So many debate over this question every day. I mean, it IS a good question. Why would you want to get up and get the party started if you aren't used to moving much. Although you may not LOVE how you feel, you are doing alright and are used to your usual tummy issues, frustration from being overweight and achy joints. It's not THAT bad.... or is it?
Have you stopped to listen to your body? Take a few minutes to stop what you are doing and think about this. Go ahead; I'll wait. No, really, stop what you are doing, close your eyes for a minute and envision what you want your future to look like. Take your time with this vision so you can clearly see what it is you want to accomplish. Where are you? Who are you with? What types of people have you surrounded yourself with? What do you look like? Are you working? What job do you have? How do you feel?
You are the best judge of how you are feeling. Most just think being exhausted during the day or having ongoing pain in their knees when they go to stand up is normal or "a part of the aging process". You have to decide if that's something you want to live with or you want it to change. YOU get to decide if you are worth the change. YOU get to decide if your body deserves for you to be treating it better. I encourage you to take a deep, soul searching look and find that the answer is yes. I will provide you with three quick steps to get you ready for a workout, but you've got to do the work and you've got to want it.
You decide. Are you worth the effort it will take? If you don't believe in yourself yet, begin the process and your mind will often catch up.
1. When you go to change, (whether it's first thing in the morning or in the evening when you change out of your professional attire) get dressed in your workout gear. If you are dressed and ready (whether you feel like working out at the time or not) it will make it much easier to begin a workout later.
2. Play your workout playlist. BLARE it out if you need to! Music energizes people and generally makes them happy and often makes them want to get moving.
3. Tell yourself you will workout for just 10 minutes. You can get through 10 minutes, right? Once you get your body moving, your mind also connects with the movement and your endorphins will start pumping. You will more than likely end up working out longer. If not, well then you at least did 10 minutes and you can be done for the day.
We are reminded each year that we are "supposed" to make a resolution, right? Who sets out to do just that and then the thought and energy behind it just kind of fizzle away?
Who's an all or nothing kinda person? Who likes to take the bull by the horns and get the job done.... except for when something gets in the way. That's just called life some days. We set our resolutions January 1st, hit the gym, and by March 1st we are done. Sound familiar?
Some days we have two sick kids. Some months we have sick family members that we are visiting in the hospital daily. Since the end of the year is coming up, this may mean a deadline at work which keeps you there later in the evenings. You may have just had guests leave and have an entire house to clean. Maybe you are constantly caring for a neighbor. When you are stressed out your back tightens up and you don't feel like working out anyway. Any of these sound familiar? This is called LIFE.
Those that achieve Fitness and Nutrition in the end are the ones who SHOW UP every day! It's not about doing it perfectly. It's not about getting in your two hour workout every day and having your rock hard six pack. It's about life and making it work with what you have. Commit to the process of bettering yourself. Run the steps 10 minutes, dance around like crazy in your living room, take a break from your visit in the hospital and walk the halls. Just in the short time I've started this wellness business, I can see the light come into the eyes of those who know they are making a difference for themselves and feel it from the inside out. It energizes me to get people excited about their well being! It's not about what size you are, it's about how you feel and and how you treat your body(through nutrients and exercise). It's your temple. It's deserves royal treatment!
If you wanna GO up, you gotta SHOW up!!
I'm really not much of a writer, but decided to give it a shot since clearly I have a lot to say. Now, where do I begin... aah yes, it started many months ago when I was having a conversation with my husband about what I would do once I started back to work. We were planning on sometime in the next few years. Out of nowhere he states, "Why don't you just put together everything you love in life and are passionate about." I think that's about all it took to get me started on this venture. That was the summer of 2014. As you can see, I pretty much jumped on the idea and started working on it immediately. I am loving starting up this business because looking ahead I can already see how many families can be affected. The thought of making one child feel confident and comfortable about who they are in their current world of shame and self hatred, or helping a mother feel capable, encouraged and motivated in a time of utter despair feels incredible! Helping men and women, young and old, realize that health and wellness comes in all shapes and sizes is vital. That's where I come in. I'm getting excited about the endless possibilities of helping families envision their own wellness. There's a unique story behind each of you which gives us our starting ground. Each will have a different need from me, and it's my job to figure out how to make it work best for you. Need help with your physical health and workout plans, nutritional planning, or mental wellness? I am your coach, your teacher, your cheerleader and I am your motivator.
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ALL THINGS "WELLNESS"
1. Energy Psychology
2. Disordered Eating http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/eating-disorders-new-trifold/index.shtml
3. National Institute of Mental Health
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