For the last couple of weeks I’ve been a little slow with my blogging, and I’ve had some trouble getting back into my gym routine. I started a new job and have been getting to grips with things there, trying to get into the routine of that, so I put other things on the backseat for a bit. Now I am back and this weekend marks the first weekend of adding things back into my routine, such as the gym and my blogging.
Going back to the gym
I began with some cardio yesterday, and I felt good afterwards. I felt like I had accomplished something more than just leaving the house on a Saturday. I thought it would be good to start off light, rather than going into the gym at full steam after a bit of a longer break. I did not want to over exert myself after all.
After feeling so good yesterday, I decided to try one of Kayla Itsines’s BBG guides today. I can feel that I am much less fit than I was when I was giving them a go in January, but I also know not to get myself down, and that it does take time to build strength and stamina back up.
One thing I would definitely recommend for those of you trying to get back into the swing of things, is waking up early on a Saturday and Sunday morning, and getting in a nice healthy breakfast. Once you’ve done that, put on your gym gear, rather than your usual Saturday clothes.
You know what happens next? You just leave the house and get yourself to the gym, nice and early. This whole routine stops you from putting off the gym because you’re feeling like you don’t have enough time in the day. It leaves ample amounts of time for all those other things you love to do on your weekends.
I recently wrote a guest post here, about how to motivate yourself when you’re feeling a little sluggish about going to the gym. Give it a read, I am following all of my own tips (as hard as following my advice can be), in order to stay motivated!
Going back to healthy eating
For me, healthy eating can be a bit of a sticking point. My relationship with food is not always the best as I tend to eat more when I am stressed or angry. Emotional eating is never a good idea. It brings out more anger down the road than it does happiness in the short-term. I try to eat things which don’t leave me feeling bloated and wanting more. I try to avoid sugar as much as I can, as it can be like a form of poison. I also like to venture to Whole Foods in Kensington to buy some ‘posh peperami‘ as I like to call it, seaweed thins, and other yummy snacks which bring variety into my diet. I am also an avid user of Graze, as their snacks (provided you choose the right type of box) are fantastic for that mid-afternoon slug:
I am trying, on top of all the above, to add more protein such as chicken and salmon into my diet, with brown rice and vegetables such as carrots and broccoli. I am also trying to eat healthy fats and fibres where I can.
Going back to blogging
I have put blogging on the backseat for a couple of weeks, because when I start a new job, I like to get into a routine first and then add the blog in a little later on. This is mainly because blogging is almost like a part time job. It takes a lot of TLC and effort, and I would not want to jeopardise the quality of my content by trying to create rushed posts, just to keep my blog updated. I like to provide content which is interesting and insightful, when I can.
I don’t see a problem with giving up some things for a little while, to get back into the swing of other things. As long as you pick everything up later down the line, it is perfectly fine to have a little break!
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