05, 05, 2016
Let’s just say it’s been a rough start to May. I’ve been on a new healthy lifestyle journey since the beginning of this year. In Toronto we don’t really have spring, so summer just pops up and surprises us whenever it feels like it. That being said, I decided my fitness needed to be on point for bikini season. I follow monthly Pilates calendars but I wanted to kick it up a notch by adding in some weights after my daily routine. Amateur me thought I’d get fancy and do more than the required repetitions – mind you it’s been quite awhile since I’ve used anything besides my own body weight for exercise. So guess what? I ended up pulling the muscle in my arm!
I got an x-ray done today and now I’m here having to take it easy for a couple days. It got me thinking about the small things we take for granted every single day. Our arms, legs, eyesight, hearing are just some of those things we use or don’t use enough of that we are very fortunate to have. It’s disappointing that we never realize how powerful our bodies are until something goes wrong. Not being as mobile as I usually am has put me on hiatus and a reflecting mode to better take care of my body since I only have this one.
Wearing: American Eagle Open Cardigan [alternative], Forever 21 Knit V-Neck Cami [here], American Eagle Mid-Rise Jeans [similar], ASOS Double Compartment Cross Body Bag [here], Forever 21 Faux Suede Loafers [here].
Along with that, my outfits have been matching my feelings. Instead of opting for sweatpants and hoodies I always try to make an effort to look good even when I’m not feeling the greatest. Maybe it’s just me but it’s my way of fooling myself into thinking I’m fine. When you’re not feeling your best how do you like to dress? By the way, what I’ve learned is that it’s never the best option to google your symptoms which can create a lot of unnecessary paranoia.
I hope you’re having a wonderful month so far! Xo.