I expressed this earlier in my Facebook.
My routine last week was interrupted. Lack of sleep. Unhealthy late snacks. Minimal morning exercise.
Luckily my company offers a little bit of flexibility in our working hours. I requested to work from 9am to 4pm only instead of the usual 8am to 6pm office hours. In this way, I can still squeeze some time with my son after his school and have at least 30 minutes to do my morning walking exercise.
I attended last week a course called ‘Happiness Program’ facilitated by Art of Living. Before you judge me (lol!), I am not kind of a lost soul seeking happiness in this chaotic world. I admit, the course title can be misleading.
My friend and I were after the yoga class actually though the Happiness Program offered breathing exercise, meditation and yoga. Yup, it’s 3-in-1 combo package.
To our surprise, it was a fantastic course! We were so glad that we had taken the course though my initial expectation about yoga was not met. I had high expectations solely focus on yoga though they taught it in the course, it was not the main thing. It was just a part of it.
It was a six days training from 7pm to 10pm and on the last day (Friday) it was even longer, from 9.30am to 3pm.
We were also asked not to eat after 3.30pm. So my friend and I ended up eating unhealthy-carbs-high snacks after the sessions.
As much as I like the course, I struggled because of the timings. I felt sleepy the next day. I am not used to sleeping late anymore. My exercise routine in the morning was not that productive because of lack sleep. Then this late night snacks kept me feeling bloated and heavy.
What I noticed, when my routine is interrupted, it takes me time to bounce back specially if I am breaking my eating routine. For instance, my friends and I decide to have dinner somewhere else where the food is not totally 100% plant based.
I indulge and enjoy the sumptuous dinner. Unfortunately, I tend to skip the morning exercise the following day because of feeling heavy and bloated. As a result, I am not that eager too to eat healthy breakfast instead I opt for coffee and bread. Then for sure, I am not into cleaning eating for the rest of the day.
Well, somehow now I am back to the groove. Actually just today.
I am still trying to find my ways in my morning routine. Generally, I am up between 4.30am to 4.45am to prepare for my morning exercise at 5.15am.
With the Happiness Program, we have some homework to do which includes meditation, breathing exercise and yoga everyday. I need privacy to do this and the only time I can secure my privacy is in the morning when everybody is still asleep.
This implies waking up earlier than usual. I have been doing the homework for the last three days. I am still running out of time. I guess, the ideal wake-up time is 3.30am so I have enough time before the morning exercise. Let’s see tomorrow.
Whew, such life!
Anyway, we don’t surrender, right? This is the lifestyle we chose and we have to stick to it if we want to stay healthy and fit.
So what about you? How are you progressing with your healthy and fitness journey?