As many of you probably know, I adopted a puppy. Puppies are SO cute and sweet but mostly? They are hard work. I am an avid believer that if you are not willing to sacrifice your time and your money to raise another life properly, do not do it. I refused to head to the gym after work after leaving him cooped up all day already.
I got to a point where my anxiety was flaring up really badly and I just felt very overwhelmed. It is safe to say that between full time employment, graduate school, planning a wedding for myself and 2 best friends, owning a home and raising a puppy… my gym time was getting shafted. I was making it on the weekends and my nutrition was where I wanted it but… I missed working out. I could tell that unneeded weight was starting to be put back on. I knew the gym was no longer a viable option so I decided to go back to where I started.
Home workouts are an excellent way to stay fit. Zodiac wakes up around 5 am in the morning to potty and is my daily alarm clock. Instead of putting him and myself back to bed, I have gotten back into my morning workout routine. I have decided to work my way through the Fit Girl’s Guide Bootcamp again. This is a program that I had done (twice) previously and really loved how fun, quick and killer it is. My fiancé has been joining these workouts and they are even tough on him. It is easy to knock home workouts, touting that they are not as tough but a workout is only as tough as you make it. for those 28 minutes or so, I am focused on getting in a sweat.
I am 4 days in and already I feel so much better. I could have continued using (valid) excuses to put off working out. Instead, I chose to remember why I love to work out and how important it is to overall health and wellness. I am excited to see my body change and remind me just how strong and capable I am. I encourage all of you to do the same… life gets crazy and unruly and we don’t always have time for everything and that’s okay. But don’t forget that you are always capable of rearranging and reorganizing so that you can fit the things that you are important to you into your life.
If you want to join in on some extra fun, my girl @brigheenfit started an extra little challenge that we are tagging #2weeksonfleek which is 2 weeks of nutrition and workouts being on point (and that means no alcohol). Join us!