Hey guess what? Did I ever tell you how my 30 minute Thursdays came about? Oh I didn’t? Here, let me explain.
I’m sure a lot of you thought it was to post a quick effective workout for those lacking in time. Well, it is, but it was also because that’s all I could for a while. Then I stopped working out (other than yoga and walking/hiking with the dog) for a good 3-4 months after that.
Yes, I had a lot of health issues come back with a vengeance. Half the reason was due to stress. Yep, stress. Emotional stress, financial stress, physical stress, etc. My body does not handle it well and it just gave out.
The hubs and I have both gone through adrenal fatigue. But the good thing is we learned (are learning) how to overcome it.
Worry Less, Live More, Relax, and Pray. That’s my motto.
Or maybe this is my motto?
Our lifestyle is our choice. It’s not easy, but so worth it. For now at least.
We could take on more if we wanted. But for now we’ve decided less is more.
We’ve also realized that when we give more time to each other, to praying, to believing, to just being kind, then we don’t need much else. And stress is no longer an issue.
Read this article. It’s good stuff. About how our bodies handle stress, all kinds. Notice the part about exercise too. yes, less is more. Just lift heavy and move fast, short spurts right? haha.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am all about the training for endurance events (I married a pro triathlete here). But I think if we are going through any other kind of stress, we need to back off. Ya know? Like… don’t go train for a marathon if you are in the middle of career changes, moving, etc. Make sense? Again, this is just what I have learned from the past and am still learning.
So to end, here’s quick 30 minute workout that will leave your butt sore!
Cheers to more sunsets, more laughs, more hiking the trails, and more just plain chillin.
Can you really Relax?