The first of this year was pretty rough to say the least. ⠀

I was back-to-back sick with different viruses for 10 days straight, and felt like I could barely get out of bed, let alone get to the gym. ⠀ ⠀ This week I’m FINALLY starting to feel like myself again, with a surge of energy and motivation to get back to work. 💪 ⠀ ⠀ Not going to lie, this gym session was difficult — I feel weak, shaky, and not entirely comfortable in my body right now, but I’m trying to be kind to myself and just do what I have the energy for. ⠀ ⠀ Yesterday I had a huge to-do list for FBL, but for some reason I just felt the need to write, so I spent all day huddled in a Starbucks and knocked out over 4,000 words for my new book. ⠀ ⠀ Today I felt the desperate need to hit the gym, even if the workout was short and sweet. ⠀ ⠀ I’m usually an advocate for training your mind and body to level up and push against the grain, but I’m also trying to trust in myself that my natural intuition and needs will still bring me success. ⠀ ⠀ Sometimes I catch myself thinking that my natural state is unremarkable and passive, and I have to force myself to be better. Which leaves me wondering if there’s an inner magic that I’ve been suppressing all these years. 🤔🧜‍♀️⠀ ⠀ Can you tell I’ve been reading a lot of Cara Alwill Leyba? 😅✨ @thechampagnediet ⠀ Anyways, here’s to kicking ass your own way and trusting your intuition.