I have been thinking a lot about the topic of grief lately. Well for the past 6 months pretty intensely.
A little over six months ago my dear friend Shannon passed away in a horrible car accident.
Then 4 weeks ago today my sweet friend Emily passed away from her courageous battle with cancer.
The loss of both of my friends has left a huge hole in my life.
No matter what the reason, loss is hard.
I can’t speak for everyone, but I am sure I am not alone when I say that loss has affected my life in many ways.
One area that I really noticed changed a bit was my exercise routine and even my levels of desire to workout.
Some days I was overwhelmed with feelings of grief. Some days a good hard run or workout was what I needed to clear my mind a bit. Other days skipping the gym and getting extra rest was what I needed!
Other the past few years I have worked on approaching how I process loss in a healthier way. In previous circumstances I have found myself on the 2 extreme ends of the spectrum. Either excessive workouts or none at all.
I have to say I am a bit happy with myself for listening to my body and also keeping my emotional health in check. It is not always easy,
How about you? Have you noticed loss or other life events cause change in your motivation levels to workout? How did you change your schedule to allow yourself time to grieve?
Be filled with health and joy!