Being fit and healthy can involve certain sacrifices: foregoing a TV show (or using a PVR) to go for a run, saying “no” to the extra drink on a Friday so I’m not foggy for my Saturday run club, opting for salad over fries (but mostly because I like veggies), and the list goes on.
However, there are certain things I’m not willing to give up; I think certain indulgences, or treats, are worth it, and my life just won’t be as happy without them.
I’m moderately certain that if I totally gave up wine, I’d drop a few pounds. To me, cutting out wine completely isn’t worth the potential of dropping five pounds. And? I like wine, so I’m going to enjoy it.
I do try to limit my intake. Over the holidays I was pouring myself a glass (or two) of wine every night. I’m currently trying to keep it to one glass, one or two nights a week, but you don’t see me giving it up entirely.
Where possible, I try to combine fitness and socializing (hello Sunday brunch after barre!) but I’m also not about to drop off the face of the earth for the sake of fitness.
If I need to skip a class in order to spend time with a friend, I will. What good is being super fit if I have no one to go to the gym with?
I tried for years to be a morning exerciser. I’ve learned that I function best on 7-8 (sometimes 9-10 on weekends) hours of sleep. Yes, I know I could fit in a run or a barre class if I were to wake up at 5:30, but let me tell you, you do not want to be around me when I wake up that early.
Sleep it is.
I’m an introvert. On top of being introverted, I also have anxiety. This means I generally need more time to recharge than most. For me, recharging looks like bad TV (or a book), while horizontal on the couch, surrounded by cats.
In between I do things like clean and meal prep, but I really do appreciate a date where I don’t leave my condo for anything.
There is nothing more than I would love to go to all the fitness classes all the time. In order to do that, I’d probably 1 – need to win the lottery, and 2 – need to quit my job.
On a more realistic note, sometimes fitness can be expensive. I’m a huge fan of boutique studios, because I think they do it better than the big box gyms, but I also can’t justify spending hundreds of dollars each month on multiple memberships (but, oh, how I’d love it!). This is why, for the time being, you’ll see me sticking with barre and running with the occasional new class thrown in to mix it up. I also don’t want to get stuck or complacent.Fitness is important, but so is sanity. What won't you give up for fitness? #sweatpink Click To Tweet
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