Because this isn’t about losing weight for me – it can’t be – I have to define the process other ways.
I’ve been lifting seriously again for a couple of months now, and finished the 5,000 pushup in 21 day challenge, and am consistently breaking PRs and seeing progress.
I went for my first run in a long time and banged out three miles without much trouble or distress. Which means that whatever I’ve done, it’s included something that looks like cardio.
But if my goal isn’t to look good
although I do
then what’s all this for? Strength for its own sake? Sure, absolutely. Health? Yeah. But that’s not enough, not for me.
So I signed up for the New England Spartan sprint race this August. It will be the closest thing I’ve done to a physical agility test in a very long time, and I’m interested to see how it goes.
ALSO FAIRLY FREAKED OUT, YES, THANK YOU.
I also looked into powerlifting competitions. The hilarious thing about that is that I am a fat old lady, and while I lift about half what I need to to really be competitive, I’m being told to come to a meet in July anyway because… well… no one has lifted in my class in months. \o/
Nothing like no competition, right?
Strength work is mental too, really. Maybe more than physical, at the end of the day.