Last month I ran 75 miles. My goal was 80 but I am proud of that none the less.  I also taught PIYO classes and did some weight training weekly.  This is a norm for me and has been for the last few years. Sounds like I have it together right? Now I have been given a challenge…

I had a follow up appointment with my doctor last week.   (If You want a little background about what I am going though with some hormone imbalances check out my earlier blog…)

I am still having some imbalance issues with hormones and high cortisol and lack of weight loss.  We talked for a bit about my diet and water intake and then discussed exercise. It seems that in the last few years I may have stressed my system a bit with the amount and intensity of exercise I have done.  I admit that I have increased it some as I wanted to finally reach my goals. In the last three years I went from running half marathons, to working with a trainer, then came CrossFit and Beachbody programs like T25 and Insanity.  All while still teaching classes for others and running weekly.  It may have been a little much but at the time I felt great and each time I changed it up I felt like I was doing something great for myself.  In that time I have began coaching others to get themselves on track.  Guess what was missing from every one of those routines?  Relaxation, meditation and quieting my mind. In fact I find it so hard to sit still that I often skip the yoga and stretching workouts of the at home programs!

I have never been a yoga type person. I teach PIYO today but that is different. You move the whole time and there is no “OM” and breath focus. Now I am told that if I don’t do something to relax my cortisol levels will not improve and my body will still be out of balance. This is hard! I was basically told to slow down and relax! Wow, I guess I could have had worse news, right?

So, like may other fitness centered people I have made a plan… Yoga three times a week, run two (because I can’t quit cold turkey), weight train two and make sure to take 10 minutes each day to deep breathe and meditate.  Sounds pretty full but I am hoping it will work!

My biggest thing will be to not stress if I miss something. I am one to feel like I failed if I don’t workout.  Now I will need to make sure to take a day off to just be.

Wow! Has anyone every gone through a transition like this?  How did you do it?

Please like and share! This may help someone else!!

Last month I ran 75 miles. My goal was 80 but I am proud of that none the less.  I also taught PIYO classes and did some weight training weekly.  This is a norm for me and has been for the last few years. Sounds like I have it together right? Now I have been given a challenge…

I had a follow up appointment with my doctor last week.   (If You want a little background about what I am going though with some hormone imbalances check out my earlier blog…)

I am still having some imbalance issues with hormones and high cortisol and lack of weight loss.  We talked for a bit about my diet and water intake and then discussed exercise. It seems that in the last few years I may have stressed my system a bit with the amount and intensity of exercise I have done.  I admit that I have increased it some as I wanted to finally reach my goals. In the last three years I went from running half marathons, to working with a trainer, then came CrossFit and Beachbody programs like T25 and Insanity.  All while still teaching classes for others and running weekly.  It may have been a little much but at the time I felt great and each time I changed it up I felt like I was doing something great for myself.  In that time I have began coaching others to get themselves on track.  Guess what was missing from every one of those routines?  Relaxation, meditation and quieting my mind. In fact I find it so hard to sit still that I often skip the yoga and stretching workouts of the at home programs!

I have never been a yoga type person. I teach PIYO today but that is different. You move the whole time and there is no “OM” and breath focus. Now I am told that if I don’t do something to relax my cortisol levels will not improve and my body will still be out of balance. This is hard! I was basically told to slow down and relax! Wow, I guess I could have had worse news, right?

So, like may other fitness centered people I have made a plan… Yoga three times a week, run two (because I can’t quit cold turkey), weight train two and make sure to take 10 minutes each day to deep breathe and meditate.  Sounds pretty full but I am hoping it will work!

My biggest thing will be to not stress if I miss something. I am one to feel like I failed if I don’t workout.  Now I will need to make sure to take a day off to just be.

Wow! Has anyone every gone through a transition like this?  How did you do it?

PleaseFullSizeRender-2 share! This may help someone else!!

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