We have all been told to exercise more. “Just do it”. Get more fit. Fitness is a multi-billion dollar industry built around shame.
And yet, wellness is the foundation upon which our emotions, intellect, and spirituality all rest. Getting physically strong allows us to better support ourselves and everyone in our lives.
I recommend you search for your “why” to your personal fitness or wellness journey. Exercising solely because you want to look a certain way is usually not enough of a motivation and often is not addressing the underlying issue – insecurity. I move because I love moving and find joy in physical exploration.
Before entering the gym, ask yourself what is your “why”? It will help you to help create longterm, lasting changes.