Hiya #strongbabes ! ❤️
How has the month been so far for you all?
Are those of you in my hemisphere overdosed on pumpkin, squash, and nutmeg yet?
Jokes aside, I’m ‘basic’, and fall is my favourite season. I love the crunchy leaves and how warm and inviting a hot cup of tea becomes. I don’t need a big excuse to “stay in” because finally, once again this year, everybody is on the same level. Oh, and putting cinnamon on and in everything is acceptable.
Oh right, this is also a fitness update:
Here we go.
This past month was a bit different for me.
I walked into class one morning utterly distraught. Everything that I have going on is a lot for one person to accomplish (I thank the Universe for providing me with the support I have!). But it just all got to be too much. I was stressing out about making it to my workout that day although I had so many other things on the go.
I realized that it’s just not something worth being distraught over. That doesn’t mean it isn’t worth my time, but it isn’t worth stressing about. And truth be told every workout leading up to that felt like work, not enjoyment. Imagine taking something you love and twisting it into something that pains you to do. It’s not right.
So I took a much needed break. It was my intention to take two weeks off. I wish I could say I had sooo much extra time, but it didn’t really feel that way, although I’m sure it helped my cortisol levels having one less thing to fit into my agenda. I also noticed something really important which is this:
Believe it or not: 2 weeks will not make or break you. I look virtually the same. However after that much needed break I feel so much stronger, both mentally and physically. You know, your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and we should never feel bad about putting that first.
That being said, I was actually back in the gym after a week and a half. You know, I won’t worry anymore about missing a workout, or six workouts, or ten workouts because the gym will always be there, and fitness is who I am.
This was me back in the gym after my break. I feel blessed to have a partner who respects my choices and the intuition I have for my own body. He pushes me to be my best without being pushy. He is my number one fan.
As far as food goes, I have been just as drawn to earthy foods as I have always been. Here’s what I’ve been eating lately:
I know you’re wondering “what is this real?” ; and my answer is: this is what HEAVEN LOOKS LIKE. But it is also real. I made this chocolate terrine with my mum last weekend. I’m not so great when it comes to baking as I have a propensity to not follow directions. So it was great to have some guidance and create this masterpeice together. It is the most simple, dense, chocolately, smooth dessert I have ever made.
Here is breakfast from the other morning: gluten free oats, coconut sugar, hemp seeds, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries.
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Good food is good.
This week I am feeling 100% motivated and ready to put in work! I am going to a spin class tonight for the very first time… wish me luck!
Thanks for stopping by!