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๐Ÿ’ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ˆโ€™๐ฏ๐ž ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐’๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ƒ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ˆโ€™๐ฏ๐ž ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐’๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ƒ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง โฃ๐Ÿ˜ด
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One of the best things surgery taught me was just how important it is to slow down. Logically I knew a lot of these would be the case, but thanks to my stubbornness and anxiety, it took something knocking me on my feet to force me to follow through and trust the progress. โฃ
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Some were expected, some were unexpected, but I hope it gives you a little motivation to press on the brakes and prioritize your health too. โฃ
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๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Œ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐š ๐ฅ๐จ๐ญ ๐›๐ฒ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐›๐ข๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ. Sleep can be greatly impacted by cortisol levels. More stress & more intense movement can lead to elevated cortisol, so my crazy schedule was doing no favors to my sleeping struggles. โฃ
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๐Ÿ’— ๐Œ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ. Living a bit further away and often prioritizing workouts and work over visits slowly became my norm. More time and needing a little more support made me realize just how much I was missing out and just how much I need to focus on making time for them. โฃ
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๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Œ๐ฒ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐š ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค, ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐š ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ . Logically I knew this one, but seeing it actually happen was a whole new experience. Right now Iโ€™m going on two weeks of just walking for activity, and a week of nothing at all. I ate a bit less because I was less hungry, my body maintained weight wise, and my muscle wasnโ€™t gone in a week. I hear this a lot from clients who are nervous to take a week off from training and I want to assure you itโ€™s going to take a whole lot longer to undo the hard work youโ€™re putting in. โฃ
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๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐”๐ง๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐š ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐จ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ง. Getting off my phone earlier at night, not working until bedtime, actually relaxing and watching Netflix can all be powerful things for productivity and mental health. I actually found I was more productive during the times I was working AND I saw my stress levels drop and sleep improve because of it.โฃ
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I hope this helps as a reminder that slowing down doesn’t have to be a bad thing. โฃ
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It doesn’t mean your progress and productivity will come to a screeching halt. In fact, it may just be the very thing you need to push you to even more progress in the long haul. โ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ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐๐จ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž?โฃ
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Stop the Judgement

๐—ช๐ž ๐๐จ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฅ ๐๐ข๐ž๐ญ ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž. โฃ
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Weight loss itself is not an inherently bad thing, but lately it seems to be getting a bad reputation. โฃ
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๐‹๐ž๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ ๐จ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ. โฃ
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๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต. โฃ
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But thatโ€™s going to look different for everyone. โฃ
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And the only person who best understands what that looks like for you is ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. โฃ
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If you want to lose weight, Iโ€™ll support you. โฃ
If you want to build muscle, Iโ€™ll support you. โฃ
If you want to maintain where youโ€™re at, Iโ€™ll support you.โฃ
If you want to focus on health and not care about your body size, all the props to you. โฃ
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But if you wanna judge someone for striving for a goal… not on my watch. โฃ
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You do you boo. โฃ๐Ÿ˜˜
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Just promise me youโ€™ll do it in the way thatโ€™s going to keep your body as healthy and mind as happy as possible. โฃ
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๐๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ณ๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ.โฃ ๐Ÿ’•
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Therapy

๐…๐ข๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ฒ.โฃ
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The other day I posted about struggling with unknowns of surgery, and I want to be clear that I could care less if my body changes appearance-wise during recovery.โฃ
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What worries me most is how Iโ€™ll be able to move physically.โฃ
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I used to work out to โ€˜๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜บโ€™ and โ€˜๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ดโ€™. โฃ
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Then I learned better. โฃ
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I started working out to feel good in my own skin. โฃ
I started working out to enhance my health. โฃ
I started working out because I enjoyed it. โฃ
I started working out because it became ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ฒ. โฃ
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Fitness has become a huge mental outlet for me. Itโ€™s a way to clear my mind, beat depression, tackle my anxiety, and just improve my mindset overall. โฃ
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But what this is teaching me is to find new and different outlets to improve my mindset, manage anxiety, and letโ€™s be honest, get through 2021 in general. โฃ
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Lately Iโ€™ve been focusing on things like more family time, getting outside for walks, more time with friends, journaling & reading more, listening to podcasts, and seeking support when I need it. They have all been huge, and will continue to be incredible tools as I heal and scale back on my regular activity. โฃ
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I always want to be fully transparent and remind you that it is 100% okay to take a break, rest & recover, BUT it is also 100% okay to feel anxiety about that rest & recovery too. โฃ
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& just in case you havenโ€™t yet discovered what an amazing tool fitness can be for therapy, I want to encourage you to get moving. Not to burn off calories or change your body, but to enhance your health & improve your mindset. โฃ
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๐…๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ

 

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