We need to re frame the language around exercise, the way we talk to ourselves about exercise has to change… ‘Should’ ‘Need’ ‘Can’t’ makes working out a chore! Change that narrative to I’m ‘Going to’, ‘It’s time for’ etc. Your mindset towards exercise can enable to you reach your goals or inhibit you from achieving your full potential.
A simple thing you could change might be going on a walk and not being on your phone. Been present in your surroundings taking in whats around you can be a very effective and simple way of improving mental health and fitness at the same time.
If this is you next time you go for a walk try keep your phone in your pocket, plug into a podcast, music if it helps, and escape from the online world.
Its essential for our minds to have a mental break from scrolling and switching from website to website. This will really improve mindfulness.
Why do we eat the way we do?
We are our children’s biggest influence, kids are very impressionable and they pick up on our eating habits, our attitude towards exercise.
We are setting an example to them with how we priorities our food, health, and exercise.
We have a little bit more time to cook from scratch, getting back to basics, and implementing better habits for ourselves.
Do we want to teach our children, that to reach for the wine, when we get stressed, is the way we deal with a long day, that exercise is not important and that work is a priority over their own health?
Do we want to turn up as the best version of ourselves, teaching them that exercise is a great way to improve our mood, increase our longevity and health?
Food for thought!