Confession, I’ve fallen off the fitness wagon. I haven’t just fallen of the fitness wagon, but I put out a blanket and watched it roll off in the distance while eating fried chicken and sipping on cocktails. February I remained pretty fit, but after my birthday I abandoned Couch 2 5k (C25K) because I was distracted by life. Then I went to Austin for SXSW and recently returned from two weekends of camping for Coachella. When I travel or am away from my home, exercise is the last thing on my radar. Although, I will say walking across the Empire Polo fields at Coachella had to be doing something for my fitness level because my leg was cramping at night. Also, I ended up running to see Ryan Adams play and I was able to get pretty far before stopping. My fitness journey posts have been in the back of my head, and I even wrote a post on my flight to Texas for SXSW back in March – but I didn’t feel it was authentic.
So here I am, having practically abandoned my fitness journey apart from the occasional beet juice and VeggieGrill run. I’m confessing. Instead of letting another week go by where I haven’t checked in with you guys, I’m being honest. Getting fit and healthy is not easy. Change isn’t easy! Changing behavior is really not easy! Letting life get in the way of health and fitness goals is SUPER EASY! Pressing snooze is super easy. Sitting in a drive thru for a hot cheeseburger and french fries that will trigger all the happy parts of your brain is way better than a walk in the park. But, it’s thw walk in the park that will overall make me feel better at the end of the day. I know this. That walk will fuel motivation for other areas of my life. One of the days I was trying to get back on track with C25K, I woke up early and went running with my boyfriend. I had a really big project I had been avoiding, but after my physical challenge all the creative parts of my brain started firing off and I felt inspired to tackle the task at hand. It’s baffling to me why I’m not more consistent when I know what’s good for me. Yet, I have consistency issues.
Back in January I wrote a blog post about sticking to goals for a social media client, and in the research I discovered one of the tips was to document your progress. By documenting your progress, you’ll be able to remind your spirit that you are capable of sticking to your goals when you stumble and fall. If I commit to consistently documenting my day to day fitness failures and triumphs, maybe I’ll be more consistent at making Zombie Bait to Zombie Defense a priority. I start on week 2 of C25K this week, and will be posting the completion days on Instagram if you want to check up on me. I also have a bunch of apps that I want to explore, and actually be more dedicated to using. I’ll try to make this fitness journey more interesting, but some weeks might just be a progress report. If you are reading this and wondering how to become Fit and Awesome, I want to be a part of your journey because it’s not EASY – but we’re worth the hard work. Follow along with me on Instagram at @Bekka_FitandAwesome and help me stay accountable for my goals!
What about you? Have you fallen off the fitness wagon before? How did you get back on track? Post in the comments and give Rebekka some words of encouragement!
It can be so hard to always be on the fitness wagon! I know I’ve gotten injured or sick and maintaining my focus and commitment can be hard. The only way to get back on is to start!
Betty LIVIN says
Everyone falls off the wagon at some point, especially in your case when there was a lot of travel. All that matters is that you get right back on!
Thank you Betty. I’d love to get to the point where packing work out gear in my carry on is second nature. Slowly but surely 🙂
Debbie Woodruff says
Good luck! You’re taking the first baby steps. I think the accountability factor of blogging about it is very helpful. I know It’s gotten me out of bed more than once when I really wanted to hit that snooze and roll over. My speed workout will be waiting for you when you’re ready 🙂
Basically Bekka says
Thanks Debbie! I’ll check it out 🙂
Thanks for the encouragement! I actually got sick this past week so had to stop exercising, but I’m finally feeling up to it again. When your body is sore, and you didn’t even earn it – just feels wrong. – Bekka