I like schedules. I like routine. I like stability. What I don’t do well with is uncertainty. Lots of changes and disappointments have happened this past month with a whirlwind of emotions. I have experienced how easily it is to slip into bad habits. I have seen what happens during times of chaos and stress.

Lack of structure makes me feel unmotivated and distracted often leading to periods of depression. Having structure helps me create a sense of stability and balance. And now more then ever I am realizing the importance of lessening stress and being more prepared.

My health is one of my top priorities. I know what will happen if I start to fall into bad habits. Staying up late, skipping my workouts, not drinking enough water, etc. I will lose the battle and my Still’s disease will show it’s ugly face. I will start to show signs of intermittent fevers, joint inflammation and pain, swelling of lymph glands and inflammation of the lungs. None of which would be good for a person in our country’s current state.

So right now I am working on accepting the things we can’t control and doing my best to change the things we can. And that starts with engaging in good habits.

  • Eat well (adding more fruits and veggies)
  • Daily movement (exercise/mobility/outdoor walk)
  • Drinking more water
  • Sleeping well (7-8 hours is my goal)
  • Social Interaction (thinking outside the box)

I am also taking this opportunity to step back from the day-to-day stresses and take time with those and what I value the most… even if it’s forced. It will require some creativity and thinking outside the box but I know that there are so many undiscovered opportunities out there, we just need to make the choice to find them.

~Bmamba


TODAY’S WORKOUT

Partner AMRAP 25
100 Box Jumps
75 Ball Slams
50 Deck Squats
200m FC (do together)