It doesn’t matter how many times you hit PAUSE and catch your BREATH. What matters is you don’t STOP and catch your EXCUSES.
My capabilities are certainly more limited during pregnancy due to the nature of, you know, how hard a body works to grow a healthy human… but I’m still capable, and so I still show up.
I break more, I do fewer reps, my weights are lighter, I take two rest days instead of 1 now and I go at my own pace, but all of that is STILL better than using any excuse in the book to skip.
My baby/body/pregnancy are WHY I’m moving, not a free pass to skip every day. I’m no better than anyone, I just KNOW I’m worth the effort, limited or otherwise.
And pssst… you are too.
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?
I need more pauses in my life, honestly.
They are incredibly hard for me. I don’t do well with pausing, I just go, go, go. A great trait to have, but can also be quite draining.
I intend to pause a lot more in 2018 – how about you?
By ‘stop’, I mean for the moment, not permanently. You’ll never get me to stop permanently – my mama didn’t raise me that way!