Wellness has been part of my lifestyle for many years. I’ve made countless posts on why wellness is an important part of my life. When I was in my teens, eating 4×4 In-N-Out burgers was an easy feat. As a much older person, I need to be more cautious about my health. Initially, it felt like a chore or a bit of a hassle. Once I fully embraced wellness, it’s now a seamless integration.
Before the pandemic era, I would go to the gym once or twice a day. I was extremely bummed out I couldn’t go to the gym anymore. Eventually, I picked up running at a local course and would run/walk 3.2 miles. It’s a bit challenging since I would get bored doing it frequently.
Last year, I started going to SoulCycle and it saved my life. I found a new passion and it helps when you have an amazing instructor! I’ve seen other riders who have been there for over 100, 250, and even 500 rides. It’s a lifestyle!
I’ve considered going back to a gym but the basic gyms are dirty. I’ve been through many 24 Hour Fitness clubs and there is no way I’m going back considering my experience. Equinox was a candidate, except it doesn’t make sense for me to spend $200 per month if I only plan on going once or twice a week.
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Even though I’m a huge foodie, I came to a realization that I needed to clean my diet a bit. Even though I don’t eat much, I need to be mindful of what I’m consuming. The pandemic has been a whole rollercoaster between cycles of healthy eating and just letting go. It’s a mental struggle and fight. Staying strong was hard considering some personal circumstances.
After many escapades, I finally made a stance to take better care of myself. This means cutting certain things and eliminating others.
In all honesty, I’m trying to maintain my health. It would be great if I could be in better shape to be Spartan race-ready. A lot of wellness involves self-love and taking things one step at a time. You don’t see results overnight – it takes time. At the same time, you can let yourself go and see negative results quicker. That’s the unfortunate part of life and you’re better off steadily climbing up the hill. Don’t stop, don’t look back.