So I am finally back to my regularly scheduled program. Vacation was an absolute blast – I sincerely needed it. I had really missed my friends and just that silly interaction and back and forth that our group is just so wonderful at maintaining. Many of us had not really “rampaged” together since Summer. So like I said – it was a fun departure from my routine – but now it is back to GRIND TIME.
I have 40 days until my “Stage Day”, which is a goal that I have been building towards for some time now. I also wanted to make some general changes to my life by an arbitrary deadline that I set – the Spring Equinox. I like to start my seasons anew – so like I said…Spring is approaching so it is grind time. I spent part of the past weekend mapping out my short-term and long-term goals – and creating an execution plan.
This is the time of year when a lot of people give up – March rolls around and many of the “Resolutioners” start to fade away and slack off. March seems like the longest month of the year to me. January is full of holidays. February has a holiday and is only 28 days. Then March comes and there are no holidays – and for some it seems cold, it seems long, and it just drags.
I take a different approach to March. For me – March is a “One More Chance” month. Leap Years excluded – March follows the same date pattern as February, but you get 3 more days. March is another chance – to keep working and building and executing – it is a chance to perfect whatever goal you began the year with and may have began to slowly falter in February. March is a chance to keep chiseling away at whatever old habits have thwarted you before.
So I woke up this morning – full of energy and ready to conquer the next 40 days.
Goals for the Week:
Mind: I have slacked on my mind training the past couple of weeks. I have been reading, but I have not been meditating and putting in the same amount of effort on my mental as with my physical. So this week I am diving right in – catching up with all my lectures, finishing up my reading, and most importantly spending some quiet time in between my thoughts.
Body: Go hard! I’m at the half way point of my contest prep so it is time to finish strong. I have switched up my entire routine to avoid hitting a wall – so this week is about continuing my steady climb.
Balance: Continue to find time for friends and family. There is nothing like some time well spent laughing with loved ones to remind you of that essential element of your balance. Next trip is a mini-vacation in April – so I just have to hang in there and squeeze in my social interaction when I can – post workout.