You may have noticed that I talk a lot about things like mindset, self-care, and motherhood.
What does this have to do with fitness, you may ask?
Well, I'll tell you.
Fitness doesn't exist in a vacuum. It's not as simple as just thinking we should get strong, following a program, and bam! Results! For most of us, there are a whole lot of complications.
Usually these are masked by: I'm busy.
I'm not motivated.
I can't seem to stay consistent.
Just telling someone who is struggling with these things what program to follow and to stick with it isn't helpful.
Digging deep and figuring out what's really going on is. What self-beliefs are running the show? How are they being carried out into self-sabotaging actions? For example, let's take "I'm busy." Everyone is busy. Everyone. What difference between people who want to exercise and are finding time to do it verses the people who say they want to exercise but aren't isn't more time in a day. The difference is: 1) They have a self-belief that they are worth carving out time for. That they deserve to feel good in their bodies. That they have a right to be first sometimes. That taking care of themselves allows them to be better for others. 2) They are secure in their goals and priorities. In life, in motherhood, in their friendships. They don't have to please everyone. They know who they are and what they want. 3) Boundaries. They guard their time. They put themselves on their own calendars. They know how to say no to over-loading their schedules with the things that aren't priorities. While it's not quite as simple as that, those are some of the key elements worth addressing. If we don't address our mindset, we won't be able to take on fitness in a way that ensures long-term success.
What's really behind the reasons you tell yourself you can't get started? You can't be consistent? You aren't motivated? Digging deep and being honest with yourself is the first step. So what are your self-beliefs? Let me know in the comments! I'd love to talk it out with you!