If you have been following my weight loss and fitness journey for a while then you are aware that my all time favorite motto is “physically fit and holistically free”! While I am adhering to being “holistically free”, lately I’ve not been as “physically fit”. Which inspired this blog post…“Tell Me, Have You Seen Her?”
Having said that, I’ll start this blog by answering the question. Typically, on any given week, you can find me walking to Leslie Sansone, engaging in squats, walking outdoors and essentially engaging in getting “physically fit” as I indicated. But for the past 3 months, I’ve gone on an unintentional fitness hiatus. And I must say, I feel horrific!
Since I’ve had a wonderful life change that has been in the making for quite some time now, a change that has been incredibly awesome, yet definitely exhausting, I’m finding myself feeling physically challenged and my workouts have been drastically reduced. I re-entered the work force on a part-time basis after nearly 10 years. I have the privilege of overseeing more than 600 students throughout the day at my children’s school. While I love it, I am finding myself feeling physically exhausted at the end of the day. Which pushes working out to the back burner. While getting my workouts in is at the fore of my mind, I can’t seem to pull myself together enough to actually get them in. I’m working on finding a balance so that I can make a fitness come back.
Just prior to starting work again, my workouts were starting to dwindle to maybe 1 or 2 per week. This is totally off course for I. Typically, I get it in at least 3-4 times per week. Now, I am barely getting in a few squats and some leg lifts and walking in place. My once firmed and toned body, has now returned for the most part to atrophy. My muscles feel stiff, I do not feel as agile as I once felt and I no longer feel as physically fit! Did I already say how horrific I feel? I have been asking myself, “Have You Seen Her?”
The “Her” I am referring to is the physically active, athletic me”! It seems that person has vanished! I am not totally gone, but I have definitely slowed down to a crawl!
I still have an active and fitness mindset, I am just making a mild readjustment. Which I am thinking is a good topic to explore for my next blog post.
Bare with me family as I make my fitness comeback. I am still in the game, I am still on my healthy lifestyle journey. I just have to bounce back on the fitness side. which I am planning to do starting today!
I miss my workouts! More importantly, my body misses my workouts! This could explain why I am so exhausted by the end of the day. Getting in at least 30 minutes of cardio daily helps! Getting in 3 miles 3-4 times per week are even better! Which is what I will strive to return to.
Since my body is out of practice, I will start with 2 miles to get my body used to cardio again, as well as High Intensity Interval Training. Leslie Sansone walking is good for that, which is where I will return, to begin again!
As I stated, I’ve been on an unintentional hiatus, but I’m making a comeback. You will see “Her” again!
Oh, and one last thing, while I haven’t been as engaged in my usual workouts, I am still doing a wonderful job maintaining my vegetarian lifestyle! That’s going really well! At least that has remained consistent! Stay tuned for my come back and my next blog post on “RE-Adjusting!
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