Life has many components—the main ones being family, friends, health, career, God, and your passions. To me, the goal of life to be actively giving all of these the attention and time they need. If you do that, then you are living your life to the fullest, at 100% percent of your potential.
I’ll be honest, I’m not. I’d give myself 80%, at best. Whose fault is that? Mine. This post is not meant to be negative be any means, but rather a kick in the butt to me and anyone else who needs a little inspiration to get out and do more—to feel more alive! Here’s where I’m struggling: Balance. Here was last week in numbers:
Swim: 10,050 yards
Bike: 8+ hours
Run: About 33 miles (missed one run)
Fun with friends: 0
Sleep: Not nearly enough!
Here’s an example of my lame weekend—go to bed way too late, wake up, train, eat, go back to bed for a nap, train, eat, go to bed way too late. Repeat on Sunday. Let’s see, were friends mentioned in there? Was going out and doing something fun mentioned? (And no, my trip to Whole Foods doesn’t count).
Granted, I’ve had a hard time making a lot of new friends here in Tampa and that has been frustrating (if you live here, get at me!), but in the same vein, my attempts at making friends haven’t been overly abundant. This is probably because I prioritize working out on my weekends, which is FINE to do, but only if I don’t go back to bed after! As for family, I had a great time when they visited last week, but I definitely bailed out of a lunch my mom had planned so that I could go eat food I was comfortable with and then take a nap before I worked out in the afternoon.
Sob story right? Na, this is my pledge, my vow to get my life to 110%! Why not 100%? Because that’s where I could be, but I want to reach above that, go beyond that—I want to find a way to not only improve my life, but improve the environment I am in. To make other people happier, more successful, and help them reach their goals. The best part about this is the reward it brings me and motivation to stay committed to my goals. This also means volunteering and going to church—I spend a lot of time praying, but that’s not the same as taking the time to give God the time he deserves.
So what’s my plan to make this happen?
Action plan for 1/23 – 1/30:
- Go to bed earlier. Seriously, by 1 every night for this week
- No wasting time drawing dinner out
- Workout in the morning both days this weekend
- Thus, due to going to bed earlier and working out in the morning…
- Do at least 1 fun thing this weekend during the afternoon or night
- There is a huge Gaspirilla Festival this weekend… which has something to with pirates—apparently it’s a big deal
- Dominate my workouts
- This includes eating right and including recovery after the workouts.
So Keep me honest! We’ll review next week!
Last thing is that I’m going to be starting a podcast with a friend of mine, Max. This is going to legit—we will be discussing health, nutrition, training, and interviewing some really cool (and famous) people. We’ll also be answering any questions you have, so if you start to develop some, let me know and we’ll answer them each week! Look for the first show to come out later this week where Max and I introduce ourselves a bit and discuss the purpose of the show!
Oh, and check out these awesome meatloaves I made- let me know if you want the recipe.
And check out this article! Does the guy in the picture look familiar?
- What is one thing you will change for a better this week?
- How much do you sleep every night?