For those of you who have been following me from the beginning, you will know that my account originally started as a fitness account…I won’t go into details, as you can find info on my fitness life in previous blogs, however, I will say that fitness was my life.
Since moving to Australia, I have experimented with different forms of exercise. In the first month here, I was loving group classes and going to the gym. However, once I started working full-time, my enjoyment of this form of exercise spiralled downwards. Despite no longer enjoying it, I felt like I had to go to the gym..I saw so many other people juggling full time work and working out, that I felt like a failure.
I knew I wasn’t happy, yet I continued to push myself. And then, I suddenly realised, this was not making me happy, so why was I doing it?
Simply, because I was comparing myself to other people. Yes, I was capable for juggling both, however, doing so was not making me happy, My life was rushed, I was running from one thing to the next, my heart was racing, I wasn’t enjoying just being. And so, I very quickly, I stopped.
At this time, I knew the gym wasn’t for me, however, I wanted some form of movement in my life. I just had to figure out what…
This is where yoga came in! I began a 90 day yoga challenge on Youtube (currently on day 83!) which I have really enjoyed. It also works perfectly with my schedule, I wake up at 6am, jump on the mat until 6:45am and then continue getting ready for work.
Whilst I have been loving my daily yoga practice, I also felt the need for something a little more…and this is where walking comes in! I basically walk as much as I can. I walk to and from work, plus an additional after work walk on a daily basis. Instead of running to the gym to workout for an hour or so, I get to spend this time soaking up the sunshine and winding down after a busy day at work. In combination with yoga, I have found this to be an absolute life saver…I love exercise, but at this point in my life, walking and yoga are the form that fits for me.
Moral of the story: Comparison is the thief of joy. Do what works for you, at this time in your life.
I have been trying out these new snack bars! They are made by The Health Food Guys, an Australian owned company. What I love about these bars is the ingredients are amazing…all raw fruit, nuts and rice protein. Plus, who doesn’t like cacao goji flavoured snacks?!
If you are on the search for a new snack, I would highly recommend giving these a go! Furthermore, if you are a gym bunny, these bars have 16 grams of protein, so would make a great post workout snack 😉
Have a wonderful week,