|My ultra encouraging, strong, fit friend xx|
All in my head.
The way in which I approach things is up to how I think about them.
Recent case in point:
I've signed up for a 6 week Body Blitz at FitMumz. Friends have been trying for about 2 years to get me along but at the end of the day, I'm a home-body and I
So when people ask me "so how are you finding it, are you enjoying it?". I respond as politely as I can, "Um, no, certainly not enjoying it. But it's less torturous than I imagined it would be." And they would laugh, I would laugh and then go home relieved it's over for at least 24 hours.
But while talking to someone during another session, she commented on how good I am with food.
And it was one of those moments when you have a sudden perspective shift.
I am good with food!
And it was not always the case.
Food was an area I was NEVER going to change because I liked cooking.
But then I did change. Gradually. And what began that change was a desire to be in a different state of health than I was in. 'Pain' is a great motivator for change.
A year on, I eat mostly clean and whole foods most of the time. And I don't even think about it. It's natural, acceptable and enjoyable. But what made that change happen quicker was realising I needed the change. So I jumped on the train and joined with the encouraging crew around me (my parents, my auntie, my friends) and didn't really look back.
So I said to this girl "you're right. It's all in how I think about it. And currently I am saying things to myself about exercise that are akin to feeling sorry for myself. If I change how I think, then I can change how I feel about exercise."
|After my first cardio class - exhausted!|
I don't wish to be beaten my 10 year old in a sprint.
I don't wish to have daily mild back pain for the rest of my life.
I want core strength.
I want to be physically active with my kids.
So I need to think positively about it.
It's all in my head.
I can choose to feel sorry for myself in the pain and struggle of this unfitness changeover to fitness, or I can view that pain and struggle as a positive thing. My muscles are getting stronger and my heart is working better and it's all just good for me.
And that will be the clincher won't it. It takes 7-21 days to change a habit.
So I'm hanging in there. And I'll start responding with "yeah, today's class was good. I feel exhausted so I know I worked hard...!