When you commit to a active healthier lifestyle it’s not always “Go hard, or Go home”. This is just not sustainable for the long haul.
Some days, or weeks a slower active pace is required. During this time, your body heals, recovers and adapts to the higher load you pushed it through. These days/weeks are just as important as the “Go hard, Go home” more intense days.
Same is true with diet. There are the lean, green days, and fuller carbohydrate ones.
But, how do you stay motivated through the peaks and valleys? Through the months and years? Through injuries and healing? Or, just start?
For me, one huge motivator is being outdoors.
I must admit, I’ve gone through my share of flat lines, peaks and valleys. Times of training hard to sitting and studying hard. Last year our wedding motivated me through the days I wanted to hide out on the couch with a book and a sweet snack.
This year has been more of a struggle to find the right balance of being active and recovering. With nothing big to prepare for and a very busy job, I was always swinging too far from one end of the spectrum to the other with no sense of direction.
With my new schedule shift, and becoming part of the Fitfluential Team my motivation and goals are reawakening. Check out the Fitfluential website when you have time. There are a bunch of inspiring stories, blogs and real life people striving to find the right balance of healthy activity and lifestyle to maintain throughout their whole lives. Being part of this team has also inspired me to create a Fitness Bucket List on Pinterest. Which has re-sparked my long run desires (which took a break due to long days on my feet). Maybe I’ll even train for my 1st half marathon? I’m not sure yet. All I know is I have a great place to go for motivation, new workouts, or even stories for a rest day. I’m very excited for whatever lies ahead, and for those who continue to join me .