Coach SuperG here with a 66-day update for ya! 55% of the way there!
66 days with no alcohol consumption
Entered food intake into MFP (regardless of what I ate)
CrossFit programming 2-3 days per week
Gymnastics practice 1-2 days per week
CrossFit class 1 -2 days per week
Meditating 1-2 per week
End goal to get one bar muscle up
Key takeaways from these first 66 days:
* I have continued to enter all my food in My Fitness Pal so I can see trends in my eating as it relates to other parts of my life. What did I learn? I overeat when I’m stressed. I use food to soothe my feelings. This meant it was time for more meditation, improving my self-talk, and sticking to my daily routine to better manage my stress. Oh, and ensure that I take my CBD oil every day for the sake of my mental health.
* I did not reach my CrossFit programming goal. This required way more introspection. I realized that I was missing a community of my peers (Masters athletes – over 35 years old) and that because of my shoulder injury I had to make modifications to my training. This was frustrating. I decided to try @CompTrainMasters to see if this would help with my motivation since I would get to see a daily leaderboard for comparison.
* I have not hit my quantitative goal for gymnastics practice in the past few weeks. I finally got an MRI due to the ongoing pain in my right shoulder. I don’t have a tear (good news), but I do have tendinosis of the supraspinatus tendon with subdeltoid inflammation and acromioclavicular arthrosis. The focus turns to PT and shoulder mobility exercises (The Buchberger 12) instead of attempting bar muscle ups.
* I have been attending one CrossFit class per week which allows me to meet new people and enjoy the community aspect of CrossFit. As stated above, the community is important. In fact, last weekend I completed in a local CrossFit competition with two of my fittest friends, @vnardi1 and @rcorro32.
* I do not YET have a bar muscle up but I will continue to work on my shoulder stability exercises and ROMWOD in order to heal my shoulder so that I can come back even stronger and get bar muscle ups (plural). I don’t want just one. I want to have a strong foundation of skills so that I can get multiple bar muscle-ups
* I have learned sometimes the original goal requires modification, not because I am quitting or being lazy, but that I am being smart. If I don’t take care of my shoulder now, it could lead to a tear and require surgery down the road. I want to be active for a long time so I am choosing to change my 120-day goal of having a healed shoulder. This will require that I do my PT exercises at least 3 times per week.
How do you feel when you have to change your goals? How do you persevere?