When You Get the Slumps


It’s finally starting to feel like fall in San Diego! We don’t have many leaves falling and we hardly get any rain, but it’s cloudy + chilly, which means I can finally bring out my favorite booties + flannels. I love everything fall, as a matter of fact I already picked out my pumpkin and some pumpkin spice pancake mix… and I’m excited to carve and try them both!

But as seasons transition so does our moods!

I’m not going to lie, lately I have lain in bed contemplating whether or not I should go to the gym or not. The answer should always be yes, but it isn’t.

These past few days I have looked at myself in the mirror with a bit of disgust. I constantly look at myself and point out everything that needs to be “fixed.” I get unhappy and put myself down because I’m not where I “should be.” But where is that exactly?

I’ve been going to the gym regularly for a while now and I have seen progress, mostly on my legs. But that isn’t what I bash about every morning. I look into the lack of muscle on my arms, the fat on my tummy and the acne on my face.

No matter what I do or how hard I work I don’t think I’m ever going to be 100% satisfied with myself. I always find something new to pick on, and I think I speak for everyone. It’s hard trying to be the “perfect” you. Which is why we have to stop looking at the negatives. Stop focusing on the spaghetti arms and moving our focus to the leg muscle we gained or the fact that we went up 5 pounds in our squat reps.

I vow to take 5 minutes of my day to tell myself 1 positive thing about myself or a positive thing that happened to me that day. I promise you this little gesture goes a long way.

Happy brainstorming ~

For everyone feeling unsure about what to do at the gym below is one of my favorite workouts. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is one of the best methods for loosing fat and maintaining lean muscle. Try it out + let me know what you think!

HITT workout of the day
50 jumping jacks
10 push-ups
1 min wall sit
45-second plank
30 mountain climbers
30-second rest
12 jump squats
10 push-ups
25 crunches
8 burpees

Repeat 3x

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