The past few weeks have been tough. Not in any sort of real life tough, but just tough for me. I’ve been juggling all that party planning, trying to stay in the moment to relish those last few weeks of Annabelle being a baby, and trying to keep up with work and such. In that meantime, I didn’t make fitness a priority. And I missed it. But I don’t regret it.
A lot of times people try to do it all, and that can sometimes be okay. While I did keep up teaching class, and did workout at times, I didn’t push myself. I’d say I worked out about 4 times (maybe??) a week the last few weeks. Did you know that exercise raises your cortisol level? It is a stress on your body, so while yes, it is a good stress, it’s still a stress. I felt stressed with all that was going on, and I didn’t feel like that exercise stress was needed. Obviously everyone is different, but you do have to weigh it. Working out definitely gives me endorphins and those can change my mood but it’s not always the best.
Could I have lost fitness? Sure. Can I get it back? Sure can! I still don’t have that intense motivation to get back to it, and sometimes that just happens in life. I know that it will come back, but for now, I’m just rolling with it. Today? I could have worked out during A’s nap time. Instead, I sorted through old toys, picked up the office, worked on other things that needed done, and I felt way better at the end of nap time having all that done. My hope is to get back into those early mornings workouts that I know set me up for productive days. It may be a few more days until I feel like doing that, and that’s ok.
My point in this post is that life does happen and life comes first. Your workouts may come and go. You could hit it hard for a few weeks and then a couple weeks may be “meh” but that happens. We all go through times of needing those workouts and needing other things more than that. I try really hard not to go more than 3 days without a workout. When I do, it tends to make me feel like I’ve fallen off the bike and I’ll never get back on! ha But really, you do you. Don’t compare yourself to someone working out 6 days a week. We all do our best. End rant