๐ˆ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จโ€ฆ โฃ

๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ? โฃ
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Truth is every day around 5pm I know I need to start my workout but I get a twinge of dread. โฃ
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Whether itโ€™s that Iโ€™m freezing and not wanting to workout in my garage. โฃ
That Iโ€™m tired from not sleeping AT ALL (๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ?). โฃ
Sometimes itโ€™s that Iโ€™m sad, depressed, anxious or any combo of the three. โฃ
Or a lot of times itโ€™s simply that Iโ€™m missing my gym and not wanting to workout alone.โฃ
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But I head out and do it anyway. โฃ
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๐๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ˆ ๐Š๐๐Ž๐—ช ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฌ๐š๐ง๐ž. โฃ
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Because of this, I wanted to share some things that are working to get me moving EVEN when itโ€™s the last thing I want to do. โฃ
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1๏ธโƒฃย I have a set time and schedule that I follow and plan my workouts ahead of time. This way I have a consistent routine and plan in place so thereโ€™s less chance of guesswork & excuses (even better if itโ€™s similar to your normal routine when youโ€™re not staying at home). โฃ
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2๏ธโƒฃย ACCOUNTABILITY. This is huge right now. Whether itโ€™s facetiming or zooming during your workout with friends, streaming a live class, or checking in with coach/friend or workout buddy after or before your workout, having a reliable community is going to be key right now. โฃ
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3๏ธโƒฃย Switch things up. Try to do a variety of workouts and find things you love instead of the same things each day. If youโ€™re more likely to smile your way through Zumba than crushing yourself on a run, do that right now. Itโ€™s all about finding things you love and that feel fun. โฃ
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๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด: ALL the material thingsโ€ฆ A good playlist, drinking a pre workout, new workout clothes, whatever will make you more excited about your workouts. If itโ€™s going to get you MOVING right do it. โฃ
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๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ? ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ?ย 

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A Little Hope

๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆโ€ฆ โฃโฃโฃ
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The girl on the left was me exactly 2 years ago to the day. I had just driven to North Carolina for a month with hopes of moving there for the long term. โฃโฃโฃ
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Instead of the happy fresh start I was hoping, I experienced depression worse than I ever had. โฃโฃโฃ
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I had all the time in the world. All the new opportunities. Fresh sunshine and warmer weather. โฃ
But I couldnโ€™t get myself to workout. โฃโฃโฃ
I lacked any sense of control with my eating. โฃโฃโฃ
I would burst into tears while walking Sophie for absolutely no reason. โฃโฃโฃ
I didnโ€™t know a soul and felt 100% alone. โฃโฃโฃ
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Fast forward to today and I am back where I belong in Massachusetts. When I first found out we would have to stay home for at least a month, my first reaction was panic. What if I went back to that place? Would I be stuck all alone with Sophie again, crying on our daily walks, miserable in my body, and out of control with my actions? โฃโฃโฃ
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๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ? โฃโฃโฃ
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So farโ€ฆ it hasnโ€™t. โฃโฃโฃ
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And yes I still have my days, my tears, and sadness, and it very well may come back with time, but for the most part Iโ€™ve been able to stay in control. โฃโฃโฃ
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๐—ช๐ก๐ฒ ๐š๐ฆ ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ? โฃโฃโฃ
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Because I want you to know that even if you have crippling sadness every single day, or donโ€™t think you can take it anymore, you can lean in. โฃ
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Reach out to people (๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ) โฃโฃโฃ
Take things one day at a time. โฃโฃโฃ
Listen to your body. โฃโฃโฃ
Forgive yourself. โฃโฃโฃ
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If youโ€™re eating too much, eating too little, not working out at all, working out too much, crying on the regular, actually doing okay, itโ€™s all okay. โฃโฃโฃ
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๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ . โฃโฃโฃ
And once you cope with this, the next thing you tackle is going to be that much easier. โฃโฃโฃ
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Luckily that girl in North Carolina learned a whole lot about herself during a time that felt like it would never end, and it did, and she grew back stronger. โฃโฃโฃ
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๐๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ. โฃโฃโฃ๐Ÿค
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If youโ€™re trying to lose weight right now thatโ€™s cool. โฃ
If youโ€™re eating a bit more than normal right now thatโ€™s cool. โฃ
If youโ€™re not moving as much as youโ€™d like thatโ€™s cool. โฃ
If youโ€™re exercising for hours to ease your anxiety thatโ€™s cool. โฃ
If youโ€™re gaining a bit of weight thatโ€™s cool. โฃ
If youโ€™re living in yoga pants thatโ€™s cool. โฃ
If youโ€™re dressing up every day in jeans thatโ€™s cool. โฃ
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Know whatโ€™s not coolโ€ฆ making someone feel uncomfortable or shamed for how theyโ€™re choosing to cope right now. You do you boo and take care of you. โฃ
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Weโ€™re in this together.ย ๐Ÿ’›

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7 TIPS TO STAY SANE AROUND FOOD โฃ โฃ

91110055_2385486718218453_7839049535564283904_n๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฑ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ข๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ญ.ย ๐Ÿš†โฃ
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I 100% get that youโ€™re likely in survival mode right now. โฃ
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The thought of having to restrict, cut out food groups, or go hungry likely feels impossible to do right now. โฃ
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Or if youโ€™re anything like me 3 years ago, youโ€™ve maybe jumped on the overeat/restrict cycle thanks to emotional eating and 24/7 access to your kitchen. โฃ
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๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. โฃ
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Small sustainable steps are going to be the key to not postponing your Summer 2020 body to 2021ย ๐Ÿ˜œย โฃ
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๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค: โฃ
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1๏ธโƒฃHave a daily calorie/macro/portion goal and TRACK to be sure you are sticking to it. โฃ
2๏ธโƒฃPre-plan your meals. Have an idea of HOW youโ€™re going to hit your calories or portions for the day and prep accordingly.
3๏ธโƒฃWater. Aim for ยฝ your bodyweight in ounces a day to be sure youโ€™re genuinely hungry and not just thirsty. โฃ
4๏ธโƒฃStay BUSY. Get extra work done, start a new project, and stay out of the kitchen. โฃ
5๏ธโƒฃBe sure youโ€™re eating ENOUGH. The more you restrict, the hungrier youโ€™ll feel, and the more likely youโ€™ll be to snack and fall off track. โฃ
6๏ธโƒฃPortion control and eat without distractions. No more munching from the bag. Portion out a serving, put it on a plate, and try to eat without distractions. โฃ
7๏ธโƒฃFollow a schedule and find structure. Eat breakfast at your normal time. Take a โ€œlunch breakโ€; even pack your lunch ahead if it helps. Try to sit at the kitchen table for each meal.
8๏ธโƒฃBe PATIENT with yourself. Youโ€™re creating a new routine, new habits, and learning what will and wonโ€™t work. No more worrying about falling off track or starting on Monday. Take it one meal at a time and do the best you can. โฃ
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๐’๐Œ๐€๐‹๐‹ ๐’๐”๐’๐“๐€๐ˆ๐๐€๐๐‹๐„ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Š๐„๐˜! โฃ
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๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ?ย โฌ‡๏ธโฃ

๐‚๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฒ & ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐š๐ซ & ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐ฒ. โฃโฃ

โฃโฃIf itโ€™s making you anxious: turn off the news, limit how much time you spend reading articles, pick one reliable source to educate yourself with and move on. โฃโฃ
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There is so much in this situation we canโ€™t control but there is also so much you can. โฃโฃ
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Prioritize moving your body every day. โฃโฃ
Stay home if youโ€™re able to. โฃโฃ
Take advantage of the extra time with your family, friends, and loved ones. โฃโฃ
Fuel your body well. โฃโฃ
Feed your mind with POSITIVITY. โฃโฃ
Create structure and a new routine.
And any time you feel anxious, stop, drop and gratitude. โฃโฃ
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๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ? โฃโฃ

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