I have to admit, it’s been an absolutely CRAZY week and I wasn’t even sure if I was going to get a post out this week. However, I knew that not posting would make me feel like I was letting my funk get the best of me again. Besides, I have a new outlook on my fitness journey and now better time than the present to move forward and start working towards the end goal.
In last week’s post, I talked about how I was in a funk. I am not going to lie, that funk is lingering much longer than I had hope it is on it’s way out. Last weekend, I was at a community event and a friend that I hadn’t seen much over the summer came up to me a gave me the nicest compliment. She said that she had barely recognized me when she was walking up and I was looking great. It was those words that made me feel like the work I had been putting in was amounting to something. Maybe not a lot, but at least people were starting to notice. It was those few words that lifted me up and pretty much out of my funk.
Like I said, it has been a crazy week. At my work, it has been the busiest week of the year. This week always is. It definitely played havoc on my motivation to eat right and work out. I knew this week would be this way so I haven’t been beating myself up about it. As much as I hate to even think that summer is coming to a close, I will be glad to get my son back to school this next week and get back on my normal routine. I never realized until now how much I was a creature of habit and the summer always throws me off.
I tried to start the weekend off right by hitting the gym. Friday evening of a long weekend, the gym was pretty empty so it made me feel even better about myself being there. Next step, whilst doing our back to school grocery shop, I am going to make healthy choices to start the school year off right and not give me any temptations in the cupboards for me. I know that by the way I have been feeling the past week or two, my body is craving the healthy choices again. I don’t want to let it down.
So luckily, it only took a few kind words to give me the motivation to get out of my funk and with my normal routine soon to be back in my life, I can happily say that I am moving full steam ahead to reaching my fitness goals.