Updated: Jun 13
By Megan Barker
Over the last year, I have developed a love for fitness - that's right, you heard it! Don't get me wrong, I'm not one to jump out of bed and go for a run at 7am but I have discovered, tried and tested many ways of moving my body and finding something I enjoy for myself.
There's nothing worse than begrudging doing something, finding excuses are so easy and just having a can't be bothered moment! We've all been there and that's ok!
With lockdown after lockdown and further restrictions, exercise was a consistent routine for me. From exploring on daily walks to jumping on the Joe Wicks videos to dancing to ABBA while cooking tea, for once I really felt the value and benefit to move my body, stop scrolling on my phone and making time for me.
It doesn't have to be exercise but just making time for yourself is so important and especially at the moment as we struggle to keep going. Whatever it may be, be kind to yourself, it's ok to feel lost and deflated, but use it as an opportunity to reflect on the blessings you do have and the achievements you have made – even if it's just getting through week by week!
Know that God is always there for you and how lucky are we to have God by our side cheering us on through it all!