Have you ever tried to get down on the floor to play with a little one only to have a tough time getting up? Have you noticed you get tired running up the stairs? Has your doctor told you that you could lower your blood pressure if you did some exercise? Does the thought of starting an exercise routine create anxiety because you question what your body is capable of?
First, I would like to give you a big hug for reading this far into the blog because most people do not want to admit that these things are happening to them. And when they do, they feel like there is something wrong with them.
Nothing could be further from the truth! There isn’t anything wrong! Your body just needs a tune up. And working out is like taking your car in for service.
So, here are a few ways you can honor your body and increase your workout confidence.
First – Make a Commitment and Be Honest
Start by setting up a workout routine that you can do and a schedule you can keep. Then set realistic and doable expectations. And most importantly, be honest with yourself about the things you perceive to be holding you back.
Second – Play to Your Strengths
If you are new to working out or if you have returned after a little hiatus, you might feel a bit awkward and uncertain in the beginning. That’s why it is important you choose a workout program that plays to your strengths. Choose something you can master and learn to trust your body.
Third – Cultivate Trust
Learn to trust the messages your body sends and be patient and kind toward yourself. As you gain trust in yourself and your ability to perform your workouts, your motivation to continue will grow.
Fourth – Recognize the Real Changes
Look for your non-aesthetic changes like increased range of motion, improved balance, increased energy, more flexibility, lower blood pressure, better sleep, etc. These are the real changes that will positively affect your life.
Exploring your body’s capabilities can become your greatest motivation to continue to work towards many of life’s goals. So, go for it, give it a little time and enjoy the rewards of your renewed confidence.
You are the author of your life.
P.S. If you would like help with setting up a workout program, let’s set up a discovery call to chat. Let’s see if working together would be a good fit.