Fitness Doesn't Live in a Bubble

 
 

I’m not really in the mood to write a normal article today.

I am in a place of relaxation and self-care due to current life events that are zapping my energy.

But, these are the perfect ebbs and flows of life that we NEED to learn how to be okay with to be able to be fit long-term.

Long-term fitness isn’t about #noexcuses or feeling like- if you listen to your body it makes you weak and will cause you to fail. These mindsets are the exact things causing you to fail in the long-run.

Long-term fitness isn’t about white knuckling your way through life and having to rely on willpower to get through. The more you have to rely on willpower the less chance you have of being successful long-term.

When you feel like you need to rest, then rest! This doesn’t make you weak, it makes you smart!

It means you’re managing your energy levels to be more efficient when you get back to it.

You NEED to learn how to manage your energy and the ebbs and flows of life to be successful long-term. Yes, you want a structured fitness and food plan (or at least an understanding of how YOU do things and what works for YOU), but you need to know how to deviate from the plan successfully when life calls for it.

Because if you can’t, and you think long-term fitness means sticking to a plan perfectly, you are in for a life of ‘I’m Starting Over on Monday.’

Real life doesn’t care about your “perfect” plan.

Fitness doesn’t live in a “perfect bubble.”

Give yourself some slack when you need it. And kick yourself in the ass when you need that.

But, most importantly, be honest with yourself and where you’re at in any given point in time.

If you’re honest with yourself, and honor the feedback you’re getting, you will know what you need to do.

All Part of Being Fit And Happy

As you know, being fit AND happy feels like freedom.

Freedom from obsessing about your body, food, and exercise.

Being fit AND Happy is driven by self-love, but also efficiency.

Efficiency in the process.

Molding the process to YOU. Not you trying to mold yourself to the process. 

When it's molded to you, it's much easier to adjust to the ebbs and flows of REAL life. 

Which is necessary if you want long-term success and to be fit AND happy.

Be Fit AND Happy!

~Ashley

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