Would you agree that much has changed in the past year? But there are always things in life that won’t change. I wanted to share 3 things that WON’T change:
— Self-Care is Non-Negotiable: Many of us burn ourselves out taking care of everyone else but forget about ourselves.
Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Think about what they say when you board an airplane: Put your oxygen mask on first. Help yourself so that you can be the best version of you to help others. Ask yourself no, am I engaging in self-care daily? Taking a break from work. Short yoga or workouts, eating extra veggies or fruit, cutting down on sugar and extra calories. Sleeping, doing things to support my mental and emotional health?
A moment of authenticity – I have been down this road of not taking care of myself and trying to take care of everyone else. I eventually burned out and was a poor version of myself for everyone. It was miserable.
Happily, over the past few years and with increasing enthusiasm, I am taking this very seriously this year and ensuring that above all I take a little time each day for myself. Studying, mental strength, emotional support, physical through simple and short workouts and right now I feel amazing. As your Coach and friend, I want you to be in this place too.
— The “Other” 165: If you were making it to the gym three days a week before the pandemic, your results were largely going to be dictated by the “Other 165” hours in the week. Factors like sleep, stress, hydration, and nutrition have a lot more to do with how your clothes fit than those TRX rows that you did yesterday. Yes, they really do.
The same is true now, but even more so. Yes, it’s important to get your workouts in. But it’s even more important to be accountable for what happens during the other 165. Embrace it.
Get an accountability partner, coach, or someone to be on your journey of a healthy lifestyle with you. I have my team of coaches and mentors and we all need them for those “other” days. Who can be yours?
— The Simpler The Better: When it comes to exercise, the basics are always best. Expensive, elaborate equipment and machines that nobody really knows how to use are not only unnecessary, they take away from the desired outcome.
Become the best at the basics and the rest will take care of itself. Come try a class or personal workout with me. We are mostly virtual and use a fitness band to get our amazing results. That’s keeping it simple. As my clients will all say, “it’s simple, but it isn’t easy”. I love them.
To sum it up, It’s pretty simple. Take care of yourself, pay attention to what happens during the 165 hours a week when you’re NOT exercising, and KIS (Keep It Simple).