What is it about New Years and spring that get us thinking about making a fresh start. Here in New England while we are still waiting for the warm weather I’m starting to see some of the stems peek out.
It seems natural to clean out the old at this time of year, it’s a great time to come face to face with our excuses for not getting fit and healthy. It’s time to clean up.
Does this sound like you? I don’t have the time to exercise: I get it. You are busy..Working, Kids, Getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Changing the oil in the car, Caring for your aging parents. Did I hit a few things on your to do list? I hear you there really is just no time.
If you don’’t exercise, you will almost certainly begin experiencing the illness and disease that comes from not moving.
You will at some point experience symptoms. Some how you will have to make an appointment with the doctor, drive to your appointment, wait to be seen, schedule additional tests at the hospital, and wait for your prescriptions to be filled at the pharmacy.
Hmmm…. That seems like a lot of time. Will you find the time in your busy life to see to your medical issues? Will you blow it off?
Most of you will make sure that you adjust your schedule and your life to accommodate your illness. So why not adjust your schedule now to accommodate the prevention of illness through exercise? You do have the time; you just have to decide to use it.
The truth is that if you do not make the time for exercise, you will have to make time for illness. And exercise takes a lot less time out of your life than disease.
I don’t like to exercise: Again, a pretty common excuse. But it won’t let you off the hook. Lots of people do not like to exercise, but they make themselves do it anyway. Do you like feeling tired? Do you like being overweight? Do you like having to undergo medical tests? Without exercise, you will feel tired, be overweight and become sick, so it comes down to choosing your ‘dislike.’
I don’t have the energy to exercise: If you are unfit, you likely have low energy. And when you don’t have much energy, the last thing you can imagine is exercising. But until you become more active, you will not have the energy you so long for. As you begin exercising, you will start having more energy. You won’t start feeling better until you start moving.
The start of exercise doesn’t have to be a balls to the wall bootcamp. It can be a walk around the block. It could be dancing in your living room. Soon enough you’ll have more energy to do more. Start where you are.
It’s just not the right time for me to start working out. “I’ll start working out when…
- I get some decent exercise clothes
- Summer vacation starts
- The kids go back to school
- I get my house organized
- Work lets up
- I have more time
- Life calms down
- The kids get older
- The weather warms up a little
- The weather cools down a little
- Someday…just not today
It will never be the perfect time to start a fitness routine.
You just have to start.
Surrender your excuses
Decide to stop hiding behind your excuses. Make a clean sweep and toss those excuses out. Beginnings can be tough, but here is where you have to come up your goals and the reason why you want to achieve.
I created the Freedom Collective because I felt alone. I felt like a big old fraud. I was able to get amazing results for my clients, YET.. I was NOT ABLE TO TAKE MY OWN ADVICE.
I was so busy HUSTLING to build my business.
I was all about my clients, my family and anything else but me.
(Do you ever feel like this?)
I knew what to do to get healthy and fit, but I was too DAMN BURNT OUT to even think about getting healthy.
Imagine with me for a minute…..
going into your closet and EVERYTHING fits — you no longer have a someday section going on vacation walking down the beach without a cover up no longer hiding…. you go to those in person networking events You do the Facebook Lives You apply for the in person speaking events!!
That is what FREEDOM feels like!
AHHHH it’s a freaking dump breath!
I was searching for that place — a place where —- I could be FREE!!!
I couldn’t hide in the crowd. I’ve joined other group programs and man I’m really good at blending into the crowd. How about you?
Instead, imagine creating a plan that is unique and sustainable for YOU!!
You’ll learn what it’s like to steer YOUR ship (aka your body).
The main driver for the Freedom Collective, is accountability. What does that look like for you?
Do you need a daily Voxer (a voice text)? A tag in the private Facebook group? Or an actual phone call to get you into action!
This is true accountability so that you walk your talk without excuses or your lack of action holding you back. YOU have someone (the collective) who actually has your back and a vested interest in your success.
I don’t know about you, but entrepreneurship can be a little lonely. My goal with the Freedom Collective is to build an intimate group (a mastermind) where you collaborate and learn from other women who are going through the same thing.
By interacting and sharing your challenges, someone in the collective will have a solution for you. As part of a collective, you can’t help but think bigger and start to think like an adventurer. You’ll stretch beyond your boundaries when surrounded by amazing people achieving amazing things.
You’ll be free to step into your health goals in a much way than you would do own your own. No more giving up on yourself!
The Freedom Collective believes in honest talks that allow you to take off your expert hat and just be “unapologetically” you with no judgments. You can truly let your hair down.
Have you been looking for this? Let’s talk