This year started off rocky at work. I feel extremely overworked and exhausted. If it continues this way for the next couple of months, I will age 10 years too soon. My solution? Work-wise, no idea. I guess I just have to be more vigilant and conscientious even more than I have been. I need to be systematic but also keep myself educated. A tall order, but a necessary one.
Stress-wise, working out has been very helpful in keeping me safe. Again, thanks to classpass, I have been adding newer workouts to my schedule just to keep it fresh. This past month, I have tried new classes and have given old ones another chance (I'm looking at you Bikram). So far, my favorite has to be Fit Rxn NYC. I have only taken two classes so far but I always look forward to booking the next one. The classes I have taken there are TRX Mash-up and 30/30. Of the two, TRX Mash-up is definitely more intense. I was sore for two days after this class and I haven't been sore from a workout since November 2014. Definitely not for the faint of heart or the weak-willed as my wrists could barely handle the work but I got through it and I feel more bad-ass because of it. 30/30 is a spin/TRX combo, not as intense as the mash-up but still a good work-out (didn't make me sore at all).
This coming week I have signed up 2 strength classes, yoga and cardio. I like having a balanced workout week. Before I incorporated yoga into my workouts, I felt tired all the time. With the addition of yoga, I feel more relaxed and am starting to get more flexible. I have also fallen in love with boxing and kickboxing and even bought gloves. These classes are added into the mix once or twice a week - my favorites are Title Boxing and Kickbox Haus. I also try to take a barre class once a week - my favorite is FlyBarre. No matter how many times I've done this class, it always leaves me sore. A great core workout and never gets boring.
Working out 4-5 times a week has given me a more zen state of mind when it comes to my job. The time I spend working out is my "me time", where I spend about an hour on just me and nothing else. There's the added benefit of getting stronger and more fit because as the saying goes, "Summer bodies are made in the winter".
How do you guys destress? xoxo