Sunday was my rest day and I took the day to contemplate what I wanted out of this challenge. What I want is more than just consistent exercise time. What I want is a entirely new fitness routine.
Exercise is great for maintaining health. Don’t get me wrong. But what I realized this Sunday is that I wanted more than health maintenance. I want to be fully aware of and present in my body. I want to move with power and grace. I want to be able to perform with it, I don’t know what that means yet, but it is the feeling that comes to mind when I think of a new physically capable form. I want my external body to be a reflection of how hard I work when I want something.
To achieve that goal I knew I needed to do something different than I was doing now. I spent the day researching how olympians train and maintain their bodies. While I could spend days going through the information it all condensed into one pretty cohesive thought. Make your body, your life.
Over the next 30 days I am going to try and embody this mantra as best as I can. To do so I am implementing a 6 day a week training routine and a diet to match. Sunday is both rest day and cheat day because everybody needs a day off and one day a week won’t kill you. While I may have studied the olympians, I am not training to be an olympian.
Monday-Saturday will go as follows.
Breakfast: yogurt, whole Grain and Fruit
Lifting for strength (6 reps 3 times 1 Muscle Group)
Snack: Smoothie (yogurt, almond milk, fruit)
Lunch: Salad rich in dark leafy greens w/ nuts, dried fruit, light dressing
Movement Pieces (staffing, tumbling, Tai Chi, Dance)
Dinner: Whole foods (vegetables, whole grains, protein)
Lifting (On another muscle group)
Snack break: Smoothie (same)