I’ve been little miss grumpy gills this week and I honestly don’t know why.
Maybe it’s my overwhelming work schedule? Or the anxiety I’ve been feeling about my future? Or the headache that I’ve been battling for 3 days straight? Or hormones? Or general stress?
…or maybe it’s a weird combination of all of those things? I dunno.
What I do know is that I’m sick of the pity party. I’ve done it and I’m ready to move on. When moods like this hit me, I have a number of things I usually do to ‘fix it’. It takes time but through a process of trail-and-error I can usually find something that puts a smile back on my face…
So, after my shift at work this morning, I set out to rediscover my joy and positivity. I went to the gym (see below!), took a long cold shower (thank you, heat), took a nap, ate my body-weight in food from Panera Bread, went to Target, and spent the rest of the afternoon lounging around with Lionel.
Guess what? I feel 10X better.
My headache is still lingering but the stress and anxiety I had been feeling has definitely lessened. I’ve been perfectly okay with taking life day-by-day up until this point and there’s no reason that should change. I am, however, going to start getting more serious about my future. The important thing is that I stay in control of what I want and don’t let fear take the reigns of my life like i have in the past.
Yawn. Enough talk about me. How about an awesome workout that will get your heart-rate up, tone your tummy, and get you in and out of the gym in less than 20 minutes? Um, heck yes.
I had this crazy idea yesterday to challenge myself to 1,000 jump ropes but I knew I’d never make it if I did them straight through. Enter an awesome interval circuit! Try to keep moving throughout the whole thing and only take rest when you absolutely need it. You’ll be done before you know it!
Here’s to sweating out our sorrows…