Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin
I believe that we all should be comfortable in our own skin. Period. I also believe that each and every one of us EARNS the body we live in. Yep, that’s right — the only person responsible for how you look at any give time is YOU. So there’s no reason for excuses, for placing blame on lack of time, lack of energy or on “extenuating circumstances”. Every single day you wake up and choose the path your day is going to take. We all make choices – we CHOOSE to make time for certain things and not time for others. The catch is deciding WHAT you’re going to make time for.
Have you ever noticed that the fittest and healthiest individuals have a certain self-discipline that drives their decisions and directs their choices? Their daily nutrition is based off the desire to FUEL their moving body (with delicious, whole & natural foods!) and instead of feeling deprived, they’re empowered both by the control they have over their food and by the energy that those good food choices provide. It doesn’t mean they are devoid of fun or delight in food, but rather they make conscious decisions on what they’re putting into their body at all times – it’s a mindful practice. Mindful both in the decision to eat clean AND in their decisions to put clean eating on the back burner and enjoy a glass of wine or dessert when desired.
The same determination, mindfulness and discipline is apparent in the exercise and daily movement of the fittest and healthiest individuals. With all exercise, there will come a time when you reach that “thin red line”. The line that gives you two options: to stay where you are and be “comfortable” in your workout OR to throw “comfort” out the window and push beyond what you think your limits might be. It’s a mindset that turns off our natural instinct to “stop” and gives us the ability to overcome any wall, any plateau and any barrier that stands in the way. The body is an INCREDIBLE machine – and exercise is really a mental game. The ability to harness the mind is key and once again, we find that the only thing standing in the way is yourself.
I know you. I know your abilities – whether I have met you, you are my client, you have taken one of my classes or not. I know what you’re capable of because you are a human being with incredible potential. So here again is your choice — do you choose to empower yourself and take control of your life; or do you continue to pass on the responsibility of your own body & health to someone else? It’s as simple & complicated as that. But it’s all a choice – one that you GET to make every day — and what isn’t cool about that?! TODAY you can choose to BE and to CREATE the body, mindset and life you want. Just make the choice…and you will be amazed at what you can do.