Sh*t Happens: How To Handle Staying Fit While Being Stressed

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I have reached out to my tribe asking for different topics to discuss. Stress while trying to get fit is a BIG one. Life happens to all of us. We all live within a new age modern day jacked up society... Am I Right.  LOL! However, that doesn't mean that we have to be the victim to our circumstance. Truth is, there will always be something unexpected that pops up. In life, it's not about what happens to you, it about your REACTION. With that being said, here are my suggestions for staying focused in stressful times.

1.STRESS EATING: Put the candy, cookies, cake, chips and ice cream down and walk away! It is super easy to go carb crazy in stressful times. It's the only thing in the world that will make us feel better. Nope, WRONG ANSWER! That is just the story you want to believe. When you are stressed, here's what I would like you to do. 

-DRINK YOUR H2O: If you're carb craving 9 times out of 10, you are dehydrated. I would also suggest drinking your favorite herbal tea. Instead of drinking sugary foolery like Hawaiian Punch or these sugar packed juices, drink something that nourishes the spirit.

-CARB CRAZY:  In any case you are still carb craving, I'd suggest resorting to crunchy veggies like cucumber and carrots dipped in your dressing of choice. I am obsessed with sweet onion (no more than 2 tbs).  Remember that carb craving is all in your mind. You actually want some crunch. Between the water within the veggies and the dressing, I would say that you should be satisfied.  If you feel that you are still hungry, take your tail to the kitchen and cook a meal. NO FRIED!! After that, your cravings for nonsense should be gone. 

2.BALANCING WORKING OUT WITH STRESS : Listen, I get it. You're stressed and don't want to do anything..... Nope, I actually don't get it. In fact, it's just another story that you are choosing to believe. Working out is a great stress RELIEVER! It actually promotes endorphins which results in positive energy A.K.A "happy thoughts". Yoga, Pilates, or a nice trail jog, are just a few ways that can help you feel better. Think of it this way. Would you rather dwell on your stress and be miserable or focus on your health and promote happiness within the body? You would be surprise on how our "spidey" senses work while being active. I have solved many of life issues while going for a run, walking, or just stretching. Moral of the story people is working out makes you feel better , so find you a workout that fits!

At the end of the day, what seems like it's bad, is never that bad. It can always be resolved. Just don't let it knock you down. Fight for your happy! 

I hope you guys are able to take from this post and apply it TODAY.

If there are other issues that you would like me to write about, shoot me an email and I'll get it done. 

 

Iris