It's gotta be a quick one this week.....
BUSY! Life is starting to pick up steam again. Kids are returning to sports; adults are going back to the office and people are going out to eat again. Traffic is back with a vengeance and patience is running a little thin.
Now is the time to set your priorities. Gone are the days when your calendar was empty and you had all the time in the world for self-care and exercise. If you find that your workouts are falling lower on the totem pole again, it's a great opportunity for you to start scheduling your workouts on your calendar. If you have "walk" on your calendar at 8am you are much more likely to actually follow through on that task then ignore it. I mean, if it's on your calendar it must be important, and yes, it is!
Taking time to move every day is not only a good idea, it is vital for your mental health. How many times has a day "gotten away from you" and you feel pretty shitty about not even getting out for a 30 min walk to move your body? It's not hard to commit to staying on the healthy track, but as life speeds up again, you have to keep your eye on the prize and do whatever trick it takes to bring movement back up to a top priority spot on your daily agenda.
Case and point - we are moving. We have two kids and both work. Now would be an easy time to slack and set aside exercise/movement since we are so insanely busy. But we know that the thing that keeps us motivated and gives us the ability to get so much stuff done, is simply the fact that we get out and move and that produces all the good endorphins and releases hormones that help drive us forward, even when we are exhausted.
Prioritize yourself and your health always! Keep the endgame in mind, get your dot days in and schedule your workouts.
We are here cheering you on, even if we are up to our eyeballs in crazy crap!