Hey There! I don’t know about you, but I’m in full-on spring fever mode over here. So far I’ve been able to resist the urge to break out my skirts and sandals (the recent downward trend in temperatures, along with my lack of time to get a pedicure have certainly helped me there), but I am beyond anxious to tackle my closet and drawers this weekend. I’m planning on donating and throwing out the stuff that didn’t get worn this winter, boxing up the rest of my winter clothes for the season and just putting everything neatly back in it’s intended place. Because right now? My closet is in total, utter disarray. Sweaters are piled, not folded, and my shoes litter the closet floor, while their regular spots in the shoe cubby holder-thingy remain vacant.
What does my messy closet have to do with health and fitness, you ask? A lot, actually. Something I’ve heard from various health resources through the years (most recently in a Jillian Michaels podcast I was listening to a month or two ago) is that the state of our homes and our belongings can not only reflect how we feel about ourselves, but it can also directly influence it. This isn’t meant to imply that you need to spend a ton of cash having the nicest belongings, or that you should hire a cleaning lady, but that, generally speaking, when your home’s a mess, your life is probably a little bit of a mess, too.
That definitely rings true for me. I think the fact that my closet is a mess right now (rather than the living room, bathroom, or spaces that other people might actually see) says a lot about my personality; I may look put together on the outside (just like the rest of my apartment), but on the inside things could use a little sprucing up. If I’m being totally honest, along with my closet, I could definitely stand to clean up my eats a little more (a few too many beers and pieces of chocolate maaay have slipped into my mouth recently) and get back to planning my workouts regularly, on the calendar like I used to (rather than rushing through whatever workout I can squeeze in whenever I have 15 or 20 minutes between clients). Nothing dramatic, and not a total overhaul, mind you, just a few little tweaks that will definitely help me to feel better, calmer, and put a little spring in my step.
Now’s the time where I check in with you. Does anything that I’ve said above resonate with you? While the notion of spring cleaning is a little bit of a cliche, the changing season is definitely a great opportunity to re-assess where you are, and how you’ll get to where you want to be. Take advantage of the warmer weather to re-invigorate your outdoor workouts. Rearrange your closet so that your exercise gear is the first thing you see when you open the door. Make a weekly trip to the farmer’s market to stock up on fresh, local produce that will make you feel good on the outside and on the inside.
If you want more ideas, or need a little extra help when it comes to cleaning up your motivation, or your health and fitness, feel free to reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you!