Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Where Does the Time Go? and Beachbody Things

There are ideas for new YouTube videos bouncing around in my head, but the day holds only so many hours. It'll take a while before I get another one made.

It looks like my focus will need to be shifted a bit. It has to do with some goals I made a couple of years ago, I never accomplished. Well, actually, I hadn't realized two years have passed since coming up with the plan. See? Time just zoomed by. Only now have I stopped spinning long enough to remember what it was all about.

One of the goals was fairly simple. Run a 5K. Doesn't everyone want to do that when they turn 40? I did. I was getting ready for it. Then, stuff came up. Thus, the 5K dream never materialized. It was on hold until the next year. The big 4-1. Somehow, it just wasn't the same. My birthday came and went. I barely noticed it. Seriously, it was almost completely forgotten! A dud, as far as birthdays go.

Now, I'm closing in on 42. Funny thing, I feel like I'm already 42, or more. I've this habit of rounding up. In my mind I'm almost 50. No worries, though. I'm enjoying it.

Anyway. The goals.

There were lots of other ones, of course. They fell by the wayside, too. I think this happens a lot to parents. The concern centers around providing for the children, laundry, cleaning things . . . the lawn.

Perhaps, I'm just a poor planner and haven't figured out the secret to fitting everything into the days. That'll be a goal. Be a better planner. Ha! No, really. I should work on that. Surely there's a bit of ADD going on with me. Too many irons in the fire will do that to a person!

Interestingly, I've noticed other people seem somewhat flustered, too. Must be in the air. Or perhaps, there is anticipation, nervous energy, that this year will be loads better than the last. Let's hope it is.

As for me, I'm working on that 5K. But not just to be cool. There's health at stake here. This seems to be the age some of us start to fall apart in ways more noticeable.

This time, I'm going to do something a bit more drastic.

A couple of years ago, I mentioned finishing P90X. Ouch! Well, I'm back at it. With a vengeance. It's serious this time. I've added some TurboFire. One word for TurboFire, "WOW!"

To prove it, the seriousness, that is, I signed up at Their stuff just works and it's fun. I'm taking advantage of their "coaching" opportunity, which will definitely hold me accountable. I intend to be successful at ridding myself of a roly-poly figure. I mean, I just don't need it anymore, cute though it may be. Gah! ((and eyeroll)) Egad. The coaching opportunity helps me share with other like-minded folks who want to learn more about Beachbody products. It also helps me focus on my fitness goals. And, I get a nice discount on this:

Today, I just received my first package of Shakeology. This stuff is loaded with all kinds of goodness. Beachbody offers it as a meal-replacement shake that provides energy and tons of nutrition. It's a touch pricey, but I figure good health is worth the investment. Now, I know, it's a shake. Fruits and veggies would be preferable. I tried that. I ended up buying a lot of fruit and veggies. I couldn't buy enough to compare to the nutrition in Shakeology. I'm vegan, so when I say I would need a lot of fruits and veggies to stay healthy, I mean a whole lot! Which is fine, really. But there are other mouths to feed in this house. And most of them don't care for so much green on their plate. It's difficult to afford all those separate meals, and it's very time-consuming to prepare them all. And my understanding about Shakeology is, one serving is like consuming loads of fruit and veg. It sounds like it would taste like yuck, but I just had a glass and it was actually pretty good! Surprised me even. Haha! The kiddos like it, too. In any case, I'm going to give it a go and just see what happens.

All of this gives me an idea. I think my next videos will be about this new program I'm involved in. Perhaps, a video of my workouts and some Shakeology recipes. Sounds like fun! I'll keep you all posted, in case you're interested.

Boy, talk about accountability. Now I have to get in shape! Haha!

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