I have a drawer in the dresser where I put all my workout stuff. Actually, it's several drawers. Periodically, I will go through those drawers and tidy up the mess. Today, I went through them and took out all the stuff I don't wear. You know, because over time, I have developed favorites and things that fit me four years ago doesn't necessarily fit me the way I like NOW.
I am picky about my workout shirts. I cannot wear cotton to exercise in- ewwwww! Also, I have to have my arms free which means NO sleeves. AND, I like fitted shirts but not too fitted. So, out goes the super-fitted tanks I used to wear about 15lbs ago. Out go the tech shirts I got from various race because they ALL have sleeves, although I cannot bring myself to throw them away. They each mean something to me so I am saving them somewhere but I don't know where yet.
I finally put away the *winter* gear and I use that term lightly because it doesn't get very winter-y where I am. Capri pants, long pants, long sleeve running shirts. Packed away for the next few months. I did leave out the knee length capris because I like to use those when biking or spinning.
Surely I am not the only one who does this- clean out their drawers from all the clutter?
I think I could do the same with my brain.
You know, clear out the clutter.
I haven't been online much because I am trying to be MORE present with the kids.
They are a present to me and I need to be present for them.
Hence, online time = time suck = leads to brain clutter.
Or something like that.
I feel the same with fitness. I am totally all over the place with this post.
The *clutter* of life has led me to forgo workouts, skip runs, and take the easy road when I do exercise. We've been busy (duh) and I'm floating around with my exercise program trying to decide what I want to do with it and in the meantime, not doing anything substantial while I figure out my brain clutter.
I decided this week that regardless of WHERE my exercise program is going, I need to keep up my fitness level and KEEP moving, KEEP my heart rate elevated, KEEP my body flexible, and KEEP my mind strong. Yes, exercise does all of those things for me.
So last week, I did a spin class, ran 3 miles one day, did a Body Pump class, ran another 3 miles, walked a few miles, did a Body Combat class, and did sprints for 1.5 miles.
Not too shabby.
I am dedicated to clearing the clutter- from my house and from my mind.