“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden
It’s a new year and I have renewed my commitment to the CATtitude. As a reminder, that is consistency, attitude, and tenacity. The quote from John Wooden was in my calendar today and was a perfect reminder for me. There is a lot I can’t do but there are many things that I can do.
This morning was a good example. The resolution workout included clean and jerks. I’m not great at clean and jerks but I kept pushing away and got through 2/3’s of the workout. It was a long one. I’m adding them to my list of things to work on this year. I could have looked at the workout and stayed in bed but I didn’t. So I consider anything I did a win.
I added BarreCode to my workouts in December. I am starting to get it but most days I still feel confused. I’m told that is normal though and overall I really love the workouts because they are a new challenge.
I am noticing a difference already by combining IronTribe and BarreCode. It may not be noticeable to anyone else, but I can feel it. My commitment for January is 4 x a week at IronTribe and 3 at BarreCode starting the week of January 8. This week my schedule won’t let me do that so I will have to substitute some other workouts for a few days.
I miss swimming and need to figure out how to get back to the pool. (The 25 yard pool has been closed since October and the schedule has not been great to make it to the other pool.)
I am also committing to continuing to cook and prep food each week. This has been so beneficial to me. I have food on hand and can put together meals pretty quickly most days.
One thing I have been trying to focus on more is what I can do and how I can improve. Yesterday I was looking back at the beginning of this blog and realizing the journey I have been on for the past seven and a half years. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs but I really am better off than I was in 2010 and certainly much better off than if I had never started. I don’t need to compete with anyone else. I am committed to continuing to improve myself this year.