Being sick for 2 weeks is fun!

Being sick for 2 weeks is fun!

Yes, that was a sarcasm. I absolutely hate being sick and it happens very rarely. Everytime i get even a little cold i do everything to make it go away. The thought of laying all day in bed, feeling pain all over my body is not my kind of thing. I would rather go to university and be busy all the time. I'm just that kind of person who can barely stand doing nothing for 2 hours, i just have to make myself busy all the time. Cause i love being productive.

Anyway, the reason i was absent for so long is i have purulent tonsillitis. And the only way to cure it is to stay at home and take antibiotics, which make my head hurt so much.

So yeah, for the passed almost two weeks i had to suffer, but now i feel much much better. Finally! Unfortunately i couldn't do anything, i didn't exercise or go to university. And also i ate so much junk food you can't even imagine.

But after all i feel energised and actually can do something, even go out. That also means i can blog again! So prepare yourselves for the next week post!



Getting Back to Running / Finding Motivation.

Getting Back to Running / Finding Motivation.

If you're an old reader you remember how last year i was addicted to running. I ran at least 3 times a week (usually 4). I ran so often that in less than a month i extended my distance from 2km to 8km and cut my pace from 7'59''/km to 5'28''/ km. So you can say i was pretty good at it. But unfortunately winter came, it was more difficult to run in a cold ass weather. Consequently i stopped working out at all. Not even at home.

When you do so much exercise, especially cardio (which is my favourite) you build you're strengh but mostly efficiency. Your body is getting use to longer runs or longer bike rides. You don't even feel tired or out of breath anymore. And this is why i was into running so much. I felt happier seeing my results after making so much effort. It made me a lot of pleasure, cause my body was releasing so much endorphins, also called happines hormones.

So not working out at all after all of this hard work resulted in misery. My body got lazier, weak and i became more grumpy and tired all the time. I also gained some weight, which also made me feel bad with how i looked. I couldn't even see my strong muscular legs. Summing up i was unhappy.

I even tried to sign up to the gym, but i felt like i was stuck in this little room, not knowing what i should do and begging for some fresh air, because i absolutely love working out outside. So that didn't work out.

Luckily winter ended and spring started coming in. But not my motivation. I still didn't feel like going for a run, cause i was so used to staying home and laying on my cauch all day. I wasn't motivated at all. And once, when i forced myself to do this, i couldn't even run 2km i was that unfit. So it made me more miserable.

More and more days passed, weather started to be warm. And i started to miss going outside, i thought that i'm missing out on such a beautiful weather by staying home. Also #summerbody, i thought it would be the last chance to lose weight for summer. So i gave it a go, but this time i decided to start slowly, 3min run 3min walk. And it really worked. I didn't want to spit out my longs, my knees didn't hurt as much. I felt refreshed and relaxed.

And since then i'm still running, at least 3 times a week. I lost some weight, i see my missing before leg muscles. But more importantly i enjoy it and it brings me so much happines.

So if you're trying to find your motivation just remember how you feel after a workout. In my opinion not everyone is made to work out. If you really don't feel well after some exercise (considering you've tried at least couple of times, even a light workout) then it's not for you. Exercising should make you feel great, not terrible. It should bring you joy, not misery.

Sometimes people find motivation in losing weight. In my case it kinda worked out, but it just got me started. It's obvious that once you start exercising, you should continuosly do it. Not only to maintain muscle mass, but also to maintain you're efficiency. I really felt bad when after all of this hard work i went back to the very beginning.

Hoping it will finally encourage you to work out, or maybe not. It should make you feel happy, not be dragging you down!


My Mindful Evening Routine.

My Mindful Evening Routine.

Recenlty i've finally decided to create an evening routine, which would be relaxing and mindful. Meaning for at least 2 hours i would complitely turn off my thoughts and just focuse on the moment. Everyday after a run or an exercise (yes, i'm finally back at running and i'm gonna write a separate post about that) i have a stress-free time, when i only think about how i'm feeling. And i'm going to show you what i do.

1. Long warm shower
I've never been a bath lover, but i do love a good shower. Especially a very warm and long one. It really soothes tight muscles and just feels so cosy and good. Sometimes I can stand there for 30 minutes :D.

2. Making the bedroom cosy
Everyday, after the shower i clean my bedroom, make the bed, turn on lights above my bed and also light some candles. When everything around you looks nice and tidy you also feel nice. Mess can sometimes make me even more stressed, so it's a necessary part.

3. Reading a book
Yes, i'm back into reading too. I'm currenlty reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens and i really like it. I think reading is the best way to forget about everything, because you are consantly focused on the plot of the book. You use your imagination throughout the whole book, and it's easy to be dragged in by it.

4. Listening to calm music
As you all know i love loud music, but it can be too loud when i try to calm down. That's why every evening i listen to a piano music, preciseli to a Spotify playlist called Piano in the Background. I always loved the sound of this instrument and it really does make me chill.

5. Meditating 
Is what i've been doing very recently before bed. I was very sceptical about it at first. But one day i decided to give it a go and the same day i felt asleep instantly and slept like a baby. It's so soothing. Laying down, without any sound and move can help loads. So i really recommend it!
The app i'm using is called Simple Habits. I came across it while searching for such an app. It's really easy to use and has everything i need. (not sponsored).

That's all of my mindful routine. I hope it will help you with creating your own mindful routine!

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