I feel like I have talked all year-long about change. I didn’t choose a word for 2015 but I think that was for a reason, because I’m learning that my word for 2015 is Change. And change we don’t always see coming.
I saw this quote today as the world was sharing with me even MORE change and I think it was a sign to embrace it.
Working out and fitness have been such a part of my life for the past few years that the second my new job started interfering with the amount of time I was spending doing it, I started getting angry. I missed my fitness group, the classes I used to take in the middle of the day and being able to pick up and run at 2pm while the boys were both in school. Going back to work meant that none of those things could continue.
I’ve whined here about my struggles of missing my fitness tribe and trying to figure out where and when to get yoga classes in during my new normal schedule.
In all of this change, I seemed to be waiting for the world to change for me. Like a new yoga class would just land in my lap and say yes I’m available at 5:30pm on Thursday night. That still hasn’t happened.
I’ve been trying to change to my current into my old. And it’s a battle I’m losing. I need to embrace the new and stop fighting for the old.
I’m back at the Daily Burn doing their Yoga classes in the courtesy of my own home, even when it means dragging myself half asleep to my mat at 5am. I’ve also made a plan to walk on my lunch breaks…LIKE everyday. My activity levels just aren’t what they used to be and I can’t blame anyone but myself for that.
While I started this post two weeks ago, I read a great piece yesterday from Paige and realized it’s how I’m treating myself. I’m shaming myself for not being as tight and ripped as I was months ago when I treated it as an “almost” full time job. I was teaching 5 classes a week and spent a lot of time at the gym.
Strangely enough I’ve not giving myself credit for the things I have done, heck I’ve PRed 2 5K’s since May.
But again I’m in blinders mode only looking at the results I want. I can blame all the change and my new schedule OR I can look at ways to fix the issues.
Like I said I’m back to the Daily Burn & The Yoga Collective for yoga practices and I’m squeezing in more strength training when I can. Even if that means I sneak out of my sons 4 hour-long hockey evening for 30 minutes, to hit the gym.
Change is hard, I know that I’ve been through enough of it to know it isn’t always something to look forward too.
I know I’m not the only one who deals with balancing work, life and family with fitness goals. I’m always interested in hearing how others do it. You can read Ashley’s Tips for Balancing it all here.
Question of the Day: How do you pull yourself out from a rut/change?