Many people go through cycles with their exercise and health habits. It feels ON then OFF, then ON again, then OFF again. It’s very common for busy women (especially mamas). But here’s the thing right – Often when people are getting back into an exercise routine (like, after winter) they go from doing little to no exercise, to thinking they need to do 3+ times a week and workout quite ‘intense’. Now 3 times a week might not sound like a lot, but its bloody taxing on the body if you’ve gone from total ‘OFF’ mode! ?
In addition to this…. people often give their bodies LESS energy (via food input) at the same time (Diet culture + spring detoxes + summer is coming campaigns + transformation challenges etc etc etc all influence this). So essentially what happens is people go from doing not much, to eating less and doing more.?
Our bodies don’t really like this ‘all or nothing’ / ‘yo-yo’ approach.
Here’s three things I recommend to ladies wanting to ‘get back into exercise’ this Spring:
1. FOCUS ON STARTING WELL
Instead of focusing on how unfit you feel, or how far you think you have to do, or the weight you want to lose, put your focus on creating a positive relationship with health and a sustainable fitness routine. Why? Because how you approach that first step (mentally, emotionally, physically) makes a HUUUUUUGGGGGE difference!
2. SAY YES TO SUPPORT
Instead of thinking you need to figure it all out on your own, or struggle through aches, pains and nerves about post workout soreness, Say Yes to Support girl! Book a 10min one-on-one phone consult before you attend your first class, or rock up a littler early before classes for a chat. We can answer your questions, help ease your nerves, suggest ways to modify moves to better suit your needs and more.
3. GO AT YOUR OWN PACE
Instead of thinking you need to know all the moves and keep up with everyone else who’s been coming for years, focus on meeting yourself where YOU are currently at. It helps that we design our classes and instruction in away that supports you to pick your pace – and ALL our girls to do just that! It’s your class, and your body. Stop, shake it out, reset your posture, ask for assistance, take a deep breath, or have a drink as often as you want.