Let's not sugarcoat it, 2020 has sucked rocks.
In pondering that opening sentence, my teen suggested "2020's mother doesn't even effin’ love it".
It's been a tough year for us all. Too much to list; you already know. The world has been on fire and most of us feel like all we can do is roast marshmallows while it burns.
The repercussions have been far reaching. Finances, health, relationships, community, nothing seems to remain untouched. Often leaving us feeling out of control.
I can't control who wins the election, I can't control covid, I can't control the chaos that rages in our world right now, but I can control me. I can control my reactions. I can choose to take care of me and offer a better, stronger me to the world.
I’m in no way trying to minimize the bigger picture. Nor am I implying we shouldn’t get in there and fight for the bigger causes, do our part, and help our neighbors. I’m not talking selfishness.
What I am saying is that so many of us haven’t truly cared for ourselves this year. Our health, our fitness, our WELLNESS has gotten lost as we’ve been so overwhelmed by the burdens. And what good are we in helping the bigger problems if we’re completely broken down ourselves?
We’ve lost the battle for ourselves to 2020. But I say not the war.
I am so guilty of letting all the chaos win (can we say quarantine weight...). I started 2020 out strong with 75 Hard and then went pretty sideways the rest of the year. My first instinct was to immediately do another 75 Hard when this all started and, hind sight, I wish I had. But...
Enough is enough. I am determined to get back on track and finish 2020 strong. On my terms. (And march steadily on to 2021, more on that in another post.)
For the rest of the year I'm focusing on what I can control. What I can do to take better care of myself and reach my goals.
I was watching the 2020 Crossfit Games this past weekend and they were talking about how Mat Frasier doesn't avoid or accept his weaknesses. He goes hard at them until they're basically no longer a weakness.
This clicked for me. My weakness has always been consistency. Clearly I need to go hard at consistency!
Two things I CAN do even amongst the chaos:
- I can track my food in My Fitness Pal. Every day.
- I can workout at home. Every day.
Hugs friends! How are you weathering 2020? Tweet me.