Hey everyone! I hope you are having a good summer and staying cool as the heat has decided to visit us extra early this year.
I wanted to share an email I received a few days ago. It’s short and sweet:
I am unable to do boot camp because of my summer schedule... -XXXXX
This comes from a person who signed by for a $2 trial week, which is something you can tell your friends to do if they are on the fence about boot camp.
This person never attended any sessions. I have politely replied to them, but they haven’t responded. It is very difficult to help a person if they are unwilling to engage in conversation.....something I learned in relationships.
How can a person NOT make time to exercise effectively and efficiently while learning and then implementing the nutritional strategies needed to improves their body and health?
If you tell yourself that your schedule doesn’t allow you to make time to exercise and eat right, you are doing the greatest disservice to the most important thing in the world you have, your body and your health!
I suggest three key things to help you reshape your thinking:
- Unless you are a primitive human who hunts their own food, build their own shelter, and does manual labor, exercise and nutrition is not an option, it is a MUST. You wouldn’t skip brushing your teeth would you? (Don’t answer that!) Come to the conclusion that these items are a part of you and who you are.
- Stop being perfect over all of this exercise and nutrition. I am known for my sensible and every person approach towards fitness. I am not a perfect specimen and I don’t follow the rules all the time perfectly. I don’t want to! I don’t expect you to either. I do ask that you put exercise and nutrition into your life. At times, let’s say goals are approaching, I do kick things into high gear and I am pretty strict with nutrition and bump up my training regimen. So the key here is to allow yourself to have error,establish some sort of routine and then slide it one way or another based on goals or if life gets crazy.
- Get with the group! Memphis Adventure Boot Camp is as much of a learning experience for me as it is with the awesome campers we have. It has become apparent that being in a group is so much more powerful for mindset than just one-on-one training. Campers are hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t experienced a situation like one they might be going through. We feed off of each other with great advice, suggestions, and expectation to be there for one another. Having a group of women cheer you on in good times and bad is the key element in our awesome success.
Stop with the excuses. You are over thinking this whole exercise and nutrition thing! You have time, if you make it something you have to do because you value your body and health. You want to rid the problem whether it is weight, self-confidence, or whatever. It’s here. It awaits.
Be Better! Have Some Adventure!