Relocating has been on my mind a lot recently, and traveling a lot in the last couple of years, I’ve established these non-negotiables for my future home:
-Near an area with a lot to do -Still have an outdoors component for hiking and connecting to nature
-Strong emphasis on arts and culture
-Variety of options for healthy eating
If you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way.
If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
Today is rest day say wha?! And I earned it. Because yesterday, I worked out. And I realllllly didn’t want to.
Here’s a list of excuses I could have used:
-I woke up at 3 am
-I’m on vacation
-Today’s too busy
-I’ve done too much
-I’ve walked around a city a lot, isn’t that enough?
Here’s what I told myself instead:
Yes, you’ve been up for forever. Yes, you’re traveling and visiting your friend and you don’t want to take time from your vacation to exercise. But what’s going to keep you feeling at your best and enjoying this trip to the best of its ability? Making sure you eat proper nutrition and get in some exercise.
So what did I do so I wouldn’t lose precious time with my friend?
I asked her to workout with me, she did, and she killed it.
I didn’t sacrifice anything, I felt awesome afterwards, and then I slept fantastically.
I’m a teacher in the last week before Spring Break just tryna make it.
I’m not a naturally motivated, spunky individual who loves to workout at 5 am.
Sometimes, you just have to decide whether or not this is a priority, press play, and fake it til you make it.
And the thing is, once I do, I’m always happy I did.