As a personal trainer, I get messages every day from women expressing their desire to change their external appearance either by losing weight and/or becoming stronger. Many of them, experience struggles and hardships on their journey to their goal.
Personally, I can relate. Even as a personal trainer I experience times in which I gain weight, such as after birth, or during stressful times (I struggle with emotional eating for as long as I can remember), and the urge to lose weight fast is inevitable.
It is common for people to think that since I am a personal trainer I don't have a hard time with weight loss, or getting stronger, however, this is merely a misconception.
I was there too.
Furthermore, society thinks that working out and eating healthy is only for people dealing with excessive weight or obesity, but is that true?
When I ask my clients why they continue working out even after they have already reached their goal, they reply by stating that although they began this process because they wanted to lose weight, they continue doing it because it makes them feel good, strong, and happy.
Indeed, they are right. When we workout, and eat healthy we have more energy, we are happier, stronger, and even sleep better.
Our body releases chemicals called endorphins that are responsible for the exuberant feeling we get after working out, and this flow of chemicals contributes to one’s motivation.
To get started, you don’t have to purchase crazy equipment, or spend hours in the gym, rather begin this journey with a simple stroll outside in nature. Listen to your favorite music, podcast, or even the birds singing. Do this for even just a couple of minutes every day consistently, and you will begin to feel a change, and perhaps even see one.
This process is not as much about losing weight, as it is about feeling good, happy, and healthy.
I believe that when we feel good on the inside we shine even greater on the outside.
This leads to us being better mothers, wives, and friends.
What do you think?
I want to hear your thoughts, and feedback, so comment down below.
With love & health,