2 days ago
This week i’ve been inundated with dms from you lovely lot saying similar things like.... ‘how are you so motivated to keep fit’ ‘how are you still working out while things are like this’ etc
well, to be completely honest, it’s getting me through. we’re in really uncertain times, jobs and finances are at risk and stretched & we can’t see anyone we don’t live with. if i can’t maintain exercise while in this. i’d loose my head. and i say that as someone that is already battling anxiety even with the routine of working out each day. i can’t even imagine how i’d feel with out that kick of energy and burst of endorphins. i also have @life_the_fitness_co
to thank for helping keep me on it. he knows more than anyone how my brain can be cruel and how keeping active physically, keeps me going mentally (pt or therapist, maybe both?) for me, working out, makeup on, are the two ways i can switch off.
when you’re going through a sweaty hiit session you aren’t thinking about much else, when you’re concentrating on the perfect winged liner, you can only focus on that.
so really, it’s my coping mechanism.
it also keeps some level of routine and normal in this new normal we’re in right now.
so i’m not saying a work out will be your perfect coping mechanism. but i am saying, if you are struggling. have a think about what you enjoy. what makes you concentrate. is it organising? is it knitting? yoga? reading? find what works for you.
then do it, consistently. and that’s key. consistency is key. routine is the one.
if you’re work days are super stressful. book yourself into your own calendar something you enjoy the moment the day finishes. or start your day right with a dance round your bedroom in your pants to your favourite 3 songs. anything to take you mind off things, focus you and make you feel good.