Getting back into a routine isn’t easy

There’s been a lot of exciting events happening recently for both school, work and personal life. They are quite time-consuming, but energy draining but I think the hardest part about all the busy-ness is trying to keep a routine in terms of health and wellness.

For those who know me, or if you’ve been a long time reader of Stuck Like A Pincushion- you know I’m an incredibly athletic person. From playing basketball and rugby throughout my teenage years, to Quidditch all throughout college and now, to interning at a fitness center- or simply being a gym rat. Last year, before I took on more responsibilities at school and work- I had a lot more free time and was able to prepare food for all my meals. I was eating healthy, and exercising on a really regular basis.

This year, it’s looking a little different. After coming back from a summer or irregular exercise on top of excessive eating, it’s been a real struggle to find the energy or the time to food prep. In addition, my location for work isn’t easily accessible to health food choices I could buy for lunch- thus, creating this endless vicious cycle of eating granola bars or trail mix for lunch. Sure, it might fill me up- but I know that later on when I’m feeling grumpy and weak- it’s because of the lack of nutrition throughout the day.

I know this is something that only I can change. I have to put in the effort physically, and more importantly- make the conscious effort to decide to go to the gym regardless if I’m tired or not- and the conscious effort to make lunch to bring to work. But with all that said, I wanted to write this post because I wanted to let you all know that you’re not alone. I am sure that each and every one of us struggle with the balance of health and wellness on a daily basis and it’s okay……

…… as long as you recognize that change is needed. That’s the first step to creating productive change in our lives. There are days where I went for a run, or to the gym, or ate healthy- and I applaud myself but there are even more days where I wake up and sleep feeling disappointed in myself because of what I did not do or eat.

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned through various experiences is that…. The more you are consciously aware of a problem, the more it will continue to bite at you internally, forcing you to create change. Have you experienced this? What are your strategies to fight this health and wellness battle in your life? I’d love to hear your recommendations!

Published by Joanne Lam

📍 Toronto | STRONG w Joanne 💪 MovNat ACE & Agatsu Kettlebell Certified 🎯 Commit Confidence Consistency

3 thoughts on “Getting back into a routine isn’t easy

  1. True! IT IS hard to go back to normal for me especially after the holidays. Worked out last week though (and suffered from muscle pain for 3-4days since it’d been too long). Need to kick my butt up really…

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