Why you’re not working out (and how to fix that)

I’ve been in the fitness industry for more than 10 years. It started as a way to get myself in shape. That turned into me finding accountability in the groups I was forming. And that grew into a passion for helping others.

But enough about me. This is about why you haven’t taken the steps you need to take to meet your own health and fitness goals. I know you intend to, but sometimes it’s difficult because of the mindset you’re in right now or because you’re telling yourself stories about why you can’t do it.

More often than not, when someone is not ready to move forward in bettering their health and fitness, they say it’s because it’s too expensive or it takes too much time. But the reality is that when you’re really ready, you make it happen. When you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, you get serious and follow the plan.

I know because I’ve been there–more than once. I’ve told myself that I don’t have time, I’ve sabotaged my fitness and my diet, I’ve given in to peer pressure. And sometimes I still do. But I’m proud to say that most of the time, I don’t. And when I do, I know that tomorrow is a new day and I’ve failed at nothing.

Stop trying to hold yourself to impossible standards and start taking action now. There are programs out there that let you throw that “no time” excuse out the window. And there are meal plans and workouts that aren’t expensive (hello On Demand!) and that allow you some flexibility.

The best part is that with Beachbody, you get the accountability you need to stay on track. For me, that supportive community is the thing that keeps me moving some days. We check in with one another, share recipes and tips and post our successes and struggles.

When I was on vacation this summer, it was that online community that helped me stay the course. No one else who was on vacation with us was willing to work out with me most of the time. They sat on the porch drinking and eating while I ran or did a LIIFT4 workout. It was hard to get the workouts in, but I did it. I kept peer pressure at bay most of the trip because I knew I’d have to check in with someone later.

So how do you get on track with your health and fitness? Find your tribe. Find those people who will lift you up and hold you accountable. Hang out with like-minded people who are also looking to crush some goals. Striving for a goal by yourself is hard. It’s much more fun to join others and support one another!

Don’t have anyone in your life who is tribe-worthy? Send me a message and let’s talk!

I am a 44-year old married mom of 4. I love my family. If you’re a mom, then you know kids and a spouse keep you busy. It’s easy to forget yourself in the process of taking care of your family. My mission is to help other moms take care of themselves so they can be more available to their loved ones and lead more fulfilling lives.

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