now. I will return to Facebook as it does give me (and I’m sure you) a chance to connect with friends I have met travelling, long distance relatives and a good giggle at my family/friends photos! I am a massive fan of Myfitnesspal…IF you are someone who needs a little extra care with portion control or sensible food choices. For me…it’s turned into more of a mindless routine rather than a task for real purpose! I am still training daily…today was a jog (dying in the heat) yesterday was yoga and Monday was an evening cycle.
Freeing myself from ‘the stuff’ is actually working very well. I will be back soon however, for now…I’m taking a little respite.