I almost knocked a woman over today.
I was rushing out of my kids’ school on my way to yoga.
Just dropped lunch off (yep. again)
and I had twenty minutes before they close the door.
“Sorry!” I yelled behind me “rushing to yoga”
“Wow that’s amazing” she said admiringly.
And I took a moment to agree with her.
It is truly amazing that I am now that woman –
The one who lets nothing get in the way of her and her workout.
The one who uses her workout to relieve stress
The one who exercises to deal with grief and loss and heartache.
I wasn’t always this way.
Six years ago, I had never had a consistent workout practice that lasted more than a few months.
I just believed that I wasn’t born athletic or active,
And I was quite fascinated by people who were.
I discovered, through coaching, that it’s entirely possible to become one of those woman.
Here’s how – you find ways to think about exercise that make you want to do it.
No statistics or scare tactics for me – they don’t work –
I just don’t believe I’m average 🙂
No “shoulds” either – my inner rebel simply stomps and says “try make me”.
For me, I need a reason to say “hell yes” -and then you can’t stop me.
It was all about my mind.
Even though exercise is good for your body,
(and I can tell you firsthand that everything feels better with exercise),
Your mind determines what, how much, and when you do what you do.
So the way to become a regular exerciser is to get your mind onside,
By finding a way to think about exercise that excites and inspires you.
For me, I loved the idea of being a woman who takes extremely good care of herself.
Once I decided that regular exercise was included in that definition,
it became natural and effortless to include it in my day.
Over time, I became a woman who takes extremely good care of herself
AND a woman who exercises regularly.
In my weight loss coaching practice,
I’ve helped countless women change their minds about exercise
so that it effortlessly and joyfully becomes a regular practice for them.
If you want to become a regular exerciser,
and you want to figure out what’s stopping you
(hint – it’s all in your mind – if my klutzy body wasn’t stopping you, yours isn’t either)
watch out for my upcoming class — info to follow soon!