Healthy, hippie life.
For those of you who are still trying to get to know me, I’ll give you a bit of an inside scoop about a few things.
I started blogging over two years ago to help me recover from a pretty nasty ankle injury. I was consumed with healthy living blogs and my rehab. It was a very intense summer of clean eating, physio, yoga and craziness. Because of that first blog I found the Twitter chat #fitblog, and in turn many of my favourite blog friends.
I also work for a powerhouse company that owns three different chains of gyms. I have three free gym memberships, write and edit a health and fitness magazine, and am surrounded by all things fitness day-in and day-out. Personal trainers, nutritionists, everyone is drinking the kool-aid. (That is if kool-aid was healthy)
So with that I must admit: the gym and I are on a break. We haven’t broken up, we just need some time apart.
I can’t wrap my head about weight training, or running (even though I want a race medal) or anything of the sort.
When I first started losing the activity passion, I jumped into planning mode knowing it’s what I “should” be doing. Scheduling workouts and meal prep became consuming and were driving me mad.
There is more to my healthy life than the gym. While I do know that physical fitness is a good part of the healthy pie chart, I am much more focused on my mental and emotional health right now.
Embracing my hippie roots handed down to me from the mother, I’m sweating with yoga, walking more places, smiling, sitting in the grass, and soaking up plenty of sunshine.
I’m letting myself be consumed with positivity instead of meal plans and training schedules.
Sometimes you just need to go with the flow. Now would be that flow.
Have you stepped back for a bit? How did you reflect and get back to it?