When I Get Down I Get LOW

large (1).jpg

Yesterday I had a permanent scowl on my face and I was not even trying to hide it.

I think I have been putting too much pressure on myself.  I was so proud of my consistent workout habit and have been feeling bummed about not going to the gym the past 3 days. That is what happens when you travel a lot.  You cannot always make it to the gym…

My mind has been going to crazy places worrying that I will go back to the way I was when I was unhappy, overweight,  and out of shape.

I realized that when I get down I get LOW.

photo-1483633118203-e785579ec4a7

I get low, but it is not in a good way.  I become inconsolable to myself and those (poor souls around me) and nothing can snap me out of my funk.

Blue skies and sunny days have nothing on me when I am getting down low.  This went on for a few days, but it has been the worst for 2 solid days I mean, I even turned down ice cream two nights ago and I NEVER do that!

So yesterday I forced myself to talk with my friends and it uplifted my spirits.  I have still noticed that I am leaning towards being too hard on myself, but I want to learn to love myself again.

I want to love myself the way I am right here and now rather than thinking I have to suffer to be strong and beautiful.  I don’t like the sides of me that were brought out by feeling down.

large (2)

The past 5 months of working out have taught me that I am unstoppable, strong, and can be very consistent, but the past 3 days showed me that I need to strengthen and improve my mental game.

I am sad that I have been in such a negative space mentally when so many beautiful things are happening in my life right now.  I don’t want the illusions in my mind to overshadow the truly wonderful blessings in my life right now.  So I am challenging myself to make the best of each day in the best way that I can.

How do you pull yourself out of depression?  Please comment below to share!

❤ Alana

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “When I Get Down I Get LOW

  1. Traveling itself is a sport discipline 🙂 Don’t beat yourself up for not working as you did before the traveling. You can always download an app that can guide you through a routine that lasts about 15 minutes and you can still call it a workout. Or if you know a routines, just stretch and do them. It is not that bad. I’m not sure if you know Mykie from Glam&Gore, but she is FX effect artist in combination with regular „glam“ makeup. She is currently going through training for bikini competition. She had a really bad mishap and that slowed her down, but it is such an inspiration to watch her deciding to go through that in (now with that mishap) less time. She posts regularly on her insta stories and maybe you could find inspiration there 🙂 She only restared training 6-7 days ago so you still have time to catch up.
    Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. Few bad days does not make up for all of the good ones.
    Another recommendation for the bad mood is to to some volunteer job (not sure what are available in your area but I’m sure you can find something). It does not need to take up much time of your time 🙂 I’m always reading about homeless persons needing pairs of socks. You can buy few pairs and give them away. It is really awarding to do this when they are not expecting. You will feel as good as they will. Just remember to stay safe 🙂
    Have a nice one 🙂

    1. Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement! “A few bad days does not make up for all the good ones.” I absolutely love that and needed to hear the reminder.
      I watched one of Mykie’s videos on youtube last spring and she inspired me to start my weightloss journey and really take it seriously. Thank you for reminding me I will definitely visit her insta for some inspiration 🙂
      I also love your idea of volunteering. It is such a great way to give back and take my mind off of myself and my bad mood.
      Thanks again for stopping by and being so encouraging! Hope you are having a great week!

      ❤ Alana

      1. Really happy to read that I gave someone the encouragement for that moment. It means a lot to me. It also reminds me how good thoughts and words can have such a weight and can contribute to someones mood 🙂
        Happy to help and give some ideas! Thank you for your kind words! 🙂

      2. Yes! In fact your message helped me turn my week around. I had an emotional 3 days feeling more and more guilty and down on myself for not making it to the gym, but you helped me become more accepting and proactive at the same time so thanks again for that!

        ❤ Alana

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s