Warning: long caption ahead! ⤵
So these past weeks have been incredibly busy. I'm trying to juggle my job as eventmanager (which is super nice as well as sometimes super challenging), writing my thesis, getting healthy again (still not where I need and want to be after ending up in the hospital a few weeks ago), my household and working out while also having somewhat of a social life. And guess what? I can't. Not all of the time. And that's okay.
We sometimes expect so much from ourselves that it's vital to take a step back and reflect on what we're doing every once in a while. For me, making sure that my health gets back to normal is prio #1 right now. If that means that I need to take a few more restdays in a week, then so be it.
Back in the days I would totally freak out about that and push myself to go to the gym those 5 or 6 times a week, but I decided to give myself a break. My job has unpredictable hours (and often till late!), that thesis isn't writing itself and my body is def still not working with me. Forcing myself to go to the gym every day won't make things better and neither will stressing about not feeling able to get all of my workouts in. I go as often as I can without overworking myself so that when I do find the time and energy to hit the gym, it's a killer sesh that totally helps me unwind and makes me feel super energized.
In the end, improvement season is all about growing, both physically and mentally. To me, learning to listen to my body means a huge deal. I've crossed my own lines several times in the past, hit various walls, always crawled back up and learnt from all of that.
So for now, I have my focus on overall health and wellbeing. The gains will come in time. And I have plenty of time. I'm in no rush.
My time will come. 💖