My On & Off Relationship with Exercise | Sundaze

IMG_2238A lot of my posts are connected to healthy living in some way, whether it’s nontoxic beauty or a whole foods vegan dietmental health or self love, but I haven’t talked about exercise. Well, unless telling you what you should wear while working out counts. The truth is my relationship with exercise is on again, off again and I’m so over it.

I’ve never followed any specific work out programs or had a gym membership. I’m just a pilates, yoga, occasional weights in the comfort of my own home kind of girl. Once I’m on the mat, I enjoy working out. Afterward is even better. I feel so refreshed and positive. The problem? Getting started.

I consider myself to have a bit of an all or nothing personality. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, this is pretty clear. I’m active a few days in a row, the goal being posting daily, but if I break my pattern and miss a day, I’m likely to disappear for week. Once I break the habit, it’s hard to go back. I’m working on it!

The same goes for exercise. Last year, I started working out consistently and I kept it up for quite a while. The breaking point was a few months ago when the fall semester started and my routine got flipped upside down. Thanks to the tracker in my bullet journal, I can say with certainty that I’ve worked out just a handful of times in the last two months. Yikes.

I don’t want to just throw myself back into working out without a plan though. Here’s my strategy. For the rest of November, my goal is exercise once a week. If I can maintain that, I’ll step it up to twice a week during December and go from there. Of course, my long term goal is to love my exercise routine and be excited to do it, but you have to start somewhere.

If you’ve also fallen off the fitness wagon and want to hold each other accountable, let me know in the comments and maybe I’ll keep you up to date on Instastories. That could be a lot of fun.

It only feels right to leave you with a few of my favorite fitness YouTubers. Boho Beautiful, Blogilates and Yoga with Adriene all make great equipment free workouts you can do at home. If you have any channel suggestions, please leave them below!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



6 thoughts on “My On & Off Relationship with Exercise | Sundaze

  1. If you like yoga have you ever tried Mysore yoga? I have recently discovered it and am now hooked. I’ve been doing it regularly atleast 4 mornings a week for the last six months but it’s been the best gift I have given myself and it keeps me motivated. It’s not a class but independent yoga and as you memorize your poses you will be given the next pose in the sequence and slowly you build your own practice that you can do anywhere! At home, on the beach, in a park…you are your own guide and instructor. I’ve never been a gym person either, but this is something I look forward to now and crave. Highly recommend it!


  2. This is totally me. Last year i trained hard at the gym five days a week. Counting macros lifting weights and do u know what I felt amazing. Like really amazing. Then this year I have used my £40.00per month gym membership about 20 times I feel sluggish I feel wobbly and extremely disaapointed in myself. Iv ordered a wedding dress that I’m worried I won’t fit into and I feel fed up. So after indulging tonight and now paying for it iv dusted off my gym clothes and I’m taking my sorry behind to the gym first thing in the morning. I’m off to Florida in March and refuse to be wobbly! X


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