November 7 is National Stress Awareness Day. Because, what? We need to be MORE aware of stress?! SERIOUSLY!?
Today is the Wednesday after the Midterms. We're approaching the holidays. No matter where you stand on these topics, whether you're happy or sad, we've been living in chaotic, hyper-busy, hyper-connected times. When we start to feel the stress seep in, we react to it in ways we see and don't see: By eating crap, drinking crap, shutting off emotionally, sleeping a lot or barely sleeping... The list goes on.
These are all things that do NOTHING good for us hormonally to help us get back into a lower-stress zone.
What if we could channel that stress differently? What if there were things to help stress stay at bay? Well, worry not, lovely friends!
Here are some tactics you can use to lower your stress and take a load off!
IN THE MOMENT WHEN YOU HAVE NO TIME
FOR WHEN YOU HAVE JUST A BIT OF TIME
FOR WHEN YOU HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO PLAN SOMETHING TO DO
We hope some of these ideas help you take a load off!
What are some ways YOU fight stress? Let us know in the comments!
TruFit dedicated the month of October to pushups to raise money for the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force. It was the very first time we’ve done a challenge like this and we're so happy and proud to report that it was a tremendous success.
The gist of this event was this:
TruFit would donate $0.50 per pushup performed up to $1000 and $0.10 thereafter for every pushup performed by a TruFit client, trainer or friend inside of the studio. We hit that $1000 mark by week 2!
We saw moms doing pushups with their babies; older clients doing elevated pushups when they thought they couldn’t; clients whose starting goal was to “do a real pushup one day” and DO THE PUSHUPS they dreamed of!! We proved:
That age isn’t anything but a number.
That if you practice, you improve.
That working out can be fun and strength can be used for good.
So, drum roll please. (But first, some fun pictures!!)
The men and women of TruFit did a total of 4463 pushups.
We raised a total of $1245.30, all to benefit an organization that gives women access to breast cancer screenings, treatment options, support and hope.
We love our community and hope we can make even the smallest difference for those around us.
Thank you to all of the trainers and clients and friends who participated. We're looking forward to the next challenge!