Why I decided to take a week off (and why that’s TOTALLY okay) – a mini rant, by Deryn
Hi babes! 👋🏽 So, some of you might have noticed that I’ve been basically MIA for the last week. 🌬 A few insta stories documenting my time traveling the UK 🇬🇧, but that’s it. No posts, no therapy clients, no workout videos, nothing. 🚫 And here’s why: I took the week off – from everything! I let myself get off track with not just social media, but my nutrition and fitness as well. 👀 And honestly? I have no regrets.
I had BIG plans for my trip to London. ✈️ I was going to wake up for a super early morning workout every single day 💪🏽, stay completely dialed in with my nutrition 🌱, and check in with social media and the #fitgirlgang every day. 👩🏽💻 Once I got there, though, I realized how unrealistic I was being. Even if the jet lag wasn’t a factor, I wanted to be able to enjoy myself without feeling guilty. 🙈 Did I still spend most of my day on my feet, exploring? 🤸🏽♀️Yes. But did I also eat buckets of sushi 🍱 and share a few bottles of sparkles with my sister and her friends? 🥂Hell, yes.
I guess this post is just about the importance of balance. 🧘🏽♀️ Eat the food that makes you happy. Put on pretty dresses, stay out late, and wake up with a hangover every once in a while. Fuel your body, but don’t forget that you have to fuel your soul, too.
“Slipping up” and stuffing yourself silly with McDonalds 🍔 after a night out is not the end of the world. Missing a workout is not the end of the world. What it IS is you listening to your body when it’s too tired, or your soul when it demands tacos 🌮 and beer 🍻 and fun (that’s definitely a thing, souls need tacos 😉). The important part is knowing that you can have those things, AND still work out and go back to following an eating plan the next day. ..
So did I drink WAY too much beer this week? Probably. But did I have the best time ever running around London with my sister? 👯♀️ Absolutely. And did getting back to my bright and early workout routine yesterday morning feel beyond amazing? 💪🏽✨ Hell yes!