Balance. It’s a word that is chucked about here, there and everywhere to justify eating a donut or two.
But there’s more to life than just food (food is first though). We have work, training and social extras we have to balance. We can work too much, train too much, party too much. I for one can be guilty of the first two far too often. I love my job, I often struggle to take a step back, even whilst on holiday, I found myself slowly opening up MFP over dinner and looking at clients food diaries. And well training I love it and in everyday life it doesn’t affect anything I do, however, when on holiday in the past I’ve struggled to say 45 minutes is cool, or no training at all is fine. There’s a reason why it is called a holiday. I once ruined a family holiday to Rome and ever since I’ve promised myself to not make that same mistake again.
I don’t ever think there is such thing as balance. I think it’s more about being okay with the choices you make, the choices which make you happy, the choices that take you out of your comfort zone and choices which may affect others.
I’m a solo traveller, I could work, train, eat, explore, rave and sleep as much as I like this holiday. I’ll do what makes me happy.
For the first time in a long time, I’ve said it’s okay to take a step back from training, I love training and if I can chuck in a quick WOD within a day or a quick DB workout I will. I love my life in Melbourne, I love my daily routine, and honestly just to do that with a little less intensity, a little less work and a bit more sun is how I’m enjoying my trip. It’s not extraordinary, it’s not spectacular but it’s mine.
What I’m trying to say is holiday how you want, if that’s sitting by the pool all day then go for it, if it’s trekking Kilimanjaro then fabulous and if it’s doing pretty much what you do on the daily because you enjoy that, then keep doing you. Lots of love peeps 🧡 - 24 minutes ago