Like many people, I have struggled with health and fitness throughout my life. I have been through periods when I have been in great shape and felt fierce and other times when I would walk no farther than the fridge to grab some salsa for my bag of chips! I thought when we started our full-time RV adventure, all my health and fitness challenges would disappear. But that didn’t happen. Instead, there are new and exciting obstacles that make it hard to stay on track.
Health and Fitness Wins
I can be very laser-focused, which has helped me to achieve many goals in my life, including my fitness goals. I got off my butt and completed the 12-week Insanity workout program back in 2012. I stuck to that 60-day schedule even when I worked 15 hour days at the hospital. Nothing stopped me. I earned that shirt and the arms that came with it!!
I also completed quite a few half marathons. Initially, my goal was to run a 5k without walking. And the next thing I knew, I was sucked into running half marathons with Phil and my crazy friends. Although I was never the fastest, I always finished. But once Phil was no longer able to run thanks to his knee, I also stopped running. He loved running enough to keep us both motivated, and without him, it was easy to hang up my running shoes.
Health and Fitness Losses
I am sure you have heard this story before. I fell off the wagon due to stress and long work hours and lack of motivation. I think many people have those same challenges. My worst loss was during grad school. I ate every time I opened a book to study, and let’s face it I studied 24/7. Nurse practitioner school was stressful, and I am a stress eater. I bet you can guess what happened during those two years!
Full-Time RV Fitness Challenges
I thought it would be easier for me once we hit the road. But it has been the complete opposite! We have been enjoying not only the sights and sounds of the beautiful places we have visited but also the tastes!! And oh, have there been some incredible tastes. I don’t know what I have loved more the clam chowder in Boston, jambalaya in New Orleans, BBQ in Kansas City, or the chocolate truffles in Stowe. Not to mention the breweries and wineries at all the Harvest Hosts we have been fortunate enough to visit. So as you can see, there are many new and delicious challenges along our travels.
Getting Back on Track
I have decided it is time to get back on track. I have set some new goals for myself, and I will be working hard to reach those goals. But I thought it would be fun to bring you along with me. We can cheer each other on and help to motivate each other. So what are your goals? Do you want to walk a mile without stopping? Do you want to run a 5k? Maybe your goal is to be active three days a week. Whatever your goal, grab your pom-poms and we will cheer each other on right here.
I will be journaling my fitness journey weekly for the whole world to see. My wins, my losses, and my lazy days. I will put them all here for everyone to read. I am hoping you will help me stay motivated, and maybe I can help to motivate you a little along the way. So make sure you come back every week to see my progress or lack thereof! lol
- Run a 5k without stopping.
- Tone the jiggly parts.
- Fit in ALL of my clothes without jumping up and down to get them on!
- If my ankle allows, train for a half marathon.
- Look good in my birthday suit.
- Feel FIERCE!!!!
What are your goals? Share your goals in the comments. I know if we work together, we can accomplish anything! Don’t forget to come back next week to make sure I stay on track!
Don’t miss a single post from this series!
- Journey Back to Fitness as a Full Time RVer
- Full Time RV Fitness Journey: Week 1
- Full Time RV Fitness Journey: Week 2
- Full Time RV Fitness Journey: Week 3
Author: Stacy, You, Me & the RV, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, 2019