I hope everyone has been having a fabulous week! I have been busy rooting on our San Francisco Giants as they play game 2 tonight in the world series!! I am beyond excited and it is amazing to watch how this city comes together for our team. Anyways, I wanted to talk a bit about balance, as we try our best to balance things out in our lives. Especially in regards to fitness it has been a bit of a struggle for me to come up with a work, gym, and social life balance. In a perfect world I could fit everything in…work all day, come home, workout then be with friends, my family, my boyfriend and have time to blog, shop etc etc…uh, yeah maybe in my dreams! As of right now, my head has been drowning in all things fitness and that is what I love, but other aspects have been suffering. I don’t have time to go out with friends all the time, I don’t have time to post every night as I would LOVE to. So this is where I am needing to sit back and figure out how I am going to come to terms with the fact that everything will not get done. There is not one thing that will get 100% of my attention, as my passion comes from so many different branches.
How do I have time in my busy life to hit the gym, yoga class, run and eat clean? Sounds simple, I make time. Reality: not that simple! I have learned to make it a lifestyle that it isn’t a second thought anymore. But it has gotten easier with time. I prepare my meals to bring to work with me. I plan out my workout schedule each week around other activities. If I have an after work event, I usually plan to squeeze in a workout within the work day. If I know I can make it to the gym after work, I head there right after without a thought about skipping or sitting on the couch. This may seem a little crazy, but I swear you can do it as well. There are always some rest days, as I cannot let myself get down about those. When there is a will there is a way.
I think one of the most important things while living a ‘fit’ lifestyle is finding the right support system. It will be incredibly hard to eat the correct foods or stay on a strict regime if you are not surrounding yourself with people who will support you 100%. Working together with someone who shares the same views about fitness will enable you more than you could imagine. I am so lucky to have a boyfriend who eats what I eat, and works out as much as I do. We share the same values and views of why health and fitness is so important and that makes a world of difference. Push each other to get your butt to the gym, and don’t let your partner buy crap that will sit in your fridge and taunt you to eat it! Even if they are not on your same page, influence them as much as possible. Spread the word of fitness and help better others lives in that way. Make sense? Find friends that share your same passion and push each other to stay motivated. Make it fun! Stay focused, stay positive and keep moving forward. 🙂
I’m wondering, do you share the same struggles, of work life, fitness life and social life balance? I would love for you to share with us!
With my Nike marathon past me, I am planning to keep up running as much as possible. I decided to do a 5k turkey trot here in the city! Nothing like a good run before a large Thanksgiving meal! Find the details here.
***Also, I have something really special coming up in the near future for Fitness and the City… stay tuned, I am so excited!***
Take care, and GO GIANTS!! 🙂