Summer training

I used to pride myself on my body and work ethic on maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Since I’ve grown older and the more responsibilities I’ve had to tackle on, I’ve realized that I’ve majorly neglected my body. This school year was a little rough for me because I found myself with a lot on my plate. It’s nice to keep active work wise, but once May hit me I realized that I had entered a mild state of depression.

Self-doubt and even self-worth slowly started to climb into my head. I tried my hardest to ignore this vague feeling by mounting another task or by simply taking a nap. I would look at myself in the mirror after a long day and I would just feel self-conscience about who was looking back at me. Needless to say I was depressed. Great! I didn’t have time to be depressed. What I didn’t realize was that me not giving myself a chance to fully acknowledge the fact of what I was feeling, was just making things worse.

As the school year came to a close I was determined to go back to my daily routine of at least running a couple of miles of running and so came today as the first day of “Aley getting her life on track because she cares about herself.” It felt nice to run a total of .5 miles. It felt nice to squat a total of 5 times. It felt good do a total of 20 Russian Twists. Yay!

And… with sweat coming down my face, I smiled to myself, and that ladies and gents felt good!

I know sometimes we get caught up with work and our daily lives consume us, that we forget what truly makes us who we are. I encourage you to take the time to breath, to enjoy yourself, to get back in the gym, get back to tending that garden, to reading that book, to those bubble bathes, to laughing, to pausing, gosh darn it you deserve it. Don’t ignore signs of fatigue, loneliness, guilt, worthlessness.

Listen to yourself. Please yourself. That’s the only person that truly matters.

I’m here for you, as always,

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  • Sports bra= Adidas
  • Leggings= Bally Brand found at Kohl’s
  • Running shoes= Nike
  • Jacket =Adidas
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Health Week Day 1: Get Gym

In the spirit of getting my butt in gear, I’ve decided to share with you all what I’ve up too in the health department.

So I consider myself to be pretty healthy and for the most part active. I love to run. I love fruit smoothies. However, I also love to sleep, to eat popcorn, and to simply do nothing.

It’s my pleasure to do nothing. I’m quiet good at it.

However, from time to time, I do get my butt in the gym. As of late, I’ve been failing in this department. Last year during this time I was running a total of three miles a day. This year, ha! I’m lucky I can run 0.5. Despite my lack of effort, I’m getting back at it. I’m proud to say I’ve been consistently hitting the ole treadmill for three weeks straight! Yippee. Here are the results. A high-five would be greatly appreciated.

Aside from running and squatting like crazy, I love to do ab workouts. I’m quick to progress and I can almost instantly see my abs forming. However, I know that this takes a lot of time and effort, againĀ  on most days I struggle to find motivation. However after three weeks; it’sĀ  nice to see your hard work pay off.

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After every workout, I drink myself a “green machine” drink. It’s yummy! It’s your typical drink that contains spinach, pineapple, cucumber, celery, and lime. Now I know that the blueberries aren’t green, but since they are an excellent source of fiber, it’s always a good idea to add it in for fun.

Stay tune for my health progress during this week. As always.