When is the PERFECT time to start your health and fitness journey?
My REAL answer: Never.
The season of New Year’s Resolutions and starting on Monday is upon us… but one of the most important things I’ve learned is there will never be a best time to start a health and fitness journey.
*Life is always going to be busy.
*There’s always going to be an upcoming event.
*You’re never going to have a surplus of money to afford it.
*You’re never going to feel READY
So what if instead of waiting for Monday, or January 1st, or until you feel ready you started right now?! Made one small (or BIG) change to take a step to a healthier life. It doesn’t have to be a drastic change. Small changes daily when life is chaotic will still add up over time. In fact, it will add up to WAY more than if you keep WAITING for that perfect starting point. Are you in?
For me, my transformation has always been more about mindset and health than outward appearance, but pictures like this make me realize how much changing my mindset and my life has changed my body.
The girl on the left would take 50 pictures and hate every single one.
The girl on the left would try to stretch out her clothes as much as possible.
The girl on the left wanted to HIDE in workout clothes and sweatshirts 24/7
2017: Same shirt & a new mindset. 💕
My current online boot camp is full of love and support if you are someone who needs that mindset change. We always have spots open for ladies ready to make a change 💌
I used to FORCE myself to exercise and I hated every minute of it. I would count down minutes on the treadmill, put it off when I could, and always felt “punished” for having to work hard to lose weight.
Then I changed my MINDSET. I stopped working out for weight loss. I picked weights over the treadmill. I stopped worrying about the calories I was burning, and slowly but surely I stopped HATING it.
Now I workout because I LOVE it. I don’t feel like it’s something I’m forced to do but it’s something I CHOOSE to do. I feel better about myself when I workout. I get a mental stress release from moving. And it’s a means of finding pride in my body instead of hating it.
Change your mindset – change your REALITY!!
There are so many meanings of the word “discipline”…years ago, discipline became a very bad thing for me.
Discipline meant eating too little, skipping parties, nights out, and weekends at college. Discipline meant weighing myself daily, killing myself with cardio, and cutting out entire food groups that were “bad” for me.
Now I view discipline as something entirely different. For me discipline means eating enough to FUEL my workouts. Choosing healthy foods that make me feel my best, run my fastest, and lift my strongest.
Discipline means taking a rest day when my body needs it and not “pushing through” the pain. Discipline means not stepping on the scale, even when it tempts me the most.
I have learned to embrace a healthy dose of discipline and now get to teach other people to do the same on a daily basis. I feel so lucky that I am disciplined enough to do what I love. 💛