You know those days where you don't really feel like going out in public? I'm having one today. In high school I used to call them my "sweatshirt days". I went to a Catholic school that required students to wear uniforms and on days where I wasn't feeling my 100% self, I would wear the biggest, baggiest hoodie available and literally camp out in it all day. It's not that I was a hermit all the time--I just needed a comfy day to reset myself.
Nowadays, I find the best way to get out of a slump is to exercise. Even if you can't make it to a gym, you can work up a sweat in your own apartment, dorm, or home. You can wear anything you want, listen to any music you want, and make as many huffing and puffing and grunting noises that you can possibly muster up. That's the beauty of the home workout.
I'm starting my new desk job in TWO WEEKS ( ! ) which means that in two weeks I'll be sitting on my bum all day. With that thought in mind, I made a pact with myself to be as active as possible until then. So no gym today = running outside with Tundra and yoga/pilates upstairs in the sunny spare bedroom.
Oops! Note to self: I seriously need to Windex my mirrors after this.
I have a workout DVD called Pilates Target Specifics
that I ordered online in second year university. I used to wake up early every morning before class to do it at my duplex! It has instructional exercise videos to target the abs, arms, hips, and thighs. I originally bought it because the instructor had the coolest 80s style one-piece Spandex suit. I soon found it to be a very good go-to resource when you want to tone at home. Here I am doing the abs section--ouch.
On an end note--that baggy sweatshirt that I wore in high school--I still wear it every time I visit my parents. I was wearing it while cleaning out my childhood bedroom last week and I stumbled across a health journal that I kept in Grade 10 Gym Class.
Ohhh high school... when you only had to laugh to stay in shape!
I feel a bit better now. I might even run some errands sans baggy Varsity sweatshirt.