Do you ever get to the point where you feel you just need to press the reset button on life? I do and I am there right now.
One of the dangers we all face as RoadWarriors is the anonymity we have. If your travels are like mine, you end up in a different city every night, seeing different people along the way. For me this means being alone in a sea of people. Constantly making acquaintances but never really developing relationships is one potential pitfall of the RoadWarrior life. We were designed for connection not seclusion.
It is amazing how social you can be without making any real connection with anyone.
This is not a good place for me mentally and it reflects in my choices. It becomes easy to stop being disciplined about diet (“Sure, I’ll have the fries with that”). It becomes easy to skip a work out (“One missed workout is not going to kill me”). It becomes easy to have that extra glass of wine (“I’m not driving anywhere”). It becomes easy to sink away.
Put that cycle on repeat and then ‘suddenly’ you have a set of choices that have become habits that are hard to break. That’s when it is time to hit the reset button. No one ever said you had to wait for either New Year’s Day or the start of Lent to evaluate and change some things in your life after all.
Here is what my reset button looks like. It is spending the next 30-days being hyper focused on ensuring that my daily actions reflect the lifestyle I am preaching and desire. So for the month of April (no this is not an April Fools’ joke) I am going to be eating clean, working out daily, increasing my average sleep time, abstaining from alcohol and sharing the journey with all of you. I know myself well enough to realize that I need to fill my time alone with healthy activities otherwise it is all too easy to fill it with those that degrade my health. Scarily enough, I consider blogging on the healthy list and I also know I need the accountability that making something public creates.
So I am choosing to bring you along for the journey by blogging daily on how the journey is progressing. I’ll be tweeting meal choices and the work out of the day. I will share with you where the wins were, where the stumbling blocks arose, the pitfalls you should avoid if you choose to follow along and (hopefully) the results in mental and physical health.
Will I feel better? I can’t imagine any other outcome.
Will I reinforce good habits? I better, that is the whole point of this exercise.
Will I end up over sharing? You can almost certainly bet on it.
So let’s get this trip started and I am looking forward to seeing you on the road.