Wow. It has certainly been a while since I last posted and it has been quite the stretch from my last fitness post!
I get stuck in ruts. Ruts have their way of sneaking up on me when I feel like I am doing really great. I feel like they know when Im happy and they start stomping me down into them and holding me there for a while.
These past few months I have been stuck in one of those super deep ruts that you have to fight tooth and nail to claw your way back out of. I have NOT felt like working out, I have definately let my meal prep slip and I can feel the mental and physical differences within. I feel totally overwhelmed with life. Personal struggles, the struggles of my close friends and family, my kid’s struggles they all weigh down on me. I am that person who suffers with those she loves. I feel their pain as my own pain. I feel their burdens as my own burdens and DAMN they are getting heavy!
As I felt myself sliding down to the bottom of that dirty rut I said to myself..what do you think you are doing? You are strong! Use that strength and get yourself out of here!
I am happy to report that I am back at it. While I may not be ALL THE WAY out of that damn rut I can see the light. If I dont meal prep I at least go and buy a few of the lean cuisines or fresh steamers to get me through lunches. I know they arent the best but its better than the McDonalds down the street! I have outmeal in my desk drawer and yogurt in the fridge for breakfasts. I always still pack snacks of fruit and vegetables to get me through the rest of the day.
I am actively attempting to get to every one of my Zumba classes (yes i was slacking in this area too). Even if I do not make it through every single one of the songs, usually because of my blood sugar dropping low, I go and work my ass off as hard as I can for as long as I can. Also, my girlfriend and I made a pact that once she is recovered from her surgery we will be starting twice a week walks or strength training sessions.
I am still stressed to the max, and feel as though at any moment life will come crashing down on me BUT I do feel happier and stronger than I did the last week or two. I will reach the top of this rut and pull myself back up and back together.
How do you get out of your ruts?