It can sometimes seem easier to get started than to find sustainability in exercise. At what point, though, do you get tired of the yo-yo, the on-and-off the bandwagon? It’s mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausting. How do you crack the code of consistency?
If we’re connected on social media, then you likely saw my rant about this a few weeks ago 🙂 And if we’re not, and you’re on social media, do connect with me! I love sharing and conversing and all of that! (Here’s my Facebook & Instagram)
(Yes, I’m wearing a trash bag there – circa 2012. The early days ..)
I wanted to get the 12 miles because I had said I was going to do them, and that little extra push (I had done 10 the weekend before) made me feel good. An extra little accomplishment.
Running and getting my workouts in and keeping to my routine not only makes me feel good mentally and emotionally. It supports my physical health and fitness, as well.
That is what sustainable motivation and sustainability in exercise is to me. I felt so good having got all my miles in that day. The following week was a drop back/recovery week, too, so a win-win for me: to push and then to recover .. both physically and mentally.
A huge key to our own sustainability in exercise is learning how to work with our own selves.
Health in all areas has become the #1 value in my life which I try to align all of my decisions and actions with. That takes the motivation kind of out of the equation – it’s just something I do. And I glean all the benefit from it that I can.
In the beginning, I had outside accountability, too – running groups and buddies I’d meet up with for workouts. Over time now, it’s just something that I do, regardless if anyone else is involved, or if any event (like a race) is on my agenda. It’d feel weird not to do it.
We’re set up to help you crack your code for sustainability as well. I love talking and keeping in touch with our former clients, and so often, they’re telling me about how their fitness routines have stuck and how they’ve evolved over time. It’s beautiful!
So – if you’re already working with us, keep this in mind! 🙂 And if you’re not, let’s have a conversation about it! Apply for an Exploratory Session below. Let’s discuss!