To say I have been out of my normal ‘routine’ and feeling demotivated to do anything, but sit on the couch and watch movies, is an understatement. I am not sure if it is the cold weather, short days and long nights, but this girl is NOT feeling it!
I haven’t even had the inclination to open up my laptop to write a blog post about how I am feeling. So today, I decided to put my big girl panties on, suck it up and get writing! (I am crossing fingers that it will help me get back into the swing of things)
So, to get back to basics to the reason WHY I started ‘My Healthy Work Life’. I wanted my blog to be a place where everyday ladies and lads could come to get a little health and fitness motivation. Well, to be honest, I haven’t really felt the best version of myself lately – too much junk food and too little exercise is not good for the soul (or the love handles)
I was sitting at my desk at work this afternoon and was thinking if I should put myself on a crash-diet eating plan to try get myself back on track, but then I thought, um, hold on a minute, firstly I will last all of two seconds if I am not in the right headspace and secondly, I am just going to resent the food I am forcing myself to eat and probably end up quitting in a pile of Lindt chocolate. Okay, maybe I am being a tad dramatic here, but you know what I mean.
The same goes for exercise – I have been continuously thinking what exercise programme I should try and what will get me back on track, but truthfully if my mind isn’t in the right space, I will probably end up resenting the gym and my workouts. Instead of this happening, I am going to think about what I FEEL like doing that day. Such as today, I could tell my body wasn’t in a good space to go to the gym. I felt like coming home, putting on some delicious veggie soup to cook on the stove and I FINALLY felt like writing a blog – which is a huge break-through for me, given the way I have been feeling lately.
In an effort to build up my motivation again and switch my mind-set to consciously think of putting wholesome food into my body, I am going to mindfully make small efforts each and everyday in order to get my mind and body back into action.
Look, I am not saying I eat terribly and I do eat a pretty healthy diet compared to most people, but I have been indulging a little more regularly than usual – which is fine. Rather than looking at myself in the mirror and pointing out my flaws, the biggest thing I have learnt about my health and fitness journey, is to go on the way I am feeling. And I urge you to do the same.
With that being said – I am off to consciously think about each thing that I eat. If I really feel like it, or if I am just eating for the sake of it, because it’s there! And rather than forcing myself to stick to an exercise programme, I am going to think about what I FEEL like doing that day. If I feel like doing a little home workout or going for walk around my complex while listening to music, that’s what I am going to do.
The biggest thing here, is to do what you LOVE, do what makes YOU FEEL GOOD and LOVE YOURSELF in your best state.
Your gal, Bex