It’s so easy to become distracted from your focus. I try my best to practise yoga daily – but when your focus shifts to something else you deem a priority or if your mind is heavily on other things, it’s easy to put your health and habits second.
I am guilty of this as we speak. And while I’m still able to set aside a little time each day to meditate, I’ve found my yoga practise has taken a back seat over the last couple of weeks. It’s ok, it’s nothing serious, deep or dark. I’ve just accidently slipped into a bit of a workout aversion funk – which I’m about to jump straight back out of! I know how these things go if you don’t nip it in the bud before the laziness really had a chance to bloom!
When I’m so used to doing exercise every day, it would be easy to beat myself up about it, and find myself in a downward spiral of bad habits and comfort eating – but luckily I’m still able to keep a relatively level head about it all. It’s happens. But it’s what you choose to do about it that really shapes your strength. Sit back and turn into a couch potato while eating yourself in the form of crisps, OR, recognise the blip and pop it.
The reality is, two weeks is a drop in the ocean, where my daily lifestyle is concerned. So, instead, I will ease myself back into my daily practice. Maybe just do 10 minutes of stretching and breathing exercises before I throw myself back to where I was pre blip.
I’ve also decided to include a little weight training too. Mix things up a bit and work my muscles differently. I need to get back to feeling strong and in control (I’m not out of control by the way), but if I continue on this “lazy” path, I could well lose any ounce of motivation to keep in shape, be healthy and feel strong in mind AND body – which is when I’m at my happiest.
So with that, I’m going to rummage out my barbell…. now, where on earth did I put that thing!