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