Yeah, me too! I want you to start by doing two things: 1) know that you are not alone! 2) Let’s take a big deep breath together, hold the air in, and blow out the air with a long exhale. I wanted to share a few ways we can all use exercise as medicine (please note I am not a doctor and this doesn’t replace any medical advice) to help during this time. Think of exercise as an incredible tool, especially if you are feeling like your schedule, sleep, or stress is out of hand! Check and see if one of these ways of looking at exercise helps you, and I invite you to disregard anything that doesn’t apply to you, and your current situation. Don’t forget to apply these tips in a safe way given our current health and pandemic recommendations :)
If you didn't already, be sure to check out Part One of this post HERE.
FUEL YOUR BODY (AND MIND) THE BEST YOU CAN
What we are consuming for our physical body and what we are consuming for our mental and emotional health matters! Period. end of story, right? Yes, it matters. Now what do we do about it? There are several traps I see people in the middle of and find myself in the midst of too at times. Here are some strategies that have worked for me and other Fitness Inspirers too. I will go through a list of ideas for you— give yourself some grace, find one that feels good to you, and be proud of yourself for even going “there.” Bring your awareness to what and when and how much of what types of food, drink, water, media you are consuming? It helps a lot of people to get it down on paper. Ask yourself some questions, one idea—does this feel healthy for me in this season of life right now? Another idea is what I call the “But First” principle. You know the shirts that say But First, coffee? It goes with this idea if we can change just one thing, change what you lead each meal with for example, But First, I eat my veggies. And what we start our day with, and out of transition how do we start our next “thing.” This has been a life-changing principle that so many Fitness Inspirers are so happy to have adopted! Your day just goes that much better when you start your day with a workout for an example.
As I write this, gyms are closed, social distancing is becoming increasingly important and there is fear of the unknown. With this current reality, it's easy to get in a head-spin of fear and negativity. However, we don't want to live in that place for long or often. Research tells us, and I think we all know deep down, that getting stuck in fear will erode our mental and physical health. Like always, we have a choice of how we will react to our situation. Will we stay down or will we rise? We have an opportunity to make the best out of this situation and we ALL have it in us to do so! Let's get some strategy and tools to stay healthy, strong, and inspired during difficult times like now.
Fitness inspired is here to support you in this temporary new normal.
The hardest thing for me at a time like this is the unknown. And right now is no different. I have been hearing from some of you and we are having a cocktail of fears, uncertainty, overwhelm, and big emotions. My best strategy that I have to reverse this spiral -is to get into action. Physical action and strategic action to take even the smallest step forward will help!
No one would blame you right now for shutting down, living in a state or overwhelm and trying to firefight all these issues that may or may not even come true. But I think we can agree that’s not going to serve us. So let’s do this thing! And each day let’s choose courage and get into action.
Let’s get into action together and focus on the foundations that will keep us and our families healthy and strong (mentally and physically).
How can you focus on something you can control and get into action?
Here are a few ideas to try:
Would love to hear what strategies are working for you right now and if you have any other ideas!
Drumroll please for our next challenge>>>>>>you’re going to want to do this challenge especially if you have any traveling or vacation plans in the next couple months!! If not save this challenge and stop whatever you are doing (after you listen of course ?) and get a mini or full vaca on the books ?☀️?
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5 Actionable Tips to Love your Fitness Inspired Journey more
Looking for some breakthroughs this week with what is holding you back with the...?Fitness Inspired “Love What Gets You There” challenge?= a week of tips for you so you can enjoy your health and fitness journey more! And bonus you may realize you are achieving what you wanted in the present or a version that’s even better!!
Do you ever have a day like this? You start the day off on the wrong foot, feeling or being a few steps behind, and then you end up looking back at your day, frustrated realizing you were putting out little fires all day long!
I sure do! And it's so frustrating. It sets the mood for the day and the domino effect has been put into motion and it's hard to come back from it.
I wanted to come up with a plan to have very few of these kind of days, no matter how many variables there were. I started taking better notes of what was different on the days that I felt like I rocked it and the days that I felt like I was running a race from behind the whole day. And here's what I noticed--
When I do these 3 things first/early, I have a better day the entire day! I feel inspired and in the right mindset to rock out the day. I believe this can do the same for you! Maybe you will decide to join me? Or maybe you will be inspired and tweak it to fit you. Here's what my three are:
If any of these three resonates with you? Or maybe you have others or different best practices to share? Is there one, two, or three of the above you are committed to trying and trying again with me? please let me know!
Positive accountability within our Fitness Inspired groups and programs is so huge and important to our community. Thank you for upholding that value so well and I hope you join us and Make Changes You Love to Live With!
Go get it today!!!!
We have been talking and practicing all month at -
Be Yourself, But Braver!
Here's the lesson I'm learning--
I am not strong enough to go it alone!
Can I work hard enough to
There are many ways to spread love that we often forget about, but here are just a few.
Try any (or all) of these phrases, and see what resonates with you. Even bringing your attention to your thoughts and the words you use, is a great first step in improving your self-talk.
I am a passionate, adventure-seeking, fitness entrepreneur who loves having fun, my family and friends, a challenge, and creating a positive impact (to name a few :))!