Moving is a significant life event that can be a positive or negative stressor. For me it is thankfully a positive stressor, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t having an impact on my usual routines. Everything from how I get ready in the morning to how I make dinner at night is different and will be for the next few months while we are in our temporary space. With the changes I’ve definitely missed some of my personal fitness time—a missed run or morning Pilates practice. But I’m trying to not be hard on myself because this is life—a part of life that deserves to be embraced and enjoyed even with the disruptions and changes.
First, life events of this type will always be cropping up, and I can control how I respond to them.
Second, I know that stability will return and with that will come my desired fitness schedule.
Third, I have the opportunity to try changes to my routine.
The weather is nice, so I’ve been fitting in other activities with my family if I can’t squeeze the run into the day (or just don’t have running energy). I also try out new times for my Pilates practice instead of in the morning and new running routes when I can. Incorporating fitness into daily life takes creativity and flexibility to react and sway with life’s changes. It isn’t an unchanging process, so keep your resolve and take advantage of each opportunity to move (ending with a pun for a little fun)!