The title is inspired by the track that is playing in the background as I write this post. I am such a lucky person. Gainfully employed, completing my degree, happily in love and married, and about to buy my own home…. what’s not to love? Life really could be a dream.
This morning when I came to work, my mom was approaching my desk with a gift for me: It’s a binder with copies of execises that she’s collected from her experience at the gym. There are BOSU workouts, bootcamp style interval workouts, etc. And on the cover: a Post-it note that says “Because you are loved!!”
I told Mom how I’m getting back into fitness and ready to really hit it hard, and this is her way to encourage me. 🙂 I definitely have the warm fuzzies at this point.
Yesterday, I signed up for The Academy with Nerd Fitness:
The premise seems to be that it will guide me back into the fitness lifestyle by enticing me with the opportunity to level up my real life person instead of a digital character. It plays like an RPG, except you get experience by doing things in real life. The quest lines that you see there (General, Academy, Warrior, etc.) correlate to the type of training that you want to be doing. I want to get started with the basics, so I’ll pursue the general quests first, then progress to The Academy and eventually start tackling some of the Ranger class quests.
I got 25 exp points for taking my ‘before’ photos, and I’ll get 25 more for taking my measurements. The general quests start with small, easily accomplished goals and then work up to more challenging ones. It’s just the inspiration that I need to get going without diving into the deep end and getting injured again.
We move in 2 weeks (if I’m lucky) and I have been dreaming about setting up a basement gym. I’ve got images of rubberized flooring, inspirational posters, and blaring music dancing in my head. Jeff wants to burst my bubble by reminding me that we have low ceilings, but then I remember that I’m short and go back to dreaming 😉
So that’s what we’re up to 🙂 I’ll be sure to keep you posted. Stay classy!