I’m not sure why but I felt compelled to write a blog post tonight. It’s been a pretty long time since I’ve written one but life gets busy, people are busy and time gets away from you.
Things have been happening left, right and centre for me at the moment. All fantastic things but just so much of it in one go… It’s been a busy couple of months. Holiday in Vietnam with #boyfie, a new job role and organising exhibitions, conferences and a corporate birthday function. As you can see, all those things are amazing and look fantastic on my experience list but being busy at work, means I’m neglecting the one thing that relieves my stress – gym.
Poor gym – If it were a person, we’d no longer be friends. At the moment, I’m only making my PT session once a week (if I’m not at a show or interstate) and that is not enough. My nutrition is crap as well, which is really making any previous progress before this hectic stage in my career, null and void.
I could sit here, going on and on about how I’m going to change it and I’ll meal prep for a week each weekend and hit the gym hard 7 days a week. Let’s be real. I’m not going to be doing that. Not yet. I may prep for a couple of days and I might be able to get to the gym 3 times a week. Until the last of these events are done and it becomes quieter at the end of October, I just have to do my best. I do however need to pull my head out of the sand and stop pretending I won’t get gain weight if I continue to eat unhealthily.
Tonight I smashed a 20 minute ICE interval cardio session and an old home Kettlebell work out. Felt pretty bloody awesome after it to apart from the makeup in my eyes.
I finally get what people mean when they are too busy to cook, too busy to go out, too busy to reply to social media posts straight away. I can also guarantee I have never been this busy in my whole life. (Work, work, work, work work. Gosh, I feel like Rihanna.)
I had a pretty decent chat with my trainer about this workaholic business and me not getting to the gym. A sliding comment was made about being committed to working out was made in a conversation and I’ve been thinging about it for about a month. Don’t get me wrong, 6 months ago, I was committed to the gym and getting results because I had no passion and drive behind my career. Then all of a sudden, there is a bloom in my career and I’ve got no time for anything else. I now understand and want others to also understand that it’s not about being uncommitted to the gym; people have other priorities, that at that present time, are more important. Me for instance, the gym will always be there for me. I can go back whenever I want, however many hours and days I want. My career will not wait for me to find results at the gym then come back to my job. If an opportunity arises, I need to take it by the horns in order to not let it go and slightly adjust other commitments.
I cannot wait until Summer is here and daylight savings gives me light to run in the evening and take away the stress of the day. Those are the times of freedom, now that I am retired from footy.
Today’s takeway: What you might think is your main priority in life, may not be someone elses and that is okay. Everyone is working on what they need to, in order to successfully build their own lives and careers.