It has been just over a year from when I decided I was fed up feeling the way I was feeling and started to workout - daily. For me, I wasn't getting any results from 2 years of going to the gym 3 days a week. I knew I needed more and I was always sore and tired, I didn't want to get out of the bed in the mornings, and just kept hitting snooze.
In my early 20s I was in multiple motor vehicle accidents, woke up in pain every day for 10 years…. then I divorced the "driver" of my accidents ;) After the divorce, I started to feel "better" mentally and physically but working in an office the pain from the injuries would creep in. My physiotherapist said I needed to work out and fatigue my muscles so they could relax and repair at night. Working out was a hit and miss with me, never consistent. I would find excuses, the yoga studio I was going to was shut down because the owner was relocating. The new studio I found "wasn't the right fit". I joined Ladies World, loved the Zumba classes… but only went to class 2-3 times a week, not enough for results.
Relocating to a new city, becoming a single parent, and not having my family and friends as a support system was really tough. Last fall I was tired of always being in pain, exhausted after work and not having the energy to interact with my son that I knew I needed to do. I wanted to be a better mother for my son. He has a lot of energy and I want to be able to participate in physical activities with him, but couldn't keep up. I also needed to let go of hurt and pain from the failure of my second marriage, because it reflecting on my child.
Working out and healthy nutrition has given me better mental clarity, and increased energy. It has made me a better parent, I'm more present for my son. Today I received a gift in the mail, a 365 day "Golden Scoop" as a reminder of the commitment I made for myself to work out more, eat healthy and focus on my personal development. It is a small gift with HUGE rewards. My life has changed a lot over the last year, and there is more growth to be had. I'm looking forward to more growth in 2019!
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