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did you know january 19 has been identified as quitters day? the day people are most likely to abandon their new year’s fitness resolutions. according to research conducted by strava a social network for athletes this is the day fitness motivation starts to go downhill.
i had no idea such a day existed! also i’m not so sure i’m fond of the term. to me fitness and health isn’t about a strict regimen, program or cutoff day. rather it’s about adopting fitness as a way of life. like brushing your teeth and showering in the morning. if you don’t do it, you don’t feel right. you feel off center.
same with fitness. honestly, i wasn’t raised to be fit or encouraged to do sports. in college i was so stressed out & had trouble figuring out how to cope. so i took up running. i remember when i ran my first mile! whoa... 🙌🏻then it turned into 2 then a 5k! 😳 then that turned into a dozen half marathons, and then two marathons. before i knew it we were planning destination runs! it was a great way to travel and exercise. it was fun.
it all built on one another. exercise was my time. to think. to process. to be calm. my meditation 🧘🏻♀️ it’s something i look forward to.
so today just remember progress takes time. no one ever became an instant success without delays along the way.
yes it may be challenging. yes you may have missed a few days of working out but just remember to keep going. keep tweaking your regimen until you find what works for you. i love what @drreneeparo
said in a recent post “adapt don’t abandon”!
most importantly have fun. enjoy it. in other words don’t force yourself to pound on a treadmill if you hate it. personally i can’t stand ellipticals! i found i dread every moment on there, so i just made a point to stop torturing myself and banned them from my life 😂
moral of the story. do what works for you, because there are no quitters here!!
do you agree ??