First off, there is something you should know!
You have the power to achieve anything you want!
….because if I’m not mistaken, YOU are actually the only one choosing what to feed your mind, body and soul.
So that’s pretty much all the power you need: CHOICE!
When it comes to hitting your health and fitness goals, you have to align those CHOICES with what you want.
I’m talking everyday choices like:
- Do I workout or not workout today?
- What should I eat today?
- Should I have wine or no wine?
- Do I shower love on myself or a little cruelty?
- Have I put joy in my day or dread?
The list goes on.
It’s simple choices like these that compound over time and lead you to exactly where you are today.
Since having Lucca in August 2018 (2 years ago), this is where I’m at today.
Most women would say 2 years is too long to achieve their goals!
They want to reach their health and fitness goals after having a baby in 6-12 months right?
How quickly are you expecting to reach your goals (baby or no baby)?
Well, you could do this faster than me but I believe in playing the long game when it comes to my health and self care.
….because once I hit my goals, I don’t intend to EVER go backwards.
Here’s why it took me 2 years to hit my goals, enjoyed my journey and feel 100% confident I will continue to improve.
1. I put zero pressure on myself to jump back into fitness.
This meant I focused on recovery and saving my mental and physical energy as a priority over exercise. I did whatever activity I had energy for and sometimes that was a little walk around the yard and stretching.
2. I put my baby’s health before my personal goals.
This meant waiting 8 months until I stopped breastfeeding to change up my diet and implement some of my Fat Furnace habits and yearly cleanse programs. My nutrition was solely focused on nurturing my child and not my weight loss goals.
3. I chose to enjoy some indulgence over restriction.
This meant allowing myself to enjoy the good wines and foods I had given up during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As my body felt more energized and strong to exercise, I decided to be more flexible with my diet and just enjoy myself a little more often than not.
4. I never stopped caring about my health, fitness and progress.
This meant I continued to take great care of myself each and everyday of my life. Just because you indulge sometimes doesn’t mean you throw away all your best practices. I chose to follow a fitness routine, eat healthy, drink my superfoods, take my supplements, stretch, foam roll, get massages, meditate, sleep well, stay hydrated, cleanse my body, go alcohol free, laugh often, journal, read personal development, relax, and so forth.
…and 2 years later, here I am. A Happy, Healthy and Confident Mama.
My wish for you is that you hit your goals and enjoy the journey there.
If you need any guidance on how to create a game plan for your fitness goals, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can strategically create a plan that works for your needs, lifestyle, and goals.