I work really well with challenges. For my enneagram people out there (I’m looking at you, Polly and Jessi), I’m a seven. I love fun and am positive and high energy, BUT I wing eight. That means that I am very driven and headstrong and intense. I have to be doing something all the time. If you’re curious, you can read more about the enneagram here. If you couldn’t care less and are here for what you’ve come to know me best by, TV quotes and memes, then let us proceed.
I’ve always loved challenging myself with something new. I love competition, and I love beating the odds. Maybe I watched The Mighty Ducks too many times as a child.
I’m pretty sure I’ve shared that I started running marathons simply because my dad said I couldn’t do it. Who has calloused feet, race tshirts, and free bananas now, Chuckles?!?
I need to see tangible evidence of the challenge. I do this when I’m training for a race too. I print out a calendar, write out what I should be doing that day, put it on my refrigerator, and cross off every single day.
Now, was this a difficult challenge? Not particularly. Did it make a huge difference physically? No. I still run regularly for my mental sanity. I do Tae Bo for aggression. And I started adding yoga in the mix to calm myself. I LOVE Yoga with Adriene on YouTube.
I try to make good choices when it comes to eating, but sometimes quarantine life just calls for cinnamon rolls. #bigKatrescue (If you think I’m ever going to stop hashtagging that, then you don’t know me at all). BUT regardless, I think it’s good to try something new and challenging simply to be able to say that you accomplished something without quitting.
What should I challenge myself with next? Finding the best pound cake? 30 days with no coffee? Yeah right. 30 days with no sugar? Don’t be absurd. Looks like I have some soul searching to do.