Last week I decided enough was enough….it’s time to get my act together and stop procrastinating with getting my eating back on track and getting my workouts going again. Below I’ll link the two videos I put up discussing 1) the planner I came across that I’m hoping will be a useful tool with all of this and 2) an idea that popped into my head as I was trying to pick out a workout DVD to do.
Over the weekend I was browsing at Hobby Lobby and stumbled upon this Create 365 Happy Planner Fitness Planner. I was thinking, “maybe I’m a sucker but this looks pretty good.” So I got it. Of course, I did a video on the unboxing that I’ll share with you below. I’ve used it a few days now and it’s nice to have my meal planning and fitness things in one spot.
Monday was my day to start. As I sat here in front of my excessive amount of exercise DVDs (and there are a few more in a closet), something dawned on me….
I’ve accumulated a lot of them over the years and have many different types to choose from: strength, cardio, cartio+strength, circuit, barre, yoga, pilates, core/abs, ones that target specific body parts, etc. So that should be great in theory. But I often find myself going up to my exercise room and staring at those shelves, paralyzed…unable to decide what I want to do or what I’m in the mood to do.
I’ve never truly decluttered my collection! I’ve gotten rid of things here and there. But I tend to rotate through the same general ones or do the same rotations. Yet I’ve not pulled some of these workouts out in forever out of fear that I won’t like them or of the unknown…what if it’s not a good workout? What if I don’t enjoy it as much as the workouts I enjoy doing already? That’s so silly isn’t it?!
So I decided that I’m going to declutter this stuff. And that means doing workouts I haven’t done in years…going through them to see if I actually ENJOY doing them to see if they’re worth my time. I’ve adopted the philosophy in my home that I don’t keep things I don’t get use out of or don’t truly like/love and that don’t bring me joy in some way. So why shouldn’t this apply to this room too? It’s going to take me a while. But I think it’ll be worth it in the end.
So after I complete a workout, I’ll decide whether I keep it or toss it. I’m not turning my channel or blog into a workout channel. I’m thinking I’ll keep up with it here and do a summary every couple of weeks or once a month on YouTube. We’ll see how it goes!