Do you have a wellness plan? It’s a very important question, but even more important is what are you focused on? You see, what you focus on expands. So I decided to focus on what I wanted, not what I didn’t want.
Last year my wellness plan was focused on vitality. I decided to spend the year focused on what I wanted most – vitality and a sense of well-being. The outcome exceeded my expectations. More about that in upcoming blog posts. I plan to share what I learned and more as my plan moves forward through 2017.
Tonight in the free weight room Gabe, our trainer, had what looked like a simple 6 exercise plan for the class. Only problem, the repetitions totaled 500. Carrying around those weights for about 45 minutes was increasingly tiring. I was glad to put them down for the abs/core workout and cool down. But as I gingerly walked over to the TRAX stop to head home I realized that was two 10 lb dumbells = 20 pounds. Over the last two years I’ve burned off 15 pounds by working out in my two favorite exercise places. It would have been about 20 pounds except for the holidays.
Interesting, the thought of what it feels like to carry an extra 20 pounds around for just 45 minutes.
Working my way down to my ideal weight, considering I’m 62 1/2, has to take into consideration a wellness plan for my entire body – not just a number on the scale. Sometime in our 30’s we start to lose muscle mass and the older we get the harder it is to maintain and build. Building muscle this past year has transformed my body and I’ve enjoyed watching where my body decided to burn off the fat. While the number on the scale has slowly changed, I’m wearing clothes I haven’t fit in for years.
Next up will be my BOD POD experience this year, my wellness tracker, and why setting up a wellness plan is one of the best things you can do for yourself on a physical, mental, emotional, and energetic level.
Next time you look in the mirror ask yourself: “what one step can I take for my health and well-being this month?”