Sunday, May 1, 2011

What's Right For You

The other day I had a conversation with someone at work about how many of the teachers in my building are total Type A personalities. After the conversation I found myself wondering if I am Type A. I think I am in many ways, but that I also have been surrounded by people who are Type A in my life (I went to a good high school and college) and work at a school with high expectations for the teachers and the students, so compared to all the crazies in my life- I sometimes come out quite normal haha. By the way, I attempted to take an "Are You Type A?" quiz online, which Eric thought was pretty amusing. He said that only Type A people would take such a quiz. Shoot. Anyway, it didn't really tell me if I was Type A or not, simply said it's bad to be Type A because it contributes to heart disease. Good to know.





Anyway, the point of this is... there is something I am simply not Type A about, and that is running. Remember that 7.2 mile race I signed up for? Yea... I dropped down to the 5K, haha. I was already really nervous about it because my back was killing after every run. Then I got the never ending cold/cough which limited my running to 3 times in the last 3 weeks. Yeah.



Then I started thinking about back in the day when I lived at my parents house (and when I moved out but still used their gym equipment). I used to just jump on the treadmill- walk/run for 30-40 minutes and that was it. But I did it like 5-6 days a week. I also did a good amount of pilates and later some yoga as well. Sure I wasn't constantly pushing my body to new limits, but I think I was probably in better shape than I am now because I was not constantly injured and I was more consistent (this was partly because of lack of injury but also because I did not always have the all/nothing attitude about working out so even if I didn't feel like working out I would just hop on the treadmill for 25 minutes and call it a day.



Then I started training for the triathlon, blogging and putting more pressure on myself in regards to working out. Sure, I was probably in better shape at times but working out had previously been a stress reliever for me, and I've lost some of that with all the new goals.



So when it comes to me, good enough is going to be enough. See? I'm not Type A :)



Are you a major goal setter when it comes to fitness or sometimes do you think it's just enough to do something?

Also, I haven't posted any Easter pictures yet so here are a few of my favorites, just a little over a week late, oops.



Easter dinner at the Cape

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Easter Egg Hunt

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Dreaming of fish...

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7 comments:

  1. that last pic is too cute!

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  2. hahaha i love that last picture! i love setting goals.. but umm achieving them? working towards them? i'd rather sit on the couch and make goals for other people. ;)

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  3. MAJOR goal setter!! Sometimes though I dont always follow through. Ill make a beautiful spreadsheet with my workout plans or budget, but give it a few days and I have totally moved on.

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  4. I'm a goal setter. But when the mini goals to get to the BIG goal don't work out, I change tactics and it never works out right. I'm on my 5th or 6th attempt at "starting to run" since January. I've done two 5K's so far (mostly walking, some running intervals) and I'm still at the same spot I was in January. Puke.

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  5. I used to be Type A, but I think it was a really bad thing. I took everything too seriously and my schedule was always rigid. I can totally see how that would cause heart disease! I've become much more relaxed about things in the last couple years, and that includes exercise. I used to workout at specific times each day, without fail (hello, problem!) but now I just do what I can, and I'm ok with that!

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  6. Ummm you could definitely say I am a type A+++++ runner. :P

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  7. With lots of life changes and illnesses, this year has been very bad for workout goals! I need to get back on track.

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