When You Feel Like Giving Up… Just Do Something!

I had about 2 weeks of smooth sailing (with teeny tiny road bumps along the way in the form of anxiety).  I stuck with intermittent fasting and started each day a cold shower, black coffee, then  Buti Yoga and meditation.  Then I headed off to work then came home and worked out.  It was a great routine and it was working, but I know from my history that when I hit week #3; things get a little rocky and this time around was not unique.

I can stick with anything for 2 weeks, but now I am learning how to break through that glass ceiling.  I felt stressed, anxious, and a little off these past few days and for no particular reason.  It could be the changes or the weather…  Who knows?  The past 2 days I felt super unmotivated.  I wanted to skip my icy showers and f the black coffee and just add cream.  And haven’t I done enough Buti yoga by now?  Also, my meditation app started acting up and was super glitchy so I sort of just stopped…

But this time is different!  Instead of skipping yoga, I have found practices that fit my specific needs.  On Saturday my body felt tired so I chose a floww rather than a plyo centric workout and yesterday I did not want to practice at all, but I got myself to do a 24 minute Hotcore Buti practice and I am so glad that I did!  Today I start work a lot earlier than usual so I am not starting with Yoga, but I will practice when I get back.

Yesterday I felt the most resistant to all things good.  I even rebelled at got a frozen coffee which has a $hit ton of calories and way more carbs than necessary…  And we will not even discuss the sugar…  By noon I just wanted to crawl into a small ball and nap until it was time to get ready for work.  In fact I even set my alarm and was even dreading going to work.

THEN JUST LIKE THAT I CHANGED MY MIND!

I did not want to do a damn thing, but I reminded myself of my goals and how far I have come.  I also knew that if I felt this unmotivated before work then I might feel way more unmotivated after work.  So I pried myself out of bed and decided to do this HIIT workout 4 Xs!!!

THIS WORKOUT JUST ABOUT KILLED ME, BUT I MADE IT!!!

Honestly, it was probably the hardest workout I have done in a long time, but I am so glad that I did it.  From there my day started to get better.  I was dragging going into work, but I am glad that I did it.

I feel so blessed to have the kind of job where I feel so much better leaving than when I go in.  The people there are so uplifting and goal oriented yet also down to earth.  My co-worker and I also decided to brave Total Body Cryo!  And by the time the day was done I felt like a new person!

I did not eat the healthiest meal for dinner, but it sure was hearty!  My co-worker told me about how some people recommend making grilled cheese with mayo rather than butter.  I gave it a try and it is surprisingly good!  I would just recommend NOT putting mayo inside of the sandwich.  It doesn’t give it a bad flavor, but it makes it a little too rich for my liking.  I also made tomato soup to compliment the sandwich #sorrynotsorry.

So the next time you feel like giving up; I challenge you to JUST DO SOMETHING!  Our feelings are often fickle and no matter how deep in the depths you may feel; FEELINGS CAN CHANGE WITH ACTION!!!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

7 thoughts on “When You Feel Like Giving Up… Just Do Something!

    1. Hi Dippy Dotty Girl! Yes, doing something sounds simple, but is not always easy. I am learning that it is worth-it and that something can be as small as pausing for a moment to take some breaths or making a cup of tea. Going for a walk or txting a friend. And thank you, it has taken me awhile to get to this point of consistency with Buti Yoga, but I always find myself coming back to it. I definitely recommend Buti! It is like the perfect blend of classic yoga mixed with dance, cardio, toning, plyometrics, and tribal! I love the fact that I can get those benefits with one workout. Not to mention I am obsessed with the music! I am also drawn to it because it is so portable. All you need is a mat and it takes up so little space (an advantage for traveling) 🙂 Additionally the Buti Facebook community is so supportive and amazing! I currently have a tone subscription which is on demand. I love it because there is so much variety. Here is a link to a workout so you can check it out! Let me know if you decide to give it a try 🙂

      1. Every little bit of doing something counts, Alana. It is a process of learning everyday.

        I just tried out a session and boy it is tough! I suck at engaging the core as they do in the videos. I assume it is to be achieved through regular practice, but it sure works out the smallest of muscles. Thanks for the link. Time to up the buti work. xx

      2. Way to go! Engaging the core is hard (core) especially in the triangle pose. I got a little discouraged especially when I first started, but don’t get discouraged. Just do the best you can and it will get better each time 🙂 and remember to have fun with it! That’s where the magic happens! It is so awesome that you gave it a try! Keep me updated 🙂 xoxo

      3. I will try, my lovely! But I doubt I shall be as supple as it demands. I have a suspicion I shall stick to my regular surya namaskars (sun salutations) and boring old poses. 😛 But I shall try to spice it up with this booty thumping business 🙂 xx

      4. I always say just do what works best for you, your mind, and your soul. I was honestly a little put off by Buti when I first tried it the first 2 times. I was used to a more peaceful, flowy yoga and Bizzie Gold just seemed so direct also not being able to do most of the moves was also discouraging, but I would come back to it. You don’t have to be a full-on convert 😉 but it is a fun way to spice it up every now and then. I still can’t do the compass pose or headstands yet, but I will keep trying ❤ Also, sun salutations are wonderful. Xoxo

      5. I am a fan of sun salutations. They just make you feel so limber. A form of yoga which I could not just take to was hot yoga. I tried it for a few months, and it felt good after every session. Yet when I was within the class, it really felt a bit too much. I would love to engage my core as much as Bizzie. Reminds me a lot about the core idea of bellydancing. xx

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