So you don’t exercise at all or you are inconsistent and go on for a few months (or days) and then you are off for the same period of time.
There’s also a good chance that you don’t have time to live at the gym anymore – you’re in a season of life that requires you to take care of other people and other responsibilities so your life is probably pretty stressful.
I just wanted to remind you that, in addition to all of the physical benefits of regular exercise like weight loss/weight maintenance, improved immunity, increased strength, etc. REGULAR exercise is also a huge stress reliever.
If you are feeling pent up, find that you are always going to the kitchen even when you’re not hungry, short tempered, can’t sleep well, drinking every evening to “unwind” those are signs that you have high levels of stress and you are not managing it well.
The solution (at least in part) = exercise.
What are some options for you:
- Go outside for a walk
- Lift weights
- Mini-Yoga session
- Gentle, informal stretching session
- Push-ups at your desk or kitchen counter
- Run up and down your stairs
Don’t over complicate things and talk yourself out of being active.
You NEED to be active. The human body requires movement – pick something and just do it.