My theme for the month of February is Be Strong. Strong in the sense of not thinkging negative thoughts and not underestimating myself. I registered for the Swimathon and am still a bit surprised at myself. Today I recorded a video for my fundraiser page, tweeted and facebooked about it then went off to the pool for my first proper training session. I walked 3.5km (yes, I got my heart rate up to 150ish for 20 minutes, proper cardio workout!), did some light weights and swam 1000m. I did the 1000m in 30 minutes so I’ve got a fair way to go to knock that time down to less than 1.5 hours. Quite a long way actually, but I think I can do it. It’s funny, two weeks ago I posted on Facebook about hating the gym, it was a *very* bad day. Today I still don’t like the gym much but having a goal made it a lot easier to do. I like swimming though, that’s great, no skinny women with tidy, unjiggly bottoms to make me feel bad about myself *lol*
If nothing else I should achieve my New Year’s goal for my body by the end of April of losing 20kg. I probably realistically only need to lose about 13-15kg, I weigh 80kg now and 65-67kg is healthy for my height. I feel really great about being on track for that now.
I saw a quote today from a writer called Bob Burg. He said “acknowledge the problem but live in the solution” and it occurred to me that I have spent a lot of time acknowledging the problem. So long in fact that the problem is all I’ve been able to see. If I can spend less time acknowledging the problem and more time living in the solution the problem will never get so big that it’s all I can see. Now the problems are still there, but living in the solutions seems a much better way to spend my time. They even make the gym seem fun!