Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s Tuesday Topic: FREE! You can write about any running related topic. This week’s I’m going to be talking about maintaining workouts during hard times. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Also, I want to apologize for missing some Tuesday Topics posts this month and would like to give a huge THANK YOU to my co-host Zenaida for hosting this link-up solo for the past few weeks. My dad had complications from brain surgery and had been in the ICU for almost 3 weeks. Luckily he was moved out of the ICU this past weekend and is hopefully on the long road to recovery. I now feel like I’m in the proper headspace to start blogging again.
Usually I struggle when we have a “free” topic for this link-up but this subject came to me quickly just based on the past few weeks. When you’re going through hard times, either personally or professionally, it can be easy to stop exercising because you’re so focused on the current issues in your life. Obviously there is nothing wrong with this approach, but for me it didn’t work. The one day a few weeks ago that I didn’t get in any type of exercise was a super crappy day for me due to my anxiety. That’s when I knew that exercising during hard times works for me due to a few different reasons.
My Happy Place
For most people their happy place might be a sporting event, party or a favorite restaurant, but my happy place is anywhere I can get in a workout. It’s the one time of the day where I can shut out the rest of the world and focus on the task at hand. Sometimes that’s really necessary, especially when you’re trying to juggle lots of different things.
I think that most people probably feel this way but the past year really took a toll on my mental health for tons of reasons. The one constant that remained throughout all the craziness were my workouts. I am a firm believer in the power of endorphins. I know that when I’m stressed a good workout will help with my mental clarity and anxiety.
I could care less about fitting into certain clothes, I work out to feel strong. I also wanted to do everything in my power to keep myself healthy so that I could help out my family as much as possible. I knew that I would be no good to them if I didn’t continue to take care of myself.
Tell me: Do you workout during hard times in your life?
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