A lot of people have been asking me about my work out schedule lately and so I thought it was about time to update you all on what’s been going on in that particular department of my life.
It should come as no surprise that I haven’t been keeping up with my daily exercising schedule. It’s been a rough couple of months and working out has not exactly been the top priority on my weekly to-do list. I miss it though. It gave my life structure and provided me with more energy in my day-to-day. It also greatly improved my mood and confidence, which is why I want to get back into it as soon as possible.
See, I was under the impression that seasonal depression wouldn’t affect me as much because October 2018 has been so bright, warm and colourful and full of exciting things to do. It lulled me into a false sense of security. Then came November and the weather suddenly turned cold. Everything went dull and grey and was full of rain and fog which just muddled my thoughts. I became lethargic and the dark, cold weather stopped me from going outside. Even getting out of bed has been such a chore lately but I’m hoping that some exercise will help fix that and hopefully make it easier for me to transition into December because holy shit am I looking forward to December!
As a lot of you probably already know from one of my earlier blog posts, my relationship with exercising has always been sort of shaky and usually short-lived. I think it’s partially because it’s never really been required of me. Not because I can eat whatever I want and not gain weight (my god I envy people who can do that) but because I just never had any interest in it as a child. I never played any sports and never felt pressured to do so before my late teens. As I’ve gotten older though, my viewpoint of that has changed. I now know how important it is to take care of yourself and your body and I’m determined to make some long-lasting changes. That’s why I think it’s about time that I finally made a commitment to my health and signed up to a gym. It might turn out to be a big waste of money but I have a good feeling about it and hopefully, it’ll make it easier to get some regular exercise in. I already have a sneaky plan to get most of my friends in on this as well so that we can all go together. Fingers crossed that it works out!
I want to point out that it’s not like I don’t get any exercise anymore. I bike around A LOT and walk basically everywhere I need to go. So in that sense, I’m exercising more than I did when I was in Brighton, it’s just not as concentrated anymore. Of course, I also know that if I want to see any results, I’m going to have to change my eating habits as well but so far my goal about eating healthier is being postponed until some time after December. We all know that Christmas isn’t going to do me any favours and the foods around Christmas time are just too delicious to not indulge in. So I’m pardoning myself for now and will be focusing more on exercising and building up a good work out routine. That doesn’t mean I’m going to throw caution to the wind and let loose though. I’m still going to try and eat right but with a few exceptions here and there. Like the gigantic cup of hot chocolate, I just consumed. Yum!
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