Fit Tip Friday – Change Your Mindset

I am so often asked how I stay motivated and consistently show up.

And honestly, some days, I have NO IDEA how I do that, I just do. Those days are rare, but they happen.

Other days, it helps immensely that I have a friend/success partner/workout accountabilibuddy that’s on the same page as me, and pushes me to show up, and reminds me why we do it, and on days we can, joins me virtually to crush it together.

And some days, it’s the amazing group Sara and I run, full of amazing ladies who are also working on their best self, who are also showing up consistently, who also motivate, inspire, encourage and empower me.

But also, something that worked for me was changing my mindset from feeling like I ‘have to’ (as if wellness is a chore or something 🤦‍♀️) to feeling blessed to be ‘able to’.

I have PUSHED my body, and she is CAPABLE… and that is a GIFT, one I try not to take for granted.

And those rare moments where my mindset shifts from “get to” to “have to” I remind myself that there are people who are unable – perhaps due to disease, perhaps due to injury, perhaps due to another circumstance. And so it makes it easier to realize I am blessed to be able, and that becomes fuel to JUST DO IT.

When you change the way you see things, magic happens! 💕

Fit Tip Friday – There is Power in the Pause

There is POWER in the pause.

Pause. Rest. Whatever you need… for as long as you may need.

There is nothing shameful about it and it doesn’t make you any less than.

But don’t you quit.

I respect and am inspired by those who honor themselves and their needs by pausing, not quitting.

Pride and ego have no place in health and wellness, if you ask me.

You loved and honored yourself enough to SHOW UP, why wouldn’t you love and honor yourself enough to do what you need to do to FINISH what you started?

Fit Tip Friday – Mind your muscle!

Ladies (and gentlemen!) – I know it’s easy to zone out, getting your workout done to the intense beats of your music, or the latest episode of Stranger Things {{or insert whatever show you watch, here!), but mindless exercise makes your hard work more forgettable —and you won’t see your best results, either.

There is a tremendous difference between going through the motions of a particular move and truly thinking, feeling, and engaging the targeted muscles.

Don’t cheat yourself out of that feeling – pay attention and ENJOY getting STRONGER with each rep!