It's been a whirlwind two months. I have an obsessive personality, so basically I couldn't think about anything else besides my impending life change.
Days, then weeks, quickly passed and then suddenly it all felt like too much to write and too hard to start again. (Sound familiar?)
I can connect this to health in so many ways, but today I just want to talk about new beginnings.
I love the start of new seasons, new months, and even Mondays in a sadistic way.
Well, today is the start of September, the start of a new week, and for many, the start of a new school year. If you need a good time to start, now is as good a time as any.
As for me, I started a new job in a new city two weeks ago (!!) It's a pretty big change in general but I couldn't be more excited about the opportunity or team I joined.
People keep asking me what this means for "Be Simply Strong". I think the biggest thing it means is that I will be a little more in touch with how hard it is to maintain overall health and wellness. I'll be a little more focused on the importance of the "little things". I'll be working out less but harder, and trying my very hardest to move more in general. I will be trying to prioritize the things that keep me sane and do things that make me really happy (football season!).
Here are the top 4 ways I'm prioritizing health right now:
- I got a Fitbit -- add me as a friend if you have one!
- It's causing me to pay attention to how much I move during the day and how much sleep I'm getting. It's hard to ignore numbers.
- I try to stand at work
- I call this stand-up desk "Start-up Chic" (I love it and it's mobile!)
- I don't stress about working out everyday or even most days.
- I pick 3 days (including the weekend) and commit to getting in really tough workouts on those days.
- This combined with the Fitbit steps is more than enough to keep me sane and fit.
- I try to eat well even when I'm tired.
- This one is really tough sometimes. It's easy to give yourself permission to eat poorly when you're tired and hungry.
- The best advice I have is to have easy options prepared, or at least ideas of where you can go to pick up a healthy dinner.
If you're waiting for the "right" time to get back to the gym or to start eating healthy, there is no better time than today.
Tell me how you prioritize health when you're super busy!