I haven’t been feeling like myself for the past month. There’s just been too much going on and I feel like I’ve just been scraping by.

My food has been on point – but I’ve been so tired, stressed, and distracted that I haven’t really been enjoying cooking or eating. I’m glad the Whole Life Challenge has been helping me stay on track and forcing me to cook/eat at home otherwise I know that there would have been many, many takeouts ordered over the past month.

My exercise has been regular but minimal – This week was definitely better in terms of exercise as I got back on the mats for Jiu-Jitsu training and have been attending more classes to assist with coaching. It’s felt great. My wrist injury is holding me back from joining in full force, but I’m taking steps to improve it. I’ve definitely felt lost without my weight-training and as much as I have been trying to take advantage of working out outdoors, I have to admit that unless the weather conditions work in my favor, I’ve stayed indoors and haven’t done as much as I would have liked. Not having a gym membership has felt weird. I don’t think I’ve ever gone for any period of time over the past 8 years without a gym membership — so not being anchored to a gym has felt strange to me. Thankfully that changed from today!

I signed up at a local gym (membership starting from Tuesday). The gym itself is pretty good, but what was most appealing was the fact that it has yoga/pilates class almost every morning, and that works really well with my schedule – I just hope the instructor is good.

I’ve only signed up for a one month membership at the moment. I want to see how I like it before committing to this particular gym for a year. The location is really convenient for me so I hope it works out.

I’ve found that it’s so easy to get distracted with daily errands and little tasks that other, possibly more important, things don’t get done. I’ve realized that by losing myself in the set up and organization of the new house that I’ve been neglecting my own overall well-being. That’s had an impact on my sleep, my mood, and my overall enjoyment of things in general. I really do think that with a gym membership and yoga classes to look forward to, I’ll feel more like myself. I need to get back to basics and focus on my long-term goals.

I can’t wait to get started!

Trust yourself

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