Why fitness shouldn’t be the main goal

10/06/2020

After my Saturdays post I was asked a couple of questions regarding my weight loss, what I am doing to lose weight so fast? what exercise plan am I following? What detox am I following? The questions really made me reflect on the journey I have decided to take, I don’t think food and exercise alone are the main contributors to losing weight, I think it’s my mindset.

30 days ago, I embarked on a life detox, I wanted to remove all the toxins from my body and mind, it was very important for me to change the habits that take me down the path of not eating healthy and feeling lethargic and often moody.  As mums, we struggle to find the time to prioritise our own needs, especially now when we can’t just ask our families to help with our little ones or in my case because I don’t have any family nearby.

Five months after having Oscar, I started to consistently workout three times a week without a problem, I love working out.  After I had Oscar I found the change to my body and mind really tough and I didn’t get the happy feeling I normally have after working out.  I was always tired (he sleeps well), I was always feeling edgy or unsettled internally, like there was a part of me missing.  After Easter I realised that I needed long lasting change.

The past 30 days have reminded me that I can be a good mum whilst also prioritising my own needs.  I haven’t just had a food detox, I detoxed my life and it’s been surprisingly easy and that’s because I was fed up of feeling so up and down. I was mentally ready for change, I am a big believer that you need to prepare yourself for change, there is no point in embarking in big changes without preparing your mind.

Don’t let the idea of fitness and exercise fool you, back in January I convinced myself that because I started to exercise the results will come, despite knowing differently! See, I have been working out for seven years, I’ve gone through the whole process.  January, February, March and April came and results never showed up, which were very demotivating.  Only now I can see some results because my mindset has changed.

When I am focused and I have direction that’s when I can make long lasting change in my life. Right now, I see my path, I am starting to feel like me, I had a good honest chat with myself, I promised to be kind to myself and to make sure I was mentally ready to be the best me, for myself, my family and those around me.

Being healthy should be our goal. Being healthy is not the size of our clothes or the numbers on the scale. Being healthy should make us happy, I’m not here to tell you what being healthy is but I know that being healthy shouldn’t feel like a chore or a punishment.

Being healthy should be our goal. Being healthy is not the size of our clothes or the numbers on the scale. Being healthy should make us happy, I’m not here to tell you what being healthy is but I know that being healthy shouldn’t feel like a chore or a punishment.

I want to continue to make balanced choices for myself and because I have a little girl learning her future habits from me.  

To finish fitness has many faces, we just need to work to be the best healthiest version of ourselves because that is more than enough.

Until next time, stay kind, stay safe

Julie xx

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