One of the main things I really wanted to focus on this month was allowing myself more of a balance between building my career as a personal trainer and actually having a LIFE – being able to enjoy weekend adventures, going out with friends, eating foods that are probably not very nutritious but just taste really damn good, and not worrying for a single moment how many calories are in them.
And this past week, that's exactly what I did.
Since I'm still recovering from my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome surgery, many of the things I do for myself on a daily basis had to come to a full stop. (Like working out, meal prep, household chores and using my computer.) But truthfully, it was probably one of the best things that I could do for myself – both mentally and physically.
We tend to always put ourselves at the bottom of the totem pole and take our own health for granted. Personally, I feel like I tend to get so caught up in the passion of building this business - because it's something that I love, and it doesn't really feel like work. But it still is. And I often tend to forget to treat myself, to go out and socialize, to celebrate the small wins and to take breaks when I need them. And although fitness and nutrition are both definitely important, we need ALL OF THESE OTHER THINGS TOO.
That’s why I think it's so important to really figure out what balance means to you. Before my surgery, “balance” was training five times a week, eating a moderately healthy diet with some treats speckled in there and going out only once a week - both for my #bodygoals and my wallet. During my recovery, balance is spending WAY more time with friends and family, eating as mindfully as possible and trying to get some physical activity in, but not stressing too much about making it the best workout of my life.
And, you know what? Both lifestyles are totally fine.
If the actions you are taking each day make you TRULY happy and get you closer to your goals, then you are already on the right track. If not, then you have FULL CONTROL to change that. Do the things that make you happy, try something new, follow your heart, trust your instincts and don't be so hard on yourself. Because balance means something different to everybody.
What does balance mean to you? Let me know in the comments below!
With love and wellness,