Sooooo, I totally took an extended break off of MOST of my social media platforms. Oopsies, sorry!
I have been back from Florida for a while now but I have been keeping busy with a few things.
A) been working on something I am choosing to keep personal for a little while, I will mention it later on 🙂 (sorry for being THAT annoying vague blogger).
B) been working on my free lance local training business (webpage, policies etc) as well as coaching
C) it is been kinda nice living life and not documenting everything (hope you don’t take it personally ;)).
But I am here! Today, I thought I would talk about taking a break…with exercise?
I took the longest break from working out since starting my journey to a healthier me in 2009. Why? I felt stuck. I felt I was in a funk. I felt like fitness was a punishment rather than something I enjoyed. NO THANKS.
Fitness has been something I have enjoyed my whole life. I was an avid team sports player most of my adolescent years, and fell in love with strength training and running in my early 20s. Sometimes you get in a funk. You get bored. Sometimes.. you need a break.
Now don’t get me wrong. I didn’t just sit on the couch all day and do ZIP. I was still active with walking and what not. I live in a city where I can walk anywhere and I also do not have a car I can drive. So I do my best to keep walking throughout the day. But I took time to just relax, take a couple hot bubble baths, and renew myself. That is exactly how I feel, my love for fitness is back and renewed. I WANT to be active. I WANT to get my heart rate going. Not, I NEED to workout.
Also, I think my body benefited from the physical rest I was giving it. So mentally and physically, this break has done me well.
QOTD: Have you ever taken a break from exercise for something like this?