I’ve been away from my blog for awhile and I have missed it. Part of the issue was that I didn’t feel like I had anything to write about. I wasn’t inspired and I was just really drained. May and June are hard when you are a teacher because your energy is low and you can see that finish line. As the weather gets nicer, the students don’t want to be at school; they want to be home or outside playing. They don’t want to be there; you don’t want to be there. Summer cannot come soon enough.
Along with the fatigue from a long school year, I also feel a lack of discipline with eating. The ice cream comes out and the stress of the end of the year makes me want to eat junk. Along with the end of the school year came time to pack (90) boxes because we were moving into a newly built school. There was a lot of excitement that we were finally moving into our brand new school, but packing, report cards, class lists and various school drama was in the way of getting to the summer finish line.
Once school was over, it was like a huge burden was lifted off my shoulders. However, it usually takes 1-2 weeks to decompress from the school year; I truly felt unmotivated to do anything. I didn’t go on any type of eating binge or sleep marathon. I did, however, watch a lot of television and just plain did nothing. I was getting very little accomplished, but made myself do several small chores each day. The fog has lifted and I am back at making life more balanced.
This is wear the MindBody app comes into play. I wrote a former blog post about this app. I am a MindBody ambassador, but only because I LOVE THIS APP. My friend opened a fitness studio (Fitness Balanced) and it was connected to the MindBody app, which makes it super simple to sign up for classes. Another feature of the app is that there are specials offered by gyms and studios in your area that run along the bottom of the home screen. I had done barre for over a year, but the studio I went to just got too expensive. I decided to check the MindBody app to see if I could find another local barre studio and I found one.
Ahhh Sweet Balance is a yoga and barre studio and it was a great experience. The instructor/co-owner was very friendly and welcoming. The class was low pressure and I felt comfortable going at my own pace. I didn’t realize how much I missed barre until I took this class. I feel that I have found my new barre studio. It is such a good feeling to get a good workout because it makes you feel like you can take on the world. It is ironic and very telling that both of the studios that I like have the word “balance” in their names. It is so true…life must have balance because too much or too little of any area in life leads to imbalance which is unhealthy. I am feeling much healthier already.
What brings balance to your life?