Health & Fitness Things I No Longer Do
Drinking Red Bull like it’s my job
In the days of working 60-80 hour weeks (between two jobs) and then working 40 hour weeks and going to grad school, I was drinking Red Bull like it was my job. I’m pretty sure my blood to Red Bull ratio would have been 1:1.
For a couple years I looked like these emoji: 😜😳😲
This was so unhealthy you guys! Now I’m not saying that I haven’t had a Red Bull since but I no longer drink them regularly. Nowadays I just chug water, drink coffee and enjoy kombucha in moderation. So much healthier!
If you still love Red Bull and drink it like it’s your job – can I interest you in a Red Bull slushie recipe? 1 can of Red Bull, a heavy splash of cranberry juice and a bunch of ice blended together. It’s a great summer beverage. Feel free to add some vodka to that if you are feeling a bit saucy.
For a long time, I would regularly take two workout classes a day or go for a run in the morning and take a class at night.
At this time in my life, I much rather work out in the morning and go home after work. Or sleep in then workout after work. The only caveat to this is occasionally on Sunday mornings I will take a cycle class then a strength class back-to-back.
Spending time with my
couch husband is so much more important.
Flying by the seat of my pants
When I was the busiest I’ve ever been in life, I was also the most disorganized. I didn’t meal prep (the right way), I would let laundry build up for weeks and I would be almost late for work every day.
Being organized helps my mental, physical and emotional health! I no longer stress about what’s for dinner. I know when I am working out. I don’t yell at people for nothing in particular. I’m just a better person now.
Comparing myself to literally everyone else
This one is a biggie and something I work on every day. Part of me (roughly 72%) likes to be extremely structured. I like a schedule and a plan. But with this comes the life timeline. For years, I compared myself to everyone around me in terms of where they are in life to where I was.
Inevitably, I would be disappointed in myself.
It wasn’t until I turned 30 (or right around there) that I cut that shit out. Who was I to think I knew how good or bad other people were doing at life? And, who the hell cares what other people are doing? Not me anymore!
So there you have it. What health and fitness thing have you dropped over the years? Let me know!
Linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud.