I’ve been looking forwards to writing this post. It’s been a long time coming, and the title is self-explanatory: I’m taking control of my life. I’ve been trying to hit the reset button and regain control of my life for a while now. And I’ve finally managed to start implementing the changes I’ve been wanting to.
Essentially, I just want to explain what I’m doing, why and how I’m turning my life around.
Initially, I was going to start with what I’m changing. But I think it’s probably best if I share with you the ‘why’ first.
Every now and then I get stuck in a rut where life doesn’t seem to move the way I want it to and things just feel off. I don’t feel like myself, I’m not doing the things I enjoy, and well it isn’t the best feeling to have.
So, I wanted to change that and hit the reset button, rather than just existing.
So, what am I doing?
Changing up my look
One of the first things I wanted to do was change up my look with a simple haircut. I haven’t had a haircut in a while and thought it was probably about time for my hair’s health anyway.
I decided to try out a new local hairdresser, going for the classic ‘me’ haircut: a bob with a fringe. It’s a good cut to change things up, but it’s nothing I haven’t had before.
Getting back into the gym + other forms of exercise
Exercising. It’s something I thrive off of. I love to move my body and feel gross when I don’t. My gym routine has been very up and down, but in the past week, I’ve shown up for almost every workout and felt good about it.
I’m ecstatic to be back in the gym and working on my strength again.
At the moment my goal is to feel strong and athletic. I want to feel powerful and be agile in whatever I do.
I’ve also started running a whole lot more. I’m taking it easy to get back into the swing of things as I don’t want to burn myself out, but so far, so good.
Resting because I got sick
I had a really good start to the week:I felt really good, I was energised, I was smashing all my workouts. And then life happened. I ran with my new orthotics and my achilles started to ache – it’s an injury I’ve been trying to keep at bay. Thankfully, I had a physio appointment afterwards and my physio told me to have a few days rest before running the distance it took to start getting sore and stopping there, to help build up my strength and what not.
But then… I noticed a tickle in my throat and now I’m coughing and sneezing and feeling rather sorry for myself with a cold that I’d rather get rid of. It’s not fun and when I’m not coughing, my eyes are weeping because I have to sneeze.
So, I’ve been forced into completely resting rather than being able to stay active and still rest at the same time. And that’s where I’m at at the moment.
Getting sick has definitely thrown me, but I’m excited to get back on track. I’ve been slowly recovering over the past few days, and feel almost ready to get back into things.
I’m going to be taking it one day at a time, but planning my week out so I know what’s coming.
I’m ready to become the best version of myself, and I hope I can inspire you to do the same.
I’ll more than likely share my journey through blog posts, YouTube videos and Instagram. If you’re interested in my journey, be sure to check out my Body, Mind & Soul category, as I have a feeling that’s where I’ll be posting most of the blog posts.
So, if you’re ready to also hit the reset button, be sure to follow along.