"I want to commit to working out and eating well, but...
- ...my work schedule is ridonkulous."
- ...I have three children, three dogs, five cats, two ferrets...and a husband."
- ...food makes me happy."
- ...I have a life."
- ...life is short."
Who can realistically adhere to drill-sergeant-style exercise and eating regimens? And who really wants to? Not very many.
So, let's nix that idea and try these ideas on for size (no pun intended):
CREATIVE FITNESS, REWRITTEN, AND ON THE SIDE.
- Movement: How can you feel good physically and feel more confident in your own skin by incorporating exercise into every day?
- Food: How can you make healthier choices that support your goals and leave you feeling better than you did before? How can you keep it simple and enjoyable--not a pain in the neck?
- Story: What does fitness/wellness mean to you? How can you rewrite your story so that you make time for things that fall to the wayside? How do you incorporate mindfulness into your daily routines? How do you change habits into more beneficial behaviors? Why do you do what you do? And just what is all the hype about things like "realistic optimism" and gratitude?
And, of course, plenty of humor along the way.
USE A WIDE-ANGLE LENS!
Make healthier choices while continuing to enjoy life as much as you hopefully do. Feel better, keep moving forward, keep it simple, remember what's important to you.
Make fitness not suck.
SO WHAT'S WITH THE whole "LIFT IN TIME" THING?
Truth #1: I started this whole online experiment knowing a whole lot of nothing about social media and branding.
Truth #2: The universe works in mysterious ways. So, when someone asked me if "Lift in Time" related at all to "Step in Time" (as in, Mary Poppins), I thought, "Huh...Probably subconsciously?" Because let's be real: I love musicals. And I love wordplay.
LIFT: Body and Brain. Lift weights and lift energy, but also lift mindset. Take it to a new level by changing how you think about fitness. Think big-picture, outside the box.
TIME: Time is precious, and life is short. So make fitness simple and realistic for you. Fit it in however you can, and try to fit it in every day. The time is now, people. And every little bit counts.
My approach to fitness is nothing if not holistic. I am more than a personal trainer and nutrition coach. I am a mentor, a motivator, a guide, a listener, and, yes a creative-type. I want to help you shift your approach to fitness, so that you can rewrite a personal version that works for you.
It's about mindset, motivation (yes, goals are important), and perhaps getting a little outside of your comfort zone. It's definitely about using your noggin and challenging yourself that way. It's about courage and confidence. And it's about keeping maintaining that oft-forgotten element: FUN!