It’s Monday morning, I’ve done a 30 minute workout, showered and ate breakfast all before 9:30am. I’ve been doing this nearly every morning for the last 10 days and It’s incredible how much it’s changed my mood. Although I’m constantly tired from my job I’ve somehow found the motivation to intwine exercise into my morning routine. If I miss a morning workout then I push myself to do one after work on the evenings. I always say even if it’s only 10 minutes it still counts.
My body already feels stronger and mentally I feel healthier and happier. I’ve tried for the longest time to get into a routine that works for me. I’ve tried the gym, group classes but soon gave up after spending a lot of dollar and not seeing any results. Now I know results take time and you should just keep going but I don’t think the gym was for me. It didn’t fit with my schedule and I wasn’t feeling any change to my body. For now I’m sticking to home workouts as I seem to be getting a mixture of benefits from them after a small amount of time.
I’m still working on the healthy eating side. Less snacking but also remembering it’s ok to have cheat days. More salads, chicken and fruit. I’ve done a bit of research into when is best to eat, how many times a day and what to eat when. Although I think I’ll take this slower. I don’t want to become obsessed with food and tracking calories. As someone who battled with food growing up I now eat incredibly well and would hate to interfere with that.
Although I’m feeling healthier and happy I’ve finally got into an exercise routine I can’t help but still feel stressed. Like theres all these little things I want to do and I can’t fit them all into my day or week. In reality I probably could. I think it’s all about planning and organising every day life and although I do like planning I also like being spontaneous. I know I’ve got to find a balance between work and the rest of my life. Find a schedule that works for me and allows me to spend more time on my blog, writing and taking photos along side my job.
How do you balance life?