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And now for something completely different.

01 Aug

I’ve been talking about finding my passion and jobs and all that. Today I’ll be talking about the challenge I’m taking.

I read a post on courage to create about following the flow and doing what moves you at the moment. It had me thinking, that maybe instead of finding my passion, I should just do “whatever I feel like doing”.

So for the coming month, when I’m done with obligations, I’ll be doing what I feel like at the moment. Of course I’ll be sharing my progress and any lessons I pick up along the way.

That’s the easy part. I’ll be doing another challenge as well. This one is about health.

My secret passion is doing parkour, and to do that, I need to get fit! So my diet and exercising isn’t centered on weight loss (like everyone and their mother seem to do these days), but on getting fit and strong.

Here’s what typically happens.
I will say I’m on a diet and exercising and people immediately jump me with “but you’re not fat”, “but you don’t need to lose weight”, or whatever language they may so choose.
I either simply shrug it off, or explain that isn’t why I do it. Also explaining I’m not on a diet for x time, I’m on a diet for life.

So what diet am I on anyway? At this point I’m still experimenting. The coming month I will be doing the Whole30 challenge. I just adapted it for my first try. I’ll allow dairy. You may call me out on cheating, but I need to start somewhere and I find it a waste to throw out all expensive organic dairy products. I will probably limit them and if they’re gone see if I can manage without them.

So after this month I will rate this Whole30 idea and see if that’s what’s really fitting my body. I will try to eat the things I’m skipping again and see how my body reacts. From there I will be making my conclusions and make a plan for myself.

As for exercising, I’ll be going with a 3 day cardio and 3 day strength training a week schedule. mon cardio, tue strength, wed cardio, thu strength, fri cardio, sat strength, sun rest.

Wish me luck during the coming 30 days! (starting today) I will keep you posted on progress!

This being an “extra” post, you can still expect me to write a new post by Sunday.

Hope you have a great week!

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