MENTAL health, a topic thats often overlooked. this past week ive taken time off from the gym, something that last year at this time i would have looked down on myself upon. it bothered me to miss the gym, as much as i told myself it didnt. i took the time off simply because i wanted to. i was waking up dreading the gym, walking in and not really knowing what to do. i almost felt new at it, but i wasn’t new. i was just lost, somethin about the gym wasn’t lighting me up like it usually does. i woke up one morning and didnt go, and i told myself that it was OKAY!! for the past week, ive taken long walks, went on runs and enjoyed being outside, simply enjoying LIFE. in this moment, a walk in the morning was giving me life, and stepping into the gym just wasnt, so i listened. but what i realized is sometimes its so hard to just listen to our bodies, we FEAR it. we fear to listen to what our insides really want because that often means change.
im noticing when i listen to these signs, my body reacts better than it would have had i forced myself to get those last five workouts in. i feel freakin AMAZING. i feel alive, happy and in love with life. and its because im taking me time, and allowing it to be ok to put physical health on the backburner while i focus on where im at mentally. i now feel strong enough with where my heads at that im looking forward to the gym. im at a point where the gym doesnt just seem like a task on my long list of to do’s. its something im excited about, something that will help me grow, both physically and mentally, because my head is in the right place. i cant wait to step in and regain that love for the gym again. i needed this break. it was quick but it was rewarding and sometimes thats all it takes😊 its thursday this week FLEW by and im pumped about it. happy almost weekend!!!💃🏻