Spring is finally here! After a long winter of being cooped up indoors, most of us are ready to take some of our workouts outdoors, get out the shorts and tanks, and work in our gardens.
Often, the warmer weather means that we are inundated with a whole new wave of messages telling us to resort to quick fixes that are sure to get us into bikini-ready shape in no time at all!
We're here to combat the quick-fix mentality by encouraging you to incorporate more positive thinking this month. You've been working hard on your goals all year. Rather than resort to crash diets and quick fixes, continue to stay the course and trust the process. Consistency always wins, and when everyone else is regaining the weight they've lost from quick-fix diets, you'll be celebrating your success.
You may consider looking at the messages that you're allowing to come into your life regarding fitness and nutrition. Do you subscribe to a lot of diet and exercise advice on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? Too much information and a million different opinions about the best course of action to guarantee results can literally drive you crazy. It may be worth it to evaluate if the messages you're getting are encouraging you or causing negativity and confusion to creep in. Surround yourself with people and messages that encourage you to be consistent, nurture yourself, and celebrate the successes you experience along the way. Do you honestly need to be constantly surrounded with messages telling you to eat clean, kill your workouts, and think of nothing else but nutrition and fitness? Especially if you're already stressed about — or doubting — the process? You'll likely discover that thinking about your fitness goals a little less can go a long way in helping you to enjoy the journey and let go of some of the stress that can be more of a hindrance than a help to your success.
Becca is a busy wife and homeschooling mother to five children ages 5 to 13. About three years ago, she embarked on a journey to health and fitness that resulted in the loss of approximately 100 pounds. Today, she is a competitive powerlifter and strongwoman who loves ice cream and deadlifts. As an ISSA certified personal trainer, she is passionate about helping women to get started on a lifestyle of strength and fitness.