Fitness, Women, Success- Why Exercise Needs a Place in Your Busy Life
Fitness and Success. These two words go together like chips and guacamole. They’re also key to happiness and uncovering your best self, inside and out. But why is it such a hurdle to carve fitness into your routine or schedule? You know it’s important and something you should make a commitment to do. But the answer is ticking away on your wall, time. Time is something that goes way too fast and is often hard to find. You blink and it’s gone, time to set the alarm and start over again. Relentless but still part of your routine.
Take a minute to think about your schedule. Are you up early, rushing around, trying to get the kids off and then suddenly realize you forgot to sit down and actually start your day? You are more than just a driver, lunch maker or busy woman juggling three hats. You are you. Still it happens to all of us, and the reason is time. We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle and before we know it, the day is over and we have to start running the hamster wheel all over again. The thought itself is draining. But want to know something else that’s draining? Not making fitness a priority for you. I’m sure your kids are signed up for every sport or activity under the sun. If you don’t have kids, I bet you know someone who hits the gym like clockwork. Don’t you deserve that too? Yes, the answer is yes. You have to start making yourself a priority. Without you in top shape things will surely crumble. Don’t let them crumble.
Fitness is an amazing tool and when used correctly makes the world of difference in your life. Here are some reasons why exercise needs a place in your life. You have the ability to do great things and nothing should stand in your way. It’s time to put fitness in your life for good. No if ands or buts about it, because you deserve it.
Fitness for Your Mood
There’s no denying you feel amazing after finishing a workout. Your body feels strong, powerful, and successful! You’ve reached your goal, kicked your WOD out of the park and are ready to take on anything. Once you step off the treadmill or out of the gym it’s like a fresh start. Check being awesome off your list!
Fitness gives you the boost you need when stressed, anxious or just need an outlet. When you’ve had a tough day or just need to let go of some angst- yes, moving your body and pushing it forward is just what the doctor ordered. Fitness should be your go to outlet and not to mention is linked to-
- better mental health
- improved emotional well being
- lower rates of mental illness
The list goes on and on, but what sticks out most is how physical fitness makes you feel. Yes of course it strengthens your muscles and helps keep your ticker going strong, but fitness increases the feel good hormones that signal your brain to boost your mood. In return, you’re more productive, present and emotionally stable.
Most likely you are the “glue” holding your family together and without a positive and productive mindset, those counting on you (think children, spouse, family members, colleagues) wouldn’t be where they are. But it all starts with a healthy mind, and whether it be a workout program, class or hitting the gym with some personalized coaching, exercise is essential. Just like the food you put in your body, getting in a great workout drives your body towards being its best. So make sure you carve out some time in that busy schedule for you. And make a promise not to feel guilty about it. Take an hour, or even two to fuel your mind, body and soul. After all, the outcome will leave you focused, energized and kicking it. So everyone benefits!
Fitness for Your Health
When it comes to your health and keeping it in check what comes to mind? Annual doctor’s visits, bloodwork, or immunizations might be at the top of the list. Of course you also think about nutrition and fueling your body with the right nutrients. After all, health starts on the inside. If you aren’t fueling properly your workouts will suffer and you won’t achieve the results you desire. So make sure you focus on eating clean foods putting you at the top of your game.
Another factor in your total control is fitness. Physical fitness is the most important thing you can do for your body. Regular exercise lowers blood cholesterol, can help prevent diabetes, reduces risk of heart disease and decreases your risk of certain cancers. As a woman, the combination of health risks and our hormones (You know the fun ones- mood swings or possible depression) also benefit two fold from moving our bodies and keeping our weight in check. It’s not just about weight though, it’s about building a strong powerhouse ready to take on the world.
Fitting exercise into your daily routine might seem like a lot to ask at first, but the benefits certainly outweigh the challenge. All you have to do is want it. You have to want to give your body what it needs, you have to understand and want to maximize your true abilities and believe that you are worth the effort.
Not to mention women are making huge strides in fitness. Women are rocking it in the gym, especially gyms like CrossFit Threefold. The reason? So many women are attracted to these gyms because they focus on learning new skills and reaching new goals. All of which are programmed into our minds from the start. I’m sure you are always on the lookout for new ways to decorate, cook, or simply create right? Well fitness and exercise are no different and CrossFit fosters that desire to grow from the inside out. CrossFit takes the focus away from the scale and puts it into performance. Women are able to see what their bodies are capable of doing, pushing it further than they ever thought before. Now that is empowering!
When it comes to your health, nothing should stand in your way and fitness is just the thing to get you where you should be. Exercise needs a place in your life. It will help you find balance, strength and let’s not forget look amazing. Self confidence right? Yep, that increases too with the mood boosting benefits fitness does for your health. Win-win.
Fitness for Your Success
When you put it all into perspective your success is like a good recipe starting with wholesome, simple ingredients and needing some time to come together. Ingredients such as dedication, positivity and perseverance. Although your life is jammed packed with obligations, family, your career and keeping it together, your health should never be compromised. Fitness is the keystone to success. Not only does working out benefit your mind and body but it also helps you focus and organize your thoughts and tasks.
Since exercise is about setting and reaching goals, it’s no surprise it mirrors success. The satisfaction that comes with achieving a goal or crushing your workout routine is undeniable. You make a commitment, work hard and see results. What better way to carve out the best version of you.
So don’t let a hiccup like time get in your way. You deserve optimal health now and always. Yes, you’re busy and yes there’s a lot on your plate but find that outlet, make a commitment and watch your body and mind grow to do great things! Exercise is an amazing tool and with those three simple ingredients- dedication, positivity and perseverance you’ll wonder why you didn’t decide to make exercise a permanent place in your life sooner.
Now go and get it and become the happiest and healthiest version of you!