Hey, welcome to the Friday Open Thread! This is your space to let it all out and tell us about your life and share pictures and stories. I haven’t done one of these in a while and I’m so excited to be here with y’all!
This week my partner and I have started jogging again. I haven’t worked out consistently in a long long time and same for my partner. I’ve been so unmotivated lately even though I know exercising does so many good things for my body. I carry so much anxiety and stress and any time I work out, even if it’s for 10 minutes, I feel so much better! I have a membership to my local YMCA and enjoy going to the group classes but sometimes getting back into a routine is the hardest part. After dealing with some health issues last year, my partner is now in a place where she’s motivated to work out and feel better about her body and asked me if I wanted to join her and my dog out for a run. And I did!
We started slow and jogged a mile around our neighborhood. I did pretty well, considering I hadn’t run in ages, and I felt so great afterwards. We’ve done it for a few days in a row now and I am sore. But also I’ve slept better and don’t feel like the world is going to collapse on my shoulders or like I’m suffocating because anxiety. Also my dog is delighted by this new development. I hope we can keep it up! At least, this makes me want to keep going to spin, yoga and Zumba classes at the Y! My brain is like yay, endorphins!
Do you have an exercise routine? What do you do? Do you watch Youtube videos or follow an app or go to a gym? Do you have a workout buddy? What motivates you to keep going?
Besides working out, how’s life going? What are you doing this month? Isn’t August the last full month of summer? (I’m low-key OVER this summer, I want Fall to come like now.) What’s your favorite ice cream? What are your weekend plans? Tell me all the things in the comments!
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