On Engine 2 Extra, our online support community, we have all kinds of groups. There are groups for all kinds of topics, from plant-strong travel to a recipes group and all kinds of groups in between. One of our groups is a support group for the season. We’ve actually been together as a group since last year. Each month and each season we work on different things. This season, it is the adventure of a personal bucket list. Working on an attainable goal by summers end plus adding an item or two to a bucket list that we will cross off by Labor Day.
It is always good to have some goals, small or large, it gives you the extra motivation to keep doing, learning, trying new things. Our bucket lists had goals of the fitness variety, following the plant-strong plan, trying new foods, personal growth goals, and goals getting over fears and issues. Mine involved some goals with my running/fitness and starting a plant-strong potluck here in Saint Louis. I hope to get that organized and planned before the end of summer. I have heard from so many plant-strong folks in Saint Louis already, so I am pretty excited about that! I sadly haven’t been running much – with the exception of running to the hardware store to pick up more supplies for our renovation project/new house. We have survived the last three weeks of dust, dirt and a lot of hard work, but not much in the way of fitness, unless you count unloading lumber or drywall from the truck.
I have a great park two blocks from the house. Running paths and a YMCA. All within 5 minutes walk. So I have no excuses. I just haven’t made the time. Or I should say, I haven’t taken the time I need to take care of myself in the way I need to on a regular basis. I let other things get in the way and I make excuses about why I ‘can’t’. The funny thing about it is that I always feel better and have more energy when I do get out my running shoes. I KNOW this. So I am working on that. Getting into a routine is huge for me. Once I am in it, I do GREAT! it is being able to get BACK on track that I have trouble with. What are your best tips for getting back on track with fitness? I love working out in the early morning. So I am going to work on not making any early morning obligations so I can be sure to get it in at the start of my day.
What are you working on this summer? Do you have any short term summer goals? Have you a bucket list of your own? Let us know what you are working on! If not, build a bucket list for the summer, there is lots of time left to get in a little adventure! We have a new 28 day challenge starting on Engine 2 Extra this week – maybe joining us on E2X will be one of your bucket list items. Come learn and thrive with us at Engine 2 Extra! http://engine2extra.com