Over a year and a half ago now I got really into training. I lost about 20 pounds, was fitter than when I was in High School and climbing harder and with more confidence than I ever had. Then last January I nearly sliced my index finger off and along with that went my drive. I’m trying to get back to that place.
At this time my confidence was through the roof. Meaning slightly better than were it is now, and higher than it has been through out my life. Which isn’t really all that high, but still. While I haven’t put all that weight back on. Actually, 20 pounds was probably too much weight, but I could be a fit 160 and not a slightly chubby 160.
I was trying to figure out why I lost my motivation. I was a little over trained. I think that time has passed and I’ve recovered from that mental fatigue. In looking back, I saw that I had my goals posted to my training log and I was looking at them every day. These were very defined goals which gave me very clear metrics for my advancement or lack there of. I haven’t really set any defined goals in a long time. Without the constant reminders of where I am and where I want to get to I floundered. Time to get back on track.
The hard (for me) circuits that I put my self through gave me not only physical fitness, but the mental fitness needed to climb harder and start soloing. That gave me some much needed traction and helped me get through the darkest period of my life.
With this in mind, I set a clear set of goals to achieve in the next three months. I created page and allowed comments so people (if they read, or so desire) can leave comments. All comments will be accepted, none will be censored.
I’m also going to return to posting my workouts. This is more to keep me honest than tell everyone what I’m up to. If I have to post them everyday, then I’ll know when I’m not working toward what I want and it will get my ass in gear.