Back in March I had written a post that was dedicated to my workout routine and how I keep myself motivated. I had started that routine back in the beginning of January, and I’m ashamed to admit that as of last month, my routine and motivation have gone out the window. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I am exhausted, wiped out, and “oh, so tired.” Our days have been filled with stress coming out our ears and we’re so wired that we escape to the beach for a few hours every week in attempts to calm down.
Kevin and I have agreed that if we can make it through this hard time in our lives, that we can make it through anything. I’m not exaggerating friends, we are most definitely burnt out. Needless to say, I have not stuck to my workout routine in over a month. I haven’t gone for a run in probably a week in a half (that’s a quite a while for me) and while I am ashamed, I’m slowly learning how to give my body and mind a break. However, I have picked up a new type of workout that has been proven to be quite therapeutic for me: Yoga.
I first started yoga back in January but since my birthday, when my sweet husband bought me a pink yoga mat, I have been taking it more seriously. It’s only been a month of real practicing and I can already feel that I’m more bendy and the stretching is almost like meditating which helps calm myself down. I’m nowhere near being great at it, but practice makes perfect right? I try to do a clump of stretches once a day, and if I can’t find the time to squeeze it in then I make sure I’m doing a full yoga workout no less than five times a week. It may seem like a lot, but it’s actually fun and I feel great afterwards.
This past weekend Kevin decided that he needed to be in a gym to help with the stress, so on Thursday we took ourselves down to Planet Fitness and signed up for a membership. They had a $5 special going on right now, so we thought why not? Especially if it’ll help with stress and anxiety. Now I feel like there’s no excuse. It’s time to hit the gym and say goodbye to feeling sorry for ourselves. The good news is that while we’ve been lazy we haven’t been hungry, so thank goodness our pants still fit!
I consider this a new beginning to a fresh start and I’m excited to see where this will take us. I have a new job role that I’m looking forward to being immersed in, working out will hopefully help us to stay motivated in all of life’s endeavors, and I’m praying that our mindset will change for the better. That I will live life more wholly and experience things in a bright and exciting way rather than just going through the steps of life as if I have lead in my shoes and glasses that are constantly foggy. I’m tired of being sad, and portraying myself as if I’m depressed. I’m ready to be happy and full of life again. I’m ready for Kevin and I to be content with life and how it’s going. When we really stop and think about it, it’s not that bad, and it could be a lot worse. Thank Heavens we realized that not too long ago because we were headed down a road that had a dead end. (To be continued…)
I’m in the midst of creating my own yoga routine that I will share with ya’ll in upcoming posts. But until then, keep working out! Everyday you’re one step closer to achieving your goals. 🙂