This blog is not specifically a fitness blog but I do love fitness. Exercise is a very important part of my week. Exercise helps keep me level emotionally. It helps me focus and go after my goals. That endorphins hit is almost always exactly what I need to get out of whatever funk I’m in or to reboot my creativity.
I used to not be that way.
I have stopped and started fitness journeys more times than I’d like to admit.
I start running or lifting or swimming or whatever. I am so gung-ho about it for a few weeks. I talk about it all the time. I POST about it on social media as a way of patting myself on the back. There is nothing wrong with posting on social media about your fitness journey. For me, it was a way of trying to gain recognition so I would feel better about myself. Hopefully, that is not you.
Life would happen and I would stop exercising.
This would happen over and over and over.
Then there would come a point where I felt gross or depressed or whatever and I knew I needed to start all over again.Every beginning is just that….a new beginning. It is good. It is to be celebrated. Click To Tweet
But, every time I would start I didn’t feel good about it because I just KNEW that I would quit eventually. And then, I would think about what everyone would think about me starting all over again. I just KNEW that they were thinking about how I’ve started ten million times already and I quit every single time.
Does any of this resonate with you?
I have a feeling that at least one person out there is nodding her head up and down right now.
Well, this is for you, Honey.
First off, I want to say that I am proud of you. You are doing it!!! You are taking responsibility for your own health and that is no small thing!
YOU are putting yourself first for a little bit each day. By doing that, YOU are saying, “I AM IMPORTANT!.” That’s because YOU ARE important.
I could gush and gush and gush about how awesome it is that you are taking this step. If you need some extra support, PLEASE shoot me a message via the CONTACT ME Form. I would be honored to support you and encourage you.
Honey, please don’t listen to anyone else.
Pffffft. Pish Posh.
It doesn’t matter one iota what other people think of YOUR fitness journey.
It doesn’t matter one itty bitty bit what other people think of you starting again.
This is YOUR journey!
This is YOUR Body!!
It belongs to no one else.
You do what you need to do and celebrate how you want to celebrate.
Embrace the Suck
This is when it gets a little less mushy.
There will be days, especially in the beginning, when going out to exercise is going to suck.
Yep. It’s going to happen.
It’s going to hurt. It’s going to be hard. It’s going to test your dedication.
It’s okay to say that it sucks. It’s okay to be honest with yourself and OTHERS that this journey sucks…at least right now.Embrace the Suck. Confess the Suck. Use the Suck to propel you forward. Click To Tweet
Believe me when I say it gets easier. With dedication and consistency, your body adapts to the exercise and it feels a ton easier. Whoohoo!!
You can do this!!
Every new Beginning is GOOD!!!!!
I have stopped and started writing AND exercise probably a thousand times. Ugh. I hate admitting it but it’s the truth.
I have another goal that I’ve stopped and started numerous times throughout the years.
A big bucket list goal is to run a marathon. Just finish a marathon.
I have started training for that marathon about as many times as I’ve started writing again. Each goal comes to a screeching halt.
So, with better coaching under my belt, I thought it made sense to combine the goals of being a professional writer/blogger and running a marathon once and for all.
I am chasing HARD after each one every day.
I am starting a fitness journey AGAIN….just like you.
This time I have the tools I need to be successful.
If you need the tools, I am here to help you!!!
Please don’t let a lack of skill stop you from going after fitness or any other dream.
I am here to support you 200%. Just click over on the CONTACT ME form and we will talk.