I never want to do a workout again where I push myself so hard that I say, “I am seriously dying here.”
I have been working out in the gym for a long time — since I was 15 years old. My strategy in my workouts has evolved quite a bit since those early years. And in my opinion, I’d say it’s been for the better. Some might disagree.
You see, I no longer push myself to the point of pure exhaustion when I work out. I used to. And I know that many would say that it’s a waste of time to do anything other than that.
You see the “motivational” workout quotes on images across the web saying that when you want to give up, push harder and that no one ever achieved their dreams by staying on the couch (and other similar versions).
I agree, challenging our body and mind is an important part of expansion and growth, but for me, there’s a difference between challenge and pushing myself over the edge of what’s healthy.
I love working out. I love moving my body. I love sweating. And stretching. And breathing hard. But for me, working out isn’t about pushing myself farther and harder every time I am in the gym, the yoga studio, or outside on a run.
Working out is about movement, being in my body, and appreciating this amazing miracle of a machine that I get to live in.
I get to wake up every day. My heart keeps pumping every day. My eyes open and my brain works and my legs work and I get to smile and laugh and walk around this crazy cool beautiful planet.
I work out to feel good, not to prove anything to anyone. And you know what, I HAVE the body of my dreams. So I would say what I am doing is working for me.
Maybe for somebody else, they wouldn’t be satisfied and that’s okay because I am not here to judge anyone else’s desires and what’s right/wrong for anybody. I just know what feels good to me.
Today I was doing a YouTube workout where the girl said, “I am seriously dying here.” I was sweating and it was hard, but I realized I had been modifying the exercises according to what fit my body. I wasn’t doing the same exact workout as her, so I didn’t feel like I was “dying.” I felt energized and alive and IN my body.
At the end of the workout, I even stopped what she was doing and just started jamming out to the song that was playing on my Spotify playlist. While I danced, I was feeling the movement, smelling the Autumn Wreath candle I had burning in the background, feeling the breeze through my window and honestly feeling pure bliss.
For me, this is what working out is all about. I have clients say to me often that they hate working out but they don’t know how to do workouts that they enjoy.
This is an example of what that feels like. Maybe “bliss” and “working out” aren’t two things that can coincide for everyone. Maybe some people really do love the feeling of “dying” throughout a workout because the feeling they get afterward is worth it, I don’t know.
All I know is what is right for me and I am going to continue talking about it and feeling it and expressing it in every way that I know how for those that are like me that do want to feel this way when they move their body.
Sometimes being an example of possibility of how JOY-filled life can be isn’t about workshops and top 10 lists. It’s about living your life and letting other people see what it looks like so that maybe, if it resonates with them, they can be inspired to take those baby steps toward figuring out what feels best to them.
Do you want a piece of this bliss?
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You see, I’m a pro at pinpointing blocks and understanding the steps that need to be taken in order to remove them.
I use this Assessment & Customized Plan to create a road map for clients, showing them exactly what’s holding them back from achieving and maintaining their dream body, and what they must do to move past them.
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I am only offering 5, and once these spots fill up, I’ll have to turn people away.
Guess what else you get with this package?
- A 30-minute call with me to discuss your plan once you’ve receive it
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Are you ready to start loving life, fitness, and your body?
To never doing another workout that you hate again,