As you’re probably aware, most people jump on and off of the fitness wagon many times throughout their lives. If I told you that committing to ONE thing could change all of that yo-yo-ing, would you do it? If you want to have a body that takes care of you and that you love for life, you need to do this one thing. And that is aim for A COMMITTED YEAR.
Having been in the fitness industry for many years now, I’ve seen a lot of success stories but I’ve also seen a lot of people fall short of what they’re capable of and give up on themselves. I think this comes down to one key difference around our mindset in the actions we take. Let me explain… When you have an experience like trying on clothes or another trigger event that makes you declare that you’re going to get in shape, it’s very easy to feel determined and motivated in that moment. You make the plan – “Monday, I’m making it happen!” or “Once the kids go back to school, it’s all about getting healthy!” or “I’m going to start making better choices as soon as I get back from vacation.”
Read any book out there on what it takes to be successful in any area of your life, and the majority will tell you that it’s your thoughts and your mindset that determine success or failure. Your inner world (your thoughts and beliefs) will determine your outer world (what’s actually happening in reality). If you fully believe that you’re capable of change, committing to the process, and of creating the body of your dreams, you’ll do it. But if any part of you inside is saying “yeah, but probably not for x, y, and z reasons,” you won’t do it.
Have you ever experienced a time in life where you let someone’s opinion of you change your thoughts, feelings, or behavior? Have you ever made choices that weren’t aligned with your desires but you did it anyway to keep someone else happy? Have you ever let what someone said about you alter your reality or make you question yourself? These are experiences that most people go through many times throughout life. My goal today is to bring your awareness to what might be happening so you can choose something different. You see, when you allow the words or expectations of others to impact your life in a way that makes you less happy, you are giving up your power.
There’s no denying that the world of 2018 is one of chronic stress and pressure to achieve. Sometimes it can be challenging to get it all done – family, friends, exercise, daily movement, work, managing a home – whew! That’s a lot of demand. So, we want to invite you to get in better touch with yourself today. We all know when we make excuses and talk ourselves out of getting in a workout or preparing a healthy meal. But sometimes it’s deeper and more intense than that. Your body is screaming at you, begging for you to care for it. When you hear that voice and feel that exhaustion, we want you to know it’s OKAY to listen and take some time with self-care and recovery activities such as:
You might read a million articles or opinions on how to make fitness habits a consistent reality for you. You might even succeed with some of them while failing miserably with others. So, I’m sharing with you today how my clients & I stay consistent in fitness. Are you ready? The secret is…
It’s estimated that humans today are exposed to over 8,000 marketing messages every single day. Wow. And with the prevalence of social media, everyone’s opinion is more apparent than ever before. And to add to that, all of your friends suddenly seem to be “health experts.” They’re promoting a “life changing” product of some type that will solve all of your health/fitness/nutrition/body woes. But all of these messages start contradicting each other and you wonder who is selling the right product, which magazine provides the most solid advice, and if you need to be doing cardio or weight training to reach your goals. I get the confusion. If I wasn’t a fitness professional I have no doubt I would succumb to it too.
You will become what you believe you are. It’s a fact. It’s the self-fulfilling prophecy. So, if you tell yourself that you’re a fat failure on a daily basis – guess what you become? If you tell yourself you’re sick or injured constantly, you will be.
When we decide we want something big in life – a body transformation, to compete in an athletic event, etc., we often WANT IT NOW. Frequently here at Movimento Fitness we have to remind clients that health and fitness, like anything important and worthwhile in life, are a marathon effort, not a sprint or a race. Patience, persistence, and perseverance will get you everywhere when approaching big life changes or goals. Urgency, impatience, and inconsistency will, conversely, get you nowhere.
Whether you’re currently working with us here at Movimento Fitness, whether you have in the past or you may in the future, it’s important to us that you know we want you to come as you are. Come as the imperfect and amazing self you are RIGHT NOW and transform into the imperfect amazing self you want to be. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t exercised in years, if you don’t know the difference between starchy and complex carbs, or if you love or hate the idea of fitness. You have a place here. You are cared for, and you are wanted.