Shall We Try This Again?
Man does weight lifting feel like one of the best feelings ever. Why is it so easy to get distracted from what we know works? For me its boredom. Why do I get bored so easily? Routine is horrible!! That's why most people stop working out! Cause they get bored, so switching up your workout routine is good but try to always go back to weights. What works for me is cycling three months on and then three months off. Weights is where you will see all the change, I promise.
So after taking a few months off of lifting weights and joining the savior of my boredom, Class pass. I have finally came to the realization after looking at my back end in the mirror yesterday in some jeggings that my behind is looking like a much different shape than it did a few months ago. More pancake, less round. So I did what I always do when I think I'm getting fat and I signed back up at the gym and had the best weight workout I've had in months. If you want to know the routine I did or you want to have some help getting started, let me know!
Oh and just in case you were wondering, if you want to know the answer to having the body you want its running and lifting weights... that easy. I know this article may seem like I care way too much about my body, and I do. It's because I feel better about myself I perform better in all aspects of life when I feel good in my own skin.
I am writing this mostly to inspire all woman to lift weights. It is the most empowering and stress reducing thing you can do and you will look and feel great after the fact.
Another life lesson I have been learning this season in my life is how to slow down. Slowing down is the only way to take in all that is happening in and around you. Remembering to deep breath and remembering to be grateful in all things. If you are a runner maybe stop to actually take in how beautiful your surroundings are. It is so easy to take this amazing city of Austin for granted. It is truly beautiful, but its hard to remember or take notice if you are anything like me and you are focused so hard on getting to the end goal. Trying to enjoy the journey is what life is all about. This is a very hard lesson for me, I think impatient people have a hard time with this.
By slowing down it allows your mind to pay attention to the details of life. It allows your mind to connect to your senses. How does the air smell? What does the humidity feel like on your skin as you are walking to the dog park? What are the noises around you? Where are they coming from? I have just began this journey of slowing down and I hope to write another blog on this topic in a few months and let you know how my journey with this is going.
Thanks for listening and stay tuned for more to come!