I’ve been in a major rut lately. Like, major! Today I went to the gym for the first time in a month. After we got back from Jamaica, I let summer get the best of me and waking up early to go to the gym just wasn’t in the cards. Here’s what happened.
I quit going to the gym which in turn led to a whole slew of things I quit doing, because you know, summer. It started with skipping my morning workout which led to me sleeping in until 7 or 7:30. Previous to this I was getting up at 5:30 or 6. Sleeping in then lead to me not writing in my journal every morning or reading my book. Not writing in my journal and reading, led to no “me” time throughout the day. I was waking up and rushing around, instead of having some time to reflect and set my intentions for the day.
In addition, I quit making my post- workout smoothie, cause, why? And I quit drinking enough water throughout the day. I was eating #allthethings and making poor food choices. I was staying up later, sleeping in longer and moodier as each day came and went. My energy has been lacking and my eating and drinking habits were out the window. As each week went by, I had less energy, was moody, depressed and short tempered.
This week I decided, I need to get me back! Yes, sure I have been making the most of summer, but I haven’t been making the most of me. I have been distracted and unmotivated. This needs to change! So today I decided, it was back to the gym for me!
I wasn’t there long and boy, oh boy was it ugly, but I went. And here’s what happened when I got home. I promptly made my morning cup of coffee and grabbed my journal and my book. I wrote and I read and I was happy. I had my “me” time this morning and it made me smile. I then made my post-workout smoothie and got ready for the day. And without even realizing it, I had already drank half of my daily goal in water before 10 am.
I also noticed that throughout the day I’ve had more motivation and I’ve been in a better mood! I realize that this is only my first day back in a month, but I am ready to get back into my routine. Taking off almost the entire month of July was so easy to do, but it wasn’t so easy to get through my days. I’ve talked about how important morning routines were in the past, and I broke my own rule. I let myself down and ultimately, paid the price in sluggishness, depression and anxiety.
So today is not One Day for me, but Day One to committing to being healthy again. Sure, Ill still have that slice of pizza or piece of cake or cookies. But I will be more conscious of it. Now that I see how skipping the gym effected me, I hope to be more aware all around.
I hope this helps just send a little bit of motivation your way!