As a person who almost promotes themselves as a health and fitness blogger, it is slightly weird to be writing that I haven’t properly worked out in about two months.
“I couldn’t keep going”
A few months ago, I was going to the gym 5 times a week, boxing and training for my half marathon. Now, I can’t seem to even get myself to the gym and I tried running up a hill yesterday and I couldn’t keep going.
But, ya know, that’s okay. At first, I will admit, I felt a bit guilty. I was there trying to write motivating captions and I couldn’t even motivate myself. Thankfully, I knocked some sense into myself and that feeling didn’t last long. Just last week, I even had a short break from social media.
Back in September, I wrote a post called ‘I’m Worn Out’, on how I was having to fully immerse myself into ‘Slow Down September’. I thought that month would be enough – it wasn’t.
After my break from the gym, I threw myself back in the deep end…
Stupidly, I tried to throw myself back in at the deep end and, for a short while, I felt quite motivated. I started doing the Shreddy app, their Lean Muscle challenge, and posting about it on social media. After managing about two weeks (barely) I had to cancel my subscription. I was very happy that past me had only signed up to a monthly membership. (There will be a separate post with a bit more on Shreddy app in the future, if you’re interested!)
So, as you can imagine, I fully plummeted down into exhaustion and found myself having another break from the gym. Silly Millie.
Looking up! 🙂
BUT – I’m here today, a few weeks later, writing this post on a train and I’m feeling alright. I made an effort to start my week on a high and I plan to try my best to stick to it. I also, recently, went to my first dance class and I’m excited to explore that!
Overall, the point of this post was to give a quick update but also to just to act as a reminder that you can’t expect your body to run at full speed constantly. It doesn’t mean your end goal needs to change, but maybe the journey to get there does.
I hope you are having a nice day, whether that be because you are smashing through your to-do list or you’ve spent the day in bed reading a book. (I’ve started reading so much more recently and I LOVE Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks series.)
I shall be back soon with another post and until next time my friends!
The text used in the post’s featured image is ‘Le Gusto’ and can be found here.