Somewhere along the line, I picked up the idea that exercise shouldn’t hurt. I’m not sure where I heard it, some exercise video or class. And I know my interpretation, was not the original intent of the speaker. So I give up, its so easy to think, “I’ll rest now, and get stronger later.”
Lately I found myself pushing through, thinking, it will only hurt for a little bit, don’t waste this. And its true, very quickly everything is fine. This was reiterated over and over by trainer Cassey Ho in her Blogilates videos. So, I probably picked it up subliminally after working out with her daily. Though, I wish I had learned it sooner.
Now finding that exercise actually feels good, I wonder how many times my body was craving movement but I ate a snack instead? I can see how my body has been craving exercise, and nutrition.
My husband commented that I seem to be more even emotionally too. I struggle with hormone balance, and I seem to have the opposite reaction to the medications that Doctors prescribe to me.
- Wouldn’t it be sad and crazy if all this time all I needed was: exercise+Whole30?
- Before I beat myself up too much, I need to remember all the times I did try to make change, and learn from it.
I’m still hanging in there. At this point its become pretty easy, but I have some anxiety about re-introducing things. I just have to take a deep breath, and keep moving.