I have had an issue with my ability to be physically active for quite some time now; I know you are probably surprised, what?! The one who owns a fitness studio has a problem with moving on a consistent and daily basis? The answer is, yes, I do. For me, the lack of achieving the goal of moving daily and consistently is due to a pattern of being in school for a long period of time, preexisting injuries, and quite honestly, excuses of why I can’t today.
Self-motivation has been a hard thing to muster up. I have been so used to neglecting myself and encouraging others, that I have forgotten my self-worth. My intentions are always good, but we all know good intentions do not always produce good results. Writing this blog is a harsh eye-opener for me, but it is something that is causing me to reevaluate myself and my health goals.
If you are struggling with your good intentions concerning your health, there are things you can do to overcome the struggle. Below you will find some suggestions that I have been contemplating for about a week or so.
- Reevaluate how you see yourself
- Find physical activities that bring you joy
- Find an accountability partner, either a friend or fitness professional
- Take small steps that lead to big results (Rome wasn’t built in a day)
- Give yourself some grace and remember you can always pickup where you left off.
- Remember, you are worth it.
My goal is to be healthy and live independently for as long as I can. It’s never too late to start my, (your) journey, you and I, just have to start. Struggling is not a sign of weakness, but evidence that there is still some motivation and determination left in the tank. The more I encourage myself to take control of my life, the closer I get to achieving the goal.
Set your goal, knock the dust off, and get moving! Don’t Just Age, Age Gracefully!
Tammie S. Brown