As long as your home is a cyber world with supportive health minded people it's always here waiting for you! I'm loving the first week. The first week being back on PCP has been energizing and uplifting. I'm looking forward to getting the official diet, getting to know the new PCPers better, watching Garnet move through the valley, and seeing the Flint groups graduate (a little sad too on that last one too).
Sarah got me thinking about goals. I don't have specific physical goals right now, but I'll think more on that over the weekend. However, I have some goals on how I want to approach PCP. Last time I felt kind of rigid. Like I had to watch myself in order to stick with it. This time around I'm aiming to stick with it perfectly, but to have an easiness in attitude. I've been really impressed with PCPers who stick with it and still have a great sense of humor, and as I mentioned in the first post embraced the exhibitionist within. The first time around I begrudgingly took weekly photos. I couldn't believe I was posting photos of myself with my shirt off on the internet. Now it doesn't seem like a big deal, and I know how effective it is to surrender any preconceptions you have and just trust the process.
I might not go as far as dropping this line:
"Taking photos by myself was a bit challenging so I had to get creative. “Hey honey, take some photos of my ass so I can post them up in the internet”, does not go over so well with hubby."
But it great that someone else's comfort level is that high ;-)
So to sum it up;
Trust the process.
Be okay with putting yourself out there. There's usually a bit of risk and fear before a breakthrough.
Have some fun with it.
Had my first visit from the guy in red today. He said "check out the surf report, it's head high, you know you'll be in the water for at least two hours just count it as your work out for today." But I thought what would Karen (who would get up at 4AM to get her work outs in before work), and Rika (who did double sessions throughout PCP), and everyone else who's pushing hard through PCP do. So got the work out done and then headed out to surf. It was a nice night out on the water. The forecast was this
Which is pretty good for Maine. The waves and the attitude in the water was nice.
So far so good...I guess. I'm in the land of mini malls and chain restaurants. I'm really enjoying the week one ramp up to PCP, because I know what's coming! We're down in West Palm Beach visiting my wife's family. I will say my wife's uncle has a fully equipped fitness center that we have been able to use for the past few days. After that my work outs will take place on the back porch, which occasionally invites strange comments from on lookers. But who cares when you do PCP you have to embrace a bit of an exhibitionist attitude and be able to shrug off the nay sayers. I'm going to leave it at this for now. I'll be blogging more when I'm back in Maine.