Between quitting my job, moving out of our house, road tripping across the country, and moving to San Diego, a lot has changed in my life over the past few weeks to say the least. All of this coupled with studying for my fitness certification and trying to find a new job has kind of consumed my life and made fitting in fitness and healthy eating quite difficult.
When we first moved out of our house and began our road trip, I tried my best to stay on track with healthy eating and even managed to get in a couple of decent hotel workouts. Well, when you’re on the road in the middle of nowhere, finding healthy and affordable options can be quite difficult to say the least. At times, we were lucky to even find a gas station, let alone a supermarket or any place that served something besides tacos and burgers.
My attempt at healthy eating quickly turned into lots of this:
and, of course, this:
And exercising…forget about it. After those 2 hotel workouts, the only other movement I managed to get in was walking down the Las Vegas strip (which ended in us grabbing a couple of beers so I don’t think that actually counts…wah) and some desperately needed stretching when I was able to get out of the car.
Now that we are officially moved into our apartment and have unpacked for the most part (we still need to buy a new couch and storage space, so we will be living amongst some boxes for a little while), it’s been so nice to have a kitchen to cook in again! As much as I did enjoy all of those In-N-Out burgers (we ate there 3 times in a period of 2 days), I was starting to feel gross and tired all of the time, so that made wanting to eat healthy again quite easy.
Exercise, on the other hand, has been a little more difficult to get back into. I told myself I would get right back to working out come Monday morning. Well, Monday morning passed…and Tuesday morning passed..and nothing. Seriously, why is it so much harder to start back up with a fitness routine once you’ve stopped? I think it’s because you forget how comfy your bed really is and, once you remember, you never want to leave it again.
Well, I’m happy to report that I decided to finally get off of my butt this morning and made it out for a run to enjoy the beautiful San Diego morning weather! I mean, part of the reason why I wanted to move here was because of the gorgeous weather, so I better start enjoying it!
35 minute run done plus a quick kettlebell workout FTW! For the kettlebell portion, I did swings, sumo squats, 1 legged deadlifts, and snatches.
Off to a job interview now! Wish me luck!
Have you ever fallen off the fitness bandwagon? How did you start back up again?
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