The clock is ticking. We are set to leave Atlanta in a week. There's a lot to do, people to see, appointments to keep, etc, etc.
And I am finally feeling like I am getting closer to being my old self, in the physical fitness side of things. I'm still not in the shape I want to be or even in the shape I was this time last year, but I am feeling the results.
One thing that I've always advocated and used to do more regularly was doing a little something here, a little something there throughout the day. Some push-ups, planks, yoga poses, a minute here, ten minutes there. It doesn't seem like much and it is really easy to blow off, but man it gets easier and easier.
And I forgot about that, or at least pretended to.
Just Do It
Yes, corporate slogan, but there is a lot of truth to it. Another one I've been blowing off, much to my disservice. But twice today, I "just did it" and was so grateful I did.
I went to jiujitsu class. No one was there but me when I got there and I was late. But before long there were several higher level belts that were my size and bigger, which is a rarity for the day time class. Needless to say I got worked. But had a great class. I still feel like such a beginner.
I had told Skye we were definitely running today because we hadn't for the last two days. But after the beating I got at the gym, it was the last thing I wanted to do. I told here we'd head out in 30 minutes and then laid down for a minute to rest. I woke up 25 minutes later. She was dressed and ready to go. I jumped up and we went for a quick run, just 30 minutes, but I had the best pace I've had in ages.
Today I did things that I know I should, but haven't been doing recently. In large part because of wanting to complete Tribesports challenges and move up in the rankings. It's addicting, but its a healthy addiction.
I started the day with 20 minutes of yoga. I used to do that fairly regularly. I haven't done it in years. I busted out some push-ups and burpees.
And throughout the day, I would check out a challenge and then go for it.
I was able to earn their Silver "Contender" Medal and move up tremendously. Yes it's contrived, but whatever works. I have been struggling more than ever to get back in shape, so I'll use whatever tools help me.