Whenever I feel a little down or out of sorts, I struggle to find the motivation to workout. I know that I’m not alone in this, and for the last few months, my mood has been very up and down, so I fell out of my good routines. Now I’m finally starting to get back on track with it all and it feels so good!
And the thing that I’ve really come to realize when getting back into it this time around, is just how much I need that workout whenever I’m not quite feeling like my happy go lucky self. That is the time when it feels the very best to actually get down on that mat and build up a good dose of endorphins. It’s whenever I feel the least like working out that I probably need it the most!
So for a little while now I’ve been really pushing myself to get back into working out, and especially when I don’t feel motivated to do so. It’s been hard as hell at times. I’ve really had to push myself to get into those workout clothes and ready to sweat it out.
Some days, I’ve done relaxed yoga, and other days I’ve really pushed myself to the limit. And now finally, the routine has started to stick. Now it feels like it’s a part of my everyday life again, and I look forward to getting my workout done pretty much (saying every single one would be a lie) every day.
I can’t wait to see more progress and to get back into shape again! And as soon as the snow disappears (which feels like a possible eternity now, here in Norway) I will get back into running again as well 😊
It’s important to take care of both our bodies and minds, and we all do that in different ways! Every little bit helps, but the most important practice is loving ourselves for who we are❤️ So if you don’t find the time or the motivation to exercise your body or your mind, remember to at least exercise your self-love! You deserve it ❤️
As a kid I took a couple of dancing classes, but for some reason (that I have to say that now regret) I stopped. But even though I stopped taking the classes, I never stopped dancing.
Not a day goes by without me dancing. A lot of it happens in my own living room, the shower or the kitchen, but I do love to go out and dance as well.
Leander started dancing last fall, and for every time that I go with him, and I watch all the dancers that moves around, I itch to go back and become a better dancer.
And whenever I feel that itch coming on strong, I always end up watching the same movie.
It’s far from a perfect movie, but there’s something so magical about the art of burlesque. I’ve been a huge fan of the dancing style for many years, and this movie just makes me so happy, as well as it makes me dance around every room in my apartment.
And after doing exactly that this weekend, I have decided it is time that I get back into dancing again. So I’ve started looking at burlesque classes and workshops. It’ll probably have to wait until later this year, but I’m thinking it’s about bloody time I checked another thing off my bucket list!
One of the things that I think is so extremely important is to never stop learning. To always aspire to seek out new knowledge. This is another way for me to do exactly that! And the big, wonderful bonus is the great workout that dancing is!
I can’t wait to get started, but until that, I will continue on dancing around in my home, and anywhere else I feel like!
Well I’m not planing on strapping on my running shoes and leave everything behind for an unknown amount of time, but I have been getting into running again. I started running again right before my vacation started, and I brought my workout clothes with me so that I could continue on with the good habit even though I’m away from home. And so far I’ve been doing really good. I’ve been out running every day this week, and I can already feel a difference in my pace and endurance.
And one thing that I’ve noticed after I started taking my purple shoes out to get some air more often, is that my writing is flowing more smoothly. I’m very well aware that a healthy body helps out when it comes to a healthy mind as well, but I think the main reason why it’s having such a wonderful impact on my creative process, is this;
When I run, my mind clears up. I move through the forest and my thoughts run off to everywhere and nowhere all at once. It’s a form of meditation. A way to disconnect and silence all the inner voices that I shouldn’t listen to, and to connect with all that is good for me. The deeper into the forest I get, the deeper into my own mind I dive. And in the inner, most silent corners of my mind, I find the important parts. The thoughts that hides away in fear of being seen. The ones that shines brightly as soon as they are lifted out of the dark and into the light.
So that is one of the main reasons why I now drag myself out daily to sweat it out under the trees shadows.
I run because my mind need it. I run because the sounds of nature silence the words of doubt and fear. I run because I love how it makes me feel, and how it makes me write.