Despite the lofty goals, I declared last week, this week wasn’t the best in terms of being fit.
(I made up for it on Sunday!)
I can blame this on a lot of things: my body is still adjusting to the new 6:30am alarm (which is changing my life in other ways!), a beloved co-worker is back and I really enjoy having lunch with her, it’s fall and fall in book world means I’m going to be busy, busy, busy. But here’s the truth: it wasn’t a priority for me this week.
I don’t really know why. I feel stiff and cranky as a result of not working out more. I kept telling myself that my body needed the rest. And it’s true, it probably did need a little break. But without a concrete fitness goal (like a 30-day yoga challenge or a half-marathon on the horizon), I find it really hard to make exercise a priority when life gets busy.
Which is bullshit. And needs to change.
I feel better when I work out, my body feels better when I work out. I can’t let the increased work load and loaded social calendar deter me from making time for fitness, even if there isn’t a direct fitness goal in mind. Weeks like this make me feel like I failed, that I’m not actually a “fit girl” and am just pretending. And if I need to work out more to remind me that that’s not the case, then I need to make this happen.
So I will. It’s a new week, which means a new start. Let’s see how this one goes.
Because that’s what being fit is all about. Assess. Improve. Repeat.