I don’t know what the weather up y’all’s way is like but NC needs to get it’s act together! Yesterday it was almost 90 degrees and today the high is 55. Between my arthritis (yes, I’m 26 with arthritis and it stinks) and my asthma/allergies I feel terrible. Sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes are a new normal, at least until the weather straightens out. I did a fitness class today that my job offers at our Y (it’s in the very small town I work in and named after our founder so we consider it ours). I’ve done the class before but was intimidated by the intensity of the instructor and the fact that I was too out of shape to keep up. At that time I had the wrong mentality. I felt like if I couldn’t keep up even though she encouraged us to modify the exercises to our abilities that I wasn’t successfully working out. I also struggled with my self esteem as most of the people taking the class are thin and in good shape and the instructor could enter a bodybuilder competition and win. Today I went into it with the mindset that whatever I accomplished was more than I would be able to do on my own and that I was getting out there and changing up my routine was enough. I did have to modify about halfway through and just did some of the exercises sitting down because my legs felt like jell-o. I came out of the class feeling really good mentally and physically but I know I’ll be super sore tomorrow especially as I still have to do my second run this afternoon. I really think getting it out and talking about my issue with seasonal depression has helped me to feel a little better as well as trying to spend more time outside and exercising. Thank you for all the support and for the outlet that blogging gives me. Prayers for everyone this week for energy, motivation, and victory!
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