How did your fitness journey go in 2021? If you’re like me, your fitness journey 2021 had highs & lows. As I completed my last run of 2021 on 12/31/21, I reflected on my highs & lows.
Running over 1021K;
Becoming a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Group Fitness instructor ;
Joining Cycled Boutique. Cycling helped me stay active during my injyet recover.
Helping Incredible Embracers find movement they love
Multiple injuries which set me back a few weeks.
Didn’t reach my goal of running 1000 miles in 2021
Overall I’m grateful to stay consistent & keep moving despite the fitness obstacles I’ve faced in 2021. I’m entering my 8th year of my fitness journey and it feels great.
In late 2014 when I started my weight & wellness journey, I never could have imagined I’d be posting my 8th year of consistent movement.
Back then I was
not prioritizing sleep or self care
& I “hated exercise.”
How did I get from there to today?
I had many “false starts.” You know where I tried to be consistent, only to end up not following through.
What finally made the difference was:
1️⃣Mindset shift- I stopped being hard on my self for what I didn’t do & instead focused on what I could do. Rather than get mad at myself because I didn’t workout for 30 mins., I congratulated myself on even a 1 minute workout because it was better than 0 minutes.
💜Embrace “Easy is still effective.”
2️⃣Makeover my workout wardrobe.
I invested in real workout clothing that was comfortable. Wicking material was really helpful for running and helped prevent chafing (skin irritation) as I exercised.
💜Embrace “You’re worth it.”
3️⃣Movement is more fun than exercise
Overtime I’ve realized that exercise seems like a chore but movement is a gift. I’ve learned to appreciate the ability to move my body in different ways and at times challenge my body to try new activities. I’ve also learned to listen to my body when it needs rest, better food options, more water etc.
💜Embrace Movement is fun!
4️⃣Make food choices that fuel my body rather than slow it down.
I’ve learned just because something tastes good doesn’t mean it’s good for me. I can feel the impact of an unhealthy diet on my movement. I’ve learned most unhealthy food is really unhelpful. I’ve also found ways to make healthy food more delicious.
💜Embrace Foods that love you back.
5️⃣Positive community and support.
When I started running one of my dear colleagues at work, Andrew, was so supportive. He’s an amazing 50-something runner & physician who still runs ultramarathons (30+). I called him my running coach because he gave me invaluable tips and support as I got started running. We even ran together a few times.
I joined and eventually co-led Walk With A Doc in Richmond, Virginia for 3 years till I moved to the DC area. These are just a few of the many people who’ve supported and encouraged me on my fitness journey. I haven’t even mentioned my Hubby, kids, Dad, Mom, Sister, MIL, friends, extended family and of course Social Media Fam #Runnerbliss. Maybe you feel like you don’t have support on your journey. I encourage you find people that get you. Start here at the EmbraceYOU page.
In the Embrace You Weight & Wellness 12 Week Breakthrough Journey, community support is a key feature. In addition to your individual coaching we have weekly group coaching sessions and a private online community to make sure you have multiple layers of support on your journey.
So where are you are on your Weight & Wellness journey?
Remember this is your journey. Start small and enjoy the journey but most importantly #EmbraceYOU 💜
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is consistency doesn’t have to be 100% or constantly doing the same thing. Flexibility is key.
Discovering what works for me has changed my life. I struggled for years doing things that didn’t work for me because it worked for someone else.
Personally and professionally I’ve learned that you‘re more likely to stick to your wellness plan if it’s based on what works for you and it’s easy and enjoyable.
That‘s why I’m passionate about empowering you with your unique wellness strateg.
It‘s been awesome to see 30 Incredible Embracers discover your unique strategy for consistent wellness.
In 2022, I’m looking forward to helping more Incredible Embracers discover your keys to your consistent & enjoyable weight & wellness journey.
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