I have this goal or aspiration to be fit by 30 but now I’m challenging how I defined this goal. This is how I initially described my “fit by 30″ goal:
I want to look and feel fabulous on my 30th birthday and I want to enter my thirties with a strong habit of working out and staying active instead of the stopping and starting I’ve been doing throughout my twenties. So this means each day for the next year I will do something active and be more mindful about what and how much I put into my body. I know it won’t be a perfect journey but if I can get it right 80% of the time I’ll definitely be making forward progress toward getting fit by 30. Fit for me means learning to love running, having more muscles, and keeping my blood pressure and cholesterol levels down so I can prevent myself from acquiring weight-related health issues as I age. This is also an important goal for me because I know that the older I get the harder it will be to lose weight, especially when having hypothyroidism.
While I still agree with a lot of what I originally wrote, I am letting go of my aesthetic emphasis I’ve put on what I think fitness means. (more…)