Fitness has always been an important part of my life. I played sports growing up and I early on fell in love with the feeling of being a part of a team, working towards a goal, and developing a skill. After having kids I looked for a new way to get fit that involved more than chasing after them. I began running and after experiencing a “runners high” I became addicted mentally and physically to the movement. I realized that I started to use my running as a coping mechanism to stress, and as a way to clear my head and become focused.
The definition of fitness is the condition of being physically fit and healthy. How a person chooses to get fit is very specific to each individual. Whether its yoga, organized sports, running or walking, the movement of body is the key factor. Finding what inspires a person to want to ritualistically continue that same bodily activity is where some people struggle. I’ve learned that getting started is hard, but developing it into a habit is actually harder. Listening to the body is essential in this process, yet I believe pushing through being uncomfortable will help an individual build both self-esteem and confidence. I have turned my running into a habit, but I still have days where I lack motivation and remembering how I pushed through in races gets me over the hump. I hope to help people find what movement inspires them and guide them to the practice of making it a habit.
It is known that being active releases endorphins and naturally elevates a person’s mood. I have incorporated fitness into my holistic approach with clients for that reason, and because I fundamentally believe it is apart of finding and maintaining happiness. I don’t want to say that exercise is the answer to all life’s problems, but it has helped me deal with mine a little bit better.
On September 29th at 7pm, please join me to implement or make a change in your fitness routine. Fitness planning is 1 of 3 remaining topics in HWCA’s signature holistic wellness program Get Happy! Sessions are now available for only $30 each! Click here to register now!