WORKING OUT FOR YOU & ONLY YOU
For the last week of Mental Health Awareness Month, I wanted to leave you with one of the most important aspects that will help you cultivate a healthy relationship with fitness and your mental health. That tip? Making sure the reason you are choosing fitness in the first place, IS FOR YOU! And I can not stress that enough.
You can not expect yourself to permanently achieve any of your goals if you are doing them to please someone else or chasing an ever fluctuating beauty standard. All that does is leave you disappointed and incredibly discouraged, which directly affects your mental health in the worst way. And when your mental health isn’t at its best, you can not expect yourself to keep up with what you have set out to do.
When you flip it around and embark on a fitness journey solely for you, that’s when everything changes. That’s when things begin to click and your mental health gets a chance to thrive. Because when you are working out for you, you are no longer shaming or comparing yourself to be someone else, you are bringing yourself up. You are discovering your worth and boosting your confidence. You are empowering yourself as you realize all that you are capable of overcoming. Your power lies within you and it starts by giving yourself a chance to experience that. I hope that I’ve been able to help you reframe or begin to reframe the way you see and speak about fitness. How intricately linked fitness and mental health truly is. One can not exist healthily without the other. Remember that every little habit, pep talk, thought, action, MATTERS. The more you make a conscious effort to speak to yourself kindly, the more you'll begin to realize just how amazing you really are.
The THIS IS FOR ME Workout:
PYRAMID SUPERSET: ( Example: You will do 12 hip thrust followed by 6 ab bikes each. Then 10 hip thrusts and 8 ab bikes each and so on until you get to the end of the pyramid. Rest for one-2 minutes and repeat again, but in the reverse number of reps. So 6 hip thrust 12 ab bikes. 8 Hip thrust 10 ab bikes until
you reach the end.
30 SEC EACH FOR 3 MINUTES