What is most important to you?
• The number on the scale.
• Size of your dress.
• How you look in pictures.
• How active you are daily
• How much energy you have each day?
What determines how healthy and fit you are?
I don’t believe it should be solely based on your weight or dress size. I know the most fit and healthy women that aren’t a size 4 but can run a marathon, hike a mountain, hold a plank for 3 minutes and have the health of a champion! I also know plenty of women that are a size 4 but can’t do 1 push up, can’t run 1 mile straight, or hold a plank for longer than 30 seconds.
What if we all decided to assess our fitness based on ability and performance versus appearance and size?
What if we decided to work towards improving our abilities and performance versus trying to lose weight and look like a fitness model?
We waste so much mental energy and carry so much unneeded stress from focusing on the wrong goals. Sure we want to look great and be a healthy weight but that should not be the focus. It will be the natural outcome from improving your physical ability and performance!!
If you are somewhat confused, let me further explain.
Say you want to lose 15lbs because you don’t feel sexy, you have a muffin top that drives you nuts, your energy is low and you are constantly stressed about what to eat and how to get in shape.
I’d like you to think differently about how to accomplish your goals.
Instead of obsessing over food and slashing calories, focus on a few activities you would like to physically accomplish. You could set a goal to run 1 mile without stopping, performing 10 push-ups in a row and taking the stairs to the office without gasping for air.
Instead of worrying about losing those 15lbs and the hated muffin top, start working towards those active fitness goals!
When we start working to build a stronger body that is more capable of performing an activity, we inevitably transform our body.
Have you ever heard the saying “Where attention goes, energy flows” by James Redfield? It’s absolutely true. That’s why it’s important to put your attention on a positive and healthy goal versus attention on what needs fixing or what is not making you happy. Let your attention and energy flow towards what you DO have control of and what you are capable of achieving. Your ultimate goal of losing that weight and muffin top will happen! Have faith and most importantly have fun!
Whenever I need to kick my fitness into high gear after a long vacation of wine, cheese and pasta I don’t get the scale out or focus my energy on the flabs that need to turn into abs…I think of a fitness goal that would push me to get better like training for a 5k! I focus on something positive to accomplish. This goal will not only get me in shape, it will keep me focused and on track.
What will you do to improve your fitness? What have you always wanted to accomplish physically? I’d love to help you start! Email me with your goal and I’ll help you set a game plan to make it happen! firstname.lastname@example.org