2 weeks. That’s all it takes to fall off the bandwagon. To get out of the mindset of being healthy and doing something that you know makes you feel whole. Yesterday, was the first day in 2 weeks, that I got my act together and did a workout. Aaaaaaaaaand I felt like hell during it.
I used to be a runner, I used to be so dedicated during the “21 Day Fix”, I used to try all sorts of new things to just keep myself active. And now what, I come home and plop myself on the couch with Netflix and a glass of wine. Granted, that isn’t a bad thing, if you crank out at least 30 minutes of cardio or anything active before falling into a good Netflix series. Take the dogs for a walk, get my heart moving. But lately I just have felt so separated from what I used to enjoy so much.
2 weeks may not seem like a long time for some of you. But it is to me. Especially when I start to see the body that I was working so hard to get back in shape, start failing me. Like yesterday, during my 30 minute workout. I’m so disappointed in myself, that I have let my feelings, what I love to do, take the back burner.
I read an article recently after I went to Google and typed in “getting back on track motivation”. Ha that’s where my life is at. But it was a really good read. Click here to check it out. Here are some of my favorite snippits from it:
“Being fit doesn’t happen without a consistent effort and habits aren’t formed overnight. Once these things are routine again, you won’t even have to think about it.”
Exactly. They say it takes 4 weeks for you to see a difference, and 12 for others to. Well it’s taken 2 weeks to see that I’m way far away from my goals.
“Being healthy is about so much more than just going to the gym. Find ways to mix things up. Find ways to include the things you love doing!”
Like I said above, it’s not just going to the gym. Look, I’ll be really honest, I go to the gym and walk around like a mindless idiot. I’ve found that running around my neighborhood, and even doing a 30 minute Beachbody video is much more my speed. If the gym is yours, good for you. But if it’s not, then that’s not entirely a bad thing either!
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Life happens, but you don’t have to let it get in the way of your happiness. Do what makes YOU feel good.