The past few days, I’ve been in a little bit of a funk. I hadn’t been working out, I’d been overworking myself, and I was just exhausted.
This morning, I slept through the original workout class I had scheduled, and I really didn’t want to schedule another one. I debated for over an hour whether I should go but finally decided to just do it, and I’m so glad I did. Today’s class reminded me why I work out and how much it impacts my mental health.
After three straight days of bartending and not working out beforehand, my endorphins were so low. I felt so drained, both mentally and physically. As soon as I got to my workout class and got my body moving, though, I felt myself waking up from my little slump. By the end of class, I hit a personal record on the treadmill (running at 12 mph!!!) and felt incredible.
I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, and I am so incredibly proud of myself for it. I’ve been working on celebrating small victories, and this is one I’d been looking forward to since starting at OrangeTheory. If I hadn’t gotten out of bed, if I hadn’t talked myself into going to class, if I hadn’t convinced myself I could run that fast, I wouldn’t be celebrating right now, and I wouldn’t feel the endorphin rush I’m feeling.
This week, I encourage you all to go for something that makes you uncomfortable. Break through that mental barrier that’s telling you you can’t do it because you can. Remind yourself of your goals, whatever they may be, and try to accomplish one of them—or more!
Let’s make this a great week, Warriors. We got this!
As always, stay safe and stay healthy.