2019: Best Year Yet
As part of my health and wellness routine, I receive nutrition consulting from one of my trainers, Jared Ring. Jared is one of the most insightful individuals I know. He is what I would call “an old soul” but he isn’t old by any means.
I have been working out at Erin Cantrell Fitness for over a year (I started in August 2017). When I started, I cited that I wanted to:
- Lose some unexplained weight
- Build strength
- Maintain a sharp mind,
- Feel better overall
I learned at my consultation that my near-daily cardio habit wasn’t enough. Building muscle would help jumpstart my metabolism to help my body burn calories more efficiently, increase my strength, reduce injury -- which is important as we get older --and improve my overall health.
When I look back at the last 18 months, it has not been easy. I have sweated like no other, nursed sore muscles, fought back fear as I was pushed to new levels and battled feelings of not wanting to show up. Trust me when I say, I worked my butt off!
What made me keep moving forward?
First, I scheduled my workouts into my calendar. I finally made the time. I wanted to make working out a habit. I didn’t want to have to think about. Being on my calendar helped build this healthy habit. Second, every week I felt different. I felt better. I felt stronger. It was the fuel that propelled me forward. It has all been worth it, and I feel like I have crushed my initial goals. High five!
In my last session with Jared, he suggested that it was time to move on and establish new goals. And, I agree. Just because I have reached these goals, it does not mean it’s time to rest on my laurels. I want to get to the next level. My newfound strength and confidence have me wanting more from my life!
After 18 months of working with a personal trainer, my newfound strength and confidence have me wanting more from my life in more ways than I could have imagined.
Building muscle mass = Increased strength + better weight control + more energy and stamina + better sleep + improved quality of life
Where am I headed in 2019? I plan to keep working at not only my health but other parts of my life, too. I want this year to be my best year yet. Not that 2018 wasn’t good – it was. But I always want to strive to be better than the year before.
Here’s my top five for 2019:
- Launch A Fresh Season blog
- Build good, healthy habits (i.e. balanced nutrition, morning ritual, efficient daily planning and more)
- Begin yoga practice
- Continue to build strength, with a focus on stability and balance
- Be fearless!