Finding it hard to commit and get motivated to exercise, fitness, working out?
As a mama it is easy to say we are busy and don't have time, do not have the energy, have dysfunctions that hold us back, really our mind will come up with any excuse as resistance!
Some people think my movement approach is hard to take - it is probably because I do not promote to create sales, 12 week challenges or sell an epic physical transformation, getting your pre baby body back or place an emphasis on losing weight, toning up, getting strong and increasing fitness! Is there anything wrong with these? Absolutely not but it is just not what I believe in - I like to go deeper to help create long lasting change and empowering mamas to take back control! You may say I like to rebel against the norm, its a harder line to walk but it is authentic to me.
If you are finding it hard to get motivated and find yourself trying to find an excuse not to move do these three things!
1. Connect with the emotional response that you desire from fitness - for me movement gives;
- Space to be creative - ability to tap into and balance my feminine energy, I walk way feeling POWERFUL!
- Ability to connect to my inner self, tune into the messages my body is sending me and feed it what it needs/sessions intensity and movements are based on this.
- Challenge and control with the competition.
- Allows me to move to think - lots of internal struggles are worked out.
- Apply tools to remain pain free
- Give my body (my VEHICLE) vitality in order to live out my soul purpose.
- Allows me to have fun and variety that feeds my soul.
- Trust and develop the relationship I have with my body.
- Understanding and applying what I am learning about the body and movement.
All of the above allow me to be consistent, and I rarely if ever fall into a fitness/movement rut! The WHY is far to great to come up with excuses.
A by-product of remaining consistent and having a positive connection to fitness/movement is that without it being a focus, and having the expectation on yourself to look a certain way that safely and effectively you will achieve those physical goals that you would like to achieve.
2. Schedule it in
Don't set yourself up for failure by overcommitting or making it too much for where you are at emotionally or physically right now.
I move three times a week (depending on what I need that day), for 30 - 45 mins including extensive movement preparation (time to tune into what i need and prepare the body for the work), goal based movement (the 'work') and movement recovery (preparing the body for the rest of the day and the next time I want to move).
3. Find something you love
If that is walking right now great! If that is a group fitness class that takes into consideration where your body is at post birth great! Whatever it is set yourself up for success by ensuring your needs are catered for so that you have longevity.
Not sure what your emotional connection to movement is? Need some help discovering what you desire after the birth of your little human? Apply for a Free Mama Chat where we can map out your next chapter of your fitness/movement adventure.