Starting a fitness journey is hard. Maintaining it is hard. Sometimes it feels like finding success is just way more difficult than it should be; I mean, all of these changes are good for us, so why is it such a struggle and how do we overcome this feeling?
Well, let me tell you something that is typically a hard lesson learned. Perseverance comes through practice, not perfection. This practice comes in the form of small, manageable changes, and utilizing the tools that are already at your disposal to help you gain and create more. You’ve heard us say this many a time, and I’m sure you will hear it from us again in the future; make your changes sustainable!
Working towards better health is something that is all encompassing, and it is quite literally impossible to do a complete lifestyle 180 without it negatively impacting your mental/emotional/physical well being.
Sleep, diet, movement, emotional and social fulfillment and financial security are all huge factors in lifestyle and health, so try not to have a one track mindset when it comes to health.
Hardcore exercise is not the end-all, be-all to health and lifestyle alterations do not have to be big to be impactful. If starting with going to bed 15 minutes earlier each night is where you are starting, then that’s great! A positive change is a positive change and we aren’t here to judge the steps you take to create a healthier life.
Perseverance is not pushing through the pain. It's putting in an honest effort to maintain a growth mindset, even when that growth feels difficult or slow.
If you have a personal support system, utilize it. And if you don’t, lean on us.
Keep striving, rest when you need it, and remember to breathe!