I have something that's really been on my mind the last week and I've wrestled with whether or not I should even write about it. I'm going to, but I just wanted you to be aware that I've wrestled with this decision. Part of that anxiety mess I discussed yesterday, I'm sure.
I do and always have read a lot of weight loss and fitness blogs. I love them and I learn so much from them. Lots of what to-do and what not to-dos. I think they're great and I have zero intention of quitting them. Having said that, I think it's easy for people to compare themselves to all of those bloggers. It's incredibly easy to play that game and it's a dangerous game to play with a slippery, slippery slop.
I have a tendency to make things a lot more complicated than they need to be. It's a really bad habit that I have and I've spent a lot of time this year working on that. It's a work in progress. I think because I read so many weight loss and fitness blogs and because I'm so addicted to Pinterest, I was trying to combine everything I had learned. I was trying to mimic every. single. blog. that I read so I could get those same results.
I was doing too much and I was burning myself out.
I mean, it's that simple - It was too much. I was getting discouraged and I was exhausting myself trying to be everyone except for me. It wasn't working. SO, I've spent the last 2 weeks figuring out how to simplify this whole fitness and healthy eating thing. I think it's working.
I spent that last 2 weeks finding things I liked and learning how to enjoy working out.
Here's one thing I did - I HIGHLY recommend checking out Brooke's blog for workouts. She posts them constantly and I just printed a few out and chose at random the one I was going to do that day.
These are my 3 favorites -
I did those 3 workouts several times. I love the March Madness circuit, but I also kind of hate it, if that makes sense. It hurts me. The 3rd workout is becoming my favorite morning workout. I'm a big fan and Brooke is pretty legit.
Now I'm looking for a good arm workout. I have wimpy arms. Like "I can't open the pickle jar" arms. Time to address that issue. And also tank top season is about here and so yea, it's time. If you have any, send them my way. *cough* Brooke *cough*
I'd love to see you all link up with Allie and I below and just remember - THE most important thing is that you're happy and you're working on reaching your own goals. To hell with everyone else.