Day to Day Getting Started Playlists

Things I’m (re)learning + Spotify playlist

This week was pretty good and it certainly helped to hit this goal. I don’t feel like I can notice a difference in my body or how things are fitting, and I certainly don’t expect anyone else to notice. I have noticed my mental health is better since I’ve started exercising and watching what I ate a few weeks back. I’m not saying those two things cure depression and anxiety because I know they’ve never worked for me by themselves. They help for a while but the underlying issues always come out. While I am still on anti-depressants, I am only taking them when I start to feel anxious. Typically it’s once a week but I was able to go about two days longer than normal this week, which I am happy about. Taking it once seems to curb the feeling without making me feel numb. The end game is to get off of them so long as things continue to improve.

Things I’m (re)learning:

What’s working for me:
I haven’t been utilizing a gym because the weather has been cool enough to walk and I have TRX for strength training. Typically, I prefer to be outside rather than in a gym anyway. I also prefer to take multiple leisurely walks (15-30 minutes) as opposed to one really hard walk.

Fitness professionals: is this wrong? I’m trying to figure out the way I can keep up with this long-term and this seems to work best for my schedule. Doing it this way gives me energy and keeps me motivated throughout the day.

Sometimes you have to listen to your body and rest
I typically stay the night with my parents one night a week to break up my commute during the week and visit my family. I went down with the intention of walking on the farm for a bit and instead I napped on the couch for 3 hours. I felt guilty because I didn’t walk but I clearly needed the rest.

In case you’ve been living under a rock during the past week, you have to listen to ^^ this ^^ new single from Justin Timberlake! It’s a super fun song and makes you dance, dance, dance when you listen to it, and this week is worth celebrating!

I also put together a short playlist (~30 minutes) if you’re interested in using the next time you’re working out.

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  • Reply
    Stacy (Texzonagal)
    May 15, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Congrats on your first weight loss progress. I know this is just the beginning.

    Great list. I’m loving the JT song. Sometimes when I run I will push repeat over and over again. Such a great song! 🙂

    • Reply
      May 19, 2016 at 11:01 am

      Thanks, Stacy! Did you see the new video he released for the song? I love it!

  • Reply
    Rebecca Jo
    May 16, 2016 at 10:33 am

    What a way to kick off your weight loss! Proud of you!
    I am so obsessed with JT’s new song. OBSESSED!

    • Reply
      May 19, 2016 at 11:01 am

      ME TOO! It’s so fun and poppy! 😀

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