Hi, thanks for such an inspirational blog! In the beginning I was wondering how you fit in time to exercise (I imagine after a while it became a habit)? Were you doing 2 - 3hrs of exercise (ballet + running + yoga) since the beginning of your weightloss journey? Also, just wondering if you pack your food when you go to school? thanks!
Hello my love!
Great question. Time management is the trickiest part. For those who are really busy, it’s a skill that takes time and effort to develop.
Keep in mind, 2-3 hours was NOT intense exercise. Those are causal numbers that highlight how ACTIVE I was through out the day. It was never 2 hours of cardio or strength, it would be a gentle yoga class paired with a an hour of ballet, which included lots of stretching and gentle movements. :)
I built these things into my life, plain and simple! I took a ballet class in school, getting graded and credit for my attendance and participation. There. Done, an easy, mandatory way of getting some extra movement into the day. I started volunteering once aweek at a yoga studio in exchange for free unlimited yoga. You would be surprised at the psychology behind getting something for free and the amount you choose to do it. In short, I was there almost every day and loving every second.
Lastly, in regards to running, this is one that I learned to love and genuinely want to do. It took about a year, but soon running became a release; an outlet, where I never consider it an exercise.
I think the common trend here, is that if it doesn’t FEEL like you’re dragging yourself to the gym to kill yourself on machines, then you’re way more likely to want to move, and ultimately you’ll reap the benefits of investing yourtime in things that you love.
I actually live at school! I’m an RA in a first year building on campus, so I get free food at the dining center! So no, I don’t pack my own food most of the time, though occasionally I will go to the grocery store for certain essentials that I like to have in my room! And tea, of course.
Hope that was helpful to you, sweetness!