Fit Readers is a group/challenge run by Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About, designed to support and encourage each other on our health and fitness goals. In years past I’ve participated but just done quick updates on my Sunday Post. This year, I want my goals to be a top priority, so I’m going to share my updates in a separate, more detailed weekly post. The day it appears will probably fluctuate, though, so just keep your eyes out for it 🙂
Recommitting for May 2020
April was basically an emotional, physical, and nutritional crapshoot for me. Some days went well others were the worst I’ve had in years. And I know I’m not alone in the struggle. COVID-19 has upturned our lives in ways we couldn’t have predicted and maintaining health is not only more important than ever, but more challenging than ever (for me, at least). And it’s really hard to make goals when you don’t know what the month ahead has in store. But I’m going to make some goals that I think will be essential to my taking care of myself, regardless of what the month ahead holds.
Emotional Health Goal
I found out last week that I’m being laid off (with my entire department), as of June 23rd. Which means they’ve given me 60 days to find a new position. The stress of that is incredible, when you’re the bread winner and only means of health insurance for your family. And it’s super easy for me to get overwhelmed with negative feelings right now. But those feelings won’t serve me. So my emotional health goal for May…
Write down 3 things I’m grateful for daily.
I’m going to make a point of counting my blessings. As rough as things are, I know I have many things to be grateful for and I need to stop and remind myself of that.
Due to not having childcare, I have not had time to do my daily workouts (because I work at 5am instead of working out). I have, however, been taking a walk (sometimes 2) every day during Kiko’s lunch beak (and sometimes when he gets home and showered). I think that break has been good, but I also think I need something a little more for stress relief. I’m used to working out vigorously and I know that’s a great stress relief for me. So my fitness goal for May…
3 times a week, do a real workout.
While I’m still working from home, I’m going to use my daily walk break to go for a C25K run instead of just walking. But once I go back to work (if that happens in May), I’ll look at getting into my old routine where I workout in the morning before Dante wakes up.
As usual, this is where I’m struggling the most. From the stress, I actually haven’t had much of an appetite. Some days all I eat is dinner and drink a nice big glass of wine. I do have some good days, where I eat well throughout the day. But my biggest concern is that what I am eating gives no regard to nutritional needs. I think I’m getting too many carbs and not enough of fruit, veggies, and protein. The one thing I seem to do being fairly well is water. I don’t want to overdo it with my goal though. I want to keep it realisitic. So my eating goal for May is…
Eat 1 vegetable or fruit and get 1 high protein meal daily.
Yeah I should have at least 2-3 veggies AND fruits a day. And I should have 70 grams of protein a day at least (that was my goal after gastric bypass). But considering where I’m at now, I think this goal is a step in the right direction.