Are your workouts no longer fun? Are you using exercise as punishment for what you ate? Are you starting to hate exercising? Are you using fitness as a way to control, maintain and perfect your body but you still don’t love your body? Do you catch yourself judging yourself and having guilt over missing a workout or eating “something bad”?
“I ate a 3 chocolate chip cookies I need to go run for an hour. Or eat less tomorrow to make up for it.”
“I don’t like the number on the scale so I better skip lunch and go to the gym twice.”
“Why do I still feel unhappy despite working out 7 days a week. Why isn’t my body changing, I’m working out?
We had thoughts like this before. Maybe you can relate.
Still working out for hours and not getting results?
How to avoid the exercise as punishment mentality and start loving your body and the way you exercise.
Exercising should be fun not punishment for what you ate or trying to keep you at a certain body fat percentage. Exercise should help you feel your best so you can live your best life.
Having a healthy positive relationship with fitness is wanting to move the body regularly as an act of self-love and to feel better, not always to get 6 pack abs.
Working out helps end the mindless chatter in our heads.
We would work out for hours trying to burn off all the extra calories we ate from binge eating. Even when we discovered shorter more intense workouts we would do it every day. Pushing ourselves. Our health, skin and happiness paid the price.
Now we do move the body regularly but not at a HIGH intensity every day.
It’s about balance.
Somedays we just walk. Others we do a 16 minute HIIT workout.
At the start, we didn’t realize we had an obsession with working out, food and body image. It was all we thought about. We truly believed we were getting rid of stress and doing something GOOD for our bodies. This made us happy.
But deep down we really weren’t happy in our bodies. We had so much stress and anxiety around fitness if we missed a workout – all of our hard work would go to waste.
Stress and guilt over a missed workout is not fitness.
Feeling bad for taking a rest day is not fitness.
Your workouts don’t have to leave you feeling exhausted or sore for days.
How do we work out now – working out less, having fun and loving our bodies?
We switch things up. We move the body differently and have a different mindset around fitness and our bodies. We see fitness as one part of nourishing our bodies and mind. How we move and how we talk to ourselves empowers us from the inside out. It restored our confidence in our bodies.
Using a variety of exercises is an exciting and innovative way to get fit, build strength, change body composition and feel good. Having a positive mindset is key to keep you motivated and to push you through the tough moments in your workout as well as in life.
In our workouts, we aim to move the body in different ways and at different intensities as a way to keep the body progressing. We have found this to be an efficient way to gain strength, muscle definition, endurance, flexibility and balance in a fun way.
We exercise to replenish our bodies power instead of making us feel exhausted – both physically and mentally.
We believe in our way of working out, but they are not the only way to get fit. It’s important to find the style of exercise that motivates you and keeps you consistent because that is when real change happens. You need to see fitness as a lifestyle, not something just for 12 weeks.
Fitness is so much more than what you look like. Fitness is about taking care of your whole being – emotional, spiritual and mental.
Fitness is about being grateful for being able to move your body. Fitness is about challenging your body through movement that you actually like and allows you to learn more about yourself.
Exercise should bring you inner peace. If’ not then you need to think how you workout and why you workout.
Doing a variety of workouts keeps the body adapting and helps prevent exercise plateaus. Especially when the workouts fit into your lifestyle and you enjoy doing them. By frequently changing the type of exercises, the sequencing and the intensity, the body is continually activated to make changes, producing better results over time. Especially paired with a mindset built for success.
That is what Intentionally Built membership is all about and more. It’s about the experience inside your body. How you feel when you move it. How you feel after the workout. It’s about reconnecting with your mind body and spirit.
When you reconnect with your body this way it opens the door for a nourishing lifestyle. Start loving your body through movement and the rest will follow.
Changing how we exercise was our first step in our self-love journey. Changing our mindset was the last key factor to truly achieving body peace and inner happiness and no more relying on what we looked like to make us feel worthy or lovable.
Transform your body and mind, stay consistent with exercise while having fun and loving your body.
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Our wish for you is to get out of your head and into your body so you can reconnect with your inner soul. Our wish is for you to feel more confident, feel more joyful, have body peace and strong mind so you can go out into the world and be that powerful passionate goddess you are.
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Lori and Michelle
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