Keeping it short and sweet! I am a runner and feel that women need to be out there hitting the pavement. IMO it is a great way to develop our physical and inner strength and relieve stress. Ladies this is a great way to embrace strength!
I break down just a little helpful, well hopefully :), information about running and tips to do if you are new to it. My seasoned runners if you have anything to add please comment below! If you are new or thinking about getting into running and just want to talk let me know and let's have a conversation.
It is that time of year! No I am not talking about the holidays, I am talking about everyone getting ready to start making some new health goals. We all do it, I know I do. I reflect over the last year, then come up with some new goals to try and achieve or keep working on those that I have not accomplished yet.
This is how I see it. Our health goals have some requirements.
1. Your goals, no your ability to work on them need to fit in with your priorities because if they don't then you are going to run into some problems. Make a list and figure out where they fit with your life.
2. Stop trying to figure out where you are going to find the time and start by making the time.
3. Balance. It is a balancing act between your life and what you need to do to work on your goals.
4. Just because you have a day or two that doesn't go as planned, don't give up!
5. Make a plan b, okay even a plan c. Sometimes you will achieve that goal sooner than planned or and injury may set you back. Life has a tendency to make changes for us, so having some backups will help.
So many women I know and deal with are caregivers, people-pleaser's, do it all, fix it all, be it all, can't say no, and should really be called "Wonder Woman" whenever you address them.
If they aren't taking care of their families, house, work, etc, then they are helping with commitments to other individuals or community organizations. Then wonder why they are tired and stressed. Because if you say "No" then you have not only let down others but you feel guilty and have that nagging thought of you should have stepped up to the plate and got it done. Raise a hand if you can relate!!
I can not say this enough! "You can not take care of anybody or anything to the fullest of your potential or ability if you don't TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. When we don't take the time to work on our #health we suffer not only #physically but mentally too!!" Learn to back off a little and just say "No". I understand it is hard when you feel you need to do everything or want to please everyone. Here is the reality, you don't have to please everyone or do everything. There is someone else that can help, they are capable and have the time to take some of the burden off of you. You just have to give yourself permission to release that self proclaimed responsibility and just say "No".
A real "Wonder Woman" ensures she is strong enough to help others by first helping herself!
Okay ladies, who hasn’t viewed their workouts as a chore?? I know I have in the past and there are still some days that creep in once in a great while that it feels like it. When we view our workouts as a chore they are not appealing at all!! They are no fun, I have better things to do with my time, I should be cleaning my house or making dinner, I could be spending time with my family, or it just sounds good to be sitting on the couch and watching T.V.. Sound familiar? Stop putting your workouts on your chore list!!
We can either view our workouts as as a chore or we can make them a choice so we can actually desire or want to do them, yes I said desire. It takes time, but a shift in the mindset can happen to where you actually desire to workout and it is enjoyable too. If we are able to keep in mind the benefits that come with working out then it becomes easier to view them as a choice, then once we see the progress from those choices then our minds can shift over to the desire.
There are steps you can take to get you from that dreaded chore to that “Let’s Go Do This!!”.
First: Stop thinking of your workouts as a chore.
Second: Realize that your health is ongoing and that you have that choice to make it better.
Third: Don’t go all out the first day or the first week. Make small changes to help you stay on track. You could always do three small changes, one fitness, one nutrition, and one mindset change at first and then once they become easy for you then add to them.
Fourth: While timelines are good for goals, they are not always needed. Remember that sometimes we fall off track and have to get back on. If you have a bad day or week, just pick it back up and keep on working at it.
Fifth: Keep track of your progress! Once you notice the difference in your clothes, sleep, mood, and that you are enjoying those workouts then they become easier and more desirable to do.
Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.