I feel like I'm in the worst shape of my life, part of this is perception and part of it is pretty close to being an accurate assessment.
In keeping with the theme of this blog mini-series, I can attest to the assertion that fitness goals are the best way to "get into shape" while fully acknowledging that physical activities and healthy eating should become a natural part of one's lifestyle.
However, like I mentioned in my last blog, my physical well being is often a casualty to the everyday demands of life, such as work and family.
But I was committed to come up with a plan and work that plan.
The Master of None
"Jack of all trades, master of none" is a figure of speech used in reference to a person that is competent with many skills, but is not necessarily outstanding in any particular one.
The earliest recorded versions of the phrase do not contain the second part. Indeed they are broadly positive in tone. Such a Jack of all trades may be a master of integration, as such an individual knows enough from many learned trades and skills to be able to bring his or her disciplines together in a practical manner. This person is a generalist rather than an expert (Specialist). from wiki
As much as I would like to develop a very basic work-out routine to get back in shape, I'm distracted by my other hobbies and pursuits that involve physical fitness, such as circus arts, Brazilian Jiujitsu, yoga and obstacle course racing, among others.
With that in mind, I decided to use a very simple routine that didn't take a big time commitment, but was effective. And then supplement it with all my other various interests/past-times, etc.
Better Yet a Dinosaur
The "Paleo" lifestyle is pretty trendy these days. And there are lots of interesting ideas and practices in that movement.
Brooks D. Kubik and his Dinosaur Training philosophy is not part of that. His approach is old-school. Simple yet effective, hit it hard, grind it out and get it done.
I chose one of his routines to follow; 3 times a week, 45 minutes to an hour a session.
I could resolve to make room for that.
This commercial I'm working on came along, we are still in the middle of moving in to our new place,(my contribution to that put on hold by my last job commitments) and the holidays are upon us.
So even though I've given my new physical fitness regime a lot of thought and more than I could lift in way of good intentions, I have done next to nothing to actually follow through.
I did get to one yoga class in the last week and that's about it.
So much for "working the plan"