Self Care September
It’s Self Care September
This September…show yourself some LOVE. Self Care is important but its often something we dismiss whilst we look after everyone else….dedicate some time this September to “Self Care”
Self Care – its doesn’t have to be a big extravagant thing…..here are some suggestions; Hot Bath, Massage, Read a Book, Go for a Walk, Meditate, Just “be” in the moment, Take that day off, Be alone, Do something that makes you Happy, Yoga, Sign up to that course, Eat Well, Stay Hydrated….
This September show Yourself and your Body some LOVE
You are wonderful and amazing and deserve it
Strong Over Skinny
When you are training/eating well/following a plan (etc) are you doing it because you want to be “Strong” or “Skinny”??
Do you see it as a punishment or as taking steps to becoming a better, healthier and stronger you?
Do you focus on the negatives, flaws and beat yourself up, or do you accept them, embrace them and love yourself no matter what?
What’s you goal STRONG or SKINNY??
Now I am not saying there is anything wrong with wanting to lose weight etc…thats OK if that’s your goal, and I am not saying there is anything wrong with being naturally a smaller framed person….this isn’t what this is about.
So much focus is put on “skinny”, on numbers on a scale and size…but why?? What’s the big deal?? I do feel social media has a LOT to answer for in this case….they parade photos (often photoshopped) of models and people who are classed as “skinny” and make this the goal for people…and not just women, men as well but its even more dangerous to the teenagers who are growing up in this society thinking thats the life goals…that skinny is the best end result and thats all that matters….really??
There is a LOT of pressure out there on people to look a certain way, to fit in? To be beautiful? I dont know…but what I do know is its BS (bullshit in case you didn’t know)…because a size, a number on a scale does NOT define you and who you are and your place in society….OK??
How about we shift the focus and desire to be strong (and by strong I dont mean bodybuilder – unless thats ur goal….) Strong doesn’t mean BIG muscles and bulging biceps….STRONG comes from within, a strong, healthy and happy body from thee inside out….STRONG means feeling good and that your body stays energised and that you fuel it with the right food and take care of it, STRONG means that you are mentally strong as well as physically….
By Strong I dont mean that you can go and lift a car (although why the hell not)….the misconceptions around strong are big manly muscles….but why?? What’s with the stigma, why cant STRONG be a state of mind, a state of physical being…rather than just muscles??
Being strong inside and out, strong enough to follow your own rules, strong is eating that piece of pizza and not beating yourself up over it, strong is missing that gym session for an extra hours sleep…knowing that sometimes you need to listen to your body, STRONG is ignoring all the crap and “expectations” on social media and being who the f**k you wanna be, strong is ignoring peoples comments and living life by your own rules
You see STRONG isn’t just a physical state……its a mental one too.
Strive for Health, Wellness, Strong Mind, Strong Body…STEP AWAY from the scales….STOP comparing yourself to others and especially to instagram “celebs”…….be STRONG enough to embrace who you are.
Lift those weight girls…dont be afraid (and if you are unsure hire a trainer to help you)
We are all Wonder Woman
Remember your WHY
Remember your WHY
Always remember your why……
Why you started, Why you chose that thing/program, Why you made the first step…WHY??
You have to go deep though….it goes beyond the superficial why.
When asked why you want to lets say “lose weight”, quite often it the answer can be very vague “just because” – “for my holiday” – “to feel better” – “I need to”….and thats all fine, but what is your WHY??
You see it goes deeper than that….no matter what.
I always try and dig deep with my clients, and yes it can feel a little uncomfortable and I dont do it to make them feel bad or to upset them…I do it to find out their WHY. When people want to train with me and tell me their goals…Im like a child “why, why, why” and I am sure they want to punch me….but I eventually get their WHY.
Sometimes you have to get a little uncomfortable before you get comfortable, Sometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone and go to that place you’ve been avoiding, Sometimes you may need to dig deep and sometimes you have to get upset to really realise your WHY.
Knowing your WHY is important (why I hear u ask…ahah get it “why”??) because if you dont know your REAL WHY…there’s no attachment, no emotions connection, no accountability, no real deep true connection to your goal…knowing your WHY should light a fire in your belly and make you want it more than ever, knowing your WHY gives you purpose, gives you strength and helps you get through the times when you wanna give up.
Finding your WHY will take some soul searching, you’ll have to go deep and really be honest with yourself and find your WHY….it may feel weird and uncomfortable and maybe a little upsetting…but its getting to the deep rooted problem and discovering your WHY.
There is always a deeper reason WHY we want to do something (whether it be get fit, lose weight etc)….but we always avoid the real WHY as it’s uncomfortable and we dont wanna admit it, we see it as a sign of weakness so we try and stay strong and mask the real WHY with other more simple approaches. We are afraid we will be judged by being REAL and showing our WHY…so we mask it “lies” and excuses…but deep down we know our WHY
So whatever it is you are chasing…whether it be weight loss, fitness, health, new career, job….ANYTHING…be brave and dont be afraid to dig deep and show your WHY……at first it wont feel good but in the long run it’ll give you a better connection to your WHY, the goal will seem easier and closer and when it’s achieved….WOW..the feeling will be unreal.
Always Remember YOUR WHY